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 – Lisa Schulz, Stephentown, NY
Rolling Rock Farm – Tony Carlotto, Sheffield, MA
Granny’s Limited Editions – Evelyn Friedman, Hillsdale, NY
Rag Hill Farm – Jennifer Kapitulik, Shelburne, MA

Non-Profit Organizations that participated were:
Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop – Austerlitz, NY
Columbia-Green Humane Society/SPCA – Hudson, NY
St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church – Spencertown, NY

Special Exhibitors/Demonstrations that appeared were:
Scott Lent: 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
Musical Performances throughout the Day by Ampersand
Wanda Halten: Heritage Chickens – See and Learn About Heritage Chicken Breeds
Pamela Strousse – 18th Century Crewelwork – Embroidery
IMC (Interactive Musicians Collaborative) – Musicians Committed to Supporting Local Activities through Music
Cider Press: Tony Cashen & Friends

 

Sorry! No Pets Allowed.

Sorry! No Pets Allowed.

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.

 

 

 

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