Past Autumn In Austerlitz Festivals

2018 Autumn in Austerlitz


Join us on Sunday, Oct 7th!

The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This year’s 22nd Annual Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 7th, 2018 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 a wide array of live demonstrations from sheep shearing to butter making, antiques, live music, entertainment for children, unique vendors, silent auction, quilt raffle and a variety of hot and cold foods to satisfy your hunger including our community soup station featuring over 6 home made soups.


Vendor space for our 2018 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.

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 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 2018 participants as of 9/21/18:

Crafters and Vendors:
Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY
Hands To Work Textiles, Shelburne Falls, MA
BH Upcycled Designs, Bristol, CT
The 19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY
Burl Busters: Fine Wood Works-Richard Light/Theresa Abe, Austerlitz,NY
Country Primitives -Cassie Schneider, Las Vegas, NV
Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Donna & Ed Mullet, Stephentown, NY
Stonecreek Candles – Kathleen Williams, Great Barrington, MA
Salt and Stone Pottery- Noel & Susan Strobino
Wooly Spruce Farmstead – Chatham, NY
Pamela Dalton,Scherenschnitte, Harlemville,NY
Joy Newton, West Granby,CT
Hudson Valley Fiber Arts, Pine Plains,NY
Ton Kenny Wood Bowls, Chatham,NY
Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY
Antiques At 7 Oaks- Judy Yaroschuck- Nassau, NY
William & Peggy Holland Watercolors – Spencertown, 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
Carolines Scottish Bakery, North Adams, MA
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
Glass by Gail-Gail Chamberlain, Valatie, NY

Farmers’ Market and Food Vendors:
Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY
The Farm at Miller’s Crossing, Hudson, NY
olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill, Chatham,NY
Schober Farm-Hans Schober-Pasture Raised Beef

Tasting Area: Distillers, Vintners, Brewers and Cider-makers:
Hudson-Chatham Winery, Ghent, NY
Yankee Distillers, Clifton Park, NY

Non-Profit Organizations:
St. Peter’s Church, Spencertown, NY
Berkshire Hills and Dales Spinning Guild – Lee, MA

Special Exhibitors/Demonstrations:

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 & Friends – Blacksmithing in the Forge
Fly Tying by Bill Newcomb-Hillsdale, NY
Tin Smith-Walter Fleming-Ballston Lake, NY

Rick and Marilyn, Hudson, NY – Fine Guitar & Vocals!
Howard Lieberman, Hillsdale,NY – Fine Guitar & Vocals!