2022 Fall Harvest Festival

Sunday, September 25, 11am—4:30pm at the UCSC Farm

The 2022 Harvest Festival will feature live music from Universe, Diggin Trails, and Rosa Azul, an apple pie baking contest and salsa making contest, hands-on workshops, kids' activities, and more! Stay nourished with food from My Mom's Mole, Companion Bakeshop, and Penny Ice Creamery and connect with campus and local organizations that will be tabling at the event throughout the day.

$5 admission / Free admission for kids under 12, UCSC and Cabrillo College students with a student ID, and Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden members. 

Bicycling, car pooling, ridesharing, and public transportation are encouraged as parking is limited. If you drive to the event, please plan to park in UCSC Lot #122 (Barn Theatre parking lot) just past the main campus entrance at the intersection of Bay and High Streets and walk or take a complimentary shuttle to the farm. There will be directional signage to help you get to the correct parking lot and farm entrances. Download a parking map here.

Please bring a reusable water bottle to save plastic and stay hydrated! Pets are not allowed on the UC Santa Cruz campus (with the exception of service animals). 

The Harvest Festival is presented by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology, the Food Systems Working Group, Measure 43 and and Life Lab. Contact agroecology@ucsc.edu for more information or to request accomodations.

Schedule of Events

Main Stage

11:30am: Welcome and announcements

12:00pm—1:00pm: Live music from Universe

1:30pm—2:30pm: Live music from Diggin Trails

2:30pm—2:50pm: Pie and salsa contests award announcements

3:10pm—4:20pm: Live music from Rosa Azul

4:20pm—4:30pm: Thank yous, announcements, closing offerings

FoodWhat?! Tent

11:30am—12:30pm: Learn to Make Earth Dumplings 

12:4pm5—1:45pm: Storytelling with Life Lab

2:00pm—3:00pm: Paints and Plant Printing Workshop

3:1pm—4:15pm: Poetry for All Ages Workshop

Farm Tours

12:00pm: Guided farm tour (leaves from the Gatehouse entrance)

3:00pm—3:45pm: Family/Kids farm tour (leaves from the Gatehouse entrance)

All Day Activities

Tape Bracelet Making
Pumpkin Painting (purchase a pumpkin from the produce stand)
Honey Tasting
Apple Cider Pressing
Chicken Petting
Flower Pressing (making bookmarks)
Face Painting 
Hay Rides (leaves from the blueberry patch)
Vendor tabling

Apple Pie and Salsa Contest

12:30pm: All submissions must be submitted

1:00pm—2:15pm: “Judgment Time”

2:30pm: Winners announced 

Download apple pie contest rules

Descarga las bases del concurso de tarta de manzana

Download salsa contest rules

Descargar reglas del concurso de salsa