Fall Festival


Join us for the Annual Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival celebration!

Sunday, October 13 ǀ 10 am to 4 pm ǀ Free Admission ǀ Rain or Shine

We are proud to partner with Zero to Go to make this a zero waste event!

Every autumn, Hawthorne Valley offers the Fall Festival as a free public event to thank our donors, customers, volunteers, community members, and local vendors for their support and partnership. The Festival is the perfect opportunity to get to know Hawthorne Valley’s diverse initiatives and experience the beauty of autumn in Columbia County. Over the years, the Festival has grown into a seasonal favorite with over 3,000 people attending from the Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond.

The Fall Festival features many local artisans and vendors, live music, local food, children’s crafts and activities, hay rides, cider pressing, horse rides, pumpkin decorating, a school open house and more!

New this year:


Full Schedule:

10-11 am
Aldo Lavaggi & Friends
Random Harvest music stage

10 am-2 pm
Two Person Saw Contest
Children’s Play Yard

10:30 am Forest Therapy Walk
with Eric Krawczyk sign up at info tent

10:30 am-4 pm
All School Open House (M)
Tours every half hour (last tour 3:30 pm) + Student work on display

10:30 am-4 pm
demonstrations at 11:30 am + 2:30 pm
Silent Wings Birds of Prey (O)
in front of main school bldg – parking lot side

10:30-11:30 am & 1:30-2:30 pm
Horse Rides

11 am Pie Baking Contest (drop off)
VSP Kitchen

11 am Magical Puppet Tree presents
‘Rock Spring Wonder’ School Hall
A Rudolf Steiner fairytale in silk marionette and colored light theater ($4) Ages 7 and up

11 am-1 pm ‘Summer Cow’ farm life meditation
HVS eurythmy room (2nd flr)
At noon, Jill Jakimetz of Hawthorne Valley’s Institute for Mindful Agriculture will talk about the farm life meditations project

11 am-2 pm
Whittling with EARTH
Children’s Play Yard

11:30 am Pie Contest Judging
featuring Celebrity Judges
in front of VSP Dining Hall

noon-3 pm Kitchen Kaylie Band
Farm Store Pavilion

11:30 am-12:15 pm The Ronen Family (J) random harvest music stage

12:15-1 pm The Loshak Family
Random Harvest music stage

12:30 pm Pie Contest Winners Announced featuring Celebrity Judges
farm store pavilion

1 + 2 pm HVS Early Childhood Faculty Presents ‘The Queen Bee’
Morningstar Kindergarten
A Grimm’s fairytale in marionette theater ($4)

2:30 pm Cow Parade

2:45-4 pm Strawberry Hill Fiddlers
Random Harvest music stage

3 pm Early Childhood Celebration – kindergarten yard


Cider Press
Children’s Activities + Pumpkin Carving
‘Summer Cow Meditation
Art Show: “Divine Bovines” cow portraits by Jess Brobst (aka Farmer Jess)
Hay Wagon Rides
Hay Maze + Jump
Labyrinth Walk
Vendors + Local Artisans (see list below)



Crimson Leaf Alpaca
Flowering Heart Homestead
Free Range Seamstress
Galleria Cecelia
Haydenville Broomworks
Karhu Moon
Martin Silvan, Honey & Such
MVB Printmaker
Stitch Farm Shop
Turose Craft & Gift Shop
Twin Farms Jewelry
Stone Corner
Wee Things Fiber Arts

Alkion Center for Adult Education
Biodynamic Association
Census 2020
Citizen’s Climate Education
Farmscape Ecology Program
Place Corps
Rolling Grocer 19
Voter Registration

Food Artisans
Alima Cuisine
Fortunes Ice Cream
Justamere Tree Farm
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Old Friends Farm
Papa’s Best Batch
Yummy Kitchen

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Special thanks to our Sponsors!


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