Festival Planning & Volunteering

Festivals are an integral part of life here at Hawthorne Valley. The school hosts two festivals annually: the Spring Fair & May Day celebration, and the Yuletide Fair in early December. To learn more about these festivals, please visit the links. This page is dedicated to information for parents about organizing and volunteering for these two important school-based events.


Yuletide Fair

The Yuletide Fair is the school’s largest festival and takes place each winter, this year it will be held on Saturday, December 2nd. The fair engages everyone in the community – kids, teachers, parents, extended family members & friends!  It is a magical event and one of the greatest opportunities to express our individual talents and to experience the strength and unique beauty of our community. The fair also contributes significantly to the school’s fundraising efforts. Much preparation, planning and crafting goes into making the fair an outstanding event for everyone!

Gnomes are looking for helpers and donations!

Are you interested in woodworking and perhaps meeting your neighbors, in an upbeat, activity filled setting? The Hawthorne Valley gnomes, who have been making toys (and other goodies) for the Yuletide Fair are in need of your help. No experience is necessary, just bring a fun loving attitude, and we’ll make sure the rest works out.  We are also looking for lumber donations to help with our endeavors, you know, that pile of scrap wood you have in the garage or leftover pine and other wood from a previous building project. If you are interested, or just want more information, then please contact Dominic Wolff at 518 610 0950  Thank you, thank you.