Shelburne Farms 36th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Type: 
Family Program
Special Event
Youth Program
Location: Shelburne, VT
Fee: $10/Adult, $5/Senior, $5 Child. Free to members and children under 3

Come celebrate Vermont farm and forestry traditions through connections with food, agriculture, and community! This day-long festival features music, storytelling, hands-on activities for children, traditional craft demonstrations, educational exhibits on Vermont’s agricultural, environmental, and energy future.

Throughout the day, families can participate in hands-on activities in the Family Tent and spend time in the Children’s Farmyard.  Educational exhibits will feature antique farm machinery, birds of prey, farm animals, and more!

There will be opportunities to meet craftspeople – rug hookers, woodworkers, weavers, spinners, cheesemakers, and gardeners – and try some traditional arts. There will be “forest to furniture” demonstrations of wood turning, carving, pole lathe, and more.

The festival will also include a hay bale maze (“the hay-mazing race”), as well as horse-drawn hay rides provided by Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and Green Mountain Miniature Horse and Donkey Association.

Entertainment Schedule

Courtyard Stage
10:30AM Celtic Company
11AM  Green Mountain Cloggers
11:45  Jon Gailmor
12:15 PM Social band
1:00  Jeunes musiciens du monde
1:30  Young Traditions Touring Group with Pete Sutherland
2:30 PM Atlantic Crossing
3:15 Brass Balagan

Family Area Stage
10:30AM Gary Dulabaum
11A Gary Dulabaum
11:30  Zii Trees
12PM Gigi & Joni
12:30 Celtic Company
1:00 Zii Trees
1:30 MaryAnn Samuels & Susan Reit
2:00 Gigi & Joni
2:30 Gary Dulabaum
3:00 Jam Session with members of Jeunes musiciens du monde & Young Traditions Touring Group

Very Merry Theatre Stage
11:30 AM Very Merry Theatre, The Broadway Musical: Once on This Island
1:45 PM Merry Theatre, The Broadway Musical: Once on This Island

Archway Performers
10 AM Burlington Morris Ale
11  Burlington Morris Ale
12PM Burlington Morris Ale
1  Jim Burns & Mara Eagle
2  Jim Burns & Meara Eagle
3  Mary Ann Samuels & Susan Reit
3:45 Brass Balagan

Roving Performers
12:30 PM Stephen Grotto
1:30 Stephen Grotto
2:30 Social Band