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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.


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Plow Day at Homeplace is Saturday 22 Apr 2017



2017-04-18 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
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 at 8amCT/9amET till 3pmCT/4pmET, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Homeplace on Green River, 5807 new Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. 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. - GEORGE KOLBENSCHLAG

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Homeplace Spring Festival: Yesteryear scene last year



2017-04-19 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.

Homeplace Plow Day and Spring Festival showcases team plowing and history at Spring Festival Horse and mule plow teams, but other exhibits like the one above, of quilting under a shade tree, also preserve memories. The festival is this weekend, 8amCT/9amET till 3pmCT/4pmET, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Homeplace on Green River, 5807 new Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. 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. - GEORGE KOLBENSCHLAG

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Homeplace Spring Festival: Readying Butterfly Garden for today



2017-04-22 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
A spring cleaning for the butterfly garden at Homeplace was part of work preparing for Plow Day and Spring Festival, today, Sat 22 Apr 2017. The festival starts at 8amCT/9amET and ends at 4pmCT/5pmET. More than 50 exhibits, demonstrations, live music performers, artists and crafters animals and food vendors are scheduled showcase early Kentucky agriculture. The $10 per car parking includes all of the activities at the festival. Homeplace is located at 5807 New Columbia Road (state highway 55) between Columbia and Campbellsville.

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Restored HGR Band Barn will be venue for live music today



2017-04-22 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
The recently restored/renovated bank barn at Homeplace on Green River will ring with the sounds of live music at Saturday's plow day and spring festival. Putting some fitting touches on the bank barn are men from Campbellsville's The Healing Place. Residents of The Healing Place have played a significant role in the volunteer work at Homeplace over the past several years. Plow Day and Spring Festival is today, Sat 22 Apr 2017. The festival starts at 8amCT/9amET and ends at 4pmCT/5pmET. More than 50 exhibits, demonstrations, live music performers, artists and crafters animals and food vendors are scheduled showcase early Kentucky agriculture. The $10 per car parking includes all of the activities at the festival. Homeplace is located at 5807 New Columbia Road (state highway 55) between Columbia and Campbellsville. - GEORGE KOLBENSCHLAG

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Pretty good crowd gathering at Homeplace now



2017-04-22 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
Pretty good crowd here now at Homeplace, already, at 9:38amCT/10:39 ET. And it's building. I would guess a. Couple hundred. Food, music and most of the vendors and some of the exhibits. No rain now. - George Kolbenschlag
Plow Day and Spring Festival is today, Sat 22 Apr 2017. The festival starts at 8amCT/9amET and ends at 4pmCT/5pmET. More than 50 exhibits, demonstrations, live music performers, artists and crafters animals and food vendors are scheduled showcase early Kentucky agriculture. The $10 per car parking includes all of the activities at the festival. Homeplace is located at 5807 New Columbia Road (state highway 55) between Columbia and Campbellsville. - GEORGE KOLBENSCHLAG

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Turnout at HGR Plow Day Spring Festival at 800-900!



2017-04-22 - Homeplace on Green River, 5807 New Columbia Road, Campellsville, KY - Photo by George Kolbenschlag.
We are pleased with the turnout. Probably 8 or 9 hundred so far. A good number of families with children. And lots of room for more. - George Kolbenschlag

Plow Day and Spring Festival is today, Sat 22 Apr 2017, 8amCT/9amET and ends at 4pmCT/5pmET. More than 50 exhibits, demonstrations, live music performers, artists and crafters animals and food vendors are scheduled showcase early Kentucky agriculture. $10 per car parking includes all of the activities at the festival. Homeplace is located at 5807 New Columbia Road (state highway 55) between Columbia and Campbellsville. - GEORGE KOLBENSCHLAG

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