Harvest Fair

From: 11:00 AM to 04:00 PM

The Southampton Historical Museum celebrates life during the 19th century in Southampton with a variety of activities that harkens back to a simpler, hands-on era when both adults and children alike pitched in to make an income for the family and to make a sustainable home life. Activities include outdoor crafts, tool making demonstrations, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, farm animals, a thrift shop and an 1850 wedding re-enactment. For more information go to This event is funded, in part, by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.

Outdoor Activities on the Great Lawn, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sheep shearing, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, live music, blacksmith, revolutionary war reenactors, tussy-mussies, colonial camp kitchen, decoy carver display, wood carving, general store shop keeper, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, quill writing activity, carpenter shop tool demonstration, one room schoolhouse teacher, colonial games for kids, basket weaver and many more.

Carriage Houses Thrift Shop, 11 am to 4 pm

The shop is filled with a wide assortment of vintage furniture, dishes, jewelry, rugs, and many unusual items not available in commercial stores.

Farm Animals (11 am to 4 pm) and Sheep Shearing (12:00 noon and 2:00 pm)

The Long Island Livestock Company is a 17-acre llama and animal farm in Yaphank founded in 1996. They participate in animal assisted therapy programs at rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities and public shearing demonstrations.

Shinnecock Tribe Dancing

Josephine Smith, cultural educator at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, will lead a group of Shinnecock Tribe members in colorful movements accompanied by traditional Shinnecock drumming.

Bluegrass Music

The Feinberg Brothers is an authentic, five-member, bluegrass band from Long Island, New York. By blending their bluegrass roots with a classical training background, they have delighted audiences with their tight, soulful harmonies and masterful fiddle, mandolin, and guitar playing

1850 Wedding Re-enactment

This year all guests are invited to witness a reenactment of the 1850 marriage of whaling Captain George G. White and Elizabeth Fordham who were born, married and lived all their lives in Southampton. Captain George White went to join a whaling boat as a cabin boy and was made a captain by 1840. He went to California during the Gold Rush of 1849 and return with enough money to open a business, build a house and marry his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth.


11 - 4:00 Outdoor Activities & Carriage House Thrift Shop

11 - 3:00 Bluegrass Music

12 - 4:00 Farm Animals

12:30 pm Sheep Shearing

2:00 pm Sheep Shearing

3:00 pm Shinnecock Tribe dancing

4:00 pm End of Harvest Day

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Southampton History Museum 17 Meeting House Ln, Southampton, NY

Event Type

Festivals & Fairs, Free


Arts & Culture, Family-Friendly, Outdoor & Recreation


South Fork, Suffolk County





Tom Edmonds

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