The Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival offers great local food, live entertainment, farmers market, arts & crafts, and so much more. Come out and experience this Berkshires’ tradition. October 7th through the 8th, 2017.
The 83rd annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival is one of the longest running of its kind. In fact, the event was the Garden’s first fundraising event and is as old as the Gardens, themselves. It has since become the Berkshires’ best-known community gathering.
Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival is a family friendly event offering opportunities to shop and to learn. Vendors will be on hand with handcrafted jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and other unique goods. The festival also features a silent auction and plant sales.
Between the farmers market, the food court, and the bakery, you’ll have no reason to go hungry, either. Fresh baked goods, locally grown produce, hamburgers, hotdogs, hot coffee, and more.
Kiddies will have plenty to keep them busy with puppet shows, hay rides, and other classic activities and attractions. Adults will also have plenty to see and do with a schedule of workshops. Topics range from cider making and beekeeping to seed collecting and rose care.
If all that is not enough, you’ll also be treated to great live music from local bands. Swing, dixieland, folk, indie and other styles will keep your spirit light and your toes a-tapping.
Come on out to the annual Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival and see what all the fuss is about!
Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival Entertainment Schedule
Saturday, October 7th –
11am to 11:45am – Andy Kelly’s Jazz Ambassadors (Dixieland)
1:50pm to 2:05pm – Misty Blues
2:05pm to 2:50pm – Berkshire Ukelele Band
4pm to 5pm – TBA
plus – Wandering musician Robie Bones – Bones, Drums & Harmonica
and – Special Surprises throughout the Gardens on Saturday
Sunday, October 8th –
11:00am to 11:45am – Berkshire Ramblers (Old Time Americana)
12pm to 12:50pm – Moonshine Holler (Folk Favorites)
1pm to 1:45pm – Juggler Bryson Lang
2pm to 2:50pm – Lucky Five (Swing/GypsyJazz)
3pm to 3:50pm – 8 Foot River (eclectic Indie music)
4pm to 5pm – Berkshire Strings (Fiddle tunes and contra dance music)
Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival Workshops
All workshops are held in the education tent located in BBG’s main parking lot off Route 102.
Saturday, October 7 –
11am – Growing Garlic; Talk, Book Sale and Signing – Ron Kujawski, Author
Noon – Herbalism for the Home Gardener – Jamie Samowitz, BBG Education Coordinator
1pm – Beekeeping for the Backyard – Chris Wellens, BBG Director of Education
2pm – Dottie Lou Kratt – Seed Collecting, BBG Senior Gardener
3pm – Chris Caccamo – Forcing Bulbs, BBG Senior Gardener
Sunday, October 8 –
11am – Growing Garlic – Chris Wellens, BBG Director of Education
Noon – Ice Harvesting; Talk – Dennis Picard, Historian
1pm – Rose Rustling in the Berkshires: Talk – Tom Christopher, Author
2pm – Traditional New England Cider Making; Talk – Dennis Picard, Historian
3pm – Beekeeping for the Backyard – Chris Wellens, BBG Director of Education
Berkshire Botanical Garden Harvest Festival 2017
Oct 7-8, 2017 | 10am to 5pm
Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA 01262
Visit berkshirebotanical.org for more information or follow Berkshire Botanical Garden on Facebook.
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