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Sharon Harvest Fest this Weekend

Written By Editor on 9/16/16 | 9/16/16

Sharon Springs' famed Harvest Fest is taking place this weekend. The event, which often draws crowds into the thousands, will be the largest yet. An itinerary includes:

FRIDAY 9/16
Harvest Feast at the American Hotel  – A 4 course dinner with Schoharie County Beverage Trail  incorporating their spirits/beer/wine into the menu. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations.
SATURDAY 9/17
All Day – Beekman 1802 Farm Tours. Click here for tickets.
All Day – [Beekman 1802 Mercantile] Brent and Josh will be in the second floor showroom of the Mercantile all day signing copies of  books, magazines, and whatever else you put in front of them
All Day– ETSY Maker’s Village and festival vendors
All Day – (while supplies last)  The American Hotel will be serving fresh-from-the-Cape Lobstah Rolls and Clam Chowda on the lawn of the hotel
All Day- Spring House Spa will be giving chair massage in the yard ($1/minute!) and card readings throughout the day! Stop by for relaxation and insight.
All Day — tinsmith demonstrations of making tin icicles on the steps of the Cobbler & Co shop
10AM – Over 150 Vendors will open their booths scattered throughout the village.
10AM – “Etsy’s Makers Village” opens. Etsy takes over one of the streets in town to highlight the wares of some of their very best regional craftspersons.
High Noon! Tractor Parade! [Main Street] Line up to celebrate our farmers as they parade their new and antique models down Main Street (from Sharon Springs School to Sunnycrest Orchards.)
12:30pm – Become an Official Sharon Springs Honorary Citizen. [Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Show up to take the Oath of Honorary Citizenship, (and get spritzed by Mayor Doug,) to become an official, card-carrying, honorary Sharon Springs Citizen. (Super Secret ID Card included.)
3:00PM-  4:30pm Miss Sharon Jones!  screening [in the high school auditorium].  Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis.  Screening is fee but donations are welcomed to support the renovation of the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center on Main Street
1PM – 1:30pm– Honey Tasting – Beekeeping and our Future [Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Beekman Honey Expert George Jersey shares fascinating facts about bees, and their impact on all of us.
2PM – Hard Cider Handbook [Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Local Hard Cider expert, Michael Guidice, shares the incredible history of hard cider in this region, and how it’s making a comeback.
4:00PM-7:00pm- Benefit Dinner at the Sharon Springs Firehouse (514 Route 20)– each year a delicious “D0ing It for Dodi”  spaghetti dinner is hosted to raise funds to battle ALS.  Community spirit at its finest

SATURDAY EVENING EVENTS:
Harvest Feast at the American Hotel  – [American Hotel]  A 4 course dinner with Schoharie County Beverage Trail  incorporating their spirits/beer/wine into the menu. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations.
8:00PM- 9:30pm Miss Sharon Jones!  screening [in the high school auditorium].  Seating is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis.  Screening is fee but donations are welcomed to support the renovation of the Klinkhart Hall Arts Center on Main Street

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Local Dining
Thinking about your dinner plans? Check out our amazing local restaurants (be sure to call ahead for reservations):  204 Main Bar & Bistro, or Sharon Tavern.

SUNDAY 9/18
All Day – [Beekman 1802 Mercantile] Brent and Josh will be in the second floor showroom of the Mercantile all day signing copies of  books, magazines, and whatever else you put in front of them
All Day – Beekman 1802 Farm Tours. Click here for tickets. [Beekman Farm]
All Day– ETSY Maker’s Village and festival vendors [South Street]
All Day-  (11:00-3:30) Spring House Spa will be giving chair massage in the yard ($1/minute!) and card readings throughout the day! Stop by for relaxation and insight.
All Day — tinsmith demonstrations of making tin icicles on the steps of the Cobbler & Co shop
11AM – Chainsaw Carving. [Behind the Beekman 1802 Mercantile – outside] Watch the incredible craftsman Mike Page as he carves a beautiful bear sculpture using nothing more than his chainsaw. (you can see one of his carvings in the Mercantile as part of our ‘Go Wild’ theme)
Noon – Become an Official Sharon Springs Honorary Citizen.[Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Show up to take the Oath of Honorary Citizenship, (and get spritzed by Mayor Doug,) to become an official, card-carrying, honorary Sharon Springs Citizen. (Super Secret ID Card included.)
12:30PM– Mohawk Thanksgiving Prayer– [Chalybeate Park Pavilion] Join us for a Native American blessing of the harvest
2PM – Chainsaw Carving. [Behind the Beekman 1802 Mercantile – outside] Watch the incredible craftsman Mike Page as he carves a beautiful bear sculpture using nothing more than his chainsaw.
SUNDAY EVENING EVENTS
Harvest Feast at the American Hotel  – [American Hotel]  A 4 course dinner with Schoharie County Beverage Trail  incorporating their spirits/beer/wine into the menu. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations. Call 518.284.2105 for reservations.
Other area attractions to visit during the weekend: Cooperstown Farmers Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, Howe Caverns, Arkell Museum

More information can be found on the Beekman 1802 website.
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