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:

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 us in the Harvest Shop for a delicious sampling of our 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!

Fall/Holiday 2017 Samplings & Events

September 23 – Fall Food Festival, 2 to 4pm
Join us for this delicious and seasonally-inspired culinary event! We will be sampling and sharing recipes for our very favorite fall foods, including easy appetizers, sensational salads, savory main dishes, fruit- filled desserts, autumn drinks, and more.

October 7 – Savory Vegetable Pates and Spreads, 2 to 4pm
Move over hummus because there’s a new kid at the counter! Join our own Cindy Law and sample her scrumptious, healthy, and totally enticing vegetable pates and spreads. You won’t believe the unique flavor combinations and savory goodness.

October 14 – Sensational Fall Salads, 2 to 4pm
Salads are a seasonal staple for many of us, and there are myriad possibilities that come with each new season. Fall offers us the earthy flavors of root vegetables, apples & pears, hearty greens, nuts, cheeses and more. Come see what Cindy will be serving up!

October 28 – Autumn Breakfasts & Brunch, 2 to 4pm
Featuring sweet & savory foods of the season, Cindy will be mixing up some exquisite treats. From light fruit compotes to spiced pancakes, with a hearty egg dish and other morning delights in the mix, discover some new tastes to share with family and friends.

November 4 & 5 – Annual Open House, 10am to 4pm, both days
Join us for our 20th Annual Open House! This is our signature event that we host each and every year to usher in the upcoming holidays. The weekend is filled with mouthwatering food & drink, great gift ideas, and a coming together of family, friends, and community!

November 25 – Holiday Cheeses & Italian Pizzelles, 2 to 4pm
We are taking seasonal specialty foods to a new level this  holiday season with an array of regional specialty cheeses and Italian pizzelles (all-natural, gluten-free Italian waffle cookies made in Altoona). Come savor something new!

December 2 – From Hot Toddies to Yule Mules, 2 to 4pm
Celebrate the holiday season with some fabulous new cocktails and mocktails. From holiday punches to warm winter drinks, we will be mixing up some classy refreshments that are sure to please even the most discerning palate.

December 9 – Small Plates for Holiday Entertaining, 2 to 4pm
With an emphasis on beautiful food, this afternoon of sampling will offer some sensational new recipes and ideas for presenting small appetizer plates throughout the season. Come on out for some unique and creative ideas to brighten your holidays!

December 16 – Holiday Bakers, 2 to 4pm
Join us for an afternoon of sampling that promises an array of delicious baked goods made in our region. Borrowing from the holiday traditions of Germany, Italy, and France, we will be sampling the sweet treats and global goodness of the season!

Off-Site Exhibits & Shows:

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.
7th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Eagles Mere Historic Village, Eagles Mere, PA
Saturday, August 12 10am-5pm; Sunday, August 13 10am-4pm
Juried fine arts and crafts for sale on the Village Green.
Admission $5, 12 and under free
We enjoy returning to this festival year after year! Come and enjoy the beautiful village with quaint shops and a museum in historic Victorian Eagles Mere, offering a wonderful selection of local art, unique gifts, antiques, collectibles and books.
Christmas in the Woods, Columbiana, OH
October 14-15 and 21-22, 2017
It’s your opportunity to shop for hand-crafted holiday gift items from some of the country’s best craftspeople in a setting that only Shaker Woods can deliver. Hours for the festival are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. General admissions tickets will be onsale at the gate. Admission for adults is $8 per day, and children 12 years old and younger are admitted free. Acres of FREE parking, too! (No pets, please.)