Homegrown Harvest at Goodell Gardens and Homestead
The organization's 17th annual festival celebrates with local goods and greenery
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
Goodell Gardens and Homestead is closing out the summer and kicking off their fall season with their 17th annual Homegrown Harvest Festival. The event features local produce, art and handicrafts, food trucks, children's activities, and music. Executive Director Amber Wellington says this year the festival will have more vendors than ever before. "We have more than 50 vendors with items ranging from homemade soap to produce to fine art," says Wellington.
The festival began as an event to celebrate chrysanthemums and has evolved in its nearly two decades to showcase a variety of local goods and celebrate the end of the summer season. Keeping with the local theme, the bands Salmon Frank along with The Kelloggs will provide the music with lighting and sound by PA Sound LLC.
The Homegrown Harvest Festival is an all ages event and there are fall and tree-themed educational activities for children to enjoy. Wellington explains the organization is planning activities around trees to recognize their accreditation as a Level II Arboretum and as the only organization to earn this title in Northwestern Pennsylvania. For those interested in the trees, Wellington adds that Goodell Gardens' Franklin Tree, an extinct species in the wild, is typically in bloom during the festival.
While admission is free, a raffle auction and donation opportunities are available to support the organization. "While we still have some programs in late September and October before we close for the season Oct. 31, the Homegrown Harvest Festival really is the last big hurrah of our season each year," Wellington says.
Noon to 5 p.m. // 221 Waterford St., Edinboro // Free // For more info: goodellgardens.org