Northern Berkshire Food Festival Runs for 10th Year

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Main Street will be turned into a gourmet thoroughfare on Sunday as the Northern Berkshire Food Festival marks its 10th year.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Bring your appetite to Main Street on Sunday.

The 10th annual Northern Berkshire Food Festival kicks off at noontime with more than a dozen area establishments providing a sampling of the great fare available here.

The event features the cuisine of area restaurants, catering services, farms and cooperatives, along with micro-brewed beer and wine tastings, and live music from Tom Corrigan.

Longtime participants such as Gramercy Bistro, Lickety Split, Freight Yard Pub and Village Pizza. Newcomers include Pittsfield's Brulee's Restaurant & Catering, chef owned by city native Ken Peckham; and RUB Bourbon & Barbecue. Among the newcomers is Forestopia, a nonprofit that offers fair-trade forest food that is healthy and earth-friendly.

Wine is being provided by Gramercy Bistro and beer from Berkshire Brewing and Commercial Distributing.

Many of the city's restaurants will be participating to make this a tasty afternoon, reflective of the region's vital and growing local food scene.

The north side of Main Street will be closed to motor vehicle traffic, and large, festival tents will be erected to shade vendors and patrons. The day's fare will satisfy the traditional as well as the adventurous palate; there will be many samples from which to choose at the festival.

More than a dozen local galleries will be open, a street art project in-process as Art About Town will continues its project "Crosswalkabout" by painting the crosswalk at the west end of Main Street.

Tickets will be sold at kiosks for $1 each, and most of the food items served will cost between $1 and $4. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m.

Sponsors include the city of North Adams, Greylock Federal Credit Union, Aladco, Allied Waste and Carr Hardware & Rental.

Editor: Information updated on Friday at 9:18 a.m.

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