Fun family-friendly seasonal activities, crafts, music, and delicious food highlight The Community School of Mount Desert Island’s annual Harvest Festival, set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at the school’s Somesville campus.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can enjoy kids crafts, wreath making, a campfire, harvest lunch, patisserie, and live music. The festival is a great place to shop for gifts made by local artisans, including Linda Perrin, Kreg McCune, Karen Ressel, Dory Graham Smith, Jeanne Perkins, and Lily Besen-McNally. A farmers’ market will include local produce and provisions for Thanksgiving from Beech Hill Farm, Full Circle Farm, Coda Sausage, Acadia Coffee Roasters, and Old Dog Bread Co.
A handmade silent auction and cake-pie-quiche auction will run throughout the day. The event is a fundraiser for The Community School scholarship fund, and a community celebration of the harvest season.
The Community School of Mount Desert Island is a place-based, fully accredited elementary and middle school, cultivating a sense of self, place and community, so children may live meaningful lives with a deep engagement and stewardship for the community and the world. The Community School nurtures, challenges, and empowers children by engaging the local community and natural world as a classroom to explore all subject areas, through a holistic, progressive, place-based curriculum. Throughout the year, the school also hosts educational events and festivals, open to the wider community, to share and celebrate their learning.
The Community School is located at 585 Sound Drive.
585 Sound Drive, Mount Desert