Harvest Festival

The 39th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by ACC Leisure Services’ Lyndon House Arts Center and the Athens Community Council on Aging’s RSVP Program, will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Lyndon House on Hoyt Street in Athens. For nearly four decades, the Harvest Festival has provided a hands-on learning experience and an opportunity for inter-generational sharing of local history, traditions, domestic skills, and crafts of the 19th century. Immerse yourself in history through interactive demonstrations such as weaving, broom-making, butter-churning, quilting, corn husk dolls, soap-making, pottery, and much more.

There is no entry fee for the festival and all activities are free.  Concessions will not be sold at this event, so please plan on bringing a sack lunch to enjoy picnic style on the lawn!

This local tradition is primarily a field trip for elementary students in Northeast Georgia (accompanying lesson plans that meet Georgia Performance Standards are available), but is also open to the public. To attend, you must register using the form below. For more information, please contact Elise North at 706-549-4850 or enorth@accaging.org or Caroline Self at 706-613-3623 or caroline.self@athensclarkecounty.com.

Spots are limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis, so classrooms are encouraged to sign up early! We hope to see you at this year’s Harvest Festival!

2013 Harvest Festival Registration Form

Harvest Festival Lesson Plans for Teachers

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