Thursday, August 29, 2019

Kids Farm Festival at Babbie Farm Museum

The 9th annual Kids Fair and Festival at Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum in Peru, NY, is a fun educational way to keep families interested in the importance of rural farming traditions.

The Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum has set up a weekend with everything from old-fashioned games to hands-on learning displays to provide an entertaining way to explore farming traditions.

The September 14-15 festival will include plenty of activities, including traditional games such as sack races, egg races, corn box, hopscotch, a beanbag toss, apple bobbing, horseshoes, and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Also included are stagecoach and Thomas the Train rides. Food, beverages, and pony rides are available for an additional fee.

Author Speedy Arnold will be available to autograph books on Saturday, and will also conduct a sketching demonstration.

The permanent displays and working blacksmith’s forge will be open during the fair and festival. Check out the kid-friendly interactive activities that educate children about food. Children can collect eggs, shell dried corn or even milk a “cow.” Everyone will enjoy visiting the resident animals. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about where food comes from and see old-fashioned tools that are still in use at some farms today.

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Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time. She writes about ways to foster imaginative play through fun-filled events and activities in the Adirondack region.

From her home in Saranac Lake, Diane also writes a weekly family-oriented newspaper column for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and keeps her own blog Adirondack Family Time. Her writing and photography has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, marketing companies and advertising agencies.

She even finds time to assist her husband with Adirondack Expeditions guiding families and young adults in the High Peaks.

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