2011 Blueberry Festival

2011 Blueberry Festival

The 2011 Blueberry Festival was held on Sunday July 31st (always the last Sunday in July) on the beautiful grounds of Old Austerlitz – Home of the Austerlitz Historical Society.

Here is a clip from the 2011 Blueberry Festival provided by NYCSubway Girl – Cathy Grier

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.

See some of the products that our Artisans and Craftspeople create
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The Crafters and Artisans that participated in 2011 were:
Salt and Stone Pottery Co.
Stenciling by Michele
Bonnie White Folk Art
Justamere Tree Farm
Shaari Horowitz Hand Painted and Gilded Wood Bowls
Shaker Wood Turnings and Shaker Doll Reproductions
Pioneer Weave
Woven Together
Diane Louise Paul Handcrafted Leather & Repair
Rag Hill Farm
Naturally Inspired
The 19th Century Tinsmith
Brendan Murphy, Windsor Chairs
The Honeybee Press
Sue Anderson, Concord Farm Studio

The Antique & Art Exhibitors that participated were:
Steven Tiger Antiques
J&C Antiques
Trudi Roth
Watercolors by William Holland
Steve Fales

The Market Vendors that participated were:
Ballston Spa Apiaries*
Beth’s Farm Kitchen
Robbie’s Cookies (For Adults). LLC
Saratoga Peanut Butter Company
Shepherd’s Garden

The Entertainers that participated were:
Cathy Grier – aka NYCSubwayGirl
Berkshire Ramblers
Roger the Jester
Gary Green and Enrico Scull
Moonshine Holler
Brian Robinson Birds of Prey
Children’s Farm Experience with Wanda Halten

The Non-Profit Organizations that participated were:
Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners
Millay at Steepletop
<ahref=”” title=”CLICK HERE” target=”_blank”>Hawthorne Valley Association

The Blueberry Placemat Advertisers were:
J&C Antiques
Nancy & George Guadiane, Estate Buyers
East Chatham Wines & Spirits
Austerlitz Plumbing & Heating
Madsen Overhead Doors
Chatham Wine & Liquor
Al Silvernale Carpentry
VanAlstyne Bros. Painting
Gabel Real Estate
Shed Man Inc.
Johnnie Walker Insurance
John Porritt
Vantagepoint Realty
Hawthorne Valley Association

The Underwriters and Sponsors for 2011 were:

Gerald & Mary DeBona
Norma Edsall
Miss Alice Corbin
Sue Alsop Mugler
Rebecca Greer
Lawrence Greitzer & Valerie Curry, MDs
Kleeber Insurance Services
Bill & Scotti Tomson
The Lofgren Agency
Berkshire Homestyle Magazine
The Beacon Cinema – Pittsfield MA
The Triplex Theater – Great Barrington MA
Robert & Barbara Willner
Robert Herron
Elizabeth Rundell
Robert & Louise Kleinberg
Kinderhook Bank
Metz Wood Harder Insurance
Chatham Wine & Liquor
Constance & Joseph Mondel
Barbara Gaines & Aari Ludvigsen
Columbia County Tourism
Lynn O’Connell
Lowell & Jan Steinbrenner
Countryside Dental – Dr. Riccobono
Louis Hedgecock & Jerry Croghan
John & Denise Dunne
Lynne Haydn


2010 Blueberry Festival

2010 Blueberry Festival

The 2010 Blueberry Festival was held on Sunday July 31st (always the last Sunday in July) on the beautiful grounds of Old Austerlitz – Home of the Austerlitz Historical Society.

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.

See some of the products that our Artisans and Craftspeople create
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Our Artisans and Craftspeople that participated were:

Pamela Dalton Scherenschnitte – Ghent, NY
Naturally Inspired Handwoven Baskets – Salisbury, VT
Shaker Reproductions and Wood Turnings – Stephentown, NY
Shaari Horowitz and Alistair Jones – Sharon, CT
Justamere Tree Farm – Worthington, MA
Salt and Stone Pottery Co. – Clark Mills, NY
Pioneer Weave – Essex, NY
Walter Fleming Tinsmith – Ballston Lake, NY
Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture – Selkirk, NY
Bonnie White Folk Art – Canaan, NY
Stephen Earp Redware – Shelburne Falls, MA
The Berlin Limner – Berlin, NY
Stenciling by Michele – Hollis, NH
K. William Kautz American Folk Art – Hartland, VT
Annie Hayes Rugs – Delhi, NY
Mary Ellen Piester – Polichinelle – Ghent, NY
The Clockworks – Schenectady, NY
Sue Anderson – East Chatham, NY
East Knoll Pottery – Torrington, CT

Our Antique & Art Exhibitors that participated were:
Watercolors by William Holland – Spencertown, NY
Steven Tiger Antiques, Collectibles and Curiosities – Hillsdale, NY
J&C Antiques – Spencertown, NY
Trudi Roth Antiques – East Chatham, NY
Stephen Fales – Collectors Crossroads – Chatham, NY
Eliza Woodward – Ghent, NY

Our Market Vendors that participated were:
Robbie’s Cookies (For Adults), LLC – Ravena, NY
Ballston Lake Apiaries – Ballston Lake, NY
Shepherd’s Garden – Germantown, NY
Beth’s Farm Kitchen – Stuyvesant, NY

Our Entertainers were:

Cathy Grier
Ampersand: Traditional American Music
Berkshire Ramblers: Folk Songs of the “Old Style”
Gary Green and The Big Caboose: country classics, blues and swing styled music
The BlueBottle JugGrass Band featuring The Big Caboose

Roger The Jester: Zany magic, juggling and fun, kid based magic and fun

Bill Robinson: Birds of Prey
Oxen Demonstration – Ralph & Judy Hartzel
Petting Zoo – 1pm to 4pm

Our Non-ProfitĀ  Exhibitors were:
Northern Columbia County Rotary – Shelter Box
Chatham Village Historical Society

Our Blueberry Placemat Advertisers were”
Al Silvernale Carpentry
Donnas Lawns & More Inc
Gabel Real Estate
J&C Mondel
Melinda’s Consignments
Concepts in Comfort
Chatham Wine and Spirits
Spencertown Country Store
Madsen Overhead Doors
Chatham Properties
Johnson Newspaper Corporation
Gillespie Automotive
D&J Small Engine Repair
Jordan Tree Service
Butternut Creek Farm
Johnnie Walker Insurance
Shaker Meadows
Austerlitz Plumbing & Heating
East Chatham Wine & Spirits
The Shed Man
Technology 4 All, Inc.
Newton Hook Farm
Hawthorne Valley Association

Our Underwriters and Sponsors were:
Technology 4 All, Inc.
Chatham Wine and Liquor
Metz Wood Harder Insurance
Kleeber Insurance Services
Connie and Joseph Mondel
Sue Mugler
Kinderhook Bank
The Lofgren Agency
Rebecca Greer
Norma Edsall
Alice Corbin
Mary and Jerry DeBona
Countryside Dental
Robert Herron
Charles and Joanne Knauss
John and Denise Dunne
Columbia County Tourism
Columbia Tent Rentals
Jam Graphics
Side Hill Music
Stewart’s Shops


2008 Blueberry Festival

Click here to read about our Blueberry Recipe Contest.

The Blueberry Festival is always held the last Sunday in July – this year the Festival was held on Sunday, July 27, 2008 on the grounds of Old Austerlitz from 9am-4pm.

Early 19th century craft demonstrations & wares, live music and of course – lots of blueberries!

Adults $6.00
Children under 12 free

The event will feature early 19th Century craft demonstrations and wares, antiques, live music and entertainment for children, many different vendors and a variety of foods to feed the masses. There will be blueberries galore, a blueberry recipe contest, and a blueberry pancake breakfast (please note that there is an additional charge for both adults and children).

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast
Adults $6.00
Children $3.00

We all love our pets … but due to insurance concerns we ask that you make arrangements for attending the Blueberry Festival without your pet. Thank you for your consideration in this regard.

2008 Artisans and Craftspeople
Annie Hayes Rugs, Annie Hayes, Delhi NY
Bonnie White Paintings, Bonnie White, Canaan NY
D. Keegan, Denise Carpenter,
Daul Folk Art, Susan Daul, Matthews NC
Hearts and Stars Forever, Marty Minch, Claverack NY
Horowitz Painted Wooden Bowls, Shaari Horowitz, Sharon CT
Jeffrey Andrews Antiques, Jeffrey Andrews, Salisbury VT
Justamere Tree Farm, JP Welch, Worthington MA
K. William Kautz American Folk Art, K. William Kautz, Hartland VT
Kate Adams Fine Miniature Quilts, Kate Adams, Kennebunkport ME
Pioneer Weave Studios, Mary Beth Correy, Essex NY
Polochinelle, MaryEllen Piester, Ghent NY
Salt and Stone, Noel and Susan Strobino, Clark Mills NY
Scherenschnitte, Pamela Dalton, Ghent NY
Tavern Signs, Ray and Theresa Podeszwa,
Vaillancourt Folk Art, Gary and Judy Vaillancourt,
Walter Fleming Tinsmith, Walter Fleming, Ballston Lake NY
Wooden Images, Tim and Diane Jumper, Hingham MA

2008 Antique Exhibitors
Eliza Woodward, New York NY
J&C Antiques, Spencertown NY
Signed Correctly, Claverack NY
Stephen Fales Antiques, Spencertown NY
Steve Tiger
Welcome Home Antiques, Chatham NY
William Holland, Spencertown NY

2008 Vendors
Ballston Lake Apiaries, Rick Green, Ballston Lake NY
Beth’s Farm Kitchen, Elizabeth Linskey, Stuyvesant Falls NY
Hudson Valley Vernacular Architecture, Alvin Sheffer, Germantown NY
Shephard’s Garden, Carol Livallera,

2008 Business Sponsors
Chatham Properties
Chatham Wines
Columbia Tent Rentals
Countryside Dental
Embers Sausages
Golub Foundation
The Hudson River Tractor Company, LLC
Jam Graphics
Metzwood Harder
National Union Bank of Kinderhook
Old Ghent Realty
R.H. Van Alstyne Jewelers
SideHill Music
Stewarts Shops
Technology 4 All
Vie de France