This quarter, Events Director, Jac Treanor has 6 students and 10 blocks of Event Planning classes. The students have been working hard at learning the ins and outs of hosting such a large event as our 5th Annual Harvest Festival and Market. They’ve been gathering confirmations from vendors, hiring entertainment, and learning about budgeting. The school is a buzz with Fest Preparation. There are 13 classes dedicated to creating items for sale or entertainment, and these classes are instrumental in Bellcate being able to throw such a large community wide event.

This year also brings some changes to our festival. We have out grown our parking lot, so we have partnered with Essex Town and we’re using Sand Hill Park! We’ve also moved the time of our event from the lunch hour to 4-7 in early evening. “We’re really hoping to capitalize on the getting out of school and work traffic”, stated, Jac Treanor. We are advertising in the Essex mailer, Front Porch Forum, and Facebook. Anyone connected to Bellcate is encouraged to spread the word about this event.

A sneak peek…this year we will have returning vendors, Nikki Pacini Jewelry, Hanna Wagner’s Jams & Jellies, Papa McCray’s wooden bowls, and the amazing Brett Hughes performing. We have new vendors; Denise Francis with Perfectly Posh, Kingdom Creamery Ice Cream Truck, Greystone Valley Book series book author, Charlie Brooks, a touch a truck snow plow, and a sports themed inflatable activity center! Our students are hard at work making cement crafts, candles, wood burning pieces, inspirational quote signs, bat/bee/bird houses, health products, art/photographs, music, and harvesting our garden.

Please join us on October 4th from 4-7 at Sand Hill Park. You’ll be so excited that you did!


  • Kara, Parent

    “Bellcate School is a unique and special school that is completely dedicated to all of the student’s individual needs in a holistic approach. They improve their student’s lives academically, mentally, emotionally and physically in a community enriched environment. The wonderful staff have diverse backgrounds which enhances the variety of learning experiences the students acquire. The… Read more »

    ~ Kara