76th Harvest Festival One Week Later Than Usual
The 76th annual Putney School Harvest Festival is one week later than usual this year, on Sunday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in deference to those celebrating Yom Kippur and to avoid the lodging pressures of Columbus Day Weekend. The day kicks off with a 5K "Red Leaf Ramble" running race (registration at 8:30 in the Field House), followed by a kids' mountain bike rodeo at 9:45 on the soccer field. A silent auction featuring many Windham County goods and services will run from 10:00 to 3:30. The International Cafe, with foods cooked by students from around the world, is open 11:00 to 2:00. Games and races on the East Lawn (behind the Currier Center) commence at noon. At 12:45 there's a parade, followed by contra dancing on the East Lawn. Join us for an all-school sing, featuring the Putney Community Orchestra, in Calder Hall at 2:00. And all day long there are crafts booths, fresh produce, and community groups serving tasty grilled food and baked goods, plus enough freshly pressed apple cider to wash it all down. No charge for parking, admission, or, if you're a kid, all the bouncy house, bouncy slide, and bouncy obstacle course fun you can handle. The Putney School, Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney, Vermont; www.putneyschool.org. For more information contact Alison Frye at 802-387-6273.