Onondaga County Parks

Golden Harvest Festival


Saturday, September 7
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Sunday, September 8
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 at the River Mall, 2239 Downer Street, Baldwinsville (where Tops is located) with free continuous bus service to the event.

Directions: Click here


8477 East Mud Lake Road
Baldwinsville, NY 13027 

Please help us help the Food Bank of Central New York...bring a non-perishable food item to the festival. Drop-off bins will be located at the ticket booths.

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 7

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 - Teagan & the Tweeds
4:30 pm - Wild Critter Call
5:00 pm - Teagan & the Tweeds


10:00 am - Soda Ash 6
11:00 am - The Magic of Virgil
12:00 pm - Soda Ash 6
1:00 pm - Classic Touch Barbershop Quartet
2:00 pm - The Magic of Virgil
3:00 pm - Classic Touch Barbershop Quartet
4:00 pm - Dan Duggan

Small Stage

12:00 pm - Pie Eating Contest
1:00pm - Apple Pie Throwdown
2:15 pm - Incredible Larry
3:15 pm - Pie Eating Contest
3:45 pm - Living Scarecrow
4:15 pm - Incredible Larry

Sunday, September 8

Main Stage

10:00 am - Dan Duggan
10:45 am - Catskill Puppet Theater
11:30 am - Amanda Rogers
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 - The Magic of Virgil
12:30 pm - Kevin Barrigar
1:30 pm - Amanda Rogers
2:30 pm - The Magic of Virgil
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.

Apple Pie Throwdown
We challenged local representatives from the Towns of Lysander & Van & Buren, Village of Baldwinsville and Onondaga County to make an apple pie and have it judged at the festival.

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Amanda Rogers
Often compared to the likes of Tori Amos for her fairy esthetic and classical roots, Tom Waits for her dark and literary lyrics, and Carole King for her Tin Pan Alley Pop sensibility.

The 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.

Classic Touch Barbershop Quartet
This group sings everything from patriotic music to holiday tunes and has shared their music with thousands of people at weddings, funerals, and other gatherings. Their goal is to make everyone happier by listening to quality barbership harmony.

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.

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

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.




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 Magic of Virgil

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

When not frying donuts, longtime Beaver Lake volunteer Steve Pfanenstiel 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.

Soda Ash 6
Soda Ash 6 is a dixieland jazz band from Syracuse and Skaneateles, New York. The band was formed in the early sixties and has continued through the years to provide upbeat music for various functions in the Central New York area.

Teagan & the Tweeds
A six-piece ensemble that includes a Hammond organ and pedal-steel guitar, the Tweeds rock a blues-country-folk vibe and offer a remarkable

array of originals paying homage to greats like Janis Joplin, Patsy Cline, Aretha Franklin, and Stevie Wonder in a well-handled selection of crowd-pleasing covers.

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.

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Artists & Crafters 


  • Wildlife Images – Rhonda Bertollini
  • Art by Laura – Laura Fudge
  • Luvaloon Creations - Greg Trombly
  • Wildlife Drawings - Christian Conner
  • Arts & Prints - Thomas Lenweaver
  • Artist - Doris Wilbur


  • Brigitta's Creations – Brigitta Bader
  • Linda's Patchwork – Linda Brouty-Baxter
  • E-Art Tie Dye - Erett Brown
  • Little Hoppers - Kelly Delaney
  • Daisy's Doll House - Dorene Heffernan
  • Kalaidascope Kids Klothes – Shirley Hemler
  • Kloster Crafts - Beth Kloster
  • Mary Lansley Originals – Mary Lansley
  • Sew Speical PJ's - Debra LeRoy-Elliot
  • Sew Surprised! - Kristine Minster
  • Stitch Ups – Yasuko Monroe

  • Bonnie Rainbow Designs - Bonnie Rainbow
  • Graphic Rats Studio - Michael Rechtin


  • Link's Stained Glass – Tina Link
  • GBD Studio – David McKenney


  • Weathered Heather - Heather Bivens
  • 4 Generations - Robin Bridenbaker
  • Jewelry by Gerina - Gerina Faison
  • 7 Cats Jewelry - Tracy Freeborn
  • Gannett's Jewelry – Carrie Gannett 
  • Family Jewelry - Karen Gorewit
  • Sunbird Jewelry – Roger Ketchum 
  • Geode Gems - Kenneth LeRoy
  • Foliosa - Stacey Messina
  • Shelly Murphy
  • Rosemary's Concho Creations - Rosemary Scarlett
  • JVR Designs – Jerry Vecchiarelli
  • Vintage Creations – Terri Vidler
  • Tammy's Handcrafted Jewelry - Tammy Waloven

Mixed Media • Decorative Arts

  • Kat's Krafty Kreations - Kathy Burns
  • Mudpuddle Soapworks - Brian & Jacquelyn Crispin
  • In Fine Feathers - Anita DiRenzo
  • Buttonville Crafts – Kathleen Erdo
  • B's Garden Treasures - Betty Green
  • Jo's Creative Woodworks - James Greer
  • Crazy Cow Arts - Carol Hamel
  • LUV TA DO Crafts - Gary & Shirley Hammond
  • Erie Canal Stone, Inc - Ken Karlik
  • The Kids Closet - Sharon Loughran-Wood
  • Joyse Lowe Design - Joyce Lowe
  • Bob's Creations - Bob & Sandy Miller
  • Rosi's Cottage Treasures - Rosi Procopio
  • Felix's Fancy – Ramona Richer
  • Sew Many Angels – Debbie Shelley
  • The Toysmiths - Susan & Thomas Smith
  • Faithful Folk Designs - Judy Swayze

One of a Kind

  • In Fine Feathers - Anita DiRenzo
  • Wing It Calls - Michael Koziol
  • Geode Gems - Kenneth LeRoy
  • Richie Bears Emporium - Paula & Richard Mickelson


  • Wallflowers & Cards - Lisa Davis
  • Polly Ann Henry
  • Elemental Aspects Photography - MaryGail Perkins
  • Butch Poole Camera Infusions - Butch Poole
  • Shutter Stock Photography - Mary Shear


  • Grogg Pottery - Kerry Dempsey
  • Earth-N-Ware42 - Carrie Gannett
  • Kristen's Clay – Kristen Holmes
  • Country Collage Pottery & Jams – Gregory Rudd

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
  • B-1000 Mercantile - Becky Thousand

Specialty Foods

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

Wood • Toys • Furniture • Home Accessories

  • Charles Brown Craft – Charles Brown
  • Bayside Wood Products - Ted Greenfield
  • J & K Woodcraft - John Hoyt
  • Wing It Calls - Michael Koziol
  • JL's Woodcraft - Joe Loparaco
  • John Mero Jr.
  • EF Millis Woodworks - Bud Millis
  • Mounts by Mark - Mark Thrasher
  • Leslie Whitmore

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The Food! 

  • pizza
  • bread sticks
  • falafel
  • spinach pies
  • hummus
  • apple crisp
  • 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
  • soft pretzels
  • ribs
  • steak sandwiches
  • hot dogs
  • cheeseburgers
  • Beaver Lake's famous donuts
  • smoothies
  • and more!
subject to change

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During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.