Carroll is set to harvest fall fun

Festival: Country food, music and old-time activities will be plentiful at the Farm Museum's Fall Days event.

September 29, 2002

The Carroll County Farm Museum's annual Fall Harvest Days event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 6.

This event offers traditional autumn activities, such as stuffing a life-size scarecrow and mule- and tractor-pulled wagon rides, apple butter-making and children's games.

The Mason-Dixon Historical Society will demonstrate shelling and threshing with old-time steam engines.

The festival also features guided farmhouse tours and the Living History Center and exhibit buildings. The new gift shop will also be open. Blacksmiths, tinsmiths, spinners and weavers will demonstrate old-time skills.

Country foods will be on sale, and about 45 craft vendors will be selling items.

A "Farm Equipment: Past and Present" display will show how farm equipment has changed.

Finch Services of Westminster will provide the modern farm equipment display. Farm implements from the Farm Museum's collection will be displayed as the "past" equipment.

The Carroll County Arts Guild will hold an art show and sale both days.

Saturday will feature puppet shows at 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., and a display of antique cars. The Oriole Bird will visit from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6.

A dollhouse display and lectures by "Tiny Mansions" will be held in the Reception Barn both days, along with a "Teddy Bear Tea."

Teas will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day and will cost $1. No registration is required. Seating is limited to 36 guests. A parent or guardian must accompany each child. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite Teddy bear.

Children can also participate in play games such as corn and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. pumpkin hat toss and apple beanbag toss.

Entertainment will include the U.S. Marine Band, Free Country, Jami, Daniell and the Carroll County Cloggers on Saturday.

Country music singer Rebecca Lynn Howard will perform at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Oct. 6 lineup includes Paradise Club, River Hill Band, Whirligig, Reunited and Stillwater.

Admission is $4 for adults; $2 for ages 7 to 18 and 60 and older; children ages 6 and younger are free with a paying adult.

The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St. in Westminster.

Information: 410-848-7775.

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