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Record 2,500 at this year's Homeplace Fall Festival

By far record attendance for the event
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By George Kolbenschlag

An estimated 2500 festival goers crowded Homeplace on Green River Saturday for the farmís seventh annual Fall Heritage Festival. The near ideal weather, strong list of artists and crafters, local known food vendors and assortment of family oriented activities turned out what was by far a record attendance for the event.



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Sculptor David Waltz teachs art at Homeplace Fall Festival



2013-09-08 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
Activities at the 2013 Homeplace on Green River Fall Festival
included lessons for children on a potter's wheel given by Adair County sculptor David Waltz. Carefully crafting a small pot under Waltz's close instruction is Isaiah White, 6, while brothers Ty and Gabe Coleman. 3 and 4, wait their turn. All three boys are from Columbia, KY. - George Kolbenschlag

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Petting Zoo, Ponies busy all day at Fall Festival



2013-09-09 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo By George Kolbenschlag. The Saturday, September 7, 2013, Fall Heritage Festival at Homeplace on Green River drew a record crowd. An estimated 2500 people were at the farm including these parents and children petting the goats brought by Bruce and Mary Dennison, Circle D. Goat Farm. In the background the ponies provided by Anita Thompson, Green County, were busy all day. The Fall Festival is held the first Saturday in September each year, at Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. - George Kolbenschlag
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Ken Foreman takes barrel train on sortie at Fall Festival



2013-09-09 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo By George Kolbenschlag. The fully loaded barrel train circled Homeplace on Green River many times during the Saturday, September 7, 2013, Fall Heritage Festival at the farm. This particular sortie was the special President's Express, with Homeplace Board President Ken Forman as engineer. He executed his duties well and all returned to the station in good health. The train, built by the railroad's chief engineer and Dr. Max Downey who parks his train at his home in Taylor County and practices optometry in Columbia, has been operating at the Festival since 2011. Homeplace was first settled in 1804 and is being restored by a foundation formed by Adair, Green and Taylor counties. The Fall Festival is held the first Saturday in September each year, at Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. - George Kolbenschlag
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