Kraut is King at Phelps Sauerkraut Festival!

The Phelps, NY Sauerkraut Fesitval is August 1-4, 2013.

Phelps was the center of a large sauerkraut industry for many years and this fun festival celebrates “King Kraut” in a family friendly way.  There are parades, the coronation of the King and Queen of Sauerkraut, a Mustang car rally, kids activities, fireworks and more.  Of special note…don’t miss the sauerkraut bowling competition

And (if you dare) try a slice of sauerkraut cake!

This festival is nearly 50 years running, and celebrates the community that was once known as the “Sauerkraut Capital of the World.”


Where: Phelps (Ontarioi County)

When: August 1-4, 2013


About "Big Chuck"

Hi folks, this is "Big Chuck" here. I love Upstate New York! I have written several books about the region, do a lot of public speaking around the state, am an award-winning radio broadcaster (since 1989), write a bi-monthly newspaper column and give walking tours of Cooperstown, N.Y. Yes, I do keep busy! I hope we can share some Upstate stories on this blog! If you would like to take a look at my series of Upstate New York books visit
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