Taste of the Catskills Festival

October 7 & 8, 2017, Delhi, NY

open both days at 10am rain or shine!

2017 Workshops

NOTE: for the most up-to-date schedule of our workshops, be sure to get it at the information booth when you enter, where you can get the latest updates about all the Festival events. Welcome!

Living the Country Life — Lifestyle Workshops & Activities 2017


Saturday 12pm:
TOC Rocks Come Spread the Craze & Goodwill — DA Bulldogs

Saturday 1pm:
Paint & Sip: Tap into your Creative Side — Susan Frisbee

Saturday 1pm:
Maple Shade Farm Tour

Saturday 2pm:
Perfumes with Essential Oils — Anna Krusinski Willow & Birch

Saturday 2pm:
Maple Shade Farm Wedding Tour

Saturday 3pm:
Paint & Sip: Tap into your Creative Side — Susan Frisbee

Saturday 3pm:
Fun with Felt: Sunflowers — Jill Reed

Saturday 4pm:
Happy Hour: Cider Secrets — Irene Hussey & Alex Wilson Wayside Cider


Sunday 12pm:
Milking It — Shadow Hills Farm Dairy — The Somers Family

Sunday 1pm:
Human-Plant Relations: Plant Pioneers — Lacy Johnson

Sunday 1pm:
Maple Shade Farm Tour

Sunday 2pm:
Cast Iron Cooking — Chef Deanna

Saturday 2pm:
Maple Shade Farm Wedding Tour

Sunday 3pm:
Take home a Terrarium — Carla Crimm, Cooperative Extension

Lifestyle Workshop & Activities Descriptions


TOC Rocks: With DA Bulldogs
Take home a painted rock or two and start the craze in your town! Positive messages and beautiful images are popping up on rocks all over the country. John Virga is a talented local artist who will help you paint a mini masterpiece and spread good will in your home town.

Paint & Sip: Paint a Picture to Take Home — with Susan Frisbee
Come get your artist on and bring a beer if you want. Susan Frisbee a local artist will help you create a Catskill masterpiece with instruction in the popular paint and sip format. Participants will create a painting on canvas and get to take home their work. **There is a small $15.00 materials fee for this workshop. Space may be limited.

Perfumes with Essential Oils — with Anna Krusinski Willow & Birch
Make a perfume oil and a solid perfume and learn about: essential oils vs fragrance oils; how to choose a carrier oil; suggested essential oil blends. Hand-outs will be available along with the recipes and the suggested oil blends, along with a sample of one of my perfume oils.

Felting Fun — with Jill Reed
Local artist Jill Reed will teach you to paint with wool. Come and needle felt a 8x10 picture of sunflowers using wool roving. Take home a beautiful handmade item from the festival. (There is a small materials fee for this workshop.)

Happy Hour: With Wayside Cider Alex Wilson & Irene Hussey
Come sample Wayside Ciders and 3 new blends coming out for fall and winter. Secrets to their cider making will reveal quality and care matter. Come sip some cider with us a chat awhile.


Milking It: with Shadow Hills Farm & Dairy
Got milk? This workshop does. Come sample local milk bottled on a nearby farm in Walton. Find out why they think their milk is so good, how they produce their product and meet one of their “ladies” from the farm.

Human-Plant Relations — Plant Pioneers: with Lacy Johnson
Join herbalist Lacy Johnson for an autumn wild crafting plant walk for youths. AND experience Music of the Plants where we hear the audible sounds a plantemits via a specialized computer. This is the initiative of www.PlantPioneers.org and a branch of Weeds, Leaves, Seeds & Shoots.

Cast Iron Cooking: With Chef Deanna
Chef Deanna will be serving up some manicotti samples cooked alfresco in her signature cast iron Dutch oven. Pick up some cooking tips and try a sample!

Forest in a Jar: With Carla Crimm, Cooperative Extension
Participants will create a quart-jar terrariums with locally (and sustainably) harvested stones, mosses, and plants. Colored rocks and miniatures will be provided to add fun and artistic flair. With just a little care, your terrarium will provide enjoyment in the winter months to come, and can be rejuvenated with fresh plant material in the spring. Material Cost: $5 per terrarium.

Maple Shade Farm Tours at 1pm — Saturday & Sunday
Learn about the history of the farm that hosts the festival. Settled in 1785 Maple Shade Farm is a storied farm in the area. Walk around the buildings and find out what was produced, how the farm has changed and some of the secrets it holds.

Maple Shade Farm Wedding Tour 2 pm — Saturday & Sunday
Always dreamt of a destination wedding in the Catskills? Come find out about our amazing farm weddings. A farm tour, photos and vendor resources are part of your tour. See how easy it is to plan an upstate wedding. www.msfcatskillsweddings.com


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