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NEWFANE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO HOLD HARVEST FESTIVAL

The Newfane Historical Society's annual harvest festival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on the society's grounds, West Creek and Ide roads. Admission and parking are free.

A queen-size handmade quilt will be raffled off at 5 p.m. A country store will be open, along with barns showcasing old farm equipment and steam engines. There will be a blacksmith shop, a petting zoo, a flea market, and mounds of food, including beef on weck, chicken chowder, pie and hot dogs.

An apple-pie contest is open to visiting bakers. There will be a Chinese auction and a contest to see who can produce the longest apple peel.

In conjunction with the festival, the Van Horn Mansion, the town's oldest house, which is purportedly haunted, will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. It is located on Lockport-Olcott Road in Burt.

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