New Pond Farm Education Center’s Annual Harvest Festival on October 17

New Pond Farm Education Center’s Annual Harvest Festival will take place on Saturday, October 17th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, Oct. 18th from 1-4 p.m.)

It will be a wonderful day for the whole family. There will be Historical Demonstrations of broom carving, rope making and open hearth cooking, as well as a display of antique tools.

Livestock will be featured during the day: there will be a team of majestic Percherons giving wagon rides through the pastures. Guests will also enjoy the farm’s own dairy herd & their calves, and we will be shearing our sheep and selling beautiful yarn from the farm’s Romney flock.

Try your hand at harvest crafts like making a grapevine wreath, decorating a pumpkin, rolling beeswax candles, creating an apple-print bandana, and making cornhusk creations.

There will also be delicious treats provided by the Girl Scouts of Redding.

$5 per person (over 3 years old) or $20 per family. There will also be small fees to cover cost of crafts.

No Dogs Please!

New Pond Farm Education Center is located on the corner of Marchant and Umpawaug Roads in West Redding. For more information and directions, please go to