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 2 & under

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

Main Stage - Big Tent
10:30 AM Green Mountain Cloggers 
11:15  Celtic Company
11:45  Jon Gailmor
12:15 PM Social band
1:00  The Zeichners
1:30  Young Tradition Touring Group With Pete Sutherland 
2:30 Atlantic Crossing
3:15 Brass Balagan

North East Courtyard Stage  in the Children's Activity Tent
10:30AM Jon Gailmor
11 Gary Dulabaum
11:30  Zii Trees
12 PM 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 hosted by Oliver, Yasi and Loula Zeichner with members of the Young Tradition Touring Group & anyone who would like to join in!

Very Merry Theatre Stage
11:30 AM Very Merry Theatre, The Broadway Musical: Once on This Island
1:00 PM Mother Goose reads “Loosie B. Goosie”
1:45 PM Very Merry Theatre, The Broadway Musical: Once on This Island

Archway Performers
10 AM Burlington Morris Ale
11  Burlington Morris Ale
12 PM Burlington Morris Ale
1:00  Jim Burns & Mara Eagle
2:00  Jim Burns & Mara Eagle
3:00  Mary Ann Samuels & Susan Reit
3:45 Brass Balagan

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