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
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