One of the signature events in the area each September is the FOTA (Remsen Barn Festival Of The Arts). It's a two-day event filled with crafts and gift ideas, and it's going on today and tomorrow.

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If you've never been to the FOTA, here's a brief description from remsenbarnfestival.com:

"Festival Hours: Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5

A tradition for more than 30 years, the main street of Remsen is transformed that weekend into a venue for more than 250 crafters and food vendors. The street is closed to vehicle traffic, allowing approximately 225 arts and craft exhibitors and 25 food concessions to line the street. A farmer's market can also be found mixed with the craft booths. Admission to the Festival is free and parking can be found in several authorized Barn FOTA parking lots."