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Harvest Moon Education Festival

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - September 10 @ 7:00 pm

Harvest Moon 3 Day Educational Festival

Presented by Eco Acres and in association with Rowanwood Farm


Come join us at Rowanwood Farm for the Harvest Moon Educational Festival (Sep 8 – 10): a weekend of practice, training and sharing, full of lectures, demos, and workshop time. We will start Friday, Sep 8th at 4 pm and run through Sun, Sep 10th, ending by 7 pm. Currently committed workshops include: fire by friction story and demo, martial arts program, llama meets and greets/farm education, astronomy program, plant tours and more! (Check back for updates.) Participants will also have time to work on any traditional or outdoor skill they choose, so bring any on-going skills and projects (if you have them). Work alongside each other by the stream, use the flint knapping pit, practice tracking in the sand, help caretake a working rescue llama farm, or you may work on a Eco Acres school project with us. (Projects may include creating giant burnout containers, demo traps, and more.) Come spend the weekend and experience more with us (and our growing list of partners).


Admission (Includes amenities and all program fees, and campsite if applicable):

Camp for the weekend – Details Coming Soon!

Day passes (all days) – Details Coming Soon!

Space is limited, so register soon! 


Amenities: Rowanwood Farm provides a camping space, running water (non-potable but filterable), porta-potty, cooking fire and limited access to electricity/microwave. NOTE: You must bring any and all camping gear you wish to use. There are no gear rentals on site.


Food: Bring your own food. We provide a cooking fire, but you are welcome to bring a camp stove if you prefer. We are also close to town and grocery stores (and a fantastic deli!).


Key Details:

  • This is an alcohol and drug free event
  • Participants must be age 13 and older (Minors MUST be accompanied by an adult)
  • Parking space is limited – Groups, please try to carpool to this event if possible
  • Certain cars may get blocked in so we will help plan accordingly with individuals. Let us know when you arrive if you plan to leave early
  • Bring all necessary camping equipment and gear to keep yourself comfortable


Rowanwood Farm Location: 31 Chestnut Hill Road, Sandy Hook, CT

Itinerary: Subject to minor changes



Details of Lectures/Workshops:

  • Fire by Friction – Lighting – Learn the stories, see the skills, and watch as this fire is lit and will remain so for the entire festival.
  • Fireside Workshop – Explore Fire skills, enjoy the fire and work on your skill of choice.
  • Open Skills –  Work on any traditional/outdoor skill you choose. Bring an on-going skill/project, or work with some of ours.

The Harvest Moon Education Festival Educators

  • Stephen Kraska – Fire, Night Skills, Traps/Carving, Plants, Tracking

For more information on our associates:


Our Circle


Stephen Kraska
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Rowanwood Farm
31 Chestnut Hill rd
Newtown, CT 06482 United States
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