Save the date for the 5th annual, 2020 Adirondack Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 19th at the Essex County Fairgrounds!
Although the future is uncertain concerning gatherings, we will continue planning for this event and connecting you with Adirondack farms, food, flower, fiber and forestry businesses along the way. Follow us on facebook and instagram to stay tuned!
Check out last year’s festival below!
Don’t miss the fourth annual Adirondack Harvest Festival on the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport, NY. The 2019 Festival features a long table dinner, guided hike, live music, local breweries, sweet and savory food, lots of local farms, demonstrations, workshops, kids’ activities, antique tractor display and more! Come spend the afternoon with your family and friends and celebrate the very best harvest the Champlain Valley has to offer. If coming from New England we are a quick 15 minute trip from the Essex, NY ferry dock. Admission and parking are free. This event will be held rain or shine. Scroll down to see details and photos…AH-Fest-map-and-schedule.3
Festival Map & Schedule! Download your printable copy to bring along. Find details about speakers, presenters and workshops below in the “What’s Happening?” section!
Two days of farms, food & lots of fun!
Friday, September 20, 6:00 pm
Adirondack Harvest LONG TABLE DINNER at Floral Hall on the Essex County Fairgrounds. Hosted by DaCy Meadow Farm and featuring Paul Smith’s College Chef Kevin McCarthy and his students, guests will enjoy a five course meal using local ingredients sourced from area farms. $80/person. To RSVP, email DaCy Meadow Farm by emailing email@example.com or call them at 518-962-8339. DaCy Meadow is generously donating 15% of the proceeds back to Adirondack Harvest.
~Watermelon gazpacho with pickled vegetables, goat feta and mint
~Chilled ADK noodle bundle, salad of soft herbs and romesco sauce
~Roasted chicken breast, braised chicken leg and fall squash ragout, cider-rosemary emulsion
~Grilled loin of beef with charred ratatouille and chimichurri sauce
~Caramel poached pear with apple purée and maple cream
Saturday, September 21
10:00 am: HARVEST FEST HIKE with Champlain Area Trails (CATS) (1 1/2 to 2 hours). Begins and ends at the Essex County Fairgrounds. Meet at the Fairground’s main entrance and hike Viall’s Crossing Trail (5 miles). $10/per person, kids under 18 free.
12:00 pm on: Celebrate the Champlain Valley Harvest!
- Shop the season’s best ever FARMERS’ MARKET with over 30 regional agricultural vendors displaying the valley’s harvest (12 to 4 pm)
- FOOD TRUCKS: Tasty snacks made with local ingredients: Papa Duke’s BBQ; Lomelis Mexican Food; Full Cord Pizza; Farmers Cone Creamery
- MUSIC: Ploughman’s Lunch; William Lee Ellis & Steve Feinbloom duo; DJ Sam
- BREWERS & VINTNERS: Ausable Brewing Co.; Livingood’s Brewery; Hid-In-Pines Vineyard
- TALKS: Conservation & Farming with Holly Rippon-Butler of the Young Farmers’ Coalition; Beekeeping with Tim McGarry of Boquet Valley Farm; Pollinators with Brittany Christenson of ADK Action; and Local Brewing Forum with Matt Brankman of Ledge Hill Brewing Co. and Matt Ray of Livingood’s Restaurant and Brewery
- DEMONSTRATIONS: Flax Processing & Spinning with Mary Heald of Sylvanbrook Spinnery; Cider Pressing with Jori Wekin of Hub on the Hill; and Draft Horse Logging with Chad Vogel at Reber Rock Farm Lumber and Flooring
- ACTIVITIES: Draft Horse Brushing; Draft Horse Wagon Rides
- WORKSHOPS (small fee, includes take-home items): Herbal Tea Blending with Christine O’Loughlin of Heron’s Hollow; and Shiitake Log Cultivation with Carly Summers of CCE Essex
- CONTESTS (Prizes included!) Container Gardening Contest with Essex County Master Gardener Volunteers; Straw Bale Toss Contest; Hula Hoop Contest (bring your own hula hoop!)
- KIDS’ ACTIVITIES (small fee for some): Pony Rides, Face Painting; Goat Petting; Beet Print Making & Art Show; Mr. ‘Bagahead; Seed Collages; Sack Races and other contests.
- ANTIQUE TRACTOR DISPLAY
- INDUSTRIAL HEMP EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCT DISPLAY with Bessette Family Farms
2019 Participants (updated daily!)
Adirondack Cuisine Trail Network
Adirondack Land Trust
Adirondack Llama Treks and Textiles
Asgaard Farm & Dairy
Ausable Brewing Co.
Bert’s Jams & Jellies
Bessette Family Farms
Boquet Valley Farm & Apiaries
Brandy Brook Maple Farm
CCE Master Gardener Volunteers
Champlain Area Trails (CATS)
Circle C Farm
Coon Mountain Maple
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Corveaux Horsemanship at Rookery Ranch
Country Dreams Farm
Crown Point Bread Company
Crown Point Farm & Dairy
Decker’s Flats Greenhouse
DaCy Meadow Farm
Essex County 4-H
Essex County Public Health
Essex County Soil & Water
Essex Farm Institute/Adk Council
Farmers Cone Creamery
Full Cord Pizza
The Hub on the Hill
Juniper Hill Farm
King’s Garden at Fort Ti
Lake Champlain Basin Program
Ledge Hill Brewing
Little Hills Farm
Lomeli’s Mexican Food
Mossbrook Roots Flower Farm
Murray’s Fools Distilling Co.
National Young Farmers’ Coalition
Old Mountain Coffee Co.
Papa Duke’s BBQ
Parker Family Maple Farm
Pete & Amy – Stilt Walkers
Reber Rock Farm
Saranac Mountain Hearth
Seed to Table
Spring Hill Farm
Triple Green Jade Farm
The Whallonsburg Grange
Wild Work Farm
William Lee Ellis & Steve Feinbloom
Willow Wood Farm
Windmill Point Country Store
Interested in being a vendor? Click here for the 2019 vendor application. Please note that we only accept vendors who are growing, harvesting, or processing/creating using locally sourced Adirondack products. Vending space is free, but is currently very limited. First come, first served.
This event would not be possible
without the support of our generous sponsors:
- Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Essex County
- International Paper
- Cloudsplitter Foundation
- Stewart’s Shops
- Champlain National Bank
- Yankee Farm Credit
- North Country Public Radio
- Cornell Small Farms Program
- Chazy Westport Communications
- Adirondacks, USA