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4th Annual Garden Party Festival—June 1 & 2, 2013

 

In addition to the wonderful merchants throughout Sharon Springs, join over 100 local craftspeople, artists, farmers and food purveyors from all over the Mohawk Valley and greater New York State, here’s a list of other events during the weekend to help you plan your trip:

 

Weekend-long events:

 

Become a part of our roots. If you’ve already been digging and separating in your own garden, bring your remnants and be a part of our perennial plant exchange. Take a piece of Sharon Springs home with you! FREE

Take a Walk on the Wild Side of Sharon Spring’s history with a guided walking tour of the historic buildings of the village and an afternoon English-style tea at Edgefield House. Space is limited. Click here to reserve your tickets.  Proceeds from the event go toward the ongoing restoration of the village’s Chalybeate Park

Get your garden started!  Seeds, seedlings, and plants available for purchase from the Landis Arboretum, D. Landreth Seed Company, and the horticultural program from SUNY Cobleskill.

Strokes of genius!  Watch world-renowned trompe l’oeil artists Peter Cozzolino and Marguerite MacFarlane as they transform one of the structures in the village park into a beautiful piece of public art.  Make a $5 donation to the park fund and you can add your own stroke to this symbol of Sharon Spring’s revitalization.

GRAND OPENING!  Help us celebrate the completion of the flagship Beekman 1802 Mercantile in its new location on Main Street.

 

 

ON SATURDAY

 

 7:00am – 11:00am French toast and Firemen

You can’t get the most out of your day in Sharon Springs without a good breakfast. Stop in at the town firehouse and get fortified!

 

11:00am-

Please join us in the village park on Main Street as we celebrate a ribbon-cutting marking the restoration of the Chalybeate Temple–the first step in the restoration of the park.  Watch the park improve every year when you return to the festival!

 

1:00pm 

Learn “All About Organic Fair Trade Dark Chocolate”- What are the health benefits of eating dark chocolate? What does “fair trade” really mean? Samples will be passed and upcoming classes offered by Leslie Berliant, chocolatier and creator of Le Marais Chocolat. Join her at the Spring House Spa. Seating is limited, so please arrive promptly to secure your spot. FREE

 

4:00pm  mini-concert by the Glimmerglass Festival

Enjoy a preview of this year’s Glimmerglass Festival as performers take to the porch of the old Roseboro Hotel on S. Main Street to sing selections from the upcoming season. Saturday at 4:00pm. FREE

 

6:00pm  NEW!!  The Feast of Forage

204 Main Bistro will host a special dinner comprised of ingredients foraged from the fields around Sharon Springs.  Each course will be accompanied by mini-lectures on what you are about to eat.  Click here to learn more and make reservations (NOTE: seating is limited for this event)

 

ON SUNDAY

 

9:00–end of day

Help all of our vendors go home empty-handed! (Makes packing up so much easier!)

 

Noon  

 “Drink To Your Health and Herbal First Aid”- Learn the health benefits of incorporating herbs into your lifestyle. A variety of herbal teas will be passed and upcoming classes offered by Betty Pillsbury, herbalist, teacher and founder of Green Spiral Herbs, an educational herb farm in Middleburgh, NY. Join her at the Spring House Spa. Seating is limited, so please arrive promptly to secure your spot. FREE

 

NOTES:

For more information about lodging, restaurants and attractions in neighboring towns and villages, OR if you would like to apply to be a vendor at the festival, visit enjoysharonsprings.com

If you have purchased tickets for the Beekman Farm tour, a shuttle bus will be running on the half-hour to and from the farm. You can pick up this shuttle from the school.  If you are in the village at the festival, take the shuttle to the school and then transfer to the farm shuttle

PARKING:  all guests should follow the parking signs for parking at the Sharon Springs Central School.  A shuttle bus will run on the half-hour.

 

CHECK BACK HERE UNTIL THE WEEKEND OF THE FESTIVAL FOR UPDATES!

 

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  • By: Bernadine Lott

    Strokes of genius! Watch world-renowned trompe l’oeil artists Peter Cozzolino and Marguerite MacFarlane as they transform one of the structures in the village park into a beautiful piece of public art. Make a $5 donation to the park fund and you can add your own stroke to this symbol of Sharon Spring’s revitalization.

  • By: Ramon O. Griffin

    Strokes of genius! Watch world-renowned trompe l’oeil artists Peter Cozzolino and Marguerite MacFarlane as they transform one of the structures in the village park into a beautiful piece of public art. Make a $5 donation to the park fund and you can add your own stroke to this symbol of Sharon Spring’s revitalization.

  • By: Bunny Wardlaw

    Hello Brent and Josh! What a fantastic time we had at the Garden Party. The tour was great and spending additional time in Sharon Springs was so much fun. Thanks Brent for suggesting we eat at the American – Doug and Garth made us feel like we had been coming for years and dinner was event all by itself. Best regards to Jackie and Dave Purcell who made some special time for us. Just finished reading Josh’s book (made me cry at the end) and it was fabulous. Love you guys – Ben and Bunny Wardlaw, Hilton Head, SC

  • By: alison Perry

    Dear guys, I was visiting my parents in Buel until Saturday morning and drove by (went to the carshow at the tastifreeze Friday night) and I was the one who pulled over and yelled I love you guys..never got to stop by your shop but hopefully next year when I come up from Dallas..I spread your word as I LOVE your products but havent got a chance to get them yet….please email me anytime at perryA2@nmac.com….if you have any events in Dallas or up in Sharon that my elderly parents can come too..my nephew David owns the dutch weave barn along 20 and I cried for a day leaving back to the hustle of dallas…I miss my childhood home….so bad…what a great place…recorded the birds and listen to it all day…thank you for getting our beautiful life out there for all to enjoy…truly a heaven place…Alison (Walton) Perry…

    • By: margaret thall

      I’ve ordered a lot from them & everything is so good ! sent as birthday presents /christmas & just in general to all my neices & nephews all over the U.S./ you cant go wrong if you order from them. I visited them harvest weekend 2 yrs ago Sharon S prings is amazing ! love what they have done for the whole area !!

  • By: Jenny

    It was a pleasure to meet you today. Thanks for taking the time to chat. My son Ryan was thrilled to meet you after following you on the Amazing Race, and to surprised to find that “famous people can be really nice too!”

  • By: deb

    how much are the tickets for the farm tour?

    • By: Dr. Brent

      Hi, Deb. The farm tours are sold out. We’ll post info about the Harvest Festival (Sept 21 and 22) farm tours later this summer

  • By: Alan

    We attended the Garden Party Festival in Sharon Springs today. Visited the Beekman Mansion at 2:30. Wow! What a warm welcoming place you have! I didn’t want to leave. We did something today I’d dreamed of doing ever since I became a FBB fan several years ago. We sat under a weeping willow tree on the far side of the pond and just soaked up the view of the lovely property, gardens, and that impressive house. Thank you, Josh and Brent for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful 60+ acres of heaven for a few hours. It ain’t Martha Stewart… But it’s good enough for me! Guys, never take your surroundings for granted. It’s WONDERFUL!
    Farmer John was great today, by the way. Very friendly and he even allowed us to photograph his loveable goats inside the barn. We saw Polka-Spot the llama too! The little diva was lounging around and didn’t seem to be working very hard(What a shock!!). Josh’s father(and Josh’s new little puppy) thanked us for visiting the Beekman as we sadly boarded the shuttle bus to leave. Just a perfect day! We are staying in a local motel tonight and will visit the vendors again on Main Street tomorrow. We somehow missed the fabulous Ridge/Kilmer-Purcell dynamic duo today, but we’ll see you both tomorrow… I hope. Thanks for a fun weekend. Alan

    • By: Dr. Brent

      thanks for being a part of our community. see you tomorrow at the Mercantile

  • By: Debb

    Are all ticket holders to the farm tour suppose to park at the school or behind Beekmans new store?

  • By: Sandy S.

    So so jealous that I won’t be there. But I’m not missing the Fall Fest!

  • By: Vitta Fernandez

    I am so excited! My booth is all reserved and I am still making product for the show! Can’t wait to finally get to Sharon Springs!

  • By: Bob

    We have tickets for Saturday at 4pm. I recall seeing on your site that the emailed receipt acts as your tickets to the tour, is this correct?

  • By: Donna

    Do we need boots for the farm tour?? If so I need to buy some….

  • By: Marie

    I’m packed already! Winter clothes – check. Summer clothes – check. Muck boots for model walking and visiting goats – check! Can’t wait! This is my first!

    • By: Dr. Brent

      The shuttle bus picks people up at the school and takes them down into the village and to the farm tour

  • By: Suzanne Koba

    We are so looking forward to being with all of you again. We so need a nice break from our chores here at home.

  • By: Dorothy Hayes

    The event sounds like great fun. Wish we could attend both. Will see you at the Harvest Festival in September.

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