***NEW FOR 2018!***

JUST UP THE STREET  The Cheese Festival has a new sibling–“Makers on West Main”–which is being introduced this year as the newest addition to the July 14th Cheese Festival. It will celebrate the importance of small makers of exceptional products in New York State. Expect to be surprised and delighted by what people are doing to produce upscale, handcrafted items of an amazing variety.

This lively section of the city of Little Falls has a cool vibe going on and the Cheese Festival Committee is showcasing its charms as a backdrop for a small, juried celebration of artisan vendors. You will discover makers of unique, quality products—local food products, traditional arts, blown glass, handmade jewelry, natural skincare products, alpaca clothing, and much, much more.

Makers booths will line the north side of West Main Street down as far as Body Siense. Shops in the area are bursting with great treasurers, many of them one-of-a-kind. Also our West End restaurants will be offering some great street food and beverages. Find a seat in the shade while music fills the air—you’re in for a treat!

WE ARE PLEASED TO INTRODUCE THE FOLLOWING “MAKERS” VENDORS—more are on deck, so please check back soon. If your business would  like to join this part of the festival, please contact us ASAP!

Chapter Designs, Little Falls, NY

We offer up a unique selection of handmade goods for gifts and the home: up cycled furniture, textiles, signs, glassware, and more. Pieces of Gansevoort Street Glass stained glass will also be available.


Harvest Moon Glass & Jewelry, Little Falls, NY

Harvest moon wine glassesWe feature beautiful hand-blown glass jewelry, wine glasses, wine-bottle stoppers, and other hand-blown glass items.



Joyfuls Vintage Design, Little Falls, NYJoyfuls We specialize in re-used, salvaged, freshly decorated furniture. We take quality vintage items and put a new flair to them, such as doors, headboards, dressers, kitchen blocks, shelves, tables, etc. You will love and be inspired by our unique and beautiful offerings!


Nini'sNiNi’s Silician Salsa, Guilderland, NY

Unique, delicious, addictive! We make an Italian “salsa” with a select combination of imported Italian cheeses, chopped to perfection and blended with the finest fresh ingredients. Our salsa can be used a a spread, relish, dip appetizer, or a great addition to any recipe (pasta, pizza, use your imagination!). Gluten-free.


The Old Barn Roof, Herkimer, NY

MAKERS ON WEST MAIN VENDOR Featuring paintings on slates salvaged from a vintage barn, and other artwork. Also hand-sewn products…and organic dog treats. And: beautiful peacock feathers.

The Pickle Man, Hunter Mountain, NY

“The best pickles in the world!” Featuring these award-winning varieties: Kosher dills, half sours, full sours, dill spears, dill chips, hot & spicy dills.

Also: pickled tomatoes, new sauerkraut, pesto. And fresh strawberry lemonade.

RC Oster, Artist, Utica, NY

I offer ink drawings and signed prints of Mohawk Valley scenes…drawings of local barns, historic homes, landscapes.

Sharon Springs Granola Company, Sharon Springs, NY

Sharon Springs GranolaWe hand-make seven flavors of thick-cut rolled oats-based granola using entirely organic ingredients.

Clausen Farm Blend has baked apple chips, Zante currants, toffee, barley flakes, and walnut pieces. Dawn’s Delight has cranberries, dark-chocolate morsels, sliced almonds, and toasted coconut flakes. Edgefield Blend has cranberries and maple-toasted coconut flakes. Grapevine Farms Blend has bing cherries, white chocolate pieces, unsalted cashews, and toasted coconut flakes. HarvestFest has baked apple chips, maple-toasted coconut flakes, walnut pieces, and harvest spices. Pure & Simple has Hunza golden raisins, sliced almonds, and toasted coconut flakes. Klinkhart Hall Blend has blueberries, white chocolate pieces, cranberries, pecan halves, sliced almonds, and toasted coconut flakes.

Shirley’s Stoney Creek Quilts & Wovens, Richmondville, NY

ShirleysA range of beautifully made hand-woven items for kitchen and home, including kitchen towels, placemats, runners, and rugs. Quilted products include potholders, placemats, table runners, wall hangings, small quilts. Our booth will also offer wooden cutting boards and wooden spoons.


The Cremeria, Sherrill, NY

cremeria 3We make fresh, authentic Italian gelato, including special flavors that incorporate fresh cheeses such as ricotta and mascarpone. We also offer splendid sorbets (which are dairy-free).

Compared to ice cream, less air is churned into gelato, producing a creamier and denser consistency. Gelato is also a softer and more delicate product, partly because it is served at a relatively warmer temperature. These qualities allow your taste buds to experience flavors more intensely. They also account for why nutty and naturally rich ingredients often make the most exciting gelato flavors. In fact, gelato is often perceived as more flavorful and indulgent, despite its lower fat content.

Timberjak Woodcraft, Syracuse, NY

Fine handcrafted serving trays, cutting and cheese boards…..made from locally harvested and milled black walnut, cherry, and maple.

Tiny House Farm, Augusta. NY

Located in southern Oneida County, our upstate New York family-run farm is surrounded by beautiful vistas, vast farm acreage, majestic windmills, and the peaceful sounds of horse drawn Amish wagons and carriages.

Classifying ourselves as a “forest farm,” we concentrate on small and niche market production. Our primary offerings are with Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) forest-grown mushroom products with an emphasis on Shiitakes. We also offer grow-your-own mushroom logs.

We also have a three-acre open field that we devote to high-quality fruit, medicinal herbs, and produce that we feel cannot be achieved by farming on large acreage. As a result of this, we’ve expanded our offerings to include natural skin-care products such as calendula-based body creams, lotion bars, soaps, and lip balms.

Works by Jim Dieffenbacher, Remsen, NY

I sell prints and original artwork, primarily watercolor and ink. My subject matter is (mostly) local wildlife.