Living Historians! Carriage Hill Farm would like to extend an invitation to participate in our 1880s Country Fair on Saturday August 5th from 10am-5pm. This event is part of the larger event “Small Farm And Food Fest” which brings in upwards of 3000 visitors in a single day. For that day, the original 1880s farmstead will portray an 1883 agricultural fair. The event will feature displays of canned goods, floral and vegetable displays, textiles, and an “exotic fruit” stand. There will also be demonstrations of draft horses and period animal breeds on display. The original steam engine will also prepare complimentary steamed sweet corn. This is the biggest event of the year, and we are looking for civilian reenactors to help interpret to the public and occasional engage them in first person conversation.
Come enjoy the fair. If you want to sit near the textile tent, feel free to bring some handwork. If you’re interested in animals, you could enjoy a debate about which sheep will win first place. You could make a “best dress” and simply see and be seen at the fair. Feel free to bring a picnic basket and enjoy lunch on the fairgrounds (though there will be modern food vendors available as well.) This event is open to individuals and families of all shapes and sizes.
Please email Hannah Wiest at [email protected] if you plan to attend or have any further questions.