Fall back through time at Remick Country Doctor MuseumSeptember 20. 2017 1:11PM
TAMWORTH VILLAGE — The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm marks the change of seasons with its 13th annual Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The site’s signature event celebrates New England, and the agricultural life and rural practices, crafts, trades, traditions and pastimes that have been passed down through generations.
Visitors can tour the museum property, including its historic barns, buildings and nearly 100 acres of fields, gardens and hiking trails, and meet the farm animals. Historical and modern haying equipment will be on display, and agricultural demonstrations will take place across the grounds. Attendees are encouraged to try their hands at seasonal tasks such as apple cider pressing, corn grinding, birdhouse making, and using a two-man saw to cut tree “cookies.”
In addition, there will be tractor-pulled wagon rides, a skillet toss contest for ages 21 and up, and music by the Brier Hill Band.
Among featured seasonal games will be a hay bale jump, corn hole, an egg race and ring-toss area and a scavenger hunt.
The museum’s Binsack Trail, offering sweeping views of the homestead, will be open for foliage walks.
This year’s displays and demonstrations will showcase horse logging, wood carving, chair making and caning, blacksmithing, beekeeping, and archery bow and birch bark canoe making. There also will be Civil War clothing, indigo dyeing, flax processing and other fiber arts, and information about plant-based medicine.
Admission is $10 for ages 11 and up, $5 for ages 5-10, and free for ages 4 and under. Cost for lunch is $5. For more information, call 323-7591 or visit www.remickmuseum.org.