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Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct 12, 2019 at 10:00am

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
707 Shaker Road
New Gloucester, ME 04260


Join Shaker Village for our end-of-season Fall Harvest Festival!

-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 R&R Spinners, knives by Zay's Knives, 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.

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