The festival began as a fundraiser to help offset the cost of paving the synagogue's parking lot, said Fink. Paul and Rose Westheimer owned The Carrot Barn at Schoharie Valley Farms and thought it would be a good idea to have a festival around their crop. Although the Westheimers no longer own the farm, they continue to be a part of the festival.
"It seems that since we started ... it just seemed natural that we continue to be a part of it," said Rose Westheimer. "There are so many people involved at the festival, it wouldn't be possible to do it without the help of most of the congregation."
Listed below is the entertainment schedule for the festival:
10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. " CAA Klezmer Kids
11 a.m. to noon " Melody Makers
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. " Temple Israel Klezmer
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. " Flame
3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. " Israeli dancers
3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. " Uncle Joel's Comb""