The Carroll County Farm Museum will celebrate the Fourth of July in its usual grand way, starting at noon and ending with a giant fireworks display at 9: 30 p.m.
Families are invited to spend Saturday picnicking on the grounds of the 140-acre historic farm in Westminster, visiting the farm buildings and enjoying various entertainment.
Radio station WTTR-AM (1470) will broadcast from the grounds throughout the day. The Westminster Jaycees will put on the fireworks display again this year.
Participants can bring food or buy hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, sodas, pizza and ice cream from the many vendors.
Area crafts people will sell handcrafted jewelry, dried flowers, wood crafts, stenciled items, clothes and artwork. The Farm Museum General Store will also be open.
The entertainment will start when the gates open with patriotic recording artist and family entertainer Ray Owen. The country music band Freewheeling will take the stage at 1 p.m., followed by folk singer Walt Michael and his string band at 2 p.m.
Stillwater will offer more country music at 3 p.m., and the Carroll County Cloggers will perform at 5 p.m.
Children can participate in the pedal pull, play old-fashioned games demonstrated by young apprentices, and take $1.50 rides in a mule-drawn wagon.
Farm Museum buildings will be open for tours until 8 p.m.
Volunteer artisans will demonstrate skills that were used in the late 1800s.
Admission to the grounds is $3 for adults and $2 for those ages 7 to 18 and 60 and older. It is free for children younger than 6.
Those entering the event after 6 p.m. will be asked for a $5 donation for the Jaycees to help pay for the fireworks.
The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St.
Pub Date: 6/28/98