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Fall Festival

hv_fall_festival_2013_5x7_postcard_9-6-13aThank you for joining Hawthorne Valley’s 19th Annual Fall Festival Celebration!

Vendors, Sponsors, and Gift in Kind Contributors, check back here at the end of April 2014 for updated information about next year’s festival

Free admission, Rain or shine.

Join us for our annual celebration of agriculture, ecology, education, and place! Activities for all ages include hay mazes, slides, jumps, and rides; apple cider pressing; meeting the horses, chickens, pigs, and sheep; pie baking contests; storytellers; carving pumpkins; and more. Also, enjoy delicious, organic, local foods and live music while visiting local vendors.

Festival Day Schedule

On-going activities include crafts for children (make a flag to wave in the Harvest Parade or a corn husk doll!), pumpkin carving, jumprope making, hay rides, hay maze and slide, live music by the Kaylie Kitchen Band and the Elijah Ocean Band, two-man saw contest, dozens of local vendors, fresh, local foods and more!

10:30 am to 12 pm Cider Pressing
10:30 am The Storycrafters
11 am The Earth on Turtle’s Back Puppet Show
11 am The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY Birds of Prey Program
11 am to 12 pm Horse Rides
11 am Farm Tours
11:30 am The Storycrafters
12 pm Pie Contest Judging & Tasting
12 pm The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY
12 pm Main House Tour
12 pm The Earth on Turtle’s Back Puppet Show
12 pm Creamery Tour & Cheese Tasting
1:30 pm Kraut Demo
1:30 pm The Earth on Turtle’s Back Puppet Show
2 pm to 3:30 pm Cider Pressing
2 pm Creamery Tour & Cheese Tasting
2 pm to 3 pm Horse Rides
2:30 pm Cow Parade
3 pm Farm Tour
3 pm Kraut Demo

Want to get involved in the Festival? Check out the links below.

Sponsorship and gift-in-kind wishlist
Vendor information and application form
Pie baking contest

Special thanks to our sponsors!





Ed Herrington’s, Inc.

Burfeind & Sons Contracting LLC

The Vanderbilt House

L.D. Coon & Son, Inc 

Law Offices of Mitchell Khosrova
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