Saturday, September 21, 2013

Cream Cheese Festival Today in Lowville

Today is the annual Cream Cheese Festival in Lowville, Lewis County.

If you've got nothing to do, head north for some music, vendors and of course, food. And there is always America's largest cheesecake on hand make of PHILADELPHIA brand Cream Cheese made right there in Lowville.

This year, though, Philly Cream Cheese and Charm City Cakes owner and reality TV star Chef Duff Goldman are preparing to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the World’s Largest Cheesecake ever created. The cheesecake, which will benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign ™, will be unveiled at the 9th Annual Cream Cheese Festival.

Voluntary donations for No Kid Hungry will be collected at the festival while the cheesecake is served. In addition, members from the Share Our Strength team will provide information about how consumers can host their own bake sales to benefit No Kid Hungry. 

The Lowville Cream Cheese Festival draws more than 14,000 attendees to celebrate the city’s distinction as home to the nation’s largest cream cheese manufacturing facility, operated by Kraft Foods. The festival annually produces America’s largest cheesecake, a 1,200-pound PHILADELPHIA cheesecake served in 3,500 slices. 

This year, the brand’s goal is to create an even bigger cheesecake in an attempt to break the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement, which weighs in at 4,703 pounds. The cheesecake planned for Lowville will be approximately 8 feet in diameter and about 20 inches thick and is estimated to weigh approximately 6,000 pounds. 

If you go to the festival, send me photos of the huge cheesecake if you can to

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