Two years ago, we worked with other villagers in Sharon Springs to plan our first Harvest Festival.   Schoharie County was once known as “the breadbasket of the American Revolution” and supposedly has some of the most fertile soil of anywhere in the world.  We wanted to honor that heritage but also try to acknowledge to all of the members of our community how fortunate we are to have some many great farms and farm families surrounding us.  It’s easy to overlook the treasures you have in your own backyard.

The first festival drew around 500 people.  For the second festival over 5000 people showed up.

This year’s festival will be held on Sept 24 and 25.  For more information as the event draws closer, sign up for our email newsletter by clicking here.

The 2011 Harvest Festival also spawned another tradition–a Garden Party Festival each Spring to celebrate the planting.  If you have nothing else planned for Memorial Day Weekend, come visit us in Sharon Springs and get your hands dirty.

If you would like to be a vendor at either festival please send your contact information and your product or idea to [email protected]


by Josh and Brent

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Rymn Parsons

For folks who still REALLY want to experience Beekman Farm at this year's Harvest Festival, I have two tickets to the 12:30 p.m. tour on Sunday, September 25, that I'm auctioning for the benefit of Schoharie County Community Action's flood recovery efforts. Check out my September 12 post on the Beekman 1802 Boys Facebook page. This opportunity is officially fabulous times three – make a much needed charitable contribution, see beautiful Beekman Farm, and then savor the experience over a glass of wine or beer at the American Hotel!

Holly Smith

Are there tickets still available for the Harvest Festival? Love the show. My uncle had a dairy farm up your way forever, and I spent many good times there. Would enjoy a trip back. What's ujp for Christmas Eve?

Dr. Brent

Hi, Holly. The Festival in the village is free. The tours of the farm are sold out, but we have added a Harvest Hop on Saturday night and there are a few tickets still available for that at this point

David Root

Hi Josh and Brent-

We were fortunate enough to be able to meet you both at the Garden Part Festival this year and look forward to another fun-filled time in Sharon Springs for the Harvest Festival. Since we missed out on the tour last time, I was able to get tix for Saturday 9/24 and we're both excited to see the farm and all of the wonderful things you guys have done.

Anybody planning on visiting Sharon Springs- don't hesitate and make your plans now for the Harvest Festival!

Dave and Mitch

Melinda Cole

Josh & Brent,

It was such a pleasure meeting you in Georgetown at the booksigning. My daughter and her friend Christina both have their birthdays in September and wanted to celebrate by attending the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival. I would like to surprise them with a visit to the farm to see the goats, polka spot, farmer John and of course you and Josh. If you are planning an outside luncheon party or any other function please let me know ASAP so I can purchase tickets or make arrangements to come there during the festival weekend. We are from Richmond VA and plan to Fly in on Friday and leave on Monday.

Please let me know if you think this is possible.

Sincerely, Melinda

Dr. Brent

Hi, Melinda

The Harvest Fest is Sept 24 and 25. We'll announce the tickets for the tours in an email newsletter soon. Act fast as soon as you see them posted. There's limited space


Brent and Josh, will there be a third season of Beakman Boys. Also the family loves the Summer soap and will be getting more.