Many vendors offer ongoing tastes and samples of their wonderful products at their booths. A few vendors provide more elaborate demonstrations. Agriculture, Artist, and Local Livelihood demonstrations at booths are ongoing unless otherwise indicated as scheduled. The location of booths with demos can be found on the easels with white boards throughout the festival site.
See the Saturday and Sunday Schedules for the times and locations of these scheduled workshops at exhibitor’s booth.
- Seeds of Solidarity: Growing Great Garlic (twice each day)
- White Buffalo Herbs: herbal tincture and oil making (Saturday)
- Fungially: Wine cap innoculation (Saturday)
- New England Wild Edibles: Totem mushroom innoculation (Sunday
- Sweet Birch Herbals: Making Herbal Elixers (Sunday)
- Plant an American Chestnut Tree (Sunday)
- N.E. Wilderness Bushcraft: (Saturday and Sunday)
On-Going Agricultural Demos and Education at Exhibitor’s Booth
- Balky Farm: Needle Felting
- Woodcock Farm: Spinning
- White Oak Timber Framers
- Clearview Compost, trouble-shooting compost piles
- MA 4H Club Junior Pioneers (Animal Area)
- Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners (Q and A, resources)
Art and Craft Demonstrations Located at Exhibitor’s Booth
Cara Finch Fine Art painting acrylic on canvas.
Cricket on the Hearth Handweaving demonstrates spinning yarn.
Melinda LeLacheur of Dragonfly Designs handcrafts wire and beaded bugs.
Helene Uprichard of Hilltown Handmades demonstrates hand-sewing.
Karen Ducey of Moon and Sundries shows festival attendees the process of button making.
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.
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.
Sharon Raymond of Simple Shoemaking shows you how to create your own “First Footsteps” shoes for toddlers.
Kim Parkhurst of Splendid Toad Art Farm demonstrates painting techniques.
Spoon River Jewelry demonstrates making rings out of spoons.
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.