Case Western Reserve University students gathered around a sheep

Farm Harvest Festival

Students are invited to this year’s Farm Harvest Festival—an annual event organized by the Student Sustainability Council and hosted at the University Farm—Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1 to 5 p.m.

Last year’s event was canceled but it is back again this year. The event typically attracts 1,000+ attendees; this year’s event has been scaled back a because of COVID-19 protocols and is just for Case Western Reserve University students. Staff and faculty are respectfully asked to not attend.

The event includes locally grown free food, student activities and entertainment and performances by student groups. The mission of Farm Harvest Festival is to engage the CWRU community with the natural environment to promote an appreciation of and education about the farm’s natural resources, the Farm Food Program, other campus sustainability initiatives, and environmental, outdoors consciousness as a whole.

Other event activities include a petting zoo, herb planting in pots students can bring home, lip balm making, a research amphibian demonstration, a s’mores campfire, a hay ride and more.

Food provided will include vegetarian chilli with farm-grown ingredients, Mitchell’s ice cream and Patterson Fruit Farm apples, cider and doughnuts.

No registration is required for the event itself, but registration is required for each bus seat. Buses will leave from Thwing Center at the listed times on the CampusGroups registration page and are for current CWRU undergraduate and graduate students only. Students also can drive themselves.

Masks are required at the event.

Almost all of the activities will be outdoors rain or shine, so students are encouraged to dress appropriately.

Those with questions or who would like to volunteer at the event can contact Christina Whitehouse at

Event sponsors include University Farm, Student Affairs, Undergraduate Student Government, Residence Hall Association, The Alumni Association, Residential Life, Bon Appétit Management Co., Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council, the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, Staff Advisory Council, Human Resources, and the Office of Energy & Sustainability.

Register for seat on the bus.