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It’s Harvest Time again! The world-famous Sharon Springs Harvest Festival is scheduled for September 20 & 21st. If you loved our previous Harvest Festivals, you’re going really be excited about the new things we have in store this year. Two big new developments:

1. A Main Stage will be set up under our brand new Chalybeate Park Pavillion. We have amazing presentations, demos & events scheduled all day and evening, on Saturday and Sunday. (See schedule below.)

2.We have our first official Festival cosponsor: Etsy!  We’ve been big fans of Etsy’s for many years. They’ve helped thousands of craftspersons earn a living doing what they love. etsy2
And now Etsy is officially coming to the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival. In addition to helping us finish our new Chalybeate Park Pavillion, Etsy will be setting up an “Etsy Makers Village.” (Read more below.)

Here’s the schedule of events as it currently stands. Check back often to find new additions & any schedule changes.

Saturday 9/20

All Day – Beekman 1802 Farm Tours. Click here for tickets.

All Day – Childrens’ petting zoo, pumpkin painting and more kid fun.

7am-12pm-  French Toast Breakfast at the Firehouse

10AM – Over 100 Vendors will open their booths scattered throughout the village.

10AM – “Etsy’s Makers Village” opens. (South Street) Etsy takes over one of the streets in town to highlight the wares of some of their very best regional craftspersons.

11AM – Design Presentation by Chris Hazard.  (Main Stage) Join Chris Hazard, star of Roger That! for a dynamic presentation of amazing home design ideas and tips.

Noon – Become an Official Sharon Springs Honorary Citizen.  (Main Stage) Show up to take the Oath of Honorary Citizenship, (and get spritzed by Mayor Doug,) to become an official, card-carrying, honorary Sharon Springs Citizen. (Super Secret ID Card included.)

12:30-1:30pm – Crafting Panel (Main Stage) Join some of Etsy’s most talented craftspersons to learn some fabulous new crafting tips and techniques.

1pm – Musicans Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle (Outside Heritage Living Store.) Lively acoustic Folk favorites.

1:30PM – Tractor Parade! (Main Street) Line up to celebrate our farmers as they parade their new and antique models down Main Street (from Sharon Springs School to Sunnycrest Orchards.)

2PM – Italian Harvest Cooking with Rose Marie Trapani. (Main Stage) Sharon Spring’s most famous cook demonstrates how to make a no-cook Trapanese pesto, using late-season garden produce.

3PM – Singer Gabby Gordon – (Main Stage) Danish American Pop/Soul Singer/songwriter from Los Angeles who has performed on countless stages in the U.S. 

3:45PM – WALKING TOUR of SHARON SPRINGS.  Join Joshua Stillwell for a walking tour of the architecture and stories of Main Street.  Meet at the Main stage directly after the musical performance.  The tour ends with a complimentary tea at Edgefield B & B

4PM – Band: 5 Pounds of Potatoes. (Main Stage) Sharon Springs homegrown rock band, 5 Pounds of Potatoes, plays rock and roll hits.

4:30PM-Roseboro Renovation Project Kick-off Celebration – meet at the old Roseboro Hotel on Main Street for a champagne toast

5PM – 7PM – Etsy Vendor Appreciation. (Chalybeate Park & Main Stage) Etsy-sponsored snacks for all Festival Vendors, plus a fantastic informal presentation of how to  leverage Etsy to earn even more money from your passions. Note: Only Registered Harvest Festival Vendors are invited for snacks, but everyone is welcome for the presentation.

7PM – 9PM – Free Harvest Hop. (Main Stage) Dance the night away with DJ Hot Pocket and Ommegang Beer.

Thinking about your dinner plans? Check out our amazing local restaurants (be sure to call ahead for reservations): The American Hotel Restaurant, 204 Main Bar & Bistro, or Sharon Tavern. Or join the spaghetti fundraising dinner at the Sharon Springs Firehouse to benefit “Doing it for Dodi” ALS research.

Sunday 9/21

All Day – Beekman 1802 Farm Tours. Click here for tickets.

All Day–ETSY Village and festival vendors

10AM – Heirloom Vegetable Cooking with Josh & Brent. (Main Stage) Josh and Brent share and demonstrate some of their recipes from their newest cookbook.

11AM – Italian Harvest Cooking II with Rose Marie Trapani. (Main Stage) Sharon Spring’s most famous cook shares ideas on one-dish dinners using up the season’s garden harvest.

Noon – Become an Official Sharon Springs Honorary Citizen.  (Main Stage) Show up to take the Oath of Honorary Citizenship, (and get spritzed by Mayor Doug,) to become an official, card-carrying, honorary Sharon Springs Citizen. (Super Secret ID Card included.)

12:30PM- Mohawk Thanksgiving Prayer– (Main Stage)– join us for a Native American blessing of the harvest

2PM – Barns of New York.  (Main Stage) Presentation & Book Signing.

3PM – Sharon Springs – 500 Years in 30 Minutes. (Main Stage) Acclaimed author Carl Waldman shares stories from his book “The Sharon Springs Timeline.” The history of our little village is as fascinating as it is important to the birth of America. Book sale and signing to follow.


Other area events to visit during the weekend:

Cooperstown Farmers Museum: “Step Back in Time Weekend – Quilts & Quilting.” 

Schoharie Quilt Barn Trail: “The Airing of the Quilts” Tour

Fall Antiques Show in Schoharie (100 dealers!)–143 Depot Lane Center, Off Route 30



All parking is either at the Sharon Springs Central School (signs will be posted) on the corner of US 20 and State Route 10, or at Sunnycrest Orchards (7869 State Route 10, 1 mile north of Sharon Springs Center.) 

There are free shuttles that run between the village and the school throughout the day.  Signs will be posted throughout the village with the locations of pick up and drop off points.

If you have purchased tickets for the Beekman 1802 Farm Tour, please park at the School or Sunnycrest Orchards, take the shuttle bus into town, and then board the special Beekman 1802 Farm Tour Shuttle Bus that stops in front of the Beekman 1802 Mercantile. 

by Josh and Brent

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Kathy Greeley

Hi Harvest Festival!! I am Kathy Greeley, I would like to be put on an e-mail or snail mail list for an application for next years Fall Harvest Fest. I am “earcuffgirl.com”, I also sell on ETSY. I heard nothing but wonderful comments form several CNY blogs which I am a part of . Network! A place for crafters & Rochester Artisans


Is there a list of the Etsy vendors that are at the festival? I would like to look online at some of their products.


Apparently you only allow positive comments and remove the ones that are not complimentary? I see my comment has been removed, even though it was not at all nasty. BTW you act as if this is your harvest festival, when in fact, It’s not, The people of Sharon springs have been running it just fine, before the two of you had tried to take it over.


Well, you can thank the fabulous Beekman Boys for really putting Sharon Springs on the map…before I really had no idea what S.S. had to offer…and now I love it, all because these boys introduced me. So you can thank them, for the obvious increase in revenue each year…they have really revived this town.


Are you serious? Etsy? They have many vendors on there, selling things from other countries and have never made a craft in their lives. They also rip off big name companies like disney. Thanks for the heads up I know plenty of people who won’t go, just because they are there.

Bruce Neefe and Paul Cataldo

We have many things that were given to us for our wedding from the Mercantile. There was a wonderful note in the cookbook to us that we thought was wonderful. We may bring it to have it signed again. We look forward to visiting for the day and to cheer Chris on, become town members, tour the farm and fly a kite. We’re hoping to have a nice honey moon dinner at the American and then drive back to Boston. We’re so excited to be coming! Its going to be a wonderful experience. Thank you again for everything your doing and arranging!


HI can’t wait. Are vendors only going to be there Sat? what are the days and hours of the Vendors?


Can’t wait! I’m super excited to see what Chris and Roger will present to us as well. Love the idea of the stage in the Park!


It’s amazing what you guys have been able to accomplish for the village of Sharon Springs. Keep up the great work!