Harvest Festival

Open Date:

Sat, Oct 12, 2019

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Sat, Oct 12, 2019

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Freshly-picked apples from the historic Shaker orchards will be offered for sale along with free cider-pressing (of apples purchased here), homemade Shaker doughnuts, and much more! Chipman's Farm, neighbors to the Shakers since the 1790s, will have a bounty available for sale. Seasonal mums, other late-season "bloomers" and houseplants will be available from Donna's Greenhouse. . LIVE MUSIC ~ Bluegrass tunes by Albert Price and the Pseudonyms Free, traditional craft demonstrations include Shaker- style broom making by Kent Ruesswick, wool carding, spinning, knitting, and weaving by the RandR Spinners, rug hooking by Parris House Wool Works, blacksmithing by Tim Greene, weaving by Marjie Thompson, dovetail woodworking demonstration by Chris Becksvoort, wood-turning by Peter Asselyn, wood-carving by the Poland Woodcarvers, Native American artists and crafters including Lightning Hawk Creations, Wendy Hamilton, and Passamaquoddy Maple. Book signing by Don Perkins- Barns of Maine. Free wagon rides will be offered throughout the day and will take you up to the Shakers' Herb Gardens for a free tour. Free tours of the Shakers' barn will be given periodically by Brother Arnold Hadd. Free face painting for kids along with free gourd decorating! BBQ lunch plates available for sale, while supplies last. Bring the family! The Museum is open for tours as well as the Shaker Store and Museum Gift Shop.


707 Shaker Road

New Gloucester, ME

Additional Features:
Crafts, Designated Parking, Entertainment Children's, Food, Gate Admission, Music
Phone Number:
(207) 926-4597
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