Harvest Festival

The 2023 Harvest Festival will feature live music, an apple pie baking contest, hands-on gardening workshops, kids' activities, and more! Stay nourished with food from local eateries and connect with students and community members.

$5 admission / Free admission for kids under 12, UCSC, Hartnell College, and Cabrillo College students with a student ID, Semillas program families, and Friends of the UCSC Farm & Garden members. Please pre-register with credit card or pay cash at the gate.

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 #104 (East Remote parking lot) 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. 

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). If you'd like to enter our apple pie contest,fill out this form. Download contest rules here

Harvest Festival Schedule
11am — Gates open!
11am — Workshop - Choosing the Right Fruit Tree (Hay Barn)
11:15am-12:15pm — Live music with Climbing Trees (Farm stage)
12:30pm — Apple pie contest entries due (Life Lab Outdoor Kitchen)
12:45pm-1:45pm — Live music with Curve Sharpens (Farm stage)
1pm — Workshop - Starting a Native Wildflower Garden (Hay Barn)
1pm — Apple pie contest judging begins (Life Lab Outdoor Kitchen)
1:30pm-2pm — Storytelling (FoodWhat?! Tent)
2pm — Apple pie contest winner announced (Farm stage)
2:15-3:15pm — Live music with Floratura (Farm stage)
3:30pm — Event ends
3:45pm — Last shuttle leaves to parking lot

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

Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11:00am to 3:30pm

Farm Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students

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