Harvest Festival

Bauer Park Harvest Festival 2019

October 19, 2019

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

at Bauer Park, 257 Copse Road, Madison, CT 

Harvest Festival Be a sponsor in 2019!

The Bauer Park Harvest Festival needs sponsors!

Each year, the Madison Beach and Recreation Department and the Bauer Park Advisory Committee showcase Bauer Park by hosting a fall Harvest Festival, an event which has become a beloved community tradition. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, October 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The festival not only highlights the natural resources of Bauer Park, it offers—free of charge—fun cultural and environmental experiences for Madison residents of all ages. Traditional music, a hay maze, scarecrow building, live animals, hay and pony rides and an array of interactive exhibits are just a few of the great activities offered. Attendance has grown into the thousands since the event was first held over 21 years ago!

In order to cover costs and to keep the festival free, we are asking local businesses and community organizations to serve as sponsors. Sponsor donations help pay for supplies, tents, tables, entertainment, children’s activities, and promotional materials for the Harvest Festival. In return, sponsors receive recognition for their support on signage prominently displayed at the event, and sponsors have the opportunity to place an advertisement in the Harvest Festival program which is printed and distributed to all who attend. Sponsors are also acknowledged in our pre-event publicity on posters and in local newspapers

To be a sponsor, download the Harvest Festival Sponsor Form and follow the instructions included on the form.  Sponsors may donate any amount toward a listed item on the form. View information about placing an ad in the Harvest Festival program.  

Please submit your sponsor form and donation by August 25, 2019.

For more information, contact Pam Greene by email  or 203-676-4369.

Help us keep the Harvest Festival alive by becoming a sponsor today!

Volunteers Needed!

The Bauer Park Harvest Festival, the highlight of the fall season in Madison for the past 20 years.

Without people - right now- the Harvest Festival will be a thing of the past, rather than a celebration of the past.

Volunteer at the Harvest Festival

Click here to volunteer for the Harvest Festival
This guy (scarecrow) can't save the Harvest Festival, but YOU can!

The Harvest Fest is an entirely volunteer-run event held at Bauer Park, Madison's historic farm, every October on the Saturday following Columbus Day.  It's a beloved tradition that brings our community together for four hours of pure enjoyment, with food, live music, crafts, animals, games exhibits and so much more - all free of charge. It's a slice of life the way it used to be, and it's the only event of its kind in Madison.

Ironically, the pace of modern life is jeopardizing the festival.  Life is busy, and the volunteers needed to organize and run it have become scarce. Those who have invested time for years to make it what it iscan't keep up their commitment forever.

If you appreciate this wonderful event - whether you're in high school, busy with a career, or retired - NOW is the time to keep it going... before it's too late. It's not a huge commitment, it's really rewarding, and you get to work with a great bunch of people who love it as much as you do. 

To learn more and volunteer, contact hadarcall@gmail.com or call 203-245-5623

Harvest Festival Committee Jobs

  1. Sponsorships (financial) - Coordinator & Volunteers
  2. Publicity - Coordinator
  3. Program Pamphlet
  4. Exhibitors - Coordinator & Volunteers
  5. Signage - Coordinator
  6. In-Kind Sponsorships (goods & services) - Coordinator & Volunteers
  7. Supplies - Coordinator
  8. Parking - Coordinator
  9. Photo Contest - Coordinator & Volunteers
  10. Set up / Take Down - Coordinator & Volunteers
  11. "Day of" Volunteers - Coordinator for volunteers to work at the event
Click here to volunteer for the Harvest Festival