Harvest Moon Festival



The Harvest Moon Festival will be held Saturday - Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2013,
10 am - 5 pm at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road, Greenville, Delaware 19807.

We'll post the plans for 2014 soon. See the fun we had in 2013 below.


Free Admission for all DelNature Members!

Non-Member Admission: $7.00 (everyone 5 years and older, including all crafts. Draft Horses and Pony Rides will still have an additional cost.)

The fall festival features fun activities for all ages! Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more!

Don't miss Phung Lu and his raptor programs! Take a pony ride, walk through the corn maze or visit the farm animals!

New this year: Painted Sky Alpaca Farm! Meet alpacas up close and personal! Learn more about these gentle and inquisitive animals!

Harvest Moon Festival Activities


Draft Horse Wagon Rides
Carriage Memories from the Past - rides offered from 11AM - 5PM - both days - $5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child ages 2 years and up

Marketplace
Farmers' Market*
  • Woodside Farm Creamery, Mistress of Spice, Red Bandana Kettle Corn, Pike Creek Coffee Roasterie, SIW Vegetables, Satsuma & Moro Restaurants, Maiale Deli & Salumeria, Farm Truck, Street Food Philly, Buttercup Gourmet, Papa's Pastry, Just Jackie's (Sunday only), Backyard Louie's Barbeque
Main Music Stage - Saturday (Master of Ceremonies: Bill Moffett) Main Music Stage - Sunday (Master of Ceremonies: Bill Moffett)
Community Supported Agriculture Tour - meet at the main music stage
  • See what's growing! 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm - both days
  • Farm Olympics - 3:15PM - Saturday, 3:15PM - Sunday
  • Farm Fun for Children - Strawbale maze, bubbles, pennies in the straw, pool of corn, hoola hoops, & jump ropes . . . fun!
Sheep Corner
  • Famous Festival Necklace Making Station - FREE!
  • Insects Exhibit - all day/both days
  • Reptile and Amphibians Exhibit - all day/both days
  • Birds Exhibits - all day/both days
  • Native Wild Animal Exhibits - all day/both days
  • Trees & Seeds Exhibit - Saturday only
  • Rocks & Minerals Exhibit - Sunday only
  • Fantastic Face Painting - FREE!
  • Create a Flying Bird Craft- FREE!
  • Festive T-Shirt Printing Station - $5.00 per t-shirt
  • Make and Wear a Pumpkin Beanie - FREE!
  • American Gothic Photo Opportunity
Pumpkin Patch Lane & Hawk Watch
  • Painted Sky Alpaca Farm - Live Animals!
  • Corn Cob Toss
  • Pumpkin Sales & Carving Station
  • Pumpkin Croquet
  • Pumpkin Ring Toss
  • Make a Beeswax Candle - FREE!
  • Make a Chick on a Stick - FREE!
  • Festive Painter's Cap Printing Station - $2.00 per hat
  • Make an Awesome Flower on a Stick - FREE!
  • Craft a Cool Clothes Pin Bee - FREE!
  • Delaware Nature Society & Delmarva Ornithological Society Hawk Watch - 10AM - 5PM - both days
Farmyard
  • Stone Bank Barn
    • Cow Milking by Hand 11:00AM & 2:00PM - both days
    • Cow Milking by Machine 4:00PM - both days
    • Farm Chores: feed sheep - 10:15AM & 4:15PM - both days
    • Farm Chores: bottle feed calves & feed pigs - 4:30PM - both days
    • John Styer, The Laithemeister - demonstrations all day both days
    • Fiber Artists - all day/both days
    • Jennifer Domal, Artist - Pysanky Egg Decorating demonstrations both days: 12:00PM, 1:00PM, & 3:00PM
  • Farm Animal Barns & Vegetable Garden
    • Hold a Chick! - 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM - both days
    • Corn Shelling...Take a Turn both days - 12:00 & 2:30PM
    • Farm Animal Interpretation - all day/both days
    • Vintage Tractor Display by the Waterloo Boys of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    • "From Farm to You" Raffle - all day/both days. Drawing on Sunday at 4:00PM at the raffle table
    • Apple Cider Pressing (Sat) - 11:00AM, 12:30PM, 2:30PM & 3:30PM
    • Apple Cider Pressing (Sun) - 12:30PM, 2:30PM & 3:30PM
    Farm Stage
  • Saturday
    • 12PM - All About Butterflies with Sheila
    • 1PM - Raptor Program by Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections
    • 2:30PM - International Turtle Race
    • 3:30PM - Zero Waste Team
  • Sunday
    • 12PM - Unhuggables with Sheila
    • 1PM - Raptor Program by Animal Behavior and Conservation Connections
    • 2:30PM - International Turtle Race
    • 3:30PM - Pond to Plate Hike to Coverdale Farm - meet at Farm Stage to Hike to Coverdale Pond
    Fir Grove
    • Pony Rides by Tailwind Farms - 11:30AM -3:30PM - both days - $3.00 per ride
    • Coverdale Tractor Hayrides - 11AM - 4PM - both days - $2.00 per ride
    • Scarecrow Making Station - FREE!
    See you at the festival! Rain or Shine!