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2019 Autumn in Austerlitz

Saturday September 28th 11-4 pm

Adults-$7.00 Children under 12- Free No pets please

This year’s Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on Saturday, September 28th, 11-4 pm. 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.

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

Autumn in Austerlitz began in 1997 as a home grown festival to raise money for the Austerlitz Historical Society to expand their educational programs.

Vendor space for our 2019 festival is now OPEN. If you are interested in applying to become a vendor please contact us by email at [email protected] or by calling 518-392-0062.

Following is a list of our 2019 participants as of 9/10/19:

Crafters and Vendors:

Liz Hamann-Studio Potter
Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY
Buddy’s Buck Horn’s Creations,Tivoli NY
BH Upcycled Designs, Bristol, CT
Moonfaerie Designs, Willington,CT
The 19th Century Tinsmith – Ballston Lake, NY
A&R Maben Woodcarvings, Acra,NY
Shaker Reproductions & Wood Turnings – Stephentown, NY
Pamela Dalton,Scherenschnitte, Harlemville,NY
Joy Newton, West Granby,CT
Ton Kenny Wood Bowls, Chatham,NY
Ballston Spa Apiaries, Ballston Lake,NY
Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY
Antiques At 7 Oaks- Judy Yaroschuck- Nassau, NY
O’Boys Soap Company, LLC – North Chatham, NY
Carolines Scottish Bakery, North Adams, MA
Pond View Woodworking, Freehold, NY
Little Em’s Diaper Cakes and More, Red Hook , NY
Quilting by Diane Lill and Margie Quinn, Canaan and Austerlitz, NY
Glass by Gail-Gail Chamberlain, Valatie, NY
Root and Tuber Works, Spencertown,NY
Jacqueline Rogers,Children’s Book author and Illustrator
Hudson Valley Fiber Arts, Pine Plains, NY
Sandy’s Crafts and More, Austerlitz,NY
Olde Chatham Kettle Corn, Chatham,NY
Lady and the Thread, Kinderhook, NY
Looming Madness, Mahopac, NY
Country Primitives, E. Chatham, NY
Beaver Mills Antiques, Valatie, NY
Salt and Stone Pottery, Clark Mills, NY
The Austerlitz Volunteer Fire Company’s BBQ

Children’s Area
Bubble blowing
Pumpkin Carving
Magic Show-In the Music Tent
Corn Husk Doll Making
Corn Kernel play area
Wanda Halton’s -Crafting with Natural Materials.

Special Exhibitors/Demonstrations:

NEW – Ed Simonson and Friends-OLD MACHINES
NEW- Antique Tractors
NEW- Windsor Chair Making with John Porritt
Wild Goose Chase NE, New Lebanon, NY
Wanda Halten – Heritage Poultry Breeds, Canaan, NY
Berkshire Hills and Dales Spinning Guild – Lee, MA
Blacksmithing in the Forge
Tin Smith-Walter Fleming-Ballston Lake, NY
Cider Making

Entertainment:
Guitar, Vocals and more from Howard Lieberman
Omer Black- Magician

NEW –
FOR YOUR LISTENING AND DANCING PLEASURE
THE KITCHEN KAYLIE BAND
An eclectic mix of Old English music.
1:30-4:00


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A Great Loss for the Austerlitz Historical Society

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Herron, one of the original founders of the Austerlitz Historical Society. Bob continued to be an active member and strong presence in all aspects of the society. He will be sorely missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on August 17th at 12:30 pm, on the grounds of the Austerlitz Historical Society.

Famed Columbia County Auctioneer, Preservationist and Philanthropist Dies

Robert Herron (August 3, 1927—June 29, 2019)

Known by many as the “Mayor of Austerlitz,” Robert Herron of Austerlitz, NY died on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at the age of 91.  A life-long resident of Austerlitz and well-known expert on American antiques, auctioneer and local philanthropist, Robert “Bob” Herron was born on August 3rd, 1927 to Mary Varney—a descendant of an old New England family which settled in Austerlitz by the end of the eighteenth century—and William C. Herron, whose family moved to Austerlitz in the mid-nineteenth century.

A veteran of the U.S. Navy who later attended the University of Denver, “Bob” Herron began collecting early American furniture as a young boy and later ran a highly-successful auction house. One of the premier auctioneers in New England, in 1997 the New York Times wrote that Herron had found “one of the few major discoveries of the year”—an important collection of early American furniture which brought antique dealers and connoisseurs from across the country to the small hamlet of Austerlitz.

Continuing his family’s long tradition of serving the community and fostering its civic life, Herron and his good friend, Richard Mugler, Jr., were responsible for the preservation of the local schoolhouse, the Austerlitz Church, a number of houses in the hamlet and the establishment of the Austerlitz Historical Society. A generous benefactor, Herron donated both funds and land to the Historical Society, which now boasts a collection of late 18th and early 19th century buildings and a local history collection. In 1987, the New York Times—along with a number of other media outlets—reported on the restoration of his early house.

“Bob” also made substantial donations to community organizations, most recently to the Columbia County Land Conservancy and for the building of the hamlet’s new firehouse.

Known for his keen eye, “sharp as a tack” mind, and unfailing wit up to his death, Herron will be missed by his family, friends, neighbors and colleagues and the many volunteers he recruited in his life-long quest to preserve the best of this country’s and Columbia County’s history.

He is preceeded in death by his brother, William Lee Herron (1922-2007), and survived by his nieces Ruth Horak, Janet DeMonaco, Janet’s husband Louis, and his nephew William Jr.’s widow Cheryl.

A memorial service will be held on the grounds of the Austerlitz Historical Society, at a time to be determined this summer. For further information, please check the historical society’s web site www.oldausterlitz.org or call 518-392-0062.

Memorial Donations may be made out to the Austerlitz Historical Society or the Austerlitz Cemetery (please indicate your preference), and sent to :

The Austerlitz Historical Society-PO Box 144- Austerlitz, NY 12017

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Gift Shop Opens at Old Austerlitz

Jeff Harris, neighbor and member of the historical society proposed the creation of a permanent gift shop to be located in the Harvey House. Jeff a designer, offered to undertake the entire project. All revenue would go back to the historical society. From inception to its finished state, Jeff has filled the shop with a creative mix of the new and the old, including the work of local artist and crafters. A store to delight the young and not so young.

Hours: Closed for the 2019/2020 Fall and Winter season. Will be open during Autumn in Austerlitz on September 28th and on December 7th when the Morey-Devereaux will have an open house from 1-3.

 

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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

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

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2017 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

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!

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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:

Hudson-Chatham Winery, Ghent, NY
Yankee Distillers, Clifton Park, NY

Additional Vendors:
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

Non-Profit Organizations:
Columbia-Greene Humane Society, Hudson, NY
St. Peter’s Church, Spencertown, NY

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 – Blacksmithing in the Forge

Entertainment:
Rick and Marilyn, Hudson, NY – Fine Guitar & Vocals!
Joe Adee, Austerlitz, NY – Guitar, Vocals & Harmonica
Howard Lieberman, Hillsdale,NY – Fine Guitar & Vocals!

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2016 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This year’s 20th Annual Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 9th, 2016 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 volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes, 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.

NEW THIS YEAR:  We are featuring a bountiful Farmers’ Market and tempting Tasting Area.  Keep watching for updates!

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We LOVE pets! However, we do not allow pets to be brought into the festival. Please make arrangements to leave your pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation.

Sponsorship, Advertising and Underwriter opportunities are available for all events. Click HERE to learn more or call 518-392-0062 to inquire.

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2015 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival is held on the Sunday before Columbus Day. This year’s 19th Annual Festival is scheduled for Sunday October 11th, 2015 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission is $6 for adults and children under 12 are free. With attendance averaging at well 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.

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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.

 

 

 

Sponsorship, Advertising and Underwriter opportunities are available for all events. Click HERE to learn more or call 518-392-0062 to inquire.

 

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2014 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2014 Festival Schedule of Events can be downloaded by clicking HERE

The 2014 Silent Auction program can be downloaded by clicking HERE

The Autumn in Austerlitz Festival  was held on the Sunday before Columbus Day, October 12th, 2014 from 11am – 4pm. Rain or Shine. Admission was $6 for adults and children under 12 were free. With attendance averaging at over 750, the event featured 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 was our featured musical performance at Autumn in Austerlitz. Their website, Ampersand.org describes themselves as “A family-friendly, upbeat musical group that soars with tight vocal harmonies, backed by the driving, chunky sound of traditional instruments.”

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.

Early American Crafts that participated were:

Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY
19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY
Margy’s Applique Quilting – Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY
Tom Curran – Artisan/Gunsmith, Chatham, NY
Shaker Reproductions, Wooden Ware & Quilts – Donna & Edward Mullet, Stephentown, NY
William & Peggy Holland Watercolors – William Holland, Spencertown, NY
All Woodworking – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY
Grant House Press, East Chatham, NY
JANEL – Loren Brink & Jesse Tran, Spencertown, NY
William Newcomb – Fly Tying, Hillsdale, NY

Additional Vendors that participated were:
Pamper Thyme Inc. – Catskill, NY
Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY
Sandy’s Soaps – Sandy Myers, East Nassau, NY
Author Jana Laiz, Pittsfield, MA
Joy of the Journey Farm LLC – Christine Eberhardt, Greenfield Center, NY
On The Bend – Leann Schroder, Hannacroix, NY
Feltabulous – Barbara Rosenthal, Chatham, NY
Summers End Orchard – Joanne Sharkey, Unadilla, NY
Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill, Chatham, NY
Sauerkraut Seth’s – Seth Travins, Hillsdale, NY
Flower Blossom Farm – Kim Thomas, Ghent, NY
The Farm at Miller’s Crossing – Chris Cashen & Katie Smith, Hudson, NY
Light of the Hunter’s Moon – Pamela LaVersa, Stottville, NY
Old Log Inn – Lisa Schulz, Stephentown, NY
Rolling Rock Farm – Tony Carlotto, Sheffield, MA
Granny’s Limited Editions – Evelyn Friedman, Hillsdale, NY
Rag Hill Farm – Jennifer Kapitulik, Shelburne, MA

Non-Profit Organizations that participated were:
Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop – Austerlitz, NY
Columbia-Green Humane Society/SPCA – Hudson, NY
St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church – Spencertown, NY

Special Exhibitors/Demonstrations that appeared were:
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
Musical Performances throughout the Day by Ampersand
Wanda Halten: Heritage Chickens – See and Learn About Heritage Chicken Breeds
Pamela Strousse – 18th Century Crewelwork – Embroidery
IMC (Interactive Musicians Collaborative) – Musicians Committed to Supporting Local Activities through Music
Cider Press: Tony Cashen & Friends

 

Sorry! No Pets Allowed.
Sorry! No Pets Allowed.

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.

 

 

 

Sponsorship, Advertising and Underwriter opportunities are available for all events. Click HERE to learn more or call 518-392-0062 to inquire.

 

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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, Ampersand.org 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
Herrington’s
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

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2012 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival

The 2012 Autumn in Austerlitz Festival  was held on Sunday October 7th, 2012 from 11am to 4pm.  (Always the Sunday before Columbus Day. RAIN OR SHINE).  Attended by over 900 people in 2011, 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 1830s, 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 list of Period Craft Vendors that participated in 2012 are:
All Woodwork – Jeffrey All, Spencertown, NY
Shaker Reproductions and Wood Turning – Donna & Ed Mullet, Stephentown, NY
Bonnie White Folk Art, Canaan, NY
19th Century Tinsmith – Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake, NY
Quilter – Margy Quinn, Austerlitz, NY
Furniture Maker – John Porritt, Spencertown, NY
Fly Tyer – Bill Newcomb, Hillsdale, NY
Boyd A. Hutchinson, Fine Furniture… By Hand – Boyd A. Hutchinson, Sheffield, MA
Watercolors by William Holland – William Holland, Spencertown, NY
The Clockworks – James W. Dunbrook, Schenectady, NY
Highland Spring Farm – Weaving, Knitting & Spinning – Linda Becker, Old Chatham, NY
Weaving – Judith Choate, Austerlitz, NY
Chatham Forge – Scott Lent, Chatham, NY
Small Oak Press and Bindery – Carrie Tuccio, Ghent, NY
Tom Curran – Gunsmith, Chatham, NY

Our list of Additional Vendors that participated in 2012 are:
Ballston Lake Apiaries – Rick Green, Ballston Lake, NY
Pine Tree Crafts – Bob Gardinier, Ghent, NY
Tastefully Simple by Cindy Teator, Chatham, NY
Hawk Studio – Chip Rosien, Philmont, NY
Sandy’s Soaps – Sandy Myers, East Nassau, NY
Olde Chatham Kettle Corn – Lisa Tuthill & Rob Pietkiewicz, Chatham, NY
C-G Crafters – Karen Craver-Gardner, Philmont, NY
Stained Glass Artist – Johanne Jensen, Hopewell Junction, NY
Artisan Candles – Christian Zygla, Chatham, NY

Our list of Non-Profit Organizations that participated in 2012 are:
Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA, Hudson, NY
Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop – Austerlitz, NY

 

Thank you to our underwriters. Their financial contribution is a great help to our organization.
Our list of Underwriters for the 2012 festival are:
Tony & Gail Cashen
Alice Corbin
Dells’ Plumbing Heating & A/C, Inc. – Ghent, NY
John & Denise Dunne
Norma Edsall
Rebecca Greer
Robert Herron
Alice & Edwin Leason
Henry Meininger
Constance & Joseph Mondel
Sue Mugler
Todd Shields Carpenter and Builder, Inc.
David Sirani & Sons Painting
The Beacon Cinema, Pittsfield, MA
The Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington, MA