Harvest Festival

Halloween and Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival on HalloweenHalloween is all about the Harvest. Get your FarmOn! at Empire Farm as we welcome the community to attend with family and friends to grab a bite to eat before you trick or treat and celebrate the family farm.

Featuring farm fresh grill, kids activities, local market, Hudson Valley Fresh Dairy tasting and all things apple!

Stop by the farm between 12p-5pm to indulge.

A “Farm Candy” crunch will take place at 4pm.
Costume contest for kids ages 12 and under will follow.

Until the 20th century most farmers celebrated the end of the harvest with a harvest supper, a big meal held to thank those for land stewardship to cultivate, plant, grow and harvest honest food. In some regions the farmers believed that a spirit resided in the last sheaf of grain to be harvested. Even earlier there were ceremonies, superstitions and rituals at the end of harvest – sweeping scythes back and forth to cut grain and farms in a race to not be the last to finish the harvest – shouting when they were, which was likely the precursor to what we know today as Halloween.

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Sat. October 31, 2015
Noon to 5pm

Empire Farm
556 Empire Road
Copake, NY 12516
Parking provided on site
Adults $5 Donation
Kids 12 and under $1
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