Country Fair

Fall is in the air and with it comes plenty of outdoor activities. This weekend we ventured out to a living history farm for an old-fashioned Country Fair.  Come along and enjoy!

Our first stop was the educational/visitor’s center. We were met by a very familiar face– Mrs. Pickenpaugh,  our local librarian for over 40 years.  Of course, we had to stop and say hello.

After a short visit through the visitor’s center it is a short walk to the farm.

Along the way, we spotted this sheep grazing in the shade.

This is the Arnold House–the original homestead on the farm.

We decided to save the house tour for a bit later in our visit…

This harvest table caught my eye…these all look good enough to eat!

Chickens wandered through the yard.

It was such a beautiful day. We were ready to see all the festivities.

There were many exhibits set up for the fair…

This table displayed honey and jams.

And of course, there were crocheted and knitted items and even some handspun yarns.

Animals were everywhere and where there are animals you will find my hubby.  This sheep didn’t seem to mind the attention.

So many apples!

The cider press being put to good use.

This woman was serving samples of the freshly pressed cider.

Grains were also on display and the horses were busy providing the ‘horse power’ to turn the wheat into flour.

The finished product (flour) filling up these pails.

These musicians look as if they stepped right out of the past.

We took a detour through the barn, only to find this sweet little lamb with its mother.

What a sweet little baby tucked safely away in the barn away from the hustle and bustle of the fair.

Outside once again, we found this cow munching on some cornstalks.

What can I say? He’s an animal lover. 🙂

There were so many more things to see…

The smell of food cooking drew us back to the house.

Bean soup simmering over an open fire…

It was tempting, but we decided to venture into the house for a look around.

Looking out through wavy glass windows.

A candle in the window.

A stove to heat the parlor…

…and one to cook the meals.

Hubby having a look in the pantry.

Basil drying on the fireplace mantel. There were several herb bundles hanging in a row.

A large open fireplace in the summer kitchen.

Once outside again, we decided to explore the contents of this old barn.

Old carriages and carts are stored here.

Sunlight filtering through the slats of the barn walls revealing these farm implements.

So many beautiful views from this old farm…

I’ve been visiting this farm since I was a little girl and I brought my girls here when they were little. It’s so nice to return seeing that not much has changed and that generations to come will enjoy this living history farm as well.   We had a wonderful time and enjoyed beautiful fall weather at the Country Fair. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Country Fair

  1. Thanks for the memories. I miss going to Carriage Hill. I also liked seeing the picture of Miss Pickenpaugh. She was my first boss!

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