Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Muster Field Farm Days is this weekend!

Harvey Road, North Sutton
August 23-24, 2014
10am – 4pm
The museum's largest event of the year, a two-day celebration of all things agricultural, historical, and farm-related. This event features special exhibits and demonstrations positioned over the farm’s large fields and in its historic buildings.

See haying and threshing, hand hewing of timbers, stonewall building and stone splitting, blacksmithing, and other farm-related skills. Craft demonstrations include spinning, weaving on antique looms, lace making, rug making and much more.

Children can make and enjoy homemade ice cream, using ice cut by hand during the Farm’s annual Ice Harvest event, held at nearby Kezar Lake each January.

Displays of the Farm’s many artifacts will be featured in the Ezekiel Little, Hildredth, and Hardy-Pillsbury Barns, a reminder of farm work and life from days past. Oxen and smaller animals will be on display. Antique trucks, cars and tractors are on parade at 3 p.m. each day, and work-saving antique small engines are exhibited. An assortment of food, jellies, jams, and vegetables are available at the Farm Stand, and wonderful food is served throughout the day. And don’t miss Muster Field's famous Roast Beef Supper on Saturday from 5-7 p.m.! Tickets for the supper are required: $12 for adults and $5 for children, available by reservation (927-4440), or at the Farm

Farm Days hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is free for members, and for all children 6 and under; $5 for non-members. PLEASE NOTE: Due to large attendance, they are unable to conduct Homestead tours during this event.