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Farm Festival 2019: Just 5 Days Away!

Farm Festival 2019: Just 5 Days Away!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Farm Festival is FIVE DAYS AWAY! Thank you for everything you’ve done already to help. Please volunteer for a shift this Saturday and help with the following:


The countdown is on! The online auction goes live on Tuesday but there is still time to get in your items. 

Thank you to everyone who has already donated or solicited donations for the auction! We have great items this year -- from an Eames Chair, cooking class at Eataly, tickets to Trevor Noah, a museum trip with MCS' own Laura & Anna, to Knicks, Giants, Rangers, Yankees and US Open tickets. 

Help us reach our goal of making the auction a success:


Please make a last push on raffle ticket sales. Sell raffle tickets online. If you have already sold your tickets, please bring them in ASAP so the raffle committee can update your class tally!


Donations will be accepted on Wednesdays and Fridays through October 18 in the MCS lobby. The long weekend provides a wonderful opportunity to clean out your closets! A list of needed items can be found here. 


Most classes are asked to contribute a food item to the food table. Your class reps should have shared a class-specific Google doc with you last week. Please take some time over the weekend to think about what your family might contribute to the Farm Festival food offerings. 


Buy now for a special online-only deal of 25 tickets for $20! Purchase tickets here.

Let's Make Zero-Waste

Help us reach our goal of reducing landfill trash. Bring reusable water bottles and travel mugs to fill at the water stations and reusable canvas bags for your marketplace finds! We will not have any disposable cups or mugs at Farm Festival. You must bring your own or you can purchase one of ours. 

Music and Games Line-Up

This year, we’ll be kicking off performances on the Main Stage with land acknowledgments recognizing the indigenous people who once inhabited the land where we are gathering and music by Red Hawk followed by singer-songwriter Morley, the incredible Low Mentality and more. The Acoustic Stage will feature music by Hueco Tanks, Ricky Quiñones, tap dancing by Kazunori Kumagai, story time with our very own librarian, Jay, and a children’s drum circle with Michael Mustafa Ulmer. And that’s not all! Guitar players, banjo players and singers will be roaming the street ready to serenade you as you order popcorn, chat with friends or pose in the photo booth! 

MCS 6th Graders are literally making the fun! They’re hard at work building several new games including Hamburger and Fry Toss, Bowling for Hay and a Toy Tractor Race. We’ll also be getting down with Extreme Twister, racing Giant Trikes, sweating over Jumbo Jenga, taking on the Cup Stacking Challenge and, of course, Shooting Hoops and trying our luck at Farm Festival classics like the Lollipop Toss. 

For the youngest among us, we’re introducing the Toddler Garden. In this crawl-friendly zone, kids can enjoy a coloring table, toys, blocks, board books and even a tent to play in. 

And don’t forget to bring your old crayons to our Crayon Recycling Center where children can exchange their stubby old crayons for prize tickets.

See you this Saturday!