The Newfane Historical Society hosts two annual festivals each year at the Country Village. The Apple Blossom Festival celebrates spring each May, while apple and farm crops are honored in September at our Apple Harvest Festival.
The festivals each have special events and schedules to fit their respective seasons. Both annually host craft and food vendors, games, attractions and live music. The Village’s historical buildings are also open for members of the community to enjoy, often with live demonstrations from knowledgeable society members. There is also a wonderful array of artifacts and working historical pieces on display, including but are not limited to: furs and trapping, caning, leatherwork, printing press, a working loom and antique tractors.
May 17th, 2020
Free Parking | Free Admission
--It would be appreciated if pets were left at home--
**We hold numerous weapons demos, including firing guns and cannons. Please be prepared for the noise!**
Join us rain or shine!!
Our Popular Apple Butter Production
"Art Gladow's" Famous Chicken Chowder (bring
your own container for take out; sells fast!)
Baked Goods at the General Store
You'll also find: beef-on-weck, hot dogs, burgers, sausages, salt potatoes, popcorn, apple cakes, pies, plenty of beverages and more...remember to come early because everything sells fast!
Flea Market & Craft Vendors
Live Performances w/ Bar Room Buzzards & Hot Country Line Dancers
Historical Demonstrations & Reenactments
Step back in time and learn about Newfane's early days through wonderful collections and demonstrations. During the festival you'll see & learn about decades of working farm equipment and machinery (including a working printing press and Lockport Felt Mill Working Loom). Visit our general store, Hrvol House Museum, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop and our permanent civil war encampment. And that's just the beginning! Visit our exhibits page to learn more.
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at the festivals. This includes organizations you are involved in that could send a group to help (i.e. churches, boy scouts, girls scouts, 4H, school groups and more).
Please contact: Jill Heck: email@example.com or 716.390.9679
Spaces are available! Each space is 20x20, and you must be set up before 10am and remain on site until 5pm. We do not rent or offer any supplies; you must bring everything with you for displaying your products.
Market Vendors: $20 by September 19th, $30 after and day of the festival
Food Vendors: $50, limited spaces available
PLEASE NOTE: Food vendors are not permitted to sell products already sold by the society's food buildings (hot dogs, burgers, baked goods, cotton candy, chowder and more). Please contact us to make sure your menu is suitable. Any vendors selling identical products will be turned away from our event.