Classes, Events & Shows

Please plan to join us at these wonderful events, classes and shows! Some are right here on the farm and others are off-site, both local and out of town.

Farm Events & Classes:

June 10 – Herbal Pestos – 2 to 4pm
Summer is pesto time, and our own Cindy Law will be transforming fresh herbs into unique and delicious flavor combinations that are perfect for light summer eating.

June 17 – 30th Anniversary Shrub Celebration – 2 to 4pm
Join us for festivities celebrating the product that started it at all at Tait Farm Foods – Shrub! Festivities will include live music provided by Norm and the Mystakahs, and a sampling of all 15 flavors of Shrub mixed with sparkling water. Local mixologist, Rebecca Larsen will be introducing a very special 30th Anniversary Raspberry Shrub Signature Cocktail. Additionally, the following partners will be joining us and bringing samples of original recipes featuring various flavors of Tait Farm Foods Shrub: Seven Mountains will be serving two versions of Summer Sangria, Otto’s will be hosting a Summer Shrub Shandy sampling station using an Otto’s pale ale mixed with our variety of citrus Shrubs, and Barrel 21 will be serving a new original Shrub cocktail, as well.
Plus, we will have a Shrub Fizzy Station for kids to mix their own favorite flavor of Shrub and add the garnish and straw of choice!

June 24 – Bites on Boards – 2 to 4pm
Come experience this new rustic and stylish way of serving and eating. Cindy will be sharing intriguing recipes and ideas for beautiful presentations, perfect for summer entertaining.

July 1 – Picnic Foods – 2 to 4pm
Picnics are a treasured summer activity! And of course, we want the food to be simple, healthy and fabulous. Come experience picnic foods a la Tait Farm!

July 8 – Summer Sipping – Cocktails and Mocktails – 2 to 4pm
It’s summertime and the sipping is easy. Join our own Tory Glassner (chef and bartender), as he concocts an array of wonderful summer drinks using Tait Farm Shrubs.

July 22 – Summer Salsas – 2 to 4pm
With all the delicious fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs available, summer salsas are the perfect way to liven up everything from appetizers to entrees.

July 29 – Summer Barbeque – 2 to 4pm
Summer barbeques are the classic American outdoor cooking and dining experience. Join Chef Tory for a delicious sampling of his favorite recipes.

August 5 – Way Cool Ice Cream Sundaes – 2 to 4pm
Move over Dairy Queen, because we have some new ice cream and sorbet combinations that will please the most discerning sundae connoisseur!

August 12 – High Summer Salads – 2 to 4pm
Using peak-of-the-season vegetables, Cindy will be serving up some fabulous salads, inspired by flavors we love from around the world.

August 19 – Tomato Tasting – 2 to 4pm
Join us for our annual tomato sampling! We will be slicing up our 2017 farm-grown fruits to sample and savor. Come pick your favorite!

August 26 – Tasty Tailgating – 2 to 4pm
Just in time for the upcoming football season, we will be offering a sampling of our new fall recipes, perfect for Happy Valley tailgates!

Off-Site Exhibits & Shows:

May 27 – 29 – Memorial Day Weekend
Arts Fest of Greater Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
The Artsfest of Greater Harrisburg event is fine art and craft juried arts festival with 250 artists and craftspeople.

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Celebration, Boalsburg, PA
Come to the birthplace of Memorial Day in Boalsburg. The Memorial Day Festival features food, music and craft vendors complete with two Civil War battle re-enactments at the historical Boal Mansion and Estate.

July 13 – 16 – Two nationally acclaimed festivals that are just miles from Tait Farm!

  • Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA
    The Central PA Festival of Arts, better known as Arts Fest, is a favorite annual event every July. It features the nationally-ranked Sidewalk Sale & Exhibition featuring over 300 of the nation’s best artists and craftsmen in addition to performing arts presented at six outdoor and indoor stages.  This festival takes place throughout downtown State College and also on the Penn State campus.
  • People’s Choice Festival, Boalsburg, PA 
    This is the 25th year for the People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts. Well-known as the family-friendly arts festival where entertainment is free, every day is children’s day, and the quality art is also affordable. From homemade brooms to hot sausage sandwiches, glittering jewelry to the lively music, everything at our festival is Made in PA, U.S.A. – and admission is free. Our host and neighbors charge a modest parking fee.  This festival take places on the grounds of the Pennsylvania Military Museum.