Fall Harvest Days planned

Festival: Crafts, activities and entertainment are in store at the Farm Museum in Westminster next weekend.

September 30, 2001

The Carroll County Farm Museum will celebrate autumn at its annual Fall Harvest Days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 7.

The festival will offer crafts, activities, food and entertainment for children and adults.

Visitors will be able to make a life-size scarecrow for the yard, take a tractor or mule-drawn wagon ride, buy fresh apple butter and meats, select crafts for Christmas presents and enjoy live music.

Materials will be provided for the scarecrows, which will cost $8. Wagon rides will be $1 and tractor rides 50 cents.

Weather permitting, visitors will be able to take a ride in a hot-air balloon with West Friendship Hot Air Balloon Co.

Radio station WPOC will sponsor an appearance Saturday by country artist Tammy Cochran, who will sing "Angels in Waiting" and "If You Can."

The schedule of entertainment for Saturday includes Wherligig, Jennifer Rose, Karina Rosamond and the Carroll County Cloggers.

The lineup Oct. 7 includes Paradise Club, the River Hill Band, the Scott Brannan Band and Stillwater.

A puppet theater and show will be presented in the reception barn at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. both days. Admission is 50 cents and includes popcorn.

Checkers will be played at 1 p.m. both days on the farmhouse porch. A kiddie tractor pull also will be held both days in the pasture area.

In the "Kid Zone," children will be able to play corn and pumpkin tic-tac-toe, pumpkin hat toss and apple beanbag toss, croquet and lawn checkers.

Food stands will have a variety of offerings, including sandwiches, fried chicken, ice cream and popcorn. From the fall harvest, check the fresh meats, homemade breads, fruits and vegetables. Apple butter will be made on the premises and sold by the jar.

Farm Museum artisans will demonstrate lost arts in the new Artisan Village, and the General Store will be open for business. Local craftspeople will sell handmade items including clothing, pillows and decorative household items.

The Mason-Dixon Historical Society will demonstrate shingle sawing and threshing with antique steam engines.

The museum's animals will be in their pens, and visitors will be able to talk with the veterinarian on duty.

The farmhouse will be open for tours, with displays of kitchen collectibles, stoneware and glass.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for ages 7 to 18 and 60 and older. Children younger than age 6 are admitted free with a paying adult.

The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7775.

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