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.
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 Schulz, Stephentown, NY
William & Peggy Holland Watercolors – Spencertown, NY
Pamper Thyme, Inc. – Beth Horton, Catskill, NY
made by marley – Marley Mills, Chatham, NY
Sauerkraut Seth’s – Seth Travins, Hillsdale, NY
Author Jana Laiz, Pittsfield, MA
Regina’s Creations – Handmade Jewelry – Regina Baeckmann, South Cairo, NY
Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill & Rob Piekiewicz, Chatham, NY
Non-Profit Organizations for 2015 (updated 9/30):
Columbia-Greene Humane Society – SPCA, Hudson, NY
Millay at Steepletop, Austerlitz, NY
St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church – Spencertown, NY
Wild Things Preserve – Palenville, NY
Special Exhibitors/Demonstrations for 2015 (updated 9/30):
Dave Bolluyt & Jake Kuhnen: Blacksmithing Demonstrations in the AHS Forge
Judith Choate: Weaving Demonstrations on the Loom
Fred DePaul: Sheepshearing by Hand – Demonstrations & Commentary
Wild Goose Chase NE: Eric Johnson & Trained Border Collies Demonstrate Herding Techniques and Obedience Skills
Wanda Halten: Heritage Poultry – See and Learn About Heritage Chicken Breeds and Other Fowl
Cider Press: Jim Cashen & Friends
Entertainment for 2015 (updated 9/30):
Neu Bop Monsemble – Howard Lieberman, Hillsdale, NY
Joe Adee – Guitar and Solo Vocals
Rick Warren & Marilyn Miller – Vocals with Guitars, Hudson, NY
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.
Sponsorship, Advertising and Underwriter opportunities are available for all events. Click HERE to learn more or call 518-392-0062 to inquire.