Farm museum to celebrate Fourth with variety

Yearly event to include food and craft sales, music and fireworks


Carroll County Farm Museum will celebrate July Fourth in its usual grand way, starting at noon Sunday and ending with a giant fireworks display at 9: 30 p.m.

Families are invited to spend the day on the grounds of the 140-acre historic farm in Westminster picnicking, visiting farm buildings and watching a variety of entertainment.

WTTR-AM radio station will broadcast from the grounds throughout the day.

Westminster Jaycees will return to sponsor the fireworks display.

Those attending should bring food or buy hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, sodas, pizza, ice cream and more from vendors on the grounds.

Area craftspeople will sell handcrafted jewelry, dried flowers, wood crafts, stenciled items, clothes and artwork. The Farm Museum General Store will be open for business.

Entertainment starts when the gates open with Ray Owen, recording artist and family entertainer. Freewheeling, a country music band, takes the stage at 1 p.m., followed by folk singer Walt Michael and his string band at 2 p.m.

Stillwater offers more country music at 3 p.m. and Carroll County Cloggers perform at 5 p.m.

Children can play old-fashioned games demonstrated by young apprentices from noon to 4: 30 p.m. The family can take a ride around the grounds in a mule-drawn wagon until 6 p.m. Rides cost $1.50.

All farm museum buildings will be open for tours until 6 p.m. Volunteer artisans will demonstrate jobs that were routinely performed in the late 1800s.

General admission to the grounds is $3 for adults, $2 for ages 7 to 18 and age 60 and older, and free for children younger than age 6. Those arriving after 6 p.m., in lieu of admission, will be asked for a $5 donation to the Jaycees to help pay for the fireworks.

The museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7775.

Pub Date: 7/02/99

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