The 24th Annual Harvest Fest will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 on the Woodstock Square. Make it a day! The Woodstock Farmers Market opens at 8:30 a.m. Music at the Market begins at 9:00 a.m. and Harvest Fest begins at 1:00 p.m.
Harvest Fest Performance Schedule
For this year’s Harvest Fest we are excited to welcome Henhouse Prowlers, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards and Miles Over Mountains, our featured performers. Many of our outstanding local musicians will also be entertaining us. Enjoy a day of music on the Historic Woodstock Square.
Check out the day’s schedule below so you don’t miss any favorites!
There will be new vendors this year – food trucks, a beer tent and there may even be pie! There will be local farmer food and drink pairings, crafts and cooking demonstrations, author readings, blacksmith demonstration, tractors and more. Follow this link for some of the many food choices that will be available around the Square – https://www.realwoodstock.com/harvest-fest
Miles Over Mountains, MOM, is a progressive bluegrass band
based in McHenry, IL. Their live shows are high energy, centered around an
arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs served up in
their own unique style. Touring through their fifth year, Miles Over Mountains
continues to turn heads across the nation as their momentum, fanbase and
schedule continue to grow.
Since their inception in early 2014, they’ve performed hundreds of shows at bars, clubs, and music festivals, with no signs of slowing down.
will be on the bandstand at Harvest Fest at 3:00 pm!
Laura Cortese is an instigator of creativity and a builder of community wherever she goes. She wears many hats: fiddler, singer, songwriter multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. After wending her way from California to Boston, founding a music camp and a festival, and playing and singing with scores of artists, she assembled the Dance Cards: a quartet of singing string players.
Their original music is based in the lyrical rituals of folk while exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics.
At first glance, the band may resemble a string quartet –
there are no guitars to be found. But from the moment Cortese kicks off the
title track of her album CALIFORNIA CALLING with angular, percussive strumming
and a powerfully sultry vocal, it’s clear that this is something else. This is
post-folk that seriously rocks.
will be on the bandstand at Harvest Fest at 4:30 pm!
Founded over 13 years ago with the simple desire to play
original and powerful bluegrass, this quartet now finds themselves at the
intersection of performance, diplomacy and education.
The Prowlers have now been to more than 25 countries across
the globe, working with the U.S. State Department and under their own
nonprofit, Bluegrass Ambassadors – incorporating music from Africa, Asia, the
Middle East and more into their already robust repertoire of unique traditional
On stage, in workshops and wherever they are, the Henhouse Prowlers find and spread the commonality we share as human beings through the universal language of music.