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Sunday, September 6, 2015

APPLETON — An Old Fashioned Farm Festival will be held from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Babcock Cobblestone House, 7449 Lake Road.

This year's Farm Festival, sponsored by the Town of Somerset Historical Society, will feature dairy demonstrations, artifacts, displays, and many activities throughout the day. There will be horse-drawn plowing and ground fitting, horse- and tractor-drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, children's games, crafts and more.

A chicken barbeque will be served by the Barker Lions Club beginning at 11:30. Hot dogs, hamburgers, pop, and more will also be available throughout the day at the food tent.

The 1848 cobblestone house will be open for tours, many artisans will be demonstrating old-time crafts; including quilting, broom making, a blacksmith, chair rushing and caning, rug braiding and hooking, basket weaving, and wood carving. There will be demonstrations of a knitting machine and rope making. There will be wood planing demonstrations using a large antique Adirondack lumber planer. A Civil War reenactor will be on the site all day.

Antique cars, tractors, and engines will be on display. There will be demonstrations on some of the antique equipment as well as the wood working shop. Of particular interest this year will be an old fashioned apple pressing demonstration showing how cider is made using an antique apple press.

The day will be filled with entertainment. Ron Carey will be singing Tavern Songs from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Barker Community Band will be playing from 1 - 2 p.m., followed by a cow Bingo event. Tickets for the Cow Bingo will be sold all day.

Admission to the event is free.

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