THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM 2023. 2024 PLANNING IS IN THE WORKS! STAY TUNED!

The Harvest Moon Festival & Tours Planning Committee is pleased to bring you the 2023 Harvest Moon Festival & Tours!

We are delighted to work with actors from Fredonia’s Main Street Studio again this year to bring the cemetery tours to life, and we are also happy to continue working with Laff N Lyon Ranch for the hourly horse-drawn wagon tours on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21 this year. Back by popular demand, we will continue to offer both walking cemetery tours and horse-drawn wagon cemetery tours this year. ALL TOURS WILL DEPART FROM THE GAZEBO IN BARKER COMMONS. The horse-drawn tours will begin at the top of every hour starting at 7 PM with the last tour departing at 10 PM. Walking tours begin at half past the hour every hour starting at 7:30 PM with the last tour departing at 9:30 PM.  

You will get onto the carriage or meet with your walking tour group at the Gazebo in Barker Commons after you check in at the Festivals Fredonia table. The route will take you through town as a guide provides facts about Fredonia’s architecture and historical figures. You’ll then enjoy a narrative guided tour through the cemetery. The carriage will bring you back and drop you off at Barker Commons. Total time for each type of tour is about 60 minutes. Please arrive at the Gazebo in Barker Commons at least 10 minutes before your scheduled start time to allow for check in.

We are also very pleased to announce the return of a special cemetery walking tour with Ivy Rivera Psychic Medium. Ivy will be your guide on a walking tour through the cemetery. New this year, due to popular demand, this tour will take place on both Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, with each tour starting at 11 pm. Like our other cemetery tours, the special cemetery walking tour with Ivy Rivera Psychic Medium will depart from the gazebo at Barker Commons, and please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for check-in.  

The planning committee is also very excited to have a whole day of activities like food & craft vendors, live music and entertainment, trick or treating at downtown Fredonia businesses, and more on Saturday, October 21st. See below for the full list of events:

  • 11 AM – 5 PM: Craft and Food Vendors, Kid’s Crafts
  • 11: 30 AM – 12:30 PM: Junk Drawer Ukulele Band at the Gazebo
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Ivy Rivera Psychic Medium Gallery Reading at the Gazebo
  • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Halloween Uke Jam with Fredonia Ukulele

Various Activities & Contests for all on Saturday, October 21st:


Local Business Trick or Treating for kids (Map of participating businesses coming soon!)

Costume Contest for All Ages

  • Stop and get your picture taken at the Basket Raffle Tent between 12-4 PM
  • Winners announced at 5 PM


Pumpkin Painting Contests for Kids & Tweens at the Festival Activity Tent

  • Age Groups 3-6 and 7-12
  • Pumpkins must be dropped off at the Judging table between 12-3 PM
  • Public Voting between 3-4 PM – Winners announced at 4:30 PM


Pumpkin Carving Contests for All Ages

  • Pumpkins must be dropped off at the Judging table between 12-2 PM
  • Public Voting begins at 2 PM – Winners announced at 5 PM

We encourage you to support Festivals Fredonia directly through shopping in our web store for Festivals Fredonia merchandise, and you can also make donations and purchase festival sponsorships in the store as well. These events cannot happen without your support, your continued interest, and the passion for the community that Fredonia is known for.

Thank you for your continued support of the Harvest Moon Festival & Tours and Festivals Fredonia, and we hope to see you again next year. Happy Halloween!

Feel free to watch the 2020 Virtual tour any time!