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This is our fifth annual Garden Party Festival in Sharon Springs–our little celebration of making it through another long, upstate Winter!

Check back right here up until the day of the event for the latest details.

 

One of the newest businesses in town is one of America’s oldest!  D Landreth Seed Company is the oldest seed house in America and the 4th oldest American corporation.  Earlier this year, they moved their headquarters to Sharon Springs and at this year’s Garden Party Festival, they’ll have everything you need to get your garden started

  • 5000 heirloom flower, vegetable and herb plants,
  • 400 heirloom, NON-GMO, open-pollinated seed varieties,
  • 150 different varieties of spring and summer flowering bulbs and tubers
  • including 70 different dahlia varieties.

 

Saturday

8:00am  

Tours begin of Beekman Farm.  For ticket information, click here 

9:00am-11:00am – Chalybeate Park

At this year’s Garden Party, we are getting down and dirty. Plant your roots in Sharon Springs!   Join us as we all come together to continue the renovation work on the village park which was flooded during Hurricane Irene. Guests will be able to plant a lilac in memory of a loved one and have the plant listed on the official park map.

10:00am

Start browsing over 100 vendors selling seeds, plants, crafts and food

11:30am – Chalybeate Park

Become an honorary citizen of Sharon Springs!  Mayor Doug Plummer will lead a “swearing in”  ceremony.  Line up to shake his hand and get your authentic certificate of citizenship

12:00-12:30 – Main Stage in Chalybeate Park

Container Gardening – Barb Melara, of D. Landreth Seed Company, gives tips and tricks for how to grow a successful and bountiful container garden. A must-hear for any small space gardener!

1-1:30 – Main Stage in Chalybeate Park

Josh & Brent Cooking Demo – Josh & Brent demo a recipe from their new “Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook” and take all your questions

2-2:30 – Main Stage in Chalybeate Park

Historic Route 20 – Brian Farr, President of the Historic Route 20 Association gives the fascinating history of the road through Sharon Springs, and how it went from a Native American Trail to “Americas Main Street” stretching from coast to coast.

 

3-3:30 – Main Stage in Chalybeate Park

Natural Beauty – Kendal McGillycuddy, of McGillycuddy’s Naturals, shares tips and secrets for natural skin care, using plants and other natural materials straight from your garden.

3:30

Historic Walking Tour – Our town historians will give a walking tour of historic Sharon Springs.  You’ll learn all of the local lore that made us fall in love with the place.  Tours start from the Chalybeate Temple in the park.   A $10 donation to the historical society is appreciated.

7:00pm

Festa Italiana—an Italian Spring feast at 204 Main Bistro.  For reservations call:  518.284.2540.  Click here for more information and to get a peak at the menu

UPDATE:  The Saturday night Festa has SOLD OUT.  204 Main is considering a Friday night offering if there is enough interest. If you are interested in the Friday night dinner, please call 518.284.2540

The new Beekman 1802 cookbook debuts at Garden Party Festival.  We'll be signing!
The new Beekman 1802 cookbook debuts at Garden Party Festival. We’ll be signing!

Sunday is for Shopping and Strolling

10:00am

Start browsing over 100 vendors selling seeds, plants, crafts and food

11:00am

Become an honorary citizen of Sharon Springs!  Mayor Doug Plummer will lead a “swearing in”  ceremony.  Line up to shake his hand and get your authentic certificate of citizenship!

3:00

Our town historians will give a walking tour of historic Sharon Springs.  You’ll learn all of the local lore that made us fall in love with the place.  Tours start from the Chalybeate Temple in the park.   A $10 donation to the historical society is appreciated.

Additional info:

 

Hours:

All vendors will be set up and ready to greet you by 10:00am and will be open for business until 5pm

Parking information: 

Parking is at the Sharon Springs Central School on the corner of State Route 10 and US 20 (just behind the Stewarts Station).  Shuttle buses will run on the half-hour throughout the day.  Additional parking available at Sunnycrest Orchard on US 20.  Shuttles are also available from this location. Street parking is discouraged on festival days for safety reasons

by Josh and Brent

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Denise Kochon

I remember passing by the farm as I was growing up and loving the scenery every time. Now I actually get to tour it. So excited for Saturday.

Thanks guys! xoxo

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Jane

Getting excited! We will see you soon! Can’t wait to see the farm for real and not from the road! We are going on the hot air balloon ride too! It is going to be awesome! Polka Spot…..here we come!

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Kathy Horth

We will be back as vendors this year, we were at the October show, I hope to see you guys checking out the different vendors if you’re not too busy. I know, I know, you guys are always busy.

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Ed,Heidi&Dr. Kaitlin McNamara DPT, CSCS

Just ordered our farm tickets for Sunday and really looking forward to coming back and our daughter’s first trip to the farm after all these years! See you guys at the store to get our books signed and to stock up and try out your new Lifter sauces.

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Nanette Gallagher

If I can’t make it for some reason, is Landreth going to be selling any more plants this spring anywhere in Sharon Springs? I KNOW I can’t make it on Saturday and am not sure about Sunday. Previous plans…..I REALLY want to get some great herbs and just a few vegetable plants.

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Sannebear

Yes, they need to do another swearing in ceremony on Sunday! We can’t get up there until then. This will be me and my daughter’s 3rd festival and my mum’s first 🙂

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Teri TIghe

there needs to be another citizenship swearing in on Sunday since I won’t be there until later Saturday. I think I might have earned my citizenship, I want it to be official. 🙂

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