Festival Features Artisans, Crafters
The Malcolm Blue Historical Crafts and Farmskills Festival in Aberdeen will be held Friday, Sept. 29, Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1.
Friday is school children's day with hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a roast pork tenderloin dinner at 5 to 8 p.m., with music and entertainment, and the hours on Sunday are from noon until 5 p.m.
"Come see artisans and crafters demonstrating blacksmithing, weaving, wood working, basket making, candle dipping and pottery," says a spokesman.
Take a tour of the 1825 farm house or of the museum.
Come experience the Civil War enactors, an operating steam tractor, a grist mill, pony rides, interactive mining and mule-drawn hay rides.
Enter one of the many contests like iron skillet tossing, sack racing, or watermelon seed spitting.
Listen to music or storytelling and enjoy dancing and skits and shop for heirloom quality gifts.
Musical entertainment includes: Cane Creek Cloggers and Cool River; East Carolina Catbirds; Joe and Abby McDonald with Marvin Frye and Bob Hensley; Paula Caddell; Fran Brafford; Shane Bufmeyer with Stony Creek; Marvin Gaster and friends and more.
The farm is located on N.C. 5 south near Old Bethesda Church in Aberdeen.
Call Ellen Marcus at 944-7558 for more information.
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