Farm museum presents annual harvest festival

September 25, 2005

The Carroll County Farm Museum's annual Fall Harvest Days welcomes autumn with traditional harvest activities, crafts, food and entertainment.

The two-day event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and next Sunday on the museum grounds at 500 S. Center St., Westminster.

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

Continuous on-stage entertainment Saturday will include Stillwater Band, Danielle, the Carroll County Cloggers and the WPOC featured performer, Rob Byer Band.

Next Sunday's entertainment includes Iron Ridge, Annapolis Bluegrass, Back Pages Band and the Carroll County Cloggers.

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

Families are welcome to stuff a scarecrow for $10; all materials are provided. Mule-pulled wagon rides costs $2.50 and tractor-pulled wagon rides are 50 cents.

The festival also features guided farmhouse tours; and self-guided tours of the Living History Center and exhibit buildings. The Museum Gift Shop will be open.

Artisans, such as blacksmiths, tinsmiths, spinners, weavers and quilters, will demonstrate their skills. Kathy Myrick of New Windsor will demonstrate acrylic painting on leaves that have been dried and sealed with a coating.

Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for ages 7 to 18 and 60 and older; and free for age 6 and younger with a paying adult.

Information: 410-386-3880 or 800-654-4645.

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