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:
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.
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!
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!
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)
9:00–end of day
Help all of our vendors go home empty-handed! (Makes packing up so much easier!)
“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
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!