Harvest Fair

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Celebrate the Simple Life!

Harvest Fair celebrates the simple life, engaging visitors of all ages in friendly competitions, games, lively music and dance, hay rides, pony rides and much more against the backdrop of a working 18th century living history farm.

For 42 years, Coggeshall Farm Museum has drawn visitors from across New England for this major festival. Bring the whole family for a day of good old-fashioned fun. There's something for everyone!

Try your hand at more than a dozen 18th-century games, discover one-of-a-kind handcrafted items from our talented vendors, visit our heirloom sheep and cattle on a hayride through the pasture, and put your artistic skills to work at our craft tables.

Learn contra dancing with a live caller and musicians leading the dance, or enjoy a zany performance by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris Dance Group.

Great family-friendly food will be provided by a variety of vendors, along with Coggeshall's own jonnycakes!

Headline Performers

This year's event features performances by some of the region's most renowned performers for children and families. If you want to catch all the great performers, purchase a two-day ticket. Here's a preview of our performers, with more to come!

Bill Harley
Saturday, Sept. 19, 1 pm
A two-time Grammy award-winning artist and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the RI Council for the Humanities and an NPR commentator, Bill’s songs and stories paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life.


Norah Dooley
Sunday, Sept. 20, 1 pm
Norah Dooley is a storyteller, educator, critically acclaimed children’s author and creator of StoriesLive®, a high school storytelling curriculum and story slam program. She is the co-founder of massmouth.org and the Greater Boston Story Slam series.



Sunday, Sept. 20, 2 pm
Award-winning duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, perform traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance.  Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing.