Saturday, October 16; Sunday, October 17
Times: 9:30 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Standard daytime admission is $28 for adults, $14 for youth (4-17), and $26 for seniors (55+).Get Tickets
Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn. Help our farmers and gardeners finish harvesting a variety of heirloom produce and learn about how early 19th-century New Englanders preserved it for the winter. Chat with our gardeners about renewing soil fertility, the origins of jack-o-lanterns, and more.
Visit the ox-powered Cider Mill and learn about the importance of apples and cider in early New England. You can also meet and greet the farm animals, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, see our brand new Cabinetmaking Shop, chat with artisan craftspeople, and more!
As a site that welcomes visitors of all ages—including many children—and encourages conversation with our costumed interpreters, we ask all visitors to follow our current mask policy:
- Masks are required in all indoor spaces.
- Masks are optional outdoors. Please consider putting on a mask when you are close to staff or other visitors.
Get tickets and see current COVID-19 related policies here.
Celebrating the Harvest is sponsored by:
Home Gardeners’ Exhibit
We want to see what you’ve been growing in your garden this year! Whether you are near or far, help us celebrate the fall harvest by entering this year’s Home Gardeners’ Exhibit. This year, entrants will have the option of participating in the online virtual exhibition and/or the in-person exhibition being held at Old Sturbridge Village on October 16th and 17th. A couple of our expert horticulturalists will also pick the best of each category, sharing feedback and comments about the winning entries. Entries are due October 6th.
View the virtual exhibit here.
Did you know? The science of Food Preservation