Harvest Festival 2010 will be an a‘maize’ing event that will kick-off the commemoration of Henrico County’s 400th Anniversary! The theme of this year’s festival is corn. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about corn and its many uses throughout history. The Harvest Festival will feature many hands on activities and demonstrations of typical homemaking and farming tasks of the era such as cider making, candle dipping, bee keeping, blacksmithing, woodworking, and a natural dye demonstration. Some additional a‘maize’ing activities include corn husking contests, corn shelling, and popcorn sampling. Children ages 3-12 can visit the Great Pumpkin Patch of Meadow Farm and take part in gourd decorating and cornhusk doll making. Live music and dance will include cloggers, local school groups, a Mass Gospel Choir of Henrico, and performances by the Hackensaw boys, Susan Greenbaum, and The Runaway String Band. Information: Jeannie Murray, 501-5121
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