40th Annual Harvest Festival

harvest festival
Date: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 10:00AM–4:00PM
Event Type: 
Special Event
Location: Farm Barn
Fee: $10/adult ($5 Seniors), $5/child & FREE to members and children 2 & under

A full-day celebration of Vermont forest, farm, and food traditions! Explore a tent full of children’s activities, entertainers performing on multiple stages, traditional artisans sharing their skills and crafts, including the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and delicious farm-fresh food. Farm animals, live bird presentations with Outreach for Earth Stewardship,  and horse-drawn hayrides, too! It’s a community event for the whole family.


Performers by stage

Performances coordinated in partnership with Young Tradition Vermont

Courtyard / Main Stage

  • 10:00 - David Carpenter & Rick Klein
  • 10:30 - The Zeichners
  • 11:00 - Jon Gailmor
  • 11:30 - Abenaki Storytelling with Jesse Bruchac
  • 12:00 - Sunniva Brynnel & lydia ievins
  • 12:30 - Neil Pearlman & Alden Robinson
  • 1:00 - Carmen Beaudoin Bombardier & Kim Chase
  • 1:30 - Pete’s Posse
  • 2:15 - Atlantic Crossing
  • 3:00 - Celtic Company
  • 3:30 - Green Mountain Cloggers with Rick Ceballos, Kristin Bolton, Sarah Hotchkiss & John Mowad

Family Tent

  • 10:30 - ONE Band
  • 11:00 - Stephen Gratto
  • 11:30 - Chris Dorman
  • 12:00 - Gigi & Robert
  • 12:30 - Mary Ann Samuels & Susan Reit 
  • 1:00 - ONE Band
  • 1:30 - Abenaki Storytelling with Jesse Bruchac
  • 2:00 - Gigi & Robert
  • 2:30 - Chris Dorman
  • 3:00 - Stephen Gratto
  • 3:30 - ONE Band

Very Merry Theatre Stage

  • 11:30 - Very Merry Theatre
  • 1:30 - Very Merry Theatre

Pipe Room

  • 10:00 - “Please touch the instruments” with the Instrument Petting Zoo
  • 11:00 - “Growing Tunes in Scandinavia” with Sunniva Brynnel & lydia ievins
  • 11:45 - Farm Songs & Tunes with the Zeichners
  • 12:30 - “Make up a song” with Jon Gailmor
  • 1:00 - “Learn a Ceili Dance” with the Celtic Company
  • 1:30 - “Songs about Growing” with Chris Dorman
  • 2:00 - “Learn a French Song” with Carmen Beaudoin Bombardier & Kim Chase
  • 2:30 - “Learn to Clog” with Pam Lord of the Green Mountain Cloggers

Archway Performers

  • 10:30 - Mary Ann Samuels & Susan Reit
  • 11:30 - Green Mountain Cloggers
  • 12:30 - The Zeichners
  • 1:30 - Social Band
  • 2:30 - “Old Time Music Session” with Pete’s Posse and others

Roaming Performers

  • 11:00 - Jim Burns, George Ainley & Julie Levey
  • 12:00 - Social Band
  • 1:00 - Jim Burns, George Ainley & Julie Levey

Exhibitors, Activities & Vendors

Front Field

  • Wagon Rides - Green Mountain Draft Horse Assoc. ($2/person, free for children 3 and under)
  • Mini Horse Wagon Rides - Green Mountain Miniature Horse & Donkey Assoc. (by donation)
  • Sawmill in action - Gerald Bouchard
  • Native Heart Healing - Gypsy Vanner Horses
  • Working Steers - Miles Conklin
  • Giant Pumpkin - Wilbur Horton, Springfield, VT
  • Milking Shorthorn Oxen - Rillrock Farm

Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association embodies the history, culture, and art of the Abenaki people. While most of our artists and performers preserve and pass down the traditional art of our ancestors, others create contemporary artistic expressions that are informed by tradition.

  • Nulhegan Tribe
    • Chief Don and Diane Stevens - Photography
    • Gary Hayes and Beth Hayes - Misc Native Items
    • Carol McGranghan - Jams and Jellies
    • Michael Descoteaux - Drums and Misc Native Items
    • Jesse Bruchac - Books
    • Nulhegan Abenaki Drummers
  • Elnu Tribe
    • Chief Roger Sheehan and Linda Sheehan - Wampum jewelry, pipes, Misc Native Items
    • Koasek Tribe - (not affiliated with the Vermont Abenaki Artist Association)
    • Pat Leno - Jewelry

Family Tent

  • Tree Cookie Necklaces
  • Corn play
  • Play Dough
  • Wheat Grinding
  • Facepainting
  • Apple Cider Pressing
  • Farm grown popcorn
  • SunCommon 
  • UVM Watershed Alliance
  • Winooski Conservation District & Rethink Runoff Stream Team
  • 350vt.org 
  • Renaissance School - forest wands

Cheesemaking Area

  • Shelburne Farms Farmstead Cheddar Tasting
  • Sidehill Farm - Jams, apple butters and more
  • Mamava Lactation Pod

Children’s Farmyard

  • “Working with wool”
  • “Meet a farmyard animal”
  • “Play in the dirt!”
  • “Llamas and their fiber” with Northern Vermont Llama Company

Forestry Tent

  • Christian Poupart - scroll saw demonstrations
  • Pleasant Ranch Woodworking - cutting boards, birdhouses & other products
  • Peter Hadeka - Peter Folly’s Farm honey
  • Joe Laferriere - wood form & design
  • VT Urban & Community Forestry, UVM - invasive forest pests
  • Andre Souligny, Spoonderlust - handmade spoons using traditional tools & techniques
  • Lazy Mill Farm - basketry
  • Vermont Bent Woodcraft

Education Center

  • Outreach for Earth Stewardship - live bird presentations with wild raptor ambassadors
  • Mike Lamp, West Barnet Woodworks - decorative woodcarving & furniture
  • Vermont Woodcarvers Association - woodcarving demonstrations
  • Twist O’ Wool Guild - spinning wool
  • Vermont Weavers Guild - handweaving activity
  • Singing Spindle Spinnery - spinning wheel & circular weaving demonstration
  • Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild - rug hooking demonstrations
  • Kathy Bonilla - rug hooking demonstrations
  • Champlain Valley Quilters Guild
  • Vermont Quilt Bee

 


Food Vendors

More details to come as the event gets closer. Keep checking back!


This event is generously sponsored by Vermont Tent CompanyEdible Green Mountains, Casella Waste, and Young Tradition Vermont.


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