Carol Gregson of the Serendipity Spinners demonstrates her spinning skills at the 2009 Warren County Youth Fair. She is to be among the many artisans featured at the Warren County Rural Heritage Festival & Youth Fair scheduled for Saturday Aug. 11 at the county fairgrounds off Schroon River Road in Warrensburg.
continued Haskell Brothers VFW of Warrensburg will offer an old fashioned chicken barbecue, with other food vendors on site.
Adirondack Folk School will be exhibiting, as well as local museums and historical organizations. Warren County Historical Society will present a program on “Barns of Warren County” and the Warrensburgh Historical Society will present an exhibition croquet game as well as a competition between county supervisors.
Fairgoers will have the opportunity to shell corn and grind it into corn meal at a Washington County Fair Farm Museum booth. The Farm Museum is also bringing old toys and 19th century games for kids of all ages to play with.
The Merry Mohicans Square & Round Dance Club will present an exhibition dance and invite the public to join them in learning to square dance. The regional Toastmasters will present tall tales.
Cornell Cooperative Extension will present an exhibit of Youth Fair projects as well as their annual Youth Talent Show and the 4-H Horse Show.
The 4Hers will be presenting plus demonstrations related to survival and camp cooking skills, and other exhibits related to farming, gardening and developing youth leadership. They will also offer a bubble gum-blowing and a pie-eating contest for kids.
Entry fee for the fair and festival is $2 per individual or $5 for a family. There is no charge for Youth Fair or 4-H participants and volunteers.
For details, see: www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.org.