Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is located at 707 Shaker Road (Route 26) in New Gloucester. For more information please contact 207-926-4597, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.maineshakers.com, or follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/SabbathdayLakeShakerVillage
On Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00am until 3:30pm Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will host its annual Harvest Festival. An afternoon of free barn tours, free wagon rides, and special activities. Freshly-picked apples from the historic Shaker orchards will be offered for sale along with free cider-pressing; bring your own apples or purchase them at the Shaker Store, homemade Shaker apple fritters, and much more!
Chipman’s Farm, neighbors to the Shakers since the 1790s, will have a bounty available for sale, Seasonal mums, other late-season “bloomers” and houseplants will be available from Donna’s Greenhouse. Free, traditional craft demonstrations include Shaker-style broom making by Kent Ruesswick, wool carding, spinning, knitting, and weaving by the R&R Spinners, rug hooking by Parris House Wool Works, blacksmithing by Tim Greene, weaving by Marjie Thompson, wood-turning by Peter Asselyn, Tin type photography by AgNO3 Labs, and woodcarving by the Poland Woodcarvers. Books signing by Don Perkins—Barns of Maine, and Chris Becksvoort—The Shaker Legacy.
Free wagon rides will be offered throughout the day. Free face painting for kids along with free gourd decorating! Rain or shine – all above activities will be in the Shakers’ historic 1830 barns. Bring the family!