Bauer Park Harvest Festival 2018

October 13, 2018

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Be a Sponsor!

In order to maintain the Bauer Park Harvest Festival as a free community event, we need local businesses and civic organizations – or even individuals – 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 displayed at the event, and sponsors have the opportunity to place an advertisement in the Harvest Festival program which is printed and distributed to more than a 1,000 people who come with their families each year.  Sponsors are also acknowledged in our pre-event publicity 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.  

The deadline for submitting a sponsorship donation and providing artwork for your advertisement is Friday, September 7, 2018.  For more information, please email sponsor coordinator, Pam Greene.

Please help us keep the Harvest Festival alive by making a donation 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.  Curious by wary? Come to our meeting on March 21, 2018 at 7 PM at the Bauer Classroom. if you can't make the meeting, call us! We'll explain it all, no strings attached!  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