Past Autumn In Austerlitz Festivals

2008 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

Thank you to the over 600 attendees and nearly 100 volunteers that made this years festival our best EVER! We couldn’t do it without you.

The 1920’s Poppy Quilt was won by Leona Ceglia. Congratulations!


The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This years Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 12th, 2008 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission is $6 for adults and under 12 free. Attended by nearly 420 people in 2007, 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.

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
Hearty Beef Soup
Carrot Soup
Autumn Soup
Corn Chowder
Chicken Vegetable Soup
Spilt Pea and Ham Soup
New England Clam Chowder
Breads to enjoy with your soup
Dad’s Hawkeye Bread
Oatmeal 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
Jellies and Jams
Baked Goods a Plenty

Music by Ampersand throughout the day
Eric Johnson’s Wild Goose Chase Herding Demonstrations
Children’s Crafts & Games
Children’s Parade
Silent Auction
House Tours
Gift Shop
Quilt Displays
Antique Quilt Raffle
Pictorial Postal Stamp Cancellation

Early American Crafts
Weaver – Judith Choate
Spinner – Highland Spring Farm – Linda Becker
Cabinetmaker – Boyd Hutchinson
Woodworker – Turned by George – George Guadine
Clock Maker – The Clockworks – James Dunbrook
Folk Art – Bonnie White Folk Art – Bonnie White
Shaker Dolls – Donna Mullet
Watercolor Art – William Holland
Tinsmith – Walter Fleming
Blacksmith – Bob Engel
Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb
Quilting – Marge Quinn, Anne Quinn and Sandy Parker

Ballston Lake Apiaries
Elizabeth Walters
Judy Bloch
PineTree Crafts
Sandy’s Soaps
Barefoot Book Path

A special thank you to this years Underwriters that help make this event possible. Their generosity is greatly appreciated.
Norma Edsall
Alice Corbin
Robert Herron
Rebecca Greer
Sue Mugler
Ronald Lenney
Denise and John Dunne
Gerald DeBona
Rochelle Bartolo
Gabel Real Estate
Joe and Connie Mondel
Kleeber Agency Insurance
Hudson River Sampler Newspaper – Bill Lundquist
Country Caretaker Garden Center
Lydia Niessel
The Bank of Greene County