Shelburne Farms 37th Annual Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival September 19!
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Type: 
Family Program
Special Event
Youth Program
Location: Shelburne, VT
Fee: $10/Adult, $5/Senior, $5/Children & Students. 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 horse-drawn hay rides provided by Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and Green Mountain Miniature Horse and Donkey Association (for a $2/person fee).

Performance Schedule

Courtyard Stage

10:30  Brass Balagan

11:00 Celtic Company

11:30 Jon Gailmor

12:15 Les Frères Bélanger

1:00  Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder

1:45 Laura Feddersen and Nathan Gourley

2:30 Béatrix Méthé and Colin Savoie-Levac

3:15 Brass Balagan

Very Merry Theatre Stage

11:30 Sound of Music

1:45 Sound of Music

Family Area

11:00 Swing Peepers

11:45 Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder

12:30 Celtic Company

1:15 Jon Gailmor

2:00 Stephen Grotto

2:45 Swing Peepers

3:30 session with Les Frères Bélanger, Laura Feddersen and Nathan Gourley & Brass Balagan

Archway Performers

10:15 Brass Balagan

11:00 Eric George

12:00 Eric George

1:00 Run Mountain

2:00 Run Mountain

3:45 Brass Balagan

Roving Performers

12:30 Stephen Grotto