Adirondack Harvest Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017

For more information or to participate in the 2017 festival, contact Heidi at or Nancy at
Download the Vendor Application here.

 Harvest Festival 2017





What a great time we had last year! 

Below find pics and information from the 2016 Festival:


Talk about fun! 

Work up an appetite with a hike in the Lake Champlain Region, then celebrate the Adirondack harvest with music and locally produced food at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, N.Y. On Saturday, there are two pre-dinner options: Spend the day hiking or learn about life on the farm with an afternoon of demonstrations, a movie screening, and a Q & A with filmmaker Ben Stechschulte.

Download 2016 Harvest Schedule*                          Like & follow us for fun updates & pics 

Schedule for Saturday's Demonstrations & Events!

Check out our list of participants!

Where will you head first?

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

5 p.m. - Hikers arrive for Sunset and Harvest Moon Hike.

5:15 p.m. - Shuttle to Sunset and Harvest Moon Hike (Champlain Area Trails). Hike begins at 5:30 p.m. This is a 1.5- to 2-hour hike ending at the fairgrounds. The moon rises at 7:10 p.m.

6:15-8 p.m. - Papa Duke's BBQ.

7:30 - Music by Taylor Haskins + "Green Empire." Bring a lawn chair or blanket!


Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Schedule for Saturday's Demonstrations & Events!

10 a.m. - Hamlet-to-hamlet hike shuttle to Essex departs. This is a 4.5- to 7-hour hike, depending on ability, that ends at the fairgrounds.

11 a.m. - Vendors enter for set-up from lower road.

Noon -4 p.m.

  • Farmers market

  • Food trucks and music

  • Champlain Valley brewers and vinters
  • Farm demonstrations

    • Wine crush and press

    • Cheese making

    • Sausage making

    • Bee keeping

  • Exhibits in Floral Hall
  • "Small Farm Rising" screening in the eastern wing of Floral Hall

4 p.m. - Dubbs BBQ pig roast and music.

4 p.m. - Q & A with Ben Stechschulte, "Small Farm Rising" filmmaker.

4:30-5 p.m. - "Eat, Meet, and Be Merry" — an improvised farm celebration with Essex Farm's Mark Kimball. Tiny tastes of best product of season from regional farms.

5-6 p.m. - Mixer in Floral Hall, hosted by the Adirondack Farmers Coalition.

6 p.m. - Musical performance by Crackin' Foxy. Bring a lawn chair or blanket!

* Schedule subject to change



Harvest Festival documents

Download a pdf of the Harvest Festival vendor agreement here.

Download a pdf with the hike descriptions and pricing here.

Crackin' Foxy


Meet a few of the farmers





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