The Earthwork Harvest Gathering is a celebration of food and music, featuring the freshest of local ingredients and fine imported specialties. A family-friendly Gathering bringing us into contact with the abundance of our community, the Earthwork Harvest Gathering has ripened Michigan's artisan culture for 15 years and running, and hosts 2500+ attendees, who camp in the mixed hardwood forests and open meadows of Earthwork Farm every third weekend in September, annually.
Gates open to the public at 8am on Friday
(Gate closes every night at midnight)
Earthwork Farm is a 181 acre working farm in Missaukee County, Michigan. The Bernard family purchased the property in 1977 and it has since been a thriving center for hands-on experiential education in agriculture, the arts, and a variety of artisan crafts and trades. From hosting thousands of public school kids on field trips, to providing workshops, festivals, retreats and camps for the public, Earthwork Farm has cultivated a treasured nurturing environment, with great respect and reverence for the natural world.
Featured farm work includes but is not limited to
: Tending a small, thriving apiary and developing sustainably produced honey and beeswax products in our honey house. Tapping sugar maple trees on the farm and within a mile radius of the property and collecting the sap in our vacuum-equipped '57 Chevy sap truck, then boiling it into maple syrup in the old school evaporator in our sugar shack. Tending a small but thriving herd of grass-fed Scottish Highland cattle and responsibly managing the acreage that they occupy. Millwork at the Earthwork Sawmill, a truly remarkable feat of engineering, creatively and ingeniously utilizing fine equipment from a bygone era of craftsmanship to produce a wide array of fine wood products, from tongue and groove paneling to timber frame cabin kits. Bearing witness to a beautiful flock of peacocks that kept their lineage intact through three decades of Michigan winters. Managing and restoring the centennial barn that is the centerpiece of most of our events. Volunteering at our events! Working in our kitchen! Working in our garden!
, owner of Earthwork Farm, has earned the titles of Waltz Fiddler, Beekeeper, Maple Syrup Purveyor, Sawmill Operator, Wildlife Biologist, Raptor Specialist, Grass-fed Scottish Highland Cattle Herdsman, Navy Lieutenant, Father, Grandfather, Bovine Bob and Rusty Robert.
, his Son, a musician of note, started the Earthwork Harvest Gathering and the Earthwork Family Weekend, annual events at the Farm, as well as the Earthwork Music Collective, an organization with the Farm as its place of origin and inspiration.
camping and parking!
120+ bands on the bill
Food from over 40 local farms
Workshops, Prayer, meditation and recovery circles
Handmade Art from Local Artisans
An all-festival water blessing and inter-faith panel discussion on water
We have 3 designated campfires for attendees to gather and play around at night. No fires, no wood or charcoal camp stoves.
Open mic every morning, Co-ed basketball and whiffle ball tournaments, kid's parade, eco-friendly portable potties, a very special raffle, roving musicians and SO MUCH MORE!
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