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Sat, Sep 23

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Philipse Manor Hall

Harvest Festival

Join us during Riverfest to step back in time to the late 18th century! This free family-friendly outdoor festival will feature costumed reenactors and hands-on activities.

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Harvest Festival
Harvest Festival

Time & Location

Sep 23, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY 10701, USA

About The Event

Step back in time to the late 18th century! This free family-friendly outdoor festival will feature costumed reenactors and hands-on activities.

September was the time of year when tenant farmers on the Philipse Manor would harvest their wheat and start to bring it to the Philipse grist mills for assessment and grinding into flour. September was also apple harvest time in the Philipse orchards. Try your hand at grinding grain in a stone mill, grinding up apples for cider in a cider press, and other hands-on activities. Meet military and civilian reenactors, including General George Washington and his horse Nelson, members of Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment and the First Rhode Island Regiment, colonial era craftsmen, and more. Play colonial-era games and learn more about the history of Westchester County before and during the American Revolution.

Festival coincides with Yonkers RiverFest, featuring music, shopping, and food. Spend the day!

Sponsored in part by the Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall.

Featured Historic Reenactors: John Koopman III and Bear portraying General George Washington and his horse Nelson. The Living History Company, portraying Black and African American soldiers of the American Revolution. Tom Hunt, demonstrating historic broom making. Erik Paul, demonstrating 18th century joinery and woodwork. Drew Shuptar-Rayvis, portraying an 18th century Algonkian man.

More reenactors and Harvest Festival schedule coming soon!

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