Flanders Farm Festival

Join us at Flanders’  Van Vleck Farm & Nature Sanctuary for our fun-filled festival for all ages!  Proceeds benefit Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust.

On The Main Stage
11:00 AM          Nonnewaug High School Chamber Orchestra
11:30 AM          Nonnewaug High School Guitar Ensemble
12:00 PM          Nonnewaug High School Chamber Orchestra
12:30 PM          Region 14 Bethlehem and Mitchell Elementary School Jazz Ensemble
1:15 PM            Region 14 Bethlehem and Mitchell Elementary School Chorus
2:00 PM            60th Anniversary Celebration, Guest Speakers & Cake Cutting
2:30 PM            Woodbury Middle School String Orchestra

Under the Green & White Tent
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Children’s Face Painting by NHS National Honor Society Art Students
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Children’s Crafts & Games

Nature & Environmental Education Walks
(All walks/hikes meet at the Flanders White Tent except for the Botany Walk which meets at the Sugar House.)
11:30 AM          Bird Walk w/ Litchfield Hills Audubon’s Russ Naylor
12:00 PM          Nature Hike w/ Land Management Volunteer Mike Carlo
12:30 PM          Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Research Walk w/ Board Member Jeff Sherman
1:00 PM            Climate Change Research Walk w/ Yale University Scientist Nathalie Sommer
1:30 PM            Nature Hike w/ Land Management Volunteer Mike Carlo
3:00 PM            Botany Walk w/ Pomperaug Valley Garden Club Members Nancy Bailey & Nancy Taylor

At The North Barn
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Visit with the Farm Animals
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Tour the Buzz Russell’s Farm & Rural Life Museum
12:00 PM                Story time with Local Author & Flanders Educator/Farm Manager Ms. Dianne Parmelee
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM        Planting for Pollinators Activity

In the Natalie Van Vleck Studio
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM      View Natalie’s Artwork
11:30 AM                           Natalie True to Her Art, Life & Land Talk w/ Flanders Curator Marc Chabot

In the Van Vleck House
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM      Meet our Environmental Educator Hailey Horan & experience fun nature and science activities

More Activities
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM   Strolling Comedy Magic by Tom O’Brien
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM   Wagon Rides (Meet across the Foot Bridge)

Event questions or interested in being a Flanders Festival volunteer or sponsor, please contact Ana Jordan at Ana@flandersnaturecenter.org or 203.263.3711.

Thank you to all our Vendors/Artisans!
Ace Handyman Services of NWCT – Barefoot Books – Baskets by Mardi – Catalpa Tree Candles – Chainsaw Carving by Caitlin & Kyle  -Crafts by Eri –  Creative Concepts – Gaedeke & Fisher Pottery – Geeks Bearing Gifts  – Hearts of Stone The Sewing Elf – House of Random Whimsy –  LeafFilter Gutter Protection – Little Farmhouse Treats – Liz Lans Art & Design – Not Just for Wine  – Our Way of Learning Homeschool Coop – Reflective Creations by Maura – The Healing Herb Garden

Thank you to our Food Vendors!
Colossal Kielbasa – Keifer’s Kettle Korn – Polar Sweets  -The Flanders Grill

Pets permitted on a leash. 

Are you interested in being part of Flanders Festival?  Volunteer for this Event

Would you like to be a Vendor? Email Us or call (203) 263-3711 x10