Past Autumn In Austerlitz Festivals

2013 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2013 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival was held on Sunday October 13th from 11am to 4pm.  (Always the Sunday before Columbus Day – Rain or Shine) With attendance averaging at 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.

Ampersand is our featured musical performance at Autumn in Austerlitz. Their website, describes themselves as “A family-friendly, upbeat musical group that soars with tight vocal harmonies, backed by the driving, chunky sound of traditional instruments.” Come listen for yourself!


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.

Our list of Period Craft Vendors that participated in 2013 are:
Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY
All Woodwork – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY
19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY
John Dunne – Old Tools, Spencertown, NY
Margy’s Applique Quilts – Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY
Tom Curran – Artisan/Gunsmith, Chatham, NY
Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Donna & Edward Mullet, Stephentown, NY
Watercolors by William Holland – William Holland, Spencertown, NY
Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY
John Porritt, Furniture – John Porritt, Spencertown, NY
Chatham Forge-Blacksmithing – Scott Lent, Chatham, NY
Shepherd’s Garden – Wool & Wool Products – Carol Livellara, Germantown, NY
Grant House Press – Letterpress Printing – Sharon Koomler & Jerry Grant, East Chatham, NY

Our list of Additional Vendors that participated in 2013 are:
Light of the Hunter’s Moon – Pamela LaVersa, Stottville, NY
Gourd Silly – Melinda Kerner, Chatham, NY
Scarecrows & Painted Pumpkins – Abby Mason, East Chatham, NY
Pamper Thyme – Catskill, NY
Pine Tree Crafts – Robert Gardinier, Ghent, NY
Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY
Sandy’s Soaps – Sandy Myers, East Nassau, NY
Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill, Chatham, NY
Books-Recent Publications – Moira O’Grady, Spencertown, NY
Crafts – Pamela Renwick, Hillsdale, NY
Author Jana Laiz, South Egremont, MA
Joy of the Journey Farm LLC – Christine Eberhardt, Greenfield Center, NY

Our list of Non-Profit Organizations that participated in 2013 are:
Millay at Steepletop – Austerlitz, NY
Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, Hudson, NY
St. Peter’s Church, Spencertown, NY

Our list of Special Exhibitors/Demonstrations that participated in 2013 are:
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
Author Jana Laiz: Readings From Her Award-Winning Books
Musical Performances throughout the Day by Ampersand
Wanda Halten: Heritage Chickens – See and Learn About Heritage Chicken Breeds

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.

A Special Thank You to our 2013 Underwriters who contributed to the success of our event!

1794 Heritage Circle Level – $1000
Robert & Luise Kleinberg
Norma Edsall
Alice Corbin
Suzanne Mugler
Anthony & Gail Cashen

Historian Level – $500
Joseph & Connie Mondel
Robert & Barbara Willner
Robert Herron

Benefactor Level – $250
Alice & Edwin Leason
Michael Rebic & Jeff Harris
John & Denise Dunne
Rebecca Greer
Aari Ludvigsen & Barbara Gaines

Supporter Level – $100
Ellen G. Scott
Donna & Joseph Santoro

General Support
Walter Smythe

Corporate Underwriters – Advertising Support
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Corporate Underwriters – Diamond Support – $1500
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Corporate Underwriters – Platinum Support – $1000
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Corporate Underwriters – Gold Support – $500
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Corporate Underwriters – Silver Support – $250
The Lofgren Agency
Dells’ Plumbing, Heating & A/C, Inc.
Chatham Wine & Liquor

Corporate Underwriters – Bronze Support – $100
Valley Energy
Kinderhook Bank
Countryside Dental

Corporate Underwriters – Other Support
Kleeber Agency Insurance

Logistic Support for our Cavalry Camp