by Dave Warner

The weather looks fantastic for this year’s annual Cheese Festival in Little Falls. It’s forecast to be sunny with a high of 85 degrees, for the event which runs from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturday.

According to Kyrie Felio, who is one of the cheesemakers and on the committee for the festival said “We’re excited and think we’re going to have a great crowd. Our outreach has been much better this year, so I’m hoping that we’ll have more people who are experiencing the festival for the first time.”

This year’s festival has more vendors and music “and I think it’s going to be fun for anyone who goes,” she said. “We have more craft beverages here this year than last as well, so that will be exciting. We also have some hard cider.”

She stated that most of the cheesemakers that are in the area are participating in this year’s festival. “We’re going to have cheese festival merchandise available for purchase, including t-shirts, insulated bags, and other items.”

“We have music throughout the day and the play a couple of times as well. This year the entire length of the festival on Main Street will be gourmet foods, craft beverages, and cheese,” she said.

“We’re going to draw people from Albany, Rochester, and Ithaca this year because we’re more engaged on social media and public radio. We think we’re going to have a big crowd. We’re also getting more response from vendors who are jumping in at the last minute,” stated Felio. “I definitely think more people know about it.”

The Little Falls Cheese Festival is entering its fifth year and has quickly established itself as New York State’s premier gathering of cheesemakers. Featuring over 80 New York cheesemakers and gourmet food vendors, live entertainment and more, the festival will take place on Main Street in Little Falls, NY on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the event, please visit littlefallscheesefestival.com or like and follow ‘Little Falls Cheese Festival’ on Facebook and Instagram.

Images from last year’s Cheese Festival