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What is LocalFest?

 LocalFest is a celebration of all things locally made!

Join us for our fourth annual event on Saturday, September 26, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the historic Shirt Factory at the corner of Lawrence and Cooper Streets in Glens Falls, New York. This building was once home to the McMullen-Leavens Company, one of the nation’s greatest shirt and dress manufacturers. Today more than 80 artists and artisans’ studios, shoppes, and galleries continue this tradition of excellence at The Shirt Factory!

Glens Falls is truly a unique city in that it has a strong history of manufacturing that continues to contribute to and shape the community. The current national trend of shopping locally is embodied by communities like Glens Falls which not only features many independent businesses but also boasts a number of manufacturers who create value right here in the City, just as the McMullen-Leavens Company did from 1902 to 1976.

LocalFest features:

  • Live music all day
  • Artist, artisan and manufacturer demonstrations, displays and sales
  • Local history presentations
  • Food vendors, Craft Beverages and restaurateurs from the greater Glens Falls area
  • Author readings and book signings
  • Local art and non-profit organizations offering children’s activities and educational information


How can YOU be a part of LocalFest?


LocalFest seeks sponsors who want to share commitment and support of our local community.

Click here for the LocalFest 2015 Application.

Bronze Sponsor ($250)

  • Business card advertisement in event program,
  • Complimentary 10×10 booth (provided under Main Event Tent)
  • Thanked on Social

Silver Sponsor ($500)

All the benefits of Bronze Sponsorship, plus:

  • Banner on the Shirt Factory fence during LocalFest (Banner Provided by Sponsor & Returned after Event)
  • Upgrade to ¼ page advertisement in event program

Gold Sponsor ($1000)……ONLY 8 AVAILABLE

All the benefits of Silver Sponsorship, plus:

  • Your name included on event advertisements, posters, and postcards
  • Upgraded Booth Size to 10×20 (Provided under main event tent)
  • Upgrade to ½ page advertisement in event program

Platinum Sponsor ($1,500) — Limited to 4

All the benefits of Gold Sponsorship, plus:

  • Your logo on event advertisements, posters, and postcards
  • Upgrade to full page advertisement in event program
  • Your own banner hung during LocalFest at a Shirt Factory building or courtyard entrance
  • A two-minute advertisement (opportunity to speak) during set break at the event


LocalFest showcases artists, artisans and manufacturers from the greater Glens Falls area, with a strong focus on demonstrations to show HOW your friends and neighbors turn raw materials into finished goods!

We invite you to join us as we recognize and honor those who makeup the colorful tapestry of our community.

Click here for the LocalFest 2015 Application.

  • Businesses are strongly encouraged to demonstrate or create a display of their manufacturing process, and provide informational and promotional material about their
  • Artists and artisans are strongly encouraged to offer demonstrations of their technique and sell their
  • Food and beverage producers and restaurateurs are invited to sell refreshments to LocalFest attendees, offer tastings, and are strongly encouraged to offer information about their process.
  • Non-profit and cultural organizations are invited to table the event at a discounted rate, which is waived completely if the organization offers a free activity for