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Family fun: Twin harvest festivals, only a few miles apart, capture the autumn glory of the first Saturday in October in Rutland County.
Twin harvest festivals, only a few miles apart, capture the first Saturday in October in Rutland County. Brandon and Pittsford harvest fests include local apples, cider, pies, and pumpkins and include horse- and tractor-drawn hayrides.
At Brandon’s Central Park at 1 p.m., visitors can create their own fun scarecrow called a “Harvest Person” for $5. Foxcroft Farm will provide the hayride and Brandon Rotary Club will provide locally baked apple pies. The local Lion’s Club provide grilled foods and St. Mary’s Catholic Church will also have autumn foods.
A benefit at Brandon Town Hall will benefit the reconstruction of flood-damaged town hall as well as the local Boys and Girls Club at 3 p.m.
South on U.S. Route 7, Pittsford’s Harvest Fest on the village green begins at 10 a.m. with over 30 vendors setting up tables. The town is still helping flood victims through the Bowen-Walker Fund, so proceeds will help local families as well as the Pittsford Fire Department.
For the seventh year in a row, Marble Valley Grange will sponsor a fun-filled pumpkin contest, open to children and adults.