Adirondack Harvest Festival

The Adirondack Harvest Festival features an afternoon event with live demonstrations, a huge farmers' market, food and beverage vendors, children's activities, live music and more.  Event is held at the Essex County Fairgrounds with free admission. 

Saturday, September 21

10:00 am: HARVEST FEST HIKE with Champlain Area Trails (CATS) (1 1/2 to 2 hours). Begins and ends at the Essex County Fairgrounds. Meet at the Fairground’s main entrance and hike Viall’s Crossing Trail (5 miles). $10/per person, kids under 18 free.

12:00 pm on: Celebrate the Champlain Valley Harvest!

  • ~Shop the season’s best ever FARMERS’ MARKET with over 30 regional agricultural vendors displaying the valley’s harvest (12 to 4 pm)
  • ~FOOD TRUCKS: Tasty snacks made with local ingredients: Papa Duke’s BBQLomelis Mexican FoodFull Cord Pizza; & Farmers Cone Creamery
  • ~MUSIC: Ploughman’s Lunch; William Lee Ellis & Steve Feinbloom duo; DJ Sam
  • ~BREWERS & VINTNERS: Ausable Brewing Co.Livingood’s BreweryHid-In-Pines Vineyard
  • ~TALKS: Conservation & Farming; Local Brewing; Pollinators; Beekeeping
  • ~DEMONSTRATIONS: Flax Processing & Spinning; Cider Press; Draft Horses
  • ~ACTIVITIES: Draft Horse Brushing; Container Gardening Contest; Draft Horse Wagon Rides; Straw Bale Toss Contest
  • ~WORKSHOPS (small fee, includes take-home items): Shiitake Log Cultivation; Herbal Tea Blending
  • ~KIDS’ ACTIVITIES (small fee for some): Pony Rides, Face Painting; Goat Petting; Beet Print Making & Art Show; Mr. ‘Bagahead; Seed Collages; Sack Races and other contests.

Music & beer tent continue to 6:00 pm

After-Party next door at Ledge Hill Brewing Co. with more of Lomelis Mexican Food! 6700 Main St., Westport (west end of the Fairgrounds near the RR tracks)