Rosendale just may be one of the coolest little towns in the Hudson Valley. It's close to New Paltz, close to Kingston, and it's a real community-minded town. Where else can you go to a pickle festival every year? Yes, I said pickle festival. And it's happening again.

It's the 21st Annual Rosendale International Pickle Festival this Sunday, Nov. 18, from 10 am - 5 pm at the Rosendale Recreation Center 1055 Route 32 South in Rosendale. Dill pickles, sour pickles, half sours and sweet. Whatever your favorite style of pickle, you'll be able to get it. The festival is held in large tents out on the grassy field of the rec center. There will be 20-25 pickle vendors, in addition to craft, grocery and hot food vendors. About 100 vendors in all. It's always a great time, and a fun way to kick off the holiday season.

The International Pickle Festival is rain or shine. Also, make sure you dress warm because the tents have walls but are not heated. For more information, and to find out about parking, visit the website.