Onondaga County Parks

Golden Harvest Festival

2014 Hours:

Saturday, September 6
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Sunday, September 7
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


$5 adults
$1 children (6-17)
5 & under free

Festival Map:

Click here for an event map

Free Parking

Parking is available on site and also at the River Mall/Tops Friendly Market parking lot in Baldwinsville, with continuous shuttle service to Beaver Lake.
The River Mall is located at 2265 Downer Street, Baldwinsville.

Directions: Click here


8477 East Mud Lake Road
Baldwinsville, NY 13027 

Please note: Pets are not allowed at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

Activities Contests Entertainment Artists & Crafters The Food!

Attention Artists & Crafters:

Space is still available for this year's event...
Click here for info.

Volunteers Wanted!

Help is needed in many different areas (work one whole shift and get a t-shirt!)...
Click here for info.

Saturday, September 6

Main Stage

10:00 am - Dan Duggan
10:45 am - Westcott Jugsuckers
11:30 am - Catskill Puppet Theater
12:15 pm - Westcott Jugsuckers
1:00 pm - Wild Critter Call
1:30 pm - Wildlife Series
2:15 pm - Catskill Puppet Theater
3:00 pm - Wildlife Series
3:45 pm - Steel Street Rose
4:30 pm - Wild Critter Call
5:00 pm - Steel Street Rose


10:00 am - Jamie Notarthomas Duo
11:00 am - Virgil the Magician
12:00 pm - Jamie Notarthomas Duo
1:00 pm - Kevin Barrigar
2:00 pm - Virgil the Magician
3:00 pm - Kevin Barrigar
4:00 pm - Dan Duggan

Small Stage

12:00 pm - Pie Eating Contest
2:15 pm - Incredible Larry
3:15 pm - Pie Eating Contest
3:45 pm - Living Scarecrow
4:15 pm - Incredible Larry

Sunday, September 7

Main Stage

10:00 am - Dan Duggan
10:45 am - Catskill Puppet Theater
11:30 am - Tim Herron
12:30 pm - Wildlife Series
1:15 pm - Wild Critter Call
1:30 pm - Catskill Puppet Theater
2:15 pm - Los Blancos
3:15 pm - Wildlife Series
4:15 pm - Los Blancos


10:45 am - Restless
11:30 am - Virgil the Magician
12:30 pm - The McCarthy Family
1:30 pm - Tim Herron
2:30 pm - Virgil the Magician
3:30 pm - Dan Duggan

Small Stage

12:00 pm - Pie Eating Contest
12:30 pm - Living Scarecrow
1:30 pm - Incredible Larry
2:45 pm - Pie Eating Contest
3:15 pm - Wild Critter Call
4:00 pm - Incredible Larry

schedule subject to change

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Ongoing Activities 

Paddle a Canoe Golden Harvest Festival
Watch for wildlife such as osprey, beavers, and painted turtles. Space limited, register at canoe dock • FREE

Nature Trail Challenge
Pick up a scavenger hunt challenge sheet from the Ask A Naturalist booth just outside of the visitors center. This adventure will take you down a short path to the lake, as you test your detective skills searching for things hidden in the woods.

Meet members
of the CNY Wood Carvers, Friends of Beaver Lake and other organizations near the Visitor Center.

Nature's Niche
Hands-on crafts for kids including leaf and animal track printing, crepe flowers, and pitcher plants. In Visitor Center • FREE

Balloon Art
Near the Midway ticket booth • $1.00 - $2.00

Dairy Goat Exhibit

Face Painting

Two locations • $1.00

Petting Zoo
Near entrance • $2.00

along the colorful Pine Meadow Trail will begin near the festival grounds entrance • $2.00

Super Natural Midway
Original games include Beaver Tail Toss, Rack Up the Points, Revenge and Leapin' Lily Pads • $1.00 (to play all the games)


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Living Scarecrow Contest
Come to the hill in front of the Small Stage 30 minutes ahead of the scheduled contest time, dress up in some old clothes, stuff yourself with straw and compete for audience applause.

Wild Critter Call
Crowd applause will determine the winning entry.

Pie Eating Contest
There are two divisions: Ages 13 & up, and Children 12 & under. Sign up at the information booth in front of the Visitor Center.


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Kevin Barrigar
Born ninth in a musical family, Kevin's talent showed early as a singer. He has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Whiting, fiddle great Hal Casey, world class guitar great Tommy Emmanuel, and 5 time grammy winner Lloyd Maines.

Catskill Puppet Theater
Full sets, colorful scenery and beautiful puppets combine with art, music, drama and American folk culture to transform even the simplest environment into a fantasy world rich with wonder and excitement.

Dan Duggan
This nationally touring performer and teacher, is rapidly being acknowledged as one of the finest dulcimer players and composers in the country. As recipient of the prestigious National Hammered Dulcimer Championship, Dan's accomplishment, though based on technical merit, is even more considerable as he is the first winner to have performed all original compositions.

Tim Herron
Tim has been a mainstay on the upstate NY music scene for years.  He blends folk, jazz, rock and blues into an eclectic mix of American roots music.  With six albums as the leader of the Tim Herron Corporation and one solo album Tim tours constantly throughout the region bringing his unique guitar style and songwriting to music festivals, clubs, house concerts and local taverns.

Incredible Larry
A comic juggler, Larry  has performed coast to coast at festivals, casinos, amusement parks, and theatres since 1992.

Los Blancos
Their music spans style and time. They rip through blues, Memphis Soul, rockin' Zydeco, Latin, and folk, all played with passion and finesse. 


The McCarthy Family
Jim, on guitars and vocal, Deirdre, on concertina, tin whistle, spoons, harp, and vocals, and Shane, on guitar, mandolin, and vocals. The group features folk and pop favorites sung in three-part harmony as well as songs from Deirdre's native Ireland.

Jamie Notarthomas
Jamie Notarthomas has been an integral part of the independent underground music scene since the late 1980's. Influenced by the likes of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Bob Marley, and Peter Gabriel, his thought-provoking song writing and electrifying performances have established him as one of the most well known acts in the region. Jamie will be joined by fiddling virtuoso and harmonist Liz Friedel.

When not frying donuts, this Beaver Lake volunteer will entertain you with folk and soft rock selections from the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, John Denver, James Taylor and an Adirondack favorite, Dan Berggren.

Steel Street Rose
Steel Street Rose is a female led quartet - specializing in covers of Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Folk hits from the 70's through the present, borrowing from the art of Joan Baez, Janis Joplin, Emilou
Harris, Alison Kraus, the Dixie Chicks, Adele and many others.  The band is made up of an acoustic guitar, an electric lead guitar, a drummer and acoustic/electric bass, and two part vocal harmony - and makes it a point to be family friendly.

Westcott Jugsuckers
Tune up some Delta-style blues with slide guitar, washboard, harmonica and tuba.

Wildlife Series
Fascinating and informative birds of prey and reptile show. Brian Robinson has been providing wildlife education since 1993. His animals have been featured on many national television shows such as Regis and Kelly and The Today Show.

Virgil the Magician
Close-up, sleight of hand, audience participation and grand illusions by the award-winning magician.

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Artists & Crafters 


  • Art by Laura – Laura Fudge
  • Arts & Prints - Thomas Lenweaver
  • Linda Flynn Art - Linda Flynn
  • Doris Wilbur Artist
  • Wildlife Images – Rhonda Bertollini


  • Aunt Mary's - Holly Mathis 
  • Bonnie Rainbow Designs - Bonnie Rainbow
  • Brigitta's Creations – Brigitta Bader
  • Chlo's Bows - Casey Warner
  • Cold Spring Crafts - Clara Rose Thomas
  • Cute! Pet Gear - Jennifer Edgerton
  • Daisy's Doll House - Dorene Heffernan
  • Dragonlair - Betty Cyrus
  • Drake and Ferris, Inc. - Catherine Ferris
  • E-Art Tie Dye - Errett Brown
  • Graphicrats Studio - Michael Rechtin
  • Kalaidascope Kids Klothes – Shirley Hemler
  • Kloster Crafts - Beth Kloster
  • Linda's Patchwork – Linda Brouty-Baxter
  • Little Hoppers - Kelly Delaney
  • Mary Lansley Originals - Mary Lansley
  • Mr. Moose Mittens - Margaret Parker
  • Sew Speical PJ's - Debra LeRoy-Elliot
  • Sew Surprised! - Kristine Minster
  • Springside Farms - Paulie Drexler
  • Stitch Ups – Yasuko Monroe
  • Tammy's Handcrafted Jewelry & Fashion - T Waloven
  • Tina's Tops - Tina Pealo
  • Village Stitch - Kathy Thomas
  • The Very Victorian Shop - Ann Morgillo
  • Minnie Contro


  • Link's Stained Glass – Tina Link


  • 4 Generations - Robin Bridenbaker
  • 7 Cats Jewelry - Tracy Freeborn
  • Foliosa - Stacey Messina
  • Fusions by Lola - Lolita Galstian
  •  Gannett's Jewelry – Carrie Gannett
  • Geode Gems - Kenneth LeRoy
  • Jen's Magnetic Connection - Jennifer Buscemi
  • Shelly Murphy
  • Songbird Healing - Mary Siver
  •  Sunbird Jewelry – Roger Ketchum
  • Rosemary's Concho Creations - Rosemary Scarlett
  • Tammy's Handcrafted Jewelry - Tammy Waloven
  • Tiny Beads Jewelry - Kathy Czajkowski
  • Vintage Creations – Terri Vidler
  • Weathered Heather - Heather Bivens

Mixed Media • Decorative Arts

  • B's Garden Treasures - Betty Green
  • Buttonville Crafts – Kathleen Erdo
  • Cheshire Madness - Wassileh Erdo
  • Crazy Cow Arts - Carol Hamel
  • In Fine Feathers - Anita DiRenzo
  • Kat's Krafty Kreations - Kathy Burns
  • Mudpuddle Soapworks - Brian & Jacquelyn Crispin
  • Rosemary's Concho Creations - Rosemary Scarlett
  • Sew Many Angels – Debbie Shelley
  • The Kid's Closet - Sharon Loughran-Wood
  • Tom & Sue Smith
  • Wild Things Designs - Mary Halsey-Claps

One of a Kind

  • Geode Gems - Kenneth LeRoy
  • In Fine Feathers - Anita DiRenzo
  • In the Adirondacks - Jay O'Hern
  • Richie Bears Emporium - Paula & Richard Mickelson
  • Wing It Calls - Michael Koziol


  • Butch Poole Camera Infusions - Butch Poole
  • The Dragonfly Collection - Polly Ann Henry
  • SD Nature Photography - Rebecca Brooks
  • Shutter Stock Photography - Mary Shear
  • Wallflowers & Cards - Lisa Davis


  • Country Collage Pottery & Jams – Gregory Rudd
  • Earth-N-Ware42 - Carrie Gannett
  • Grogg Pottery - Kerry Dempsey
  • Here We Dough Again - Debbie Ludwig

Sand Art

  • Sand Art Collectibles – Bob Atanasio
  • Silly Sand Creations – Kathy Scott

Soaps • Oils • Candles

  • Canterbury Cabin - Lorrie Beach
  • The Wren's Den - Mary Carlic

Specialty Foods

  • Carol's Original Kettle Korn – Glenn Buesing
  • Country Collage Jams & Jellies - Greg & Toni Rudd
  • Nona's Toppings - Brett Ellenberger
  • Peppercorn Hollow – Susan & Marty Kupelian
  • Seneca Cottage Fudge Kitchen – Rosalie Lyon
  • Specialtea Teas - Lisa Gardner
  • Sweetrees Maple Products - Dan & Ruth Beasley

Wood • Toys • Furniture • Home Accessories

  • Bayside Wood Products - Ted Greenfield
  • Charles Brown Craft – Charles Brown
  • Gayane's Gifts and Crafts - Gayane Nazaryan
  • Kinderling Wood - Mark Hennessy
  • Mounts by Mark - Mark Thrasher
  • Wing It Calls - Michael Koziol
  • Jerry Wilbur
  • John Mero Jr.
  • Leslie Whitmore

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The Food! 

  • pizza
  • bread sticks
  • falafel
  • spinach pies
  • hummus
  • gyros
  • grape leaves
  • baklava
  • portabella mushroom sandwich
  • blooming onions
  • ribbon chips
  • Hawaiian shaved ice
  • cinnamon roasted almonds, pecans & cashews
  • salt potatoes
  • boneless chicken wings
  • baked beans
  • soft serve ice cream
  • bbq beef sandwiches
  • ribs
  • steak sandwiches
  • hot dogs
  • cheeseburgers
  • Beaver Lake's famous donuts
  • smoothies
  • and more!
subject to change

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