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
  • Yard Birds Farm: Hive anatomy/host a hive program, see scheduled events
  • Woodcock Farm: Spinning, see scheduled events
  • 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, see scheduled events
  • In the animal area: MA 4H Club Working Steer check schedule for times
  • and more!!!

Scheduled Healing Arts Workshops, Demonstrations, and Talks Located at Exhibitor’s Booth

  • Saturday 10:45 – 11:30, Give Your Feet a Treat – Take off your shoes and learn some tips for relaxing your feet and whole body healing with Janet Masucci of Riverside Healing and Bodywork.
  • Saturday 2:00 – 3:00, Introduction to Life Energy Yoga – Learn what Life Energy Yoga is all about.  Through tapping, stretching, and meditation we can open our bodies and minds in order to connect with our true selves and live happier, healthier, and more peaceful lives.  Stephanie Mitchell’s demonstration will include 5 – 10 minutes of full body tapping, 5 – 10 minutes of meridian stretching, and 5 – 10 minutes of energy meditation.
  • Sunday 10:45 – 11:30, Neck and Shoulder Muscles – Simple, easy self-care techniques to relax the muscles of the neck and shoulders with Janet Masucci of Riverside Healing and Bodywork and Karen Traub, Nationally Certified ABMP.
  • Sunday 2:00, Whole-Person-Healing – There are five aspects of each person that need to be brought into balance for healing to take place.  Besides the physical body, this includes our emotions, the mind, our relationships, and our spirituality.  This talk by Michael Young of Idealife will touch on their connections.

 Art and Craft Demonstrations Located at Exhibitor’s Booth

Bouncing Bet Soapworks Vicky Sandiford of Bouncing Bet Soapworks demonstrate the art of making soap.

 Cara Finch Fine Art painting acrylic on canvas.

Cricket on the Hearth Handweaving demonstrates spinning yarn.

Dragonfly Designs Melinda LeLacheur of Dragonfly Designs handcrafts wire and beaded bugs.

Firecrow Handwovens Kathy Litchfield of Firecrow Handwovens demonstrates weaving and invites festival-goers to try weaving, too, on a four-harness Harrisville loom.

Helene Uprichard of Hilltown Handmades demonstrates hand-sewing.

Karen Ducey of Moon and Sundries shows festival attendees the process of button making.

Susan Mulholland Silkscreen Susan Mulholland of Mulholland Silkscreen displays a collage that demonstrates the printmaking process.

 Tiffany DeAngelo of Nova Luxe Studios demonstrates how to wrap a wire tree.

James Payne of Ring of Change show attendees how to turn a coin into a ring.

Turn Turn Turn  Samuel Scherer of Sam’s Wooden Bowls demonstrates bowl and spindle turning with 2 lathes and 3 wood turners.  Projects include plates,tops small bowls,boxes,natural edge bowls.

Simple Shoemaking  Sharon Raymond of Simple Shoemaking shows you how to create your own “First Footsteps” shoes for toddlers.

ToadBriar Kim Parkhurst of Splendid Toad Art Farm demonstrates painting techniques.

 Spoon River Jewelry demonstrates making rings out of spoons.

 Larry ‘Windsong Healer’ Anderson and Michael Longrider of Stillwater Flutes, Standing Bear Drums, & Windsong Herbal demonstrates the use of selenite in healing work and the making of a hand drum.

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.

Rachel Beaupré of Wee Things Fiber Arts brings needle-felting and hand-sewing with natural fibers demonstrations.