Skyland Community Open House (Mini Harvest Festival 2017)

Skyland Community Open House or 72nd Annual Mini Harvest Festival

When: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 am until 3:00 pm
Where: 25100 Skyland Road
Phone: (408) 353-1310

The members and friends of Skyland Church in the Santa Cruz Mountains host the Harvest Festival for the whole community every September. Imagine a day of meeting neighbors and friends, eating wonderful home cooked food, listening to fine music, and finding favorite treasures. School has started, the garden is slowing down and the fog is gone. It’s time to enjoy the fruits of our collective labor.

banner like lunchLunch – We Love to Eat: We serve a fine lunch with salads, chili, and lemonade. Also Rice bowls (chicken and vegetarian) by donation only. We also have wonderful jams, jellies, baked goods, and other homemade items for sale.

No Silent Auction: No Silent Auction this year. Sanctuary will be open as a quiet place for reflection.

banner like produceProduce and plants: Fresh produce is still in abundance, and our members are eager to share their bounty with you. And don’t forget the jams and jellies lovingly crafted by our members during the summer. Our collective green thumb has also been at work raising a wide variety of plants ready for fall planting.

Children: There will be arts and craft projects for the children, lovely books and a few toys this year.

Clothes: Come find lightly used clothes for great prices!

BooksBooks: The Skyland community is a well-read bunch, and our book selection shows it. Books are grouped by category and are priced to sell quickly. Come early for the best selection.

Entertainment: Enjoy live music as you stroll around the Festival. Music adds so much to the ambiance of the day.

Volunteers: There are many fun jobs available 9:30 – 5:30 on Sept. 13, 14, 15 and 16th. Contact

Donations: Donations are being accepted Sun. Sept 10 at 12:00, Wed. Sept 13 and Thurs. Sept. 14 from 9:30 – 3:30.

History of the Harvest Festival: The first Harvest Festival was held in 1945 at the suggestion of Henry von der Mehden, after the rush of fruit season was over. Charles Eggleston, Robert Skillman and Robert Carpenter built the booths, which held a variety of home grown and cooked foods for sale. The Harvest Festival has been held annually ever since.