On Sunday, Sept. 14 from noon to 5 p.m., Goodell Gardens will host the 9th Annual Homegrown Harvest Festival. This annual festival, which serves as a capstone to the Goodell season, features a harvest of local food, local art, local musicians and fun! Vendors from Goodell’s weekly Farmers Market will return to sell locally-grown and produced fresh farm food products. Confirmed vendors include Byler’s Relish House, the Teed Farm, Vanco Farms, RaupAquaponics, Lil Bit-o-Honey, Showman Farms’ Conneutee Creamery, Tender Acres, Hurry Hill Maple Farm, Peace by Piece Farm, Nancy Schultz, Happy Mug Coffee, Beelzebub’s Salsa, Nick’s Place, Strawberry Lane Produce and Diablo Pepper Farm.
A harvest of local art will be available for sale from Lisie’s Pieces, Homegrown &Handsewn, Mamayo Journals, Mary Kostelansky, Nancy Apple, Alex’s Puzzles, Yellow Elephant Clothing, Papyrusaurus, Wood-n-critters, Edinboro University’s Clay Club, Kim G. Kloecker Art Studio, Greta Lasher, Polar Bear Designs, D.K. Hummel Company, Martie Lee, Sarah Schoolcrafts, J&J Creations, Hank Rafferty, One of a Keim and ElecticEtceteras. And a quilt show will be offered in Carrie’s Cabin by Loose Threads Quilters.
Live music will be offered by Salmon Frank (noon-1:45), Tiger Maple String Band (2-4) and Todd Crowley and Friends (4:15 – 5 pm) on the Events Barn stage. The Real Magic Steve will be here all day, and will perform a Magic Show on the Barn Stage from 1:45 to 2 pm. Todd’s Musical Petting Zoo will also be open from noon to 5 p.m. Boro Women’s Services will offer kid’s activities, and more great family-friendly events are being planned.
Looking for a place to grab lunch? The Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm and Tasty Twist will both be onsite to help battle your hunger!
“We are so excited about this year’s Homegrown Harvest Festival,” Goodell Spokesperson Amber Wellington said. “There are so many fun things planned, and we can’t wait to celebrate the Harvest with the community.”
As always, Goodell Gardens 9th Annual Homegrown Harvest Festival offers free admission and parking, though donations to the Gardens and Festival are always welcome. Goodell Gardens is located at 221 Waterford Street (Route 6N), just east of downtown Edinboro. For more information about this and other events, visit goodellgardens.org.