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!
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 & Hope Ann Davis, Leverett, MA
Joyce Flower Baskets, Valatie, NY
Rag Hill Farm, Colrain, MA
Salt & Stone Pottery Co. – Noel & Susan Strobino, Clark Mills, NY
Pat Rotondo, Chatham, NY
Farmers’ Market and Food Vendors:
Maple Leaf Sugaring, LLC, Ghent, NY
Four Fat Fowl, Inc., Stephentown, NY
Hay Berry Farm, Hoosick Falls, NY
Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY
made by marley jams & jellies – Chatham, NY
Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill, Chatham, NY
The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Hudson, NY
Jacuterie, Ancramdale, NY
Sauerkraut Seth’s, Hudson, NY
Strudel Z, Hudson, NY
Farfallen Farm, Nassau, NY
William & Peggy Holland Watercolors – Spencertown, NY
J & C Antiques – Joseph Mondel, Spencertown, NY
Clover Reach Massage (Handmade Therapeutic Corn Bags) – Hudson, NY
Antiques at Seven Oaks – Jerry & Judy Yaroschuck, Nassau, NY
Sandy’s Soaps – East Nassau, NY
Regina’s Creations – Regina Baeckmann, South Cairo, NY
Jana Laiz – Author – Egremont, MA
Old Log Inn Naturals, Stephentown, NY
The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society, Austerlitz, NY
St. Peter’s Church, Spencertown, NY
Wild Goose Chase NE, New Lebanon, NY
Fred DePaul – Sheep Shearing, Plymouth, VT
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook, NY — Cancelled
Wanda Halten – Heritage Poultry Breeds, Canaan, NY
Jake Kuhnen – Blacksmithing in the Forge
Tony Cashen & Friends – Cider Press
Berkshire Hills and Dales Spinning Guild – Lee, MA
Rick and Marilyn, Hudson, NY – Fine Guitar & Vocals!
Joe Adee, Austerlitz, NY – Guitar, Vocals & Harmonica
Howard Lieberman – NeuBop Monsemble, Hillsdale, NY
We LOVE pets! However, we do 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.