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Annual Harvest Festival on October 14 at New Pond Farm

On October 14th from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain date 15th, 1-4 p.m.) join New Pond Farm for an exciting family afternoon on the farm amidst the beautiful fall foliage.

There will be historical demonstrations: like broom and rope making, open hearth cooking, and fleece spinning. Learn how to use Make & Break Engines and antique tools. There will be livestock encounters: enjoy a wagon ride through the pastures with a team of majestic Percherons (1-3 p.m.); watch our sheep being shorn then help to "skirt" the fleece, preparing it for spinning. Learn how to become a beekeeper and watch industrious honeybees in our observation hive. Meet our dairy cows, enjoy their freshly pasteurized milk and churn fresh butter. Try your hand at Harvest Crafts: create a grapevine wreath with dried flowers from our gardens; decorate a pumpkin; roll a beeswax candle; make gourd creatures, & MORE old-fashioned fun!

Special Guest: Master Falconer Brian Bradley, will join us from 2:30-3:30 with his live birds of prey. Marvel as his falcons soar and dive over the pastures.

The cost of admission is $5 per person (over 3 years old) or $20 per family with small additional fees for crafts and delicious seasonal fare thanks to the Girl Scouts of Redding.

Please leave your dogs at home!

For more information, please call (203) 938-2117 or visit www.newpondfarm.org

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