Dear CWS Community,

Welcome back to school! I hope you and your family had a fantastic summer.
I am Grant Gibson, CWS Parent and Chair of the Harvest Fest Committee. On hehalf of the committee, I am excited to announce the return of the Cincinnati Waldorf School’s Harvest Fest FUNdraiser- a great music festival and cookout! See below for all of the details about this event!



New Location This Year! 

This adult-only festival takes place on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from  6-11pm and will be held at the beautiful Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale. Harvest Fest will feature delicious food, great music, games, a bonfire and a sunflower field tour!




Music for Your Soul

Headlining this year's festival will be Joe's Truck Stop! This Cincinnati based Country/Blues/Western band's unique sound is characterized by traditional vocal harmonies, Bluegrass drive, wild fiddling, hot guitar picking and the Honky Tonk and Swing sounds of old!


The opening artist will be local singer/songwriter extraordinaire Josh Ferreria. Known for the extraordinary energy he brings to Americana, bluegrass, country, folk and rock, get ready to bring the house down!

While you relax and listen to music, enjoy food and some of your favorite beverages, with games, and a Vendor Village with Waldorf-friendly items for sale. All proceeds (excluding vendor items) directly benefit the Cincinnati Waldorf School.                                   


Get Your Reusable Harvest Fest Shopping Bag!

The First 100 families to arrive will receive one complimentary reusable Harvest Fest shopping bag. Be sure to arrive at the event early to snag yours!*



*(Total of 100 available. First come first served! One per couple or single ticket purchase. )




Ticketing Information


Regular Admission

Early Bird Ticket (Regular) - $35 per person purchased online and in advance of the festival  

At the Door Ticket (Regular) - $45 per person purchased on the date of the festival OR at the door

Each Regular Admission includes 10 (ten) tickets to be used for food, beverages and games.


VIP Admission

Early Bird Ticket (VIP) -$75 per person purchased online in advance of the festival

$90 per person purchased online after October 6  through the date of the festival OR at the door

Each VIP Admission includes 30 (thirty) tickets to be used for food, beverages, and games, and 1 (one) coupon good for 1 (one) admission to the wine OR bourbon tasting.


To purchase your tickets, please click this link.



Become a Harvest Fest Sponsor!

Sponsorship of the annual Harvest Fest Fall Fundraiser offers you an opportunity to showcase your support of the Cincinnati Waldorf School and receive public recognition on event signage, the Harvest Fest website, and on the night of the event. Most importantly, your sponsorship helps to leverage other gifts to benefit the students and to help us remain a beacon of Waldorf education in our region.

Platinum Leaf Sponsor          $5,000
Gold Leaf Sponsor                 $2,500 
Silver Leaf Sponsor               $1,000
Bronze Leaf Sponsor                $500 
Palladium Leaf Sponsor           $250 
Iron Leaf Sponsor                     $100

Regular Admission is complimentary with some sponsorship packages. To become a sponsor, please click this link and select the sponsorship level you desire.



Dinner is Served!

Lip-smacking foods await you and your inner gourmand.

Your Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Pork  Kabob  (5 tickets each skewer) 
 Veggie Kabob (5 tickets each skewer) 
Baked Beans (2 tickets each serving)
Coleslaw (2 tickets each serving)
Salad (2 tickets each serving)
Fruit Cup (2 ticket each serving) 
Dessert To Be Announced! 


Drink and Be Merry!

Beer, and wine, and bourbon for the most discerning tastes.

Cocktails (9 tickets per serving)

Bourbon (8 tickets per serving)

Selections of Red and White Wines (6 tickets per serving)

Local Beer (5 tickets per serving)

Soda (3 tickets per can)





Bourbon Tasting!

We are excited to announce the return of everyone's favorite event-within-the-event, the Harvest Fest Bourbon Tasting! This is an incredible opportunity to experience a palate-stimulating adventure. With the purchase of a bourbon tasting ticket ($30), you are entitled to a special event where you will sample a "flight" of 3 Top-Shelf bourbons. Then receive a pour of your favorite and enjoy it with your friends!  Purchase your ticket HERE as an add-on for just $30!

Bourbon Tasting Made Possible by OKBB (Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar)



Wine Tasting!

Not a Bourbon person? Enjoy Wine? We're happy to share the Harvest Fest Bourbon Tasting! Led by an expert sommelier, this tasting session includes several varietals of wine. You’ll learn about some of the finest wine grapes and how to recognize different flavors while enjoying the atmosphere of an intimate wine-tasting at Harvest Fest.   Purchase your ticket HERE as an add-on for just $30!​

Wine Tasting Made Possible by Jessica and Mark Scheid




CWS Stainless Steel Pint Cup!


Ger your Cincinnati Waldorf School spirit in full swing! Purchase this environmentally friendly and stylish stainless  steel cup, complete with the CWS Logo. CLICK HERE to teserve your cup up for $15 ! Each cup purchase also includes 5 (five) complimentary tickets to be used for food and/or beverage. Quantities are limited so ACT NOW! 

Cups to be distributed at Harvest Fest


 Amazing silent auction items are now available to view! Support the Cincinnati Waldorf School Harvest Fest and come ready to bid on these great items while you enjoy delicious food, beverages, music, friends and fun! The highest bidders will each take home one of these awesome auctionitems. See details below for a sneak peak!

Children's Organic Mattress


This luxurious mattress is covered in the most comfortable organic stretch cotton lined with pre-felted merino wool. Design Sleep quilts to 100% pure wool to provide the comfort of thermal insulation and moisture regulation. Your child will sleep better in a drier, more breathable sleeping environment with this exceptional mattress! The Parallel base coil is topped by a one inch layer of the finest pure 100% natural latex foam to provide all the cushioning you could want without forming the premature sags and depressions that thicker synthetic padding will.

Item Value: $600.00
Generously Donated by Michael Koveleski of Design Sleep

One Full Season of Lawn Fertilization


Have a lawn in need of fertilization by a seasoned professional? Look no further and bid now on this valuable gift certificate good for one full season of lawn fertilization with Paramount Lawn + Landscaping. Paramount is well-known for their extraordinary customer service, great attention to client needs, and impeccable lawn and landscaping results.

Item Value: $500.00
Generously Donated by Joe Tekulve of Paramount Lawn + Landscaping

Premium Wine Rack


The Most Essential Accessory For Every Wine Lover!

Do you want to keep your wine bottles organized and within reach in the most stylish way possible? Then we have just the thing for you! This stackable wine rack is exactly what you need!
This premium wine rack is carefully crafted with the best quality materials for unique strength and amazing durability. The steel rack can withstand a large amount of weight so you can rest assured that it can hold your bottles with no risk. With the wine rack you can keep your wine bottles organized so you can easily find the right one for each meal and enjoy the perfect glass whenever you want to. The stackable design of the rack will save you space and help you store your wine even if you don’t have a cellar!

Item Value: $400.00
Generously Donated by Brad Price, CEO, of the Villa Sanctuary 

"Be a Hero" Package

Ever dreamed of being a superhero?
Now’s your chance to Build Your Own Superhero Website to honor your favorite hero- fictional or real life!
What’s included:
Item Value: $360.00
Generously donated by Richard Schramm, CTO,

One-Time Event Mosquito Spray

Effective mosquito control for all your outdoor events!

Are you planning an outdoor wedding, graduation party or other outdoor event? Don’t let buzzing, biting mosquitoes ruin your special day. Mosquito Squad's special events spray will keep mosquitoes off your guest list. It eliminates or greatly reduces the number of mosquitoes that might otherwise bite guests or hover around food, and dries in 30 minutes, leaving no odor or visible residue. The Special Event Spray is applied long before your food and dinnerware arrive, so there’s no opportunity for contamination. This provides protection day and night through your entire event.

Item Value: $250.00
Generously Donated by Nicole Williams, Owner of Mosquito Squad

Four Violin or Viola Lessons

The perfect gift for your budding or skilled string player!

Looking to give the gift of music to a special little musician? CWS Development Director and professional violinist and violist Naimah Bilal is offering four 30-minute lessons to the winner of this fantastic auction item. This four lesson package is perfect for a family wanting to start their child on a journey of violin or viola education.  Also great for already skilled young musicians seeking coaching for an upcoming youth orchestra or college/graduate school auditions!

 Item Value: $200.00
Generously Donated by Naimah Bilal, Director of Bilal String Studio

Five Yards of Hardwood Mulch Delivered

Skip the manual labor and headache by getting a pro to deliver high quality hardwood mulch to your doorstep. The pros from Witte Landscaping Specialists have all the right tools, experience, and know-how to get the job done. The winner of this great auction item will have 5 yards of hardwood mulch delivered directly to their home (mulch will not be spread). Perfect for anyone getting garden or landscaping beds ready!

Item Value: $200.00
Generously Donated by Jeff Westerkamp, Co-Owner, Witte Landscaping Specialists

If you are seeking a fun-filled, laid-back outing with good music and good food in the beautiful natural setting of Gorman Heritage Farm, please join us for Harvest Fest on Saturday, October 13! I look forward to seeing you there.