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 2012
Nativity Set
Jardine Planter
Painting by Sue Anderson
Ginger Lamp
Set of 2 Homemade Pillows
Signed Claudi Ricci Book & Maple Syrup
Handmade Wooden Bowl
Martha Stewart Tea Pot
Complete Christmas Village
Christmas Village Accessories
Silver Pitcher
Art Set
Luncheon Dish Set for Two
Mario’s Home Center Gift Certificate
R.H. VanAlstyne Jewelers Gift Certificate
Christmas Wall or Door Hanging
Large & Small Picnic Hamper
Original Frame Victorian Painting
Maple Floor Lamp
Gift Certificate – Tour of the Edna St. Vincent Millay House
Copper Bedwarmer
World Globe
Handmade Quilt by Foofsique
Booklet of Tickets to the Triplex Theatre
2 Large Prints
12″ Fenton Vase
Pair of Chairs
Book of 10 Tickets to the Crandall Theatre with a T-shirt
Original Frame Watercolor Bird Painting
Original Frame Watercolor Flower Painting

A special thank you to the 2011 Underwriters that help make this event possible. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.
Jerry and Mary DeBona
Sue Mugler
Robert Herron
Rebecca Greer
June and William Simons
Joan M. Smyth
Barbara and Robert Willner
Palmer Westover
Luise and Robert Kleinberg
Joe and Connie Mondel
Norma Edsall
Alice Corbin
Henry Meininger
Kwik Print
Hudson River Tractor Company
Herrington’s
Richard Light
Ed & Alice Leason
Metz Wood Harder Insurance