Lake City, Michigan


20-22, 2024


Welcome! We're so glad you're here!

Since our family became the stewards of this land in 1977, it’s been a pace where people have come to connect with nature, build community, take refuge, and find healing. It hasn’t all been perfect, it hasn’t all been easy, but here we are in 2023 continuing to try our best, show up for the work, and be here for the healing.

Harvest Gathering is built and held by so many hands and hearts that care. We are so grateful to be a part of this circle that grows and shows us our shared humanity. This weekend’s offerings are for you all. May it be nourishing. It’s never too late to take back the future.

—The Bernard Family

A three-day cultural celebration

Earthwork Harvest Gathering creates an intergenerational safe space to cultivate healing, empowerment and collaborative community enrichment in a three-day cultural celebration on Earthwork Farm in rural Northern Michigan.

Earthwork Harvest Gathering celebrates diversity, practices inclusivity while activating civic engagement and encouraging social-ecological awareness among its attendees, volunteers, performers, vendors, staff, and guests through workshops, panel discussions, and cultural traditions with an emphasis on local food and farming—in addition to a robust and eclectic offering of musical performances.

  1. Reflect on interdependence
  2. Take Responsibility
  3. Nurture Respect
  4. Deepen Relationships
  5. Actively foster Restoration

Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. on Friday

(Gate closes every night at midnight)

What is provided?

  • FREE water
  • FREE camping
  • FREE parking
  • 90+ bands
  • Dozens of workshops
  • Kids’ tent and youth-empowerment project
  • Food from over 40 local farms
  • Farmers’ Market with farmer vendors and permaculture education
  • Longhouse for Native cultural education
  • Community art projects
  • Handmade art from local artisans
  • Courtesy transport
  • 3 stages
  • An all-festival water blessing and interfaith panel discussion on water
  • Waltz hour!


Open mic, Women’s tent, Healing and Wellness tent, co-ed Youth Basketball camp and tournament, Action Alley with non-profit tables, kids’ parade, eco-friendly portable potties, a very special raffle, roving musicians and so much more!


Press inquiries

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Covid Statement

We haven’t held Harvest Gathering since 2019 due to the pandemic. We will continue to track the spread of the virus in the weeks to come and will release a statement closer to the event if mitigation protocols seem necessary.

What is not allowed

No weapons

Instruments of harm, and harm-causing mindsets are not welcome at our Gathering.

No fires

We have 3 designated campfires for attendees to gather and play around at night. No fires, no wood or charcoal camp stoves.

No pets

No. This means no dogs, cats, birds, squirrels, etc… Please enjoy this time with your fellow humans.