As we inch closer to fall, many local farms will begin hosting events celebrating the area's agriculture. Kettle Ridge Farm wants to focus on sustainability in local farming and artisanship with its KettleFest, now in its second year. The day-long event on the 11-acre maple syrup farm will feature workshops in permaculture, beekeeping, honey, and native plants; events for children, like beehive box painting and chicken races; and food and drink vendors, including the New York Wine and Culinary Center, McCann's Local Meats, the VB Brewery, Honeoye Fall Distillery, and coffee slinger Glen Edith. A long list of artisans will also be out displaying their work. KettleFest will also host two stages for music from The Honey Smugglers, Jackson Cavalier and The Fevertones, Thurlow, Second Fiddle, and the Four Tune Chasers.
KettleFest will take place Saturday, September 17, at Kettle Ridge Farm, 515 Log Cabin Road, Victor. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 per person; free for children under 13. 683-7506; kettlefest.com.