Booth Demonstrations

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 

  • 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
  • Ben’s Bins/Phoenix Composting Toilets: vermi-culture /worm composting
  • Turn, Turn, Turn: Wood turning on a lathe, check schedule
  • Plant an American Chestnut Tree (Sunday at 4PM)
  • W. Mass Permaculture: plant demos
  • In the animal area: Winterberry Farm with sheep, rabbits, and more and Gail and draft cows.

 Art and Craft Demonstrations Located at Exhibitor’s Booth:

  • house blocks in progress  Chaldea of Art Bug Illustrations will be working on her painted wooden toy blocks.
  • Blue Dog Leather  Blue Dog Leather – Carving, Tooling, and Hand Stitching with Leather
  • Simple Shoemaking  Sharon Raymond of Simple Shoemaking will show you how to create your own “First Footsteps” shoes for little ones.
  • Susan Mullholland Silkscreen  Susan Mulhulland Silkscreen will be using visuals to demonstrate hand cut stenciled silk screening including the dying and printing processes.
  • Turn Turn Turn  Samuel Scherer of Turn Turn Turn will be demonstrating bowl and spindle turning with 2 lathes and 3 wood turners.  Projects include plates,tops small bowls,boxes,natural edge bowls.
  • Weaving ARTcetera  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.
  • Spencer Peterman Lathe 400 Peterman’s Boards & Bowls – Waxing Wooden Bowls
  • R + M Caning   R + M Caning + Woodworks – Chair Caning and Hand Carving
  • 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.
  • Dragon Fly Designs – handcrafting wire and beaded bugs
  • R Sacco Oil On Canvas – Prepping canvas for painting
  • Spoon River Jewelry – Hammering spoons into rings
  • Wicked Cool Wood – Wood lamp work
  • Wild Child Tie-Dyes – Fiber Reactive Tie-Dying
  • Splendid Toad Art Farm – Painting

** Locations of booths will be displayed on signs throughout the festival.