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Great Food in Every Direction

Get Your Passport and Spend August 14 Tasting The Best of the Adirondacks

Pick up your Food Passport when you arrive at The Wild Center on August 14th and travel the tastes of the Adirondacks. There is no extra charge for the food-filled day. There will be local breweries, local artisanal suppliers, farm-to-table tastings, and all day fun for kids. Each visitor will get a Passport good for over 15 tasting stations. There will be local flavors the whole family will enjoy.

Your passport will allow you to taste Adirondack delicacies like local cheeses and meat, seasonal vegetables, delicious fruit dishes, and local beverages. The tasting stations, located throughout the Center and grounds, will focus on the best food and flavors found in the Adirondacks.  

Many of the ingredients highlighted at tasting stations will be available for purchase from the vendors of The Adirondack Farmers' Market Cooperative, Inc. and The Wild Center’s special Farmers Market. FlavorFest is the perfect opportunity to meet some of our local farmers and take home some local seasonal foods for your family.  

Thanks to our media sponsor North Country Public Radio

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Fun for the Family

What else will the kids do while you taste the Adirondacks?

Family games and activities focused on food throughout the day. Make a foody craft, meet live animals, plan a healthy meal, get your face painted, or time yourself in a relay. FlavorFest has a whole menu placed right on top of the hundreds of things that make the Center a great place for kids to spend the day, fest or no.

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Big Farmers Market

FlavorFest is focused on tasty food grown in the North Country. The Adirondack Farmers' Market Cooperative and The Wild Center Farmers Market vendors will be selling their produce and wares. You can take home all kinds of locally grown and made food from the farmers at FlavorFest.

Learn more about the Adirondack Farmer's Market Cooperative

Media Sponsor

Thanks to our friends at North Country Public Radio for being our Media Sponsor.

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Live Music

Enjoy the music of Ed and Geraldine Berbaum as they stroll along our paths playing old-time music. Lively folk tunes will have audiences of all ages tapping their toes and joining in to dance. They'll be performing several short sets between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Learn more about Ed and Geraldine

Meet the Brewmaster

Meet brewmaster Chris Ericson, owner of Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, to learn which beers pair best with different foods and the process beer goes through from brewhouse to dining table. Chris is also setting up a Flavor Station to add to your daily Food Passport so that you can stop by and taste some of the most famous beer in the Adirondacks. Brewery presentation will begin in the theater at 1:00 pm and beer tastings go from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. 

Learn more about the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery

Underwood Herbs

Jane Desotelle, owner of Underwood Herbs, collects wild herbs and uses them to create teas, jellies, and other goods made of natural items. Jane will give a talk on collecting wild edibles at 11:30 am in the theater and also lead a walk on The Wild Center trails at 2:00 pm for those who wish to learn by experience. You can also get a taste of Jane's delicious teas at one of our Flavor Stations.

Garden Gourmet

Meet Yvona Fast, author of the new book, Garden Gourmet: Fresh and Fabulous Meals from your North Country Garden, CSA, or Farmers’ Market. Yvona will give short cooking demonstrations informally throughout the day. 

Join these Vendors

Our weekly Farmer's Market on FlavorFest will be attended by the following vendors:

Adirondack Beading and Designs
Adirondack Glassmith

Corky Originals

Hid-in-Pines Vineyard

Summit Farm 

Nottingham Hollow Specialty Foods 
Peace of the Adirondacks

Rinas Apiaries

Sandy Hill Farm

Sunwarm Gardens 
Thundercrest Farm


Winding Brook Farm 

One-of-a-kind Designs 


Much of the food for the event comes from the farmers listed above. Stop by and grab some fresh produce or art to take home.

Learn The History Of Bread

A century and a half ago, lumberjacks and farm workers ate a lot of bread, providing them with quick energy from complex carbohydrates, but it wasn’t as easy as just picking up a loaf from the store. Hallie Bond will show the pleasures and pitfalls of being a baker a century ago.

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