Many vendors offer ongoing tastes and samples of their wonderful products at their booths. A few vendors provide more elaborate demonstrations. Locations of Booths can be found on the easels with white boards throughout the festival site.
Agriculture and Local Livelihood demonstrations at booths, ongoing unless otherwise indicated
Visit the New Agriculture Tent for lots of great info, and scheduled and spontaneous mini workshops! (below the timber framing, and near the animal area)
- Seeds of Solidarity: Garlic growing workshops: several times each day, check schedule
- White Buffalo Herbs: herbal tincture making, see scheduled events
- Fungially: Growing mushrooms in mulch, see scheduled events
- Balky Farm: Needle Felting
- Prospect Hill Farm: wheat weaving
- Woodcock Farm: Spinning
- White Oak Timber Framers
- New Salem Preserves: Pressing apple cider
- PV²: Solar electricity for the main stage
- Genesis 1, LLC: hourly demonstrations of the power of the Sun
- Turn, Turn, Turn: Wood turning on a lathe, check schedule
- Plant an American Chestnut Tree (Sunday at 4PM)
- W. Mass Permaculture
- In the animal area: Winterberry Farm with dog herding ducks, sheep, rabbits, and more and Gail and draft cows, check schedule for times
- and more!!!
Art and Craft Demonstrations Located at Exhibitor’s Booth:
- Janice Doubleday of Artistic Basketry will be demonstrating basket weaving techniques.
- Keith LaRiviere of Blue Dog Leather – Carving, Tooling, and Hand Stitching with Leather
- Dvora Cohen of Cricket on the Hearth Handweaving – spinning on a spinning wheel. She will also have drop spindles and fleece for people who want to try their hand at spinning.
- Melinda LeLacheur of Dragonfly Designs – handcrafting wire and beaded bugs
- Kathy Litchfield of Firecrow Handwovens will demonstrate hand weaving on a floor loom at her booth. Be sure to stop by and try it yourself — wind a bobbin, throw the shuttle, step on the treadles, raise the harnesses and see what it’s like to weave cloth from scratch!
- Joan Levy of JL Gourds will demonstrate weaving on a designed gourd.
- Elizabeth Radysh of Radyshes will be demonstrating handmade puppet making.
- Samuel Scherer of Sam’s Wooden Bowls will be demonstrating bowl and spindle turning with 2 lathes and 3 wood turners. Projects include plates,tops small bowls,boxes,natural edge bowls.
- Sharon Raymond of Simple Shoemaking will show you how to create your own “First Footsteps” shoes for little ones.
- Kim Parkhurst of Splendid Toad Art Farm will be demonstrating painting techniques.
- Adele Smith-Penniman of WEAVING ARTcetera uses fibers of varied colors and textures, and will be weaving wall hangings and bags on a rigid heddle loom.
** Locations of booths will be displayed on signs throughout the festival.