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It’s harvest time! The world-famous Sharon Springs Harvest Festival is scheduled for September 17 & 18th. If you loved our previous Harvest Festivals, you’re going t0 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 the Chalybeate Park Pavillion with amazing presentations, demos & events scheduled throughout the day.

2. Etsy is back! We’ve been big fans of Etsy’s for many years. They’ve helped thousands of craftspersons earn a living doing what they love.

3. Special screenings of the critically acclaimed new documentary, Miss Sharon Jones! Directed by Academy Award winner Barbara Koppel. (featured in film festivals around the world this year and in Rolling Stone, the New York Times, on NPR). This documentary about soul singing superstar Sharon Jones, her personal battles, and the special roll Sharon Springs has played in her life (3:00 and 8:00pm on Saturday)

4. New this year! Mortgage Lifter Meatballs-on-a-Stick– along with all kinds of other great festival foods!

5. Country Inn & Suites will be handing out FREE SAMPLES of the White Water Collection by Beekman 1802 which can now be found in over 500 of their hotels around the country.

 

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For the third year in a row, we are partnering with Etsy to create the “Etsy Makers Village” right here in Sharon Springs!

 

 

Here’s the schedule of events as it currently stands. Check back often to find new additions & any schedule changes. For the most up-to-the minute updates, messages from vendors and visitors, follow along on Facebook by clicking here

 

FRIDAY 9/16

Harvest Feast at the American Hotel A 4 course dinner with Schoharie County Beverage Trail incorporating their spirits/beer/wine into the menu. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations.

 

SATURDAY 9/17

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

All Day – [Beekman 1802 Mercantile] Brent and Josh will be in the second floor showroom of the Mercantile all day signing copies of books, magazines, and whatever else you put in front of them

All Day– ETSY Maker’s Village and festival vendors

All Day – (while supplies last) The American Hotel will be serving fresh-from-the-Cape Lobstah Rolls and Clam Chowda on the lawn of the hotel

All Day- Spring House Spa will be giving chair massage in the yard ($1/minute!) and card readings throughout the day! Stop by for relaxation and insight.

All Day — tinsmith demonstrations of making tin icicles on the steps of the Cobbler & Co shop

10AM – Over 150 Vendors will open their booths scattered throughout the village.

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

High Noon! 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.)

12:30pm – Become an Official Sharon Springs Honorary Citizen. [Chalybeate Park Pavilion] 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.)

3:00PM- 4:30pm Miss Sharon Jones! screening [in the high school auditorium]. Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. Screening is fee but donations are welcomed to support the renovation of the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center on Main Street

1PM – 1:30pmHoney Tasting – Beekeeping and our Future [Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Beekman Honey Expert George Jersey shares fascinating facts about bees, and their impact on all of us.

2PM – Hard Cider Handbook [Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Local Hard Cider expert, Michael Guidice, shares the incredible history of hard cider in this region, and how it’s making a comeback.

4:00PM-7:00pm- Benefit Dinner at the Sharon Springs Firehouse (514 Route 20)– each year a delicious “D0ing It for Dodi” spaghetti dinner is hosted to raise funds to battle ALS. Community spirit at its finest

 

SATURDAY EVENING EVENTS:

Harvest Feast at the American Hotel – [American Hotel] A 4 course dinner with Schoharie County Beverage Trail incorporating their spirits/beer/wine into the menu. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations.

8:00PM- 9:30pm Miss Sharon Jones! screening [in the high school auditorium]. Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. Screening is fee but donations are welcomed to support the renovation of the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center on Main Street

 

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Local Dining

Thinking about your dinner plans? Check out our amazing local restaurants (be sure to call ahead for reservations): 204 Main Bar & Bistro, or Sharon Tavern.

 

SUNDAY 9/18

All Day – [Beekman 1802 Mercantile] Brent and Josh will be in the second floor showroom of the Mercantile all day signing copies of books, magazines, and whatever else you put in front of them

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

All Day– ETSY Maker’s Village and festival vendors [South Street]

All Day- (11:00-3:30) Spring House Spa will be giving chair massage in the yard ($1/minute!) and card readings throughout the day! Stop by for relaxation and insight.

All Day — tinsmith demonstrations of making tin icicles on the steps of the Cobbler & Co shop

11AM – Chainsaw Carving. [Behind the Beekman 1802 Mercantile – outside] Watch the incredible craftsman Mike Page as he carves a beautiful bear sculpture using nothing more than his chainsaw. (you can see one of his carvings in the Mercantile as part of our ‘Go Wild’ theme)

Noon – Become an Official Sharon Springs Honorary Citizen.[Chalybeate Park Pavilion] 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[Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Join us for a Native American blessing of the harvest

1 PM– Chicken Sausage Gumbo with Chef John Stevens[Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Learn how to make this classic cozy autumn/winter dish!

2PM – Chainsaw Carving. [Behind the Beekman 1802 Mercantile – outside] Watch the incredible craftsman Mike Page as he carves a beautiful bear sculpture using nothing more than his chainsaw.
SUNDAY EVENING EVENTS

Harvest Feast at the American Hotel – [American Hotel] A 4 course dinner with Schoharie County Beverage Trail incorporating their spirits/beer/wine into the menu. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations.

Other area attractions to visit during the weekend: Cooperstown Farmers Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Howe Caverns, Arkell Museum

 

ABOUT PARKING

All parking is free 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. While you wait for the shuttle at the school you’ll be able to get a free Beekman tattoo!

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.

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by Josh and Brent

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