Saugerties celebrates Caribbean food, music and culture

Ma Maud sells hot peppers, corn, rice and other festive foods. (Photo by David Gordon)

Seasoned Gives, a local nonprofit, held its third annual Caribbean Carnival on August 13th at the Cantine Veterans Memorial Field in Saugerties. The event featured food, music, culture, games, face painting and art from the Caribbean island nations and territories. and a craft vendor.The festival was preceded by a parade and a carnival costume contest

Looking down from the middle of the Caribbean Festival.
Erica Santiago (left) and Tia McDowell. At the McDowell booth selling bright fabrics. At her store in Kingston, McDowell sells medical supplies and uniforms for healthcare workers.
Charcoal-grilled yakitori is quickly delivered to the booth next door to entertain customers who line up in long lines.
Jason Lord sells copper jewelry.
One of the bands performing at the festival.
Some of the colorful fabric products sold at the festival.