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Event Details
Date & Time
Saturday, September 22
9AM-5PM

Cost
Member Adult: $5;
Member Child: $3;
Nonmember Adult: $10;
Nonmember Child: $6;
Kids under 12 Free

Contact Information
413.200.7262
acaluori@thetrustees.org

MapLocation
William Cullen Bryant Homestead
Cummington, MA

Directions to William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Category
Family Fun, Farms & Food

Homestead Harvest Festival

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Join us for a fun celebration of local agriculture for all ages in the hilltowns!  Keeping in mind Bryant's love of orchards, gardening and mindful living on the land, the day's schedule is set to include homesteading demonstrations and talks on topics such as canning, cider pressing, cheesemaking, timber framing as well as a local cheese tasting, craft & food vendors and a pop-up farmer's market! There will be kids' craft activities, guided walks of the Rivulet & Sugarbush Trails as well as house & barn tours. 

 

 Schedule

Note we're still adding more fun activities and demonstrations - so keep checking back for more details as we get closer!

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES 10AM-3:30PM

  • 19th century games & parlor games outside and in the house.
  • Historic outdoor cooking demonstration on the lawn.
  • Kids’ craft projects in the visitor center.
  • Meet the farm animals.
  • House Tours.
  • Barn Tours.
  • Self-guided Rivulet Trail hikes.
  • Food vendors.
  • Craft/Artisan/Farm vendors.
  • Music.

TRACTOR RIDES 10AM, 11AM and 12PM

HOMESTEADING TALKS & DEMONSTRATIONS 11AM-4PM

  • Ice Industry & Food Preservation with Dennis Picard
  • At-Home Cheesemaking & Cheesemaking in the 19th century
  • At-Home Beekeeping
  • Draft Horse Farming Demonstration with Sawyer Farm
  • At-Home Cider Making
  • Historic Spinning & Fiber demonstration

CHEESE & CIDER TASTING 4-5PM

  • Come taste different local cheeses and ciders that reflect the New England landscape and history.

BEER GARDEN ON THE PORCH 5-8PM

  • Enjoy a beer from The People’s Pint on the porch of the Homestead while listening to local music and spending time with friends.
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