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Homeplace on Green River Plow Day is 22 Apr 2017
Plow Teams won't be only attraction, by far
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By George Kolbenschlag
Homeplace on Green River
Homeplace Plow Day and Spring Festival showcases team plowing and history at Spring Festival. Horse and mule plow teams will be the main attraction for some, but there is much more, at 8amCT/9amET till 3pmCT/4pmET, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Homeplace on Green River, 5807 new Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. The $10 per car parking fee will include all of events and activities except for products purchased from vendors.
The plow teams won't be the only attraction by far. The family day will include 23 exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, all examples of early farming life in Kentucky. Ox cart rides, 18 artists and crafters selling their Kentucky-made products, six food vendors and all-day live music in the newly restored and renovated bank barn will also part of this year's spring festival.
There will be many activities new to the fesitval this year including an archery demonstration, basket weaving and chair caning, lard rendering, maple syrup making, bee hive exhibit, ewes and lambs exhibit, arrowhead making and a grist mill.
Nine other activities that were at last year's festival will be returning. Arts and crafts new to the spring festival this year include, cedar accessories, crochet arts, miniature buildings, hand crafted pens using various materials, deer antler carving (scrimshaw) and wood working.
Last year's plow day was such a resounding success that the board agreed to make it an annual event before the 12 horse and mule teams loaded up and left the farm.
The farm was first established in 1804 and is being restored as a reminder for Kentuckians of the role agriculture has had in the commonwealth and as a research site for promoting sustainable agriculture.
It is a joint venture of Adair, Green and Taylor counties supported largely by grants, private gifts and crop leases. It is an all-volunteer effort and a registered 501c3 non-profit. It has been named by the state as "Kentucky's Outdoor Classroom and regularly hosts student groups from all three counties. More information about Homeplace can be found at Homeplacefarmky.org. Caption for accompanying photo: Saturday's plow day will be the second annual spring festival at Homeplace on Green River. Last year's festival drew 12 horse and mule teams. The festival this year is a family event and will include more than 50 exhibits, events, rides, arts, crafts and food vendors and all day live music. The $10/car parking fee covers the cost of all activities.
This story was posted on 2017-04-18 11:36:48
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