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1st Annual Scarecrow Costume Contest


Join us at the Mother Earth Fall Festival in your best Harvest attire or

come dressed as a scarecrow (traditional or otherwise)

and compete in our scarecrow costume contest!


Prizes to be awared.  Contests held Saturday and Sunday afternoon

at the Mother Earth Fall Festival.






Release your Inner Wild and Celebrate the Retro Natural Spirit

 Childrens Garden Parade

The Mother Earth Fall Festival is dedicated to the spirit of Mamma Terra, our small beautiful home, planet Earth.  Each year we gather to appreciate the abundance of life, express our artistic creativity, and share our knowledge in a fun, educational format.


The Mother Earth Fall Festival provides the surrounding York County community with opportunities for creative expression and learning.  Spoutwood Farm’s mission of healthy living on healthy land is supported by the Fall Festival in offering interactive demonstrations and workshops on sustainable living practices and artistic creativity.  The festival is an appreciation and caring for Mother Earth, enrichment of our community, and a celebration of the beauty of the season.

  • Live Local Music & Drum Circles
  • Creative Expression and Sustainability Workshops
  • Local artisan vendors
  • Local food & Green Drinks Demos
  • Creative performance
  • Crafts and Games
  • Scarecrow making and Costume
  • Spoutwood CHEFS cooking demos and competition

·         Garden to Table Soup and Salad demonstration

·         Make your own energy bites

·         Quesadilla Cook off

  • Children’s Yoga
  • Demonstrations on green living and sustainability practices and interactive& fun learning opportunities for the entire family


Release Your Inner Wild & Celebrate the Retro Natural Spirit

Release you r inner wild at Spoutwood Farm’s 10th Annual Mother Earth Fall Festival.  Enjoy local artists, musicians, and performers.  Participate by coming in your finest autumn attire.  Whether it’s a scarecrow costume for our 1st Annual Scarecrow Costume Contest, an autumn or harvest fairy, or nature spirit, we can’t wait to see everyone as their most unique, imaginative, and family friendly selves!


Celebrate the Retro Natural Spirit

The Mother Earth Fall Festival highlights our respect for sustainable and green practices.  Many of which practices were practiced by our parents and grandparents.  The festival not only promotes newer green alternatives but also celebrates the wonderful, traditional practices of our past that were green and sustainable before they became today’s trends. 


General Information


  • September 20th and 21st 2014
  • 10 am until 5 pm
  • Admission is $8 for adults
  • Free for children 12 and under 
  • Parking is $5.00 per car. Oversized vehicles (including buses) are $20.00.
  • Theme:  Celebrate the retro natural spirit and release your inner wild
  • Pre-registration is required for some workshops so make sure to visit for details. 


 Performances by:

·         Shane Speal

·         Jasper the Tourist

·         Jessica Starr

·         Keith Engle

·         Zac Anger

·         Debe Stagmer

·         Moxie and Mayham,

·         EMC Dance Troup

·         Wild Hymns

·         And more!


Workshops Including:

  • The Herbal Medicine Maker with Susanna Reppert Brill of The Rosemary HouseGreen Drinks
  • Wooden Spatula Making with Todd White
  • Nature as Sacred Teacher and Healer with Mare Cromwell
  • Playful Writing in Nature with Carla Christopher
  • Homemade Salves and Balms with Alison Warfel
  • Homemade Household Products with Allison Engle
  • And more!

Spoutwood Farm Center is a 501 (c ) (3 ) non-profit educational farm located in Glen Rock, PA, 45 minutes from Baltimore, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Gettysburg.  For further info, check the website, call 717-235-6610 or email


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Spoutwood News

  • CSA News

    Sign-up is now closed for CSA.  We thank you for your interest.  Please contact us for additional information.


  • Faerie Festival News

    2014 Fairie Festival Posters

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    This year's Fairie Festival Posters are now ready  in several formats and sizes for viewing and download! Feel free to download, print and distribute as you wish! Pre-printed posters available at the farm. Call 717-235-6610 for information. 

  • Education News

    Registration is now open for Spoutwood's newest educational program!


    Nighttime Education at Spoutwood Farm

    Discover the sights and sounds of nature at night!  


    Perfect for Scouts, Schools, and Private Groups


    Delight in the natural world after the sun has set!  Explore the gardens and woods of Spoutwood Farm as you adventure on a guided night hike.  Experience the wonders above as you stargaze with an astronomer at the Spoutwood Observatory.  Enjoy a crackling campfire as you spend the night under the stars on Camping Hill.   

    7:00pm - 8:00am

    $20/person (Kids under 6 free)

    $200 minimum


    Want to stay for breakfast?  Include the CHEFS Breakfast Boot Camp to extend your experience at Spoutwood Farm.  Our Culinary Health Educators from Spoutwood will teach you how to cook up a healthy and delicious whole-foods breakfast to enjoy with your group.  Return home with a few new culinary skills and recipes to share!

    8:00am - 10:00am



    For questions and registration, please contact:

    Meg Hamilton, Program Director


  • MEHF News


    Festival Vendors

    A. E. Hunley Apothecarie & Herbs

    Ambrosia Farm
    Antiquita Glassworks
    Beyond Comfort
    Bim Jones Original Art
    Bmore Dills   
    Bob's Critters
    Carla Christopher
    Cigar Box guitars
    Connecting With Mother Earth
    Dietz Produce
    Down Home Girl
    Earth & Iron
    Earth's Vibrations
    East West Balance
    Enchanted Woodcrafts
    Fourhman's Natural Foods
    Garden Parade and Crafts
    Glen Rock Mill Inn (Sun)
    Greenline Paper
    Heartwood Nursery
    Hole in my Pocket
    Honey Bees
    Horn Farm
    'L'lBrown Goat
    Megan Strott Art
    Mike Wurzbacher - Sustainable Wood-Fired Oven
    Nature Camps Inc
    Orchard Freeze (both days)
    Saubel's Market in Shrewsbury
    Scarecrow Making
    Sonnewald Natural Food
    Soul Burrito food truck (both days)
    Southeast Llama Rescue/Alpacas of Sunset Fields
    Spectrum food truck (Sat. only)
    Spoutwood Market
    Spoutwood Observatory
    Teen Battle Chef of Spoutwood Farm
    This Little Light of Mine
    Toni & Posie Paint!
    Tony the pizza guy (FFest pizza vendor - both days)
    Under One Sun (both days)
    Waffle Ice Cream and Coffee
    Watson Mules
    Whispering Rise Farm & Animal Sanctuary, Inc.

    Wild Tree


    Festival Performers
    Debe Stagmer –A lifetime storyteller for children of all ages.


    Jessica Star – Drums, bass, cello and guitar weave with Jessica’s compelling vocals and original music to uplift the spirit.


    Moxie and Mayham – A trio with acoustic guitar, bass and electric drums, playing mostly original music.


    Shane Speal – A blues/rock singer and songwriter who entertains with a  homemade cigar box guitar.


    The Sasanach – Traditional Irish fiddle music.


    The Wild Hymms – play music which can be described as haunting, lifting, jazz-influenced, and retro-sounding folk, with Latin, gypsy, jam and world influences.


    Three Dollar Suit – Their music tells stories of people and places, and is strewn with irony and humor, love, and thoughts of what could have been.


    Acro Omies - Join Rachel and Ulysses Wilson for acrobatic yoga demonstrations and coaching.  Whether you want to try stacking up with some friends in an human pyramid, basing and flying acro yoga inversions or simply wish to experience a gentle therapeutic flight that implements techniques from yoga and thai massage, we've got you covered!
    NO experience necessary. Come fly with us! :)


    Zac Anger – A solo acoustic, finger-style act, mostly original, performing new-age music.







  • Observatory News

    Spoutwood Farm Observatory

    News and Announcements for 2012

    1Vernal Equinox Open House  You are cordially invited to the first of our four Open Houses, Friday March 23rd, at 6 p.m.  Come out to the Farm and celebrate the arrival of Spring in the charm of the Frodo Building, take a tour of the Observatory, and see telescope views of Venus, Mars, Saturn, and much more!  Please see the 'Schedule' tab for more information concerning our 2012 Open Houses.  



    2. Introducing the Spoutwood Space Gallery  The Spoutwood Farm Observatory is pleased to present our first online gallery of astrophotography, now available on this website and on our Spoutwood Farm Center Facebook page. Enjoy digital CCD images of the Sun, Moon, and planets, as well as video streams and composite slide shows.

      jupiter_2012-2-09_V_Barlow_RAW_rcol11                                                                                                  Jupiter Optimus Maximus 


    3. Galaxies and Nebulae  We are pleased to report the return to action of our 20" Dobsonian reflecting telescope after surviving a large ash tree falling on the roof of its shed.  Miraculously only minor damage was done to the roof; after a thorough cleaning the telescope works perfectly.  Don't miss the stunning views of deep space offered by this excellent telescope!  


    The Dobsonian Shed after the Halloween Snowstorm of 2011.  The sundial is untouched in the only clear spot on the deck.