41st Annual Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival
Date: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00AM–4:00PM
Event Type: 
Family Program
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. More details to come as the event gets closer. Keep checking back!


Performances

Courtyard / Main Stage

  • 10:00 Romy & Ben Munkres
  • 10:30 Duncan & David Yandell
  • 11:00 SVER
  • 11:30  Zigue
  • 12:00 Tony Demarco
  • 12:30 Alexis Chartrand & Nicolas Babineau
  • 1:00 Ed Larkin Old Time Dancers
  • 2:00 Michelle Choiniere & Isabella Rottler
  • 2:30 Celtic Company
  • 3:00 Jon Gailmor
  • 3:30 Mikahely

Family Tent 

  • 11:00 ONE Band
  • 11:30 Linda Bassick with Trudy, Lexi & Jillian from Girls Rock Camp
  • 12:00 Michelle Choiniere & Isabella Rottler
  • 12:30  Fiddleheads with Yasi Zeichner
  • 1:00 ONE Band
  • 1:30 Jon Gailmor
  • 2:00-2:30 Jesse Bruchac Abenaki Storyteller
  • 2:30 Linda Bassick with Trudy, Lexi & Jillian from Girls Rock Camp
  • 3:00 Bob & Andrea Teer
  • 3:30 ONE Band

Very Merry Theatre Stage in the Children’s Farmyard

  • 11:30  Very Merry Theatre’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • 1:30 Very Merry Theatre’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 

Pipe Room

  • 11:30 Duncan and David Yandell
  • 12:00 SVER
  • 12:30 Romy & Ben Munkres
  • 1:00 Celtic COmpany
  • 1:30 Mikahely
  • 2:00 Zeichner Trio
  • 2:30 Zigue
  • 3:00 Tony Demarco
  • 3:30 Alexis Chartrand & Nicolas Babineau

Archway

  • 10:00 Albert Joy
  • 12:00 Albert Joy
  • 2:00 Albert Joy
  • 3:00 Zeichner Trio with Fiddleheads 

Roaming

  • 11:00  Jim Burns & George Ainley 
  • 1:00 Jim Burns & George Ainley

Food Vendors


Activities

Family Tent

  • Shelburne Farms - tree cookie necklaces, corn play, play dough, wheat grinding, facepainting, apple cider pressing, farm grown popcorn
  • SunCommon  
  • 350vt.org 
  • Winooski Natural Resources & Conservation District 
  • Community Sailing Center
  • Outreach for Earth Stewardship (OFES)
  • Shelburne Craft School

Cheesemaking Area

  • Shelburne Farms - farmstead cheddar tasting 
  • Sidehill Farm - jams, apple butters, and more
  • Mamava Lactation Pod
  • Sonia’s Salsa
  • Maple Harvest Specialties
  • Peter Folly’s Farm Honey

Children’s Farmyard 

  • Shelburne Farms - working with wool, meet a farmyard animal, play in the dirt!
  • Flower crowns
  • Northern Vermont Llama Company - llamas and their fiber

Forestry Tent 

  • Decorative Woodcarving and Furniture - Mike Lamp, West Barnet Woodworks
  • Scroll saw demo - Christian Poupart 
  • Wood Form & Design - Joe Laferriere
  • Handmade Spoons using traditional tools & techniques - Andre Souligny, Spoonderlust
  • Vermont Bent Woodcraft 
  • Vermont Farm Table
  • Adirondack Furniture - Davey Hecht

Education Center

  • Twist O’ Wool Guild - spinning wool
  • Singing Spindle Spinnery - spinning wheel and circular weaving demo
  • Vermont Weaver’s Guild - handweaving activity
  • Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild - rug hooking demonstration
  • Kathy Bonilla - rug hooking demonstration
  • Champlain Valley Quilters Guild
  • Vermont Quilt Bee
  • Green Mountain Woodcarvers Association - woodcarving, demonstrations of in-the-round, and relief and chip carving
  • Outreach for Earth Stewardship - raptors in residence

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
  • Milking Shorthorn Oxen - Rillrock Farm
  • Heritage Ox Farm
  • Vermont Abenaki Artists Association

 

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


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