August 20, 2012

Home and Garden Briefs: Aug. 20, 2012

Vendors needed for Harvest Festival

MALONE — Vendors are sought for the 2012 Harvest Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

Crafters, artisans, farmers, demonstrators, community organizations, interactive displays and more are needed for the event, which celebrates the bounty and harvest of the Adirondack North Country. The festival will highlight three agricultural commodities: apples, potatoes and maple.

Booth space is available for $20, and vendors will need to bring their own tables, chairs and tent.

A baking contest, in which participants use local products, is also back by popular demand. New this year is a barbecue cook-off with an open category using maple.

Applications for vendors, baking contest entries and the barbecue cook-off are available at or by calling 483-7403.

Entayant Gardens open to public Aug. 25

BRIGHTON — The public is invited to visit Entayant Gardens in Rainbow Lake from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.

The extensive garden, owned and cared for by a Master Gardener volunteer, features a 400-foot long landscaped entrance with succulent-covered rocks and an acre-sized “Funny Farm” garden full of flowers, ornamental grasses and vegetables. It also has a low-cost, easy-to-build compost area.

The event is free and open to the public, but interested attendees must call to register and receive directions. The garden is about one hour west of Plattsburgh off of Route 3.

Master Gardener volunteers from Franklin County will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate an easy way to compost at home.

For more information or to register, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension at 561-7450 or email

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