Join us for the 24th Annual Hawthorne Valley Fall Festival celebration!
Sunday, October 7 ǀ 10 am to 4 pm ǀ Free Admission ǀ Rain or Shine
For 24 years, Hawthorne Valley has offered 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.
Special Event with Woody Tasch, Founder, Slow Money:
Location: Underneath the Gazebo outside the Farm Store
Join Woody for, “Local Food and Poetry: A Slow Money Discussion”
For the past decade, author Woody Tasch has been, through the slow money movement, promoting a new economic story—a story about bringing money back down to earth. His new book, SOIL: Notes Towards the Theory and Practice of Nurture Capital has been called “a Walden for the 21st century.” In this talk, Tasch will share passages from “Poetically Incorrect,” Part One of his new book, as well as passages from Nikos’ Kazantzakis’ Odyssey: A Modern Sequel and Tom Robbins’ Jitterbug Perfume, which inspired him. The talk will explore the role of myth in modern culture. This is an unusual opportunity to think poetically about the practical challenges and opportunities of the local food system. Thoreauvian fiduciary activism, anyone?
During his visit to the Hudson Valley, Woody Tasch will also be speaking at Basilica Hudson’s ‘Hope on the Hudson’ event the following evening, Monday, October 8th.
Schedule of Events
10 am-2 pm: Two Person Saw Contest
10:30 am: Bean Stomping
10:30 am-4 pm: School Open House – tours on the half hour (last tour at 3:30 pm)
10:30-11:30 am & 1:30-2:30 pm: Horse Rides
11 am, noon, and 1 pm: Puppet Show – ‘Peace Tales’ – world cultural stories celebrating friendship portrayed in silk marionette theater ($4)
11 am-1 pm: Circus Arts, Hawthorne Valley School Music Room
11 am-2 pm: Whittling with EARTH
11 am-2 pm: Kitchen Kaylie Band
2 pm: Author + Founder Slow Money, Woody Tasch: “Local Food and Poetry: A Slow Money Discussion”
2:45 pm: Book signing with Woody Tasch
3-4 pm: Aldo Lavaggi & Friends
All Day Activities
Children’s Activities and Pumpkin Carving
Zipline for Children
Hawthorne Valley Farmers Market
Hay Wagon Rides
Hay Maze + Jump
Vendors + Local Artisans
Get involved at the Festival:
Special Thanks to our 2018 Sponsors, Supporters, and Vendors!
Ed Herrington, Inc. ǀ Key Bank ǀ Claverack Pump ǀ First Fuel and Propane ǀ PKHB CPAs
RSF Social Finance ǀ Austin & Co ǀ Crawford & Associates Engineering and Surveying P.C.
Country Life Real Estate ǀ Greenbush Tape & Label Inc. ǀ Lotus Energy ǀ Paragon Roofing ǀ ProPrinters
SunCommon ǀ Whitbeck Benedict & Smith LLP
Crafts and Gifts
Fairie Fyne Face Paint & Henna ǀ Flowering Heart Homestead
Free Range Seamstress ǀ Galleria Cecilia ǀ Karhu Moon ǀ MVB Printmaker ǀ Peglets
Root & Tuber Works Beeswax Candles ǀ Salsita ǀ Sheep Skins and More
Silent Forest Mobiles ǀ Stone Corner ǀ Sweet Roots Gardens
Wee Things Fiber Arts ǀ Wild Thyme Essentials ǀ Women in Hebron ǀ Woodturnig
Alima West African Cuisine ǀ Culture Cream ǀ Farm Store Hot Dog Stand
Maple Leaf Sugaring ǀ Oliva Provisions (pesto) ǀ Yummy Kitchen
Biodynamic Association ǀ Citizen’s Climate Education
Farmscape Ecology Program ǀ SunCommon ǀ Voter Registration