Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10am – 4:30pm FREE
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, homemade Shaker apple fritters, 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. Free, traditional craft demonstrations include Shaker-style broom making by Kent Ruesswick, wool carding, spinning, knitting, and weaving by the R&R 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, and wood-carving by the Poland Woodcarvers. Book signing by Don Perkins—Barns of Maine. Free wagon rides will be offered throughout the day. Free face painting for kids along with free gourd decorating! Rain or shine - all above activities will be in the Shakers' historic 1830 barns. Bring the family!