Friday, August 9, 2013

Warren County Rural Heritage Festival Saturday

Bicentennial_LOGO2The second Warren County Rural Heritage Festival & Youth Fair, cosponsored by the Warren County Historical Society and Cornell Cooperative Extension, will take place this Saturday, August 10th, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Warren County Fairgrounds on Schroon River Road in Warrensburg.

This event explores and celebrates our rural traditions in work and play from the early days of Warren County through the mid-20th century. This year the Festival will be celebrating Warren County’s Bicentennial with displays and programs by local historical societies, museums, and military re-enactors.

The festival will also feature displays and programs by area not-for-profits and clubs, including farm to table Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, the Adirondack Museum and the Adirondack Folk School. An auction with Martin Seelye will be held and proceeds will benefit the Warren County Historical Society.

Hoddy Ovitt and the Warren County Ramblers will be performing and the Haskell Brothers VFW of Warrensburg will be hosting a Chicken Barbecue. Games and activities are scheduled including square dancing, horseshoes, 19th century games, a youth talent competition, and an adult and youth pie eating contest. The Warren County Board of Supervisors will again compete in the Supervisors Croquet Challenge.

Warren County Historical Society will also be holding oral history interviews on World War II and home front memories, fairs in Warren County, and local churches in the community.

Visit the Warren County Historical Society webpage for details or call (518) 743-0734 or Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-623-3291.

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