APPLETON – An Old-Fashioned Farm Festival is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Babcock Cobblestone House, 7449 Lake Road.
Sponsored by the Town of Somerset Historical Society, this year’s festival will feature dairy demonstrations, artifacts and displays, as well as horse- and tractor-drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, children’s games and crafts, and horse-drawn plowing demonstrations.
The Barker Lions Club will offer a chicken barbecue starting at 11:30 a.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments also will be available at the food tent and a farmer’s market will feature fresh fruits and vegetables for sale.
The beautifully restored 1848 cobblestone house will be open for tours, and many artisans will be demonstrating old-time crafts, including; quilting, broom-making, blacksmithing, chair-rushing and caning, rug-braiding and hooking, basket-weaving, rope-making and wood-carving. There also will be demonstrations using a knitting machine, as well as a carpenter using a large, antique Adirondack lumber planer. A Civil War re-enactor also will be on-site all day.
In addition, antique cars, tractors, and engines will be on display, and demonstrations on some of the antique equipment are planned, including an old-fashioned apple press, to make cider.
Entertainment will include Ron Carey singing Tavern Songs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the Barker Community Band playing from 1 to 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., Cow Bingo takes place.
Admission is free.