Harvest Days celebration set at Farm Museum


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

Visitors can make a scarecrow for the yard, take a tractor or mule-drawn wagon ride, buy meats, fresh apple butter and Christmas crafts, and listen to live entertainment.

Materials are provided for the scarecrow, which costs $8. Wagon rides are $1 and tractor rides are 50 cents.

The schedule of entertainment Saturday is: Freewheeling, country band, at 11 a.m.; Whirligig, Irish music, at 12: 15 p.m.; River Hill Band at 1: 15 p.m.; Old Line Statesmen Barbershop Chorus at 2: 15 p.m.; country singer Jessica Andrews at 3: 15 p.m.; and the Carroll County Cloggers at 4: 15 p.m.

The lineup Sunday includes Redwood, country music, at 11 a.m.; Stillwater country band at noon; Walt Michael & Company, folk music, at 1: 30 p.m.; Bob Paisley & The Southern Grass at 2: 45 p.m.; and Paradise Club, bluegrass music, at 4 p.m.

A puppet theater and show will be presented in the reception barn at noon and 2: 30 p.m. Saturday and at 2: 30 p.m. Sunday.

The show, "Gizmo's First Day," was written by Victoria Fowler and Anne Norvell. The 50-cent admission includes popcorn and beverage.

Visitors are invited to test their skills in a checker tournament.

The Proper Ladies will stroll the grounds between 1: 30 p.m. and 5 p.m. both days. Anabel Graetz and Deborah Goss will sing Victorian songs, songs of the American West and women's suffrage.

Dozens of food stands will offer everything from sandwiches and fried chicken to ice cream and popcorn.

Farm Museum artisans will demonstrate lost arts, and the General Store will be open for business. The Mason-Dixon Historical Society will demonstrate shingle sawing and threshing with antique steam engines.

The farmhouse will be open for tours by costumed guides, with displays of teapots and children's ironware.

Last year, the American Bus Association named the Fall Harvest Days one of the 100 best events in North America. The trade organization annually selects events that appeal to group travelers and showcase the country's diversity.

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.

Pub Date: 9/27/99

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