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Annual Farm Festival is Sunday, Sept. 17th

Stop by for Free, family fun!

Post Date:09/07/2017 11:21 AM
In celebration of Glastonbury’s rich agricultural history, the Historical Society of Glastonbury is proud to once again present its annual Farm Day on Sunday, September 17th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House, 972 Main Street, South Glastonbury.  This fun-filled family day includes intriguing historic trade demonstrations such as weaving, dress making, a cobbler at work fashioning shoes and other colonial crafts. There's also many fun ways for your family to participate!
  • Petting zoo of various farm animals (horses, chickens, bunnies, and goats)
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Checkers, ring toss, bowling
  • Construct your own length of rope
  • Flower arranging using dried flowers grown onsite
  • Watch the kitchen garden’s vegetables and tobacco being harvested
  • “Guess the weight of the pumpkin” contest
  • Stilts
  • Soap carving
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Sack races, English and French (tug of war), leap frog and MORE!

This is a great fun-filled day for children and grandchildren!  Enjoy tours of historic treasure-filled barns, sheds, and the 1755 Connecticut River Valley mansion, the Welles-Shipman-Ward house. As an added treat, Big Bear Trading Company will be onsite with an array of goods for sale that would have been sold along the Connecticut River in colonial times.  

Farm Day admission and activities are all FREE! General Parking is at St. Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Rd. There is a path connecting the two properties at the rear of the parking lot. Handicap parking is available at the Welles-Shipman-Ward property. 

 Annual Farm Day- Historical Society- 2017

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