Community Festivals


Christmas at Hillside

Christmas at Hillside is a free holiday event for the community.  Spend the day at the Ella and enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and a variety of treats. Visit with Santa, take a family photo and make some Victorian inspired Christmas crafts to take home to your tree. Our six galleries and historical buildings will be open during the event...

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Sugaring & Shearing

Welcome Spring at the Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Sugaring & Shearing festival, held the last weekend in March. Farm lane will be bustling with activities like sheep herding, sheep shearing, and traditional craftsmanship. Stop by the sugar bush for live sap-to-syrup demonstrations. All six galleries will be open with free admission, and all historical buildings will be open to...

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Fall Harvest

Takes place on Sunday, October 2nd, from noon-4 p.m. and celebrates harvest time with cider and donuts, period food demonstrations in Ella’s Farmhouse kitchen, pumpkin decorating, an antique tractor parade, farmers market, new exhibitions, art activities for children, and more.

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Art, Beer, and Wine Festival presented by County National Bank

Kyle Liechty is directing this event for the fourth time and is pleased for the continued expansion and support shown by the community over the past couple years.  “It has been exciting to see the insane growth in this event, as vendors have been responding all year to secure their spot at the 2016 event.  What we try to...

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