- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
Friday, September 15 - Saturday, September 16, 2017
For more information or to participate in the 2017 festival, contact Heidi at Heidi@adkharvestfest.com or Nancy at Nancy@adkharvestfest.com.
What a great time we had last year!
Below find pics and information from the 2016 Festival:
Two days, lots of 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 theday hiking or learn about life on the farm with an afternoon of demonstrations, a movie screening, and a Q & A with filmmaker Ben Stechschulte.
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
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.
Food trucks and music
- Champlain Valley brewers and vinters
Wine crush and press
- 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.
Meet a few of the farmers