The Elks Lodge in Saugerties will host the inaugural Fighting Heroin Festival on Saturday, Aug. 5 from noon to 8 p.m. The intention of festival organizers is to bring awareness to the growing heroin and opiate epidemic in the Hudson Valley. Funds raised will go toward burial costs for Normand Ducas. The event will include food, raffles and bake sales along with vendors. The primary focus will be on addiction and recovery. Live music will be provided by 17 different bands. General admission costs $15, deluxe admission costs $30.