shelburne farms harvest festival entrance

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.

$8/adults, $6/seniors, $5/child, Free to members and children under 3

Performance Schedule:

Courtyard Stage
11:00   Celtic Company
11:30   Jeunes musiciens du monde
12:00   Bob and Andrea Teer
12:30   Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder
1:00     Ed Larkin Old Time Dancers
1:45     Break
2:00     Tony DeMarco and Siobhan Butler
2:30     Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond
3:00     The Irregulars
3:30     Jon Gailmor

Family Area
11:30  Gary Dulabaum
12:00  Fiddleheads
12:30  Pete Sutherland and Rose Diamond
1:00    Jeunes musiciens du monde
1:30    Bob and Andrea Teer
2:00    Sparkle Stories
2:30   Jon Gailmor
3:00   Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder
3:30   Gary Dulabaum

Very Merry Theatre Stage
11:30  Very Merry Theatre performing Cole Porter’s Anything Goes
1:45    Very Merry Theatre performing Cole Porter’s Anything Goes

Roving Performers
11:00-1:00
Burlington Morris Ale
On the Border Morris (Burlington)
Midnight Capers Morris (Montpelier)
A Sworded Affair Rapper (Burlington/Starksboro)
Red Herring Morris (Boston)
No Apologies Rapper (Boston)

1:00-3:00
Jim Burns and Forrest Newton
Food Vendors
Shelburne Farms, Brown Swiss Beef Burgers, Mac n’ Cheese, Vegetable Side Salads
Island Ice Cream
Kimball Brook Farm, Organic Milk
Maple Wind Farm, Organic, Pastured Pork Sausage
Aqua Vitea Kombucha
Theo’s World Famous Lemonade
Shelburne Orchards, Apples, Cider Donuts, Caramel Apples
Mazza’s Corn Roast
Leonardo’s Gelato
NOFA -VT, Flatbread
Skinny Pancake, Crepes
Maple Specialties, Maple Cotton Candy
O Bread, Pastries & Cookies

 

 

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