Festivals and Events

Our Calendar is the best place to look specifics on upcoming events, but below is a partial list of activities that help shape the year at River Valley Waldorf School.

Important community-wide, annual events:

  •  Harvest Festival – RVWS community only, Sept/October – Potluck picnic – reuniting with old friends, connecting with new.
  • Holiday Bazaar & Café – late November – Quality craft/vendor fair with delicious luncheon café.
  • Winter Fair – 2nd Saturday in December – family event open to the public, large RVWS volunteer effort – significant parent involvement – wonderful fun!
  • Assemblies – presentations by grade school classes, evening events often in November and February.
  • Parent Stage – great date night!  Potluck meal, music, laughs, poetry & camaraderie.
  • Grandparent and Special Friends Day – early May
  • Mayfaire – family event open to the public, large RVWS volunteer effort – significant parent involvement – great community building – early May.
  • RVWS Golden Night Auction – major fund-raising event each spring. Donations of goods and services sought, as well as solicitations for sponsorship and advertisers. This is a vibrant, high-energy, adult-only evening.

Other important events
There are several other festivals and events specific to early childhood and/or younger grades. There are also events over the course of the year that pertains to one class only. For example:

  • Lantern Walk – early to mid-November, Nursery through Grade 2 – early evening event.
  • Diwali, Hindu festival of lights – November, Grade 5 – activity & time is class-determined.
  • Spiral of Light – early in December, Nursery through Grade 2 – daytime event.
  • Ice Skating – mid-February field trip for the entire grade school.
  • Farm trip – generally spring or fall – weeklong trip to Hawthorne Valley Farm – Grade 3 only.
  • Greek Olympiad – April/May – day trip to Kimberton Waldorf School for regional event – Grade 5 only.
  • Final trip – location and duration varies – the much anticipated 8th Grade Trip – May/June.