The 9th Annual Mother Earth Harvest Moon Fair will be held at Spoutwood Farm in Glen Rock, PA on Sunday September 22nd, 2013 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, rain or shine. A celebration of Spoutwood Farm’s commitment to healthy living on healthy land, this revival of American’s country fair traditions offers up good, old fashion family fun. It is a celebration of the harvest season’s bounty and nature at its finest.
Why Harvest Moon Fair? “The shorter-than-usual time between moonrises around the full Harvest Moon means no long period of darkness between sunset and moonrise for days in succession. In the days before tractor lights, the lamp of the Harvest Moon helped farmers to gather their crops, despite the diminishing daylight hours. As the sun’s light faded in the west, the moon would soon rise in the east to illuminate the fields throughout the night.” (Deborah Byrd in Tonight| Astronomy Essentials|Space Sep 18, 2013)
Food, farming, and artisan vendors will be on site providing an assortment of tasty fare and fun take-homes. Be sure to visit the children’s area to make a scarecrow for your front porch. Be a part of a growing community working together to build a just and lasting peace within ourselves, our communities, and on Earth. The Mother Earth Harvest Moon Fair demonstrates our interconnected and sustainable partnership with nature and one another.
There will be several workshops offered at the fair including: Beginning Fibers: From Raw to Yarn, Wool Felting, Preserving the Harvest: All about Canning and Dehydrating, Exploring Natural Dyeing for Fabric, Soapmaking: Household Detergents and Cleaners, Medicinal Plants and Preps, and Gardening with Native Plants. There are also 3 children’s workshops including: Natural Dyeing for Kids, Stream Adventure for Kids, and Wool Felting for Kids. Pre-registration is required so make sure to visit this website for details.
Fantastic local musicians will perform live throughout the day. Musical performances include: Shane Speal, The Sasanach, Tom Hopkins, Morgan LaFave, Osmosis, J.D. Sage, and Drum Circles!
In order to make The Mother Earth Harvest Moon Fair family friendly, kids 12 and under are free and adults only $5. Parking at the farm across the road will run $3 per vehicle.