2017 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This year’s 21st Annual Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 8th, 2017 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission is $7 for adults and children under 12 are free. With attendance averaging at well over 750, the event features antiques, live music, entertainment for children, many different vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. AGAIN THIS YEAR: We are featuring a bountiful Farmers’ Market and tempting Tasting Area. Keep watching for updates! Produce-Farmer's Market Cider Press Pumpkin Painting Vendors in the Barn "Olde" Games & Puzzles Music Vendor space for our 2017 festival is now OPEN. If you are interested in applying to become an exhibitor for this year’s festival, please read the important information by clicking HERE. We do not accept applications by phone. Our program is subject to change at the discretion of our Festival Committee. Click to view a copy of last year’s program: 2016 Autumn in Austerlitz program Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1830s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. During the summer, we start listing our Early American Crafters, Food Vendors and Entertainers who will be participating in the year’s festival. Please check back for updates. If you’d like to see the vendors that have been at past Autumn in Austerlitz Festivals, please visit our archives page by clicking HERE   Following is a list of our 2017 participants as of 9/25/17: Early American-Inspired Crafts: Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY The 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY Moonshine Design (Mohair Apparel, Yarns, etc.), Colrain, MA Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Donna & Ed Mullet, Stephentown, NY Rag Hill Farm, Colrain, MA Pat Rotondo, Chatham, NY Stonecreek Candles – Kathleen Williams, Great Barrington, MA Wooly Spruce Farmstead – Chatham, NY Pamela Dalton,Scherenschnitte, Harlemville,NY Heritage Artisans-Carolyn duSablon,Chatham, NY Ton Kenny Wood Bowls, Chatham,NY Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY Farmers’ Market and Food Vendors: Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Hudson, NY Hawk’s Roost Farm – Betsy Kelly,...
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2016 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This year’s 20th Annual Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 9th, 2016 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission is $7 for adults and children under 12 are free. With attendance averaging at well over 750, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music, entertainment for children, many different vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. NEW THIS YEAR:  We are featuring a bountiful Farmers’ Market and tempting Tasting Area.  Keep watching for updates! Produce-Farmer's Market Cider Press Pumpkin Painting Vendors in the Barn "Olde" Games & Puzzles Music Vendor space for our 2016 festival is now OPEN. If you are interested in applying to become an exhibitor for this year’s festival, please read the important information by clicking HERE. We do not accept applications by phone. Our program is subject to change at the discretion of our Festival Committee. Click to view a copy of last year’s program:  2015 Autumn in Austerlitz program Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1830s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. During the summer, we start listing our Early American Crafters, Food Vendors and Entertainers who will be participating in the year’s festival.  Please check back for updates.  If you’d like to see the vendors that have been at past Autumn in Austerlitz Festivals, please visit our archives page by clicking HERE Following is a list of our 2016 participants: updated as of 10/7 Early American-Inspired Crafts: Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY The 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY Quilts & Quilted Items – Diane Lill, Canaan, NY and Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY Tom Kenny Wood Bowls, Chatham, NY Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY Barn Again Creations, Hudson, NY All Woodwork – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY On the Bend (Jewelry Metalsmithing), Hannacroix, NY Grant House Press, East Chatham, NY Moonshine Design (Mohair Apparel, Yarns, etc.), Colrain, MA David Jaicks – Woodworking, Great Barrington, MA Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Donna & Ed Mullet, Stephentown, NY The Farmstead – Hugh...
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2015 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This year’s 19th Annual Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 11th, 2015 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission is $6 for adults and children under 12 are free. With attendance averaging at well over 750, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Produce-Farmer's Market Cider Press Pumpkin Painting Vendors in the Barn "Olde" Games & Puzzles Music Vendor space for our 2015 festival is now OPEN. If you are interested in applying to become an exhibitor for this year’s festival, please read the important information by clicking HERE. We do not accept applications by phone. Our program is subject to change at the discretion of our Festival Committee. Click to view a copy of this year’s program:  2015 Autumn in Austerlitz program Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1830s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. We have started listing our Early American Crafters, Vendors and Entertainers who have signed up to participate in this year’s festival.  Please check back for updates.  If you’d like to see the vendors that have been at past Autumn in Austerlitz Festivals, please visit our archives page by clicking HERE Early American Crafts for 2015 (updated 9/30): Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY The 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY All Woodwork – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY Quilts & Quilted Items – Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Donna & Ed Mullet, Stephentown, NY Tom Kenny Handmade Wood Bowls – Chatham, NY Moonshine Design at Keldaby – Cynthia Herbert & Bob Ramirez, Colrain, MA Gunsmithing – Tom Curran, Chatham, NY Rag Hill Farm, Neil Kapitulik – Colrain, MA Bill Newcomb: Fly Tyer – Hillsdale, NY Shepherd’s Garden – Carol Livellara, Germantown, NY Additional Vendors for 2015 (updated 9/30): Antiques at Seven Oaks – Nassau, NY Sandy’s Soaps and Creations – Sandy Myers, East Nassau, NY Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY Old Log Inn – Lisa...
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2014 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2014 Festival Schedule of Events can be downloaded by clicking HERE The 2014 Silent Auction program can be downloaded by clicking HERE The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival  was held on the Sunday before Columbus Day, October 12th, 2014 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission was $6 for adults and children under 12 were free. With attendance averaging at over 750, the event featured volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Ampersand was our featured musical performance at Autumn in Austerlitz. Their website, Ampersand.org describes themselves as “A family-friendly, upbeat musical group that soars with tight vocal harmonies, backed by the driving, chunky sound of traditional instruments.” Our program is subject to change at the discretion of our Festival Committee. Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1830s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. Early American Crafts that participated were: Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY Margy’s Applique Quilting – Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY Tom Curran – Artisan/Gunsmith, Chatham, NY Shaker Reproductions, Wooden Ware & Quilts – Donna & Edward Mullet, Stephentown, NY William & Peggy Holland Watercolors – William Holland, Spencertown, NY All Woodworking – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY Grant House Press, East Chatham, NY JANEL – Loren Brink & Jesse Tran, Spencertown, NY William Newcomb – Fly Tying, Hillsdale, NY Additional Vendors that participated were: Pamper Thyme Inc. – Catskill, NY Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY Sandy’s Soaps – Sandy Myers, East Nassau, NY Author Jana Laiz, Pittsfield, MA Joy of the Journey Farm LLC – Christine Eberhardt, Greenfield Center, NY On The Bend – Leann Schroder, Hannacroix, NY Feltabulous – Barbara Rosenthal, Chatham, NY Summers End Orchard – Joanne Sharkey, Unadilla, NY Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill, Chatham, NY Sauerkraut Seth’s – Seth Travins, Hillsdale, NY Flower Blossom Farm – Kim Thomas, Ghent, NY The Farm at Miller’s Crossing – Chris Cashen & Katie Smith, Hudson, NY Light of the Hunter’s Moon – Pamela LaVersa, Stottville, NY Old Log Inn –...
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2013 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2013 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival was held on Sunday October 13th from 11am to 4pm.  (Always the Sunday before Columbus Day – Rain or Shine) With attendance averaging at over 750, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Ampersand is our featured musical performance at Autumn in Austerlitz. Their website, Ampersand.org describes themselves as “A family-friendly, upbeat musical group that soars with tight vocal harmonies, backed by the driving, chunky sound of traditional instruments.” Come listen for yourself!   Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1830s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. Our list of Period Craft Vendors that participated in 2013 are: Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY All Woodwork – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY John Dunne – Old Tools, Spencertown, NY Margy’s Applique Quilts – Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY Tom Curran – Artisan/Gunsmith, Chatham, NY Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Donna & Edward Mullet, Stephentown, NY Watercolors by William Holland – William Holland, Spencertown, NY Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY John Porritt, Furniture – John Porritt, Spencertown, NY Chatham Forge-Blacksmithing – Scott Lent, Chatham, NY Shepherd’s Garden – Wool & Wool Products – Carol Livellara, Germantown, NY Grant House Press – Letterpress Printing – Sharon Koomler & Jerry Grant, East Chatham, NY Our list of Additional Vendors that participated in 2013 are: Light of the Hunter’s Moon – Pamela LaVersa, Stottville, NY Gourd Silly – Melinda Kerner, Chatham, NY Scarecrows & Painted Pumpkins – Abby Mason, East Chatham, NY Pamper Thyme – Catskill, NY Pine Tree Crafts – Robert Gardinier, Ghent, NY Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY Sandy’s Soaps – Sandy Myers, East Nassau, NY Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill, Chatham, NY Books-Recent Publications – Moira O’Grady, Spencertown, NY Crafts – Pamela Renwick, Hillsdale, NY Author Jana Laiz, South Egremont, MA Joy of the Journey Farm LLC – Christine Eberhardt, Greenfield Center, NY Our list of Non-Profit Organizations that participated in 2013 are: Millay at...
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2012 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2012 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival  was held on Sunday October 7th, 2012 from 11am to 4pm.  (Always the Sunday before Columbus Day. RAIN OR SHINE).  Attended by over 900 people in 2011, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1830s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. We LOVE pets! However, our insurance does not allow pets to be brought into the festival. Please make arrangements to leave your pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation. Our list of Period Craft Vendors that participated in 2012 are: All Woodwork – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY Shaker Reproductions and Wood Turning – Donna & Ed Mullet, Stephentown, NY Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY Quilter – Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY Furniture Maker – John Porritt, Spencertown, NY Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY Boyd A. Hutchinson, Fine Furniture… By Hand – Boyd A. Hutchinson, Sheffield, MA Watercolors by William Holland – William Holland, Spencertown, NY The Clockworks – James W. Dunbrook, Schenectady, NY Highland Spring Farm – Weaving, Knitting & Spinning – Linda Becker, Old Chatham, NY Weaving – Judith Choate, Austerlitz, NY Chatham Forge – Scott Lent, Chatham, NY Small Oak Press and Bindery – Carrie Tuccio, Ghent, NY Tom Curran – Gunsmith, Chatham, NY Our list of Additional Vendors that participated in 2012 are: Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY Pine Tree Crafts – Bob Gardinier, Ghent, NY Tastefully Simple by Cindy Teator, Chatham, NY Hawk Studio – Chip Rosien, Philmont, NY Sandy’s Soaps – Sandy Myers, East Nassau, NY Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill & Rob Pietkiewicz, Chatham, NY C-G Crafters – Karen Craver-Gardner, Philmont, NY Stained Glass Artist – Johanne Jensen, Hopewell Junction, NY Artisan Candles – Christian Zygla, Chatham, NY Our list of Non-Profit Organizations that participated in 2012 are: Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, Hudson, NY Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop – Austerlitz, NY   Thank you to our underwriters....
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2011 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2011 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival was held on Sunday, October 9th from 11am to 4pm.  (Always the Sunday before Columbus Day RAIN OR SHINE). Attended by nearly 900 people in 2010, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. 2011 Festival Program Guide 2011 Silent Auction Guide Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1840s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. We LOVE pets! However, our insurance does not allow pets to be brought into the festival. Please make arrangements to leave your pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation. Our Famous Soup Kitchen Featuring Soups First Come – First Serve – While They Last Split Pea Hearty Beef N.E Clam Chowder Chicken Vegetable Corn Chowder Carrot Soup Squash Soup Breads to enjoy with your soup Dad’s Hawkeye Bread Irish Soda Bread Sunflower Bread Corn Bread Baking Powder Biscuits Other Food Hamburgers and Hot Dogs by the Austerlitz Volunteer Fire Dept. Homemade Chili Meatball Subs Apple Cider Homemade Baked Goods Activities Music by Ampersand throughout the day Wild Goose Chase Border Collie Herding Demonstrations__12pm and 2:30pm Children’s Barnyard Experience with Wanda Halten Children’s Time Machine Demonstration – 12:30pm and 2pm Children’s Crafts & Games Children’s Parade Steps off at 1pm Silent Auction – bidding closes at 2:45pm Gift Shop Quilt Displays Antique Quilt Raffle – drawing at 3:30pm Hay Maze (weather permitting) Our list of Early American Crafters that participated in 2011 are: Bonnie White Folk Art Walt Fleming The 19th Century Tinsmith Linda Becker, Spinner David Hassel, Cabinetmaker Watercolors by William Holland Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings Bill Newcomb, Fly Tyer John Porritt Furniture, Windsor Chairs Judith Choate, Weaver Margy Quinn, Quilter All Woodwork, Woodworking Robert Engel, Blacksmith Johanna’s Hooked Rugs, Rug Hooking Our list of Additional Vendors that participated in 2011 are: Olde Chatham Kettle Corn Pine Tree Crafts Tastefully Simple by Cynthia Teator Sandy’s Soaps Ballston Lake Apiaries Designs by Zahava Edna St. Vincent Millay Society The Stanchon Lamp Company Our 2011 Silent Auction Items 2 Tickets to a Mac-Haydn Theatre show in...
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2010 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2010 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival was held Sunday, October 10th, 2010 from 11am to 4pm.  (Always the Sunday before Columbus Day RAIN OR SHINE).  Attended by nearly 600 people in 2009, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1840s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. We LOVE pets! However, our insurance does not allow pets to be brought into the festival. Please make arrangements to leave your pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation. Our Famous Soup Kitchen Featuring: Soups Hearty Beef Soup Carrot Soup Beef Stew Corn Chowder Chicken Vegetable Soup Split Pea and Ham Soup New England Clam Chowder Squash Soup Hamburger & Vegetable Soup Breads to enjoy with your soup Dad’s Hawkeye Bread Oatmeal Bread Irish Soda Bread Sunflower Bread Corn Bread Baking Powder Biscuits Other Food Hamburgers and Hot Dogs by the Austerlitz Volunteer Fire Dept. Homemade Chili Meatball Subs Apple Cider Jellies and Jams Baked Goods a Plenty 2010 Activities Music by Ampersand throughout the day Wild Goose Chase Border Collie Herding Demonstrations Shows from 12 to 1 and from 2:30 to 3:30 Children’s Crafts & Games Children’s Parade Steps off at 1pm Silent Auction – bidding closes at 2:45pm Gift Shop Quilt Displays Antique Quilt Raffle – drawing at 3:30pm Our list of 2010 Early American Crafters that participated in 2010 are: Blacksmith – Robert Engel – Hudson NY Tin Smith – Walt Fleming – Ballston Lake NY Cabinetmaker – David Hassel – Wynantskill NY The Clockworks – James Dunbrook – Schenectady NY Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb – Hillsdale NY Windsor Chairs – John Porritt – Spencertown NY Spinning – Highland Spring Farm – Old Chatham NY Weaver – Judith Choate – Austerlitz NY Quilting – Margy Quinn – Austerlitz NY Shaker Reproductions and Wood Turning – Stephentown NY Bonnie White Folk Art – Canaan NY William Holland Watercolors – Spencertown NY Turned by George – Austerlitz NY Our list of Additional Vendors that participated in 2010 are: Robbie’s Cookies for...
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2008 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

Thank you to the over 600 attendees and nearly 100 volunteers that made this years festival our best EVER! We couldn’t do it without you. The 1920’s Poppy Quilt was won by Leona Ceglia. Congratulations!   The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This years Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 12th, 2008 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission is $6 for adults and under 12 free. Attended by nearly 420 people in 2007, the event features volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger. Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society and the society’s ambitious project: to create a living history museum in the town of Austerlitz which would depict life in the 1840s, and a center for historical investigation for Austerlitz Town History. We LOVE pets! However, our insurance does not allow pets to be brought into the festival. Please make arrangements to leave your pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation. Our Famous Soup Kitchen Featuring: Soups Hearty Beef Soup Carrot Soup Autumn Soup Corn Chowder Chicken Vegetable Soup Spilt Pea and Ham Soup New England Clam Chowder Breads to enjoy with your soup Dad’s Hawkeye Bread Oatmeal Bread Irish Soda Bread Sunflower Bread Corn Bread Baking Powder Biscuits Other Food Hamburgers and Hot Dogs by the Austerlitz Volunteer Fire Dept. Homemade Chili Meatball Subs Apple Cider Jellies and Jams Baked Goods a Plenty Activities Music by Ampersand throughout the day Eric Johnson’s Wild Goose Chase Herding Demonstrations Children’s Crafts & Games Children’s Parade Silent Auction House Tours Gift Shop Quilt Displays Antique Quilt Raffle Pictorial Postal Stamp Cancellation Early American Crafts Weaver – Judith Choate Spinner – Highland Spring Farm – Linda Becker Cabinetmaker – Boyd Hutchinson Woodworker – Turned by George – George Guadine Clock Maker – The Clockworks – James Dunbrook Folk Art – Bonnie White Folk Art – Bonnie White Shaker Dolls – Donna Mullet Watercolor Art – William Holland Tinsmith – Walter Fleming Blacksmith – Bob Engel Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb Quilting – Marge Quinn, Anne Quinn and Sandy Parker Vendors Ballston Lake Apiaries Elizabeth Walters Judy Bloch PineTree Crafts Sandy’s Soaps Barefoot Book Path A special thank you...
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