The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This year’s 21st Annual Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 8th, 2017 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 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.
AGAIN THIS YEAR: We are featuring a bountiful Farmers’ Market and tempting Tasting Area. Keep watching for updates!
Vendor space for our 2017 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: 2016 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 2017 participants as of 9/25/17:
Early American-Inspired Crafts:
Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY
The 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY
Moonshine Design (Mohair Apparel, Yarns, etc.), Colrain, MA
Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Donna & Ed Mullet, Stephentown, NY
Rag Hill Farm, Colrain, MA
Pat Rotondo, Chatham, NY
Stonecreek Candles – Kathleen Williams, Great Barrington, MA
Wooly Spruce Farmstead – Chatham, NY
Pamela Dalton,Scherenschnitte, Harlemville,NY
Heritage Artisans-Carolyn duSablon,Chatham, NY
Ton Kenny Wood Bowls, Chatham,NY
Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY
Farmers’ Market and Food Vendors:
Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY
The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Hudson, NY
Hawk’s Roost Farm – Betsy Kelly, East Chatham, NY ( jams,jellies,meats, and more)
Schober Farms – Hans Schober, Hillsdale, NY (pasture raised beef)
Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill, Chatham,NY
Jacuterie, Ancramdale, NY
Tasting Area: Distillers, Vintners, Brewers and Cider-makers:
William & Peggy Holland Watercolors – 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
O’Boys Soap Company, LLC – North Chatham, NY
Lady and the Thread – Kinderhook, NY
Taconic Brass, Spencertown, NY
Grant House Press – East Chatham, NY
Quilting by Diane Lill and Margie Quinn, Canaan and Austerlitz, NY
18th, 19th & 20th Century Prints – Sam Skinner, Ghent, NY
Natureworks – Mariah Auman, Canaan, NY
Pine Tree Crafts- Robert Gardinier, Ghent, NY
Sheep Shearing by Fred DePaul, Plymouth, VT (demonstrations with ongoing commentary)
Wild Goose Chase NE, New Lebanon, NY
Tony Cashen and Friends – Cider Press
Wanda Halten – Heritage Poultry Breeds, Canaan, NY
Berkshire Hills and Dales Spinning Guild – Lee, MA
Jake Kuhnen – Blacksmithing in the Forge
Rick and Marilyn, Hudson, NY – Fine Guitar & Vocals!
Joe Adee, Austerlitz, NY – Guitar, Vocals & Harmonica
Howard Lieberman, Hillsdale,NY – Fine Guitar & Vocals!