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Annual Farm Day
Sunday, September 17th, 2017
at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House
972 Main St. (Rte. 17) in South Glastonbury


​JOIN HUNDREDS OF YOUR FRIENDS AT FARM DAY
 ONE OF THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF GLASTONBURY’S BIGGEST ANNUAL EVENTS



In celebration of Glastonbury’s rich agricultural history, the Historical Society of Glastonbury is proud to once again present its annual Farm Day on Sunday, September 17th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Welles-Shipman-Ward House, 972 Main Street, South Glastonbury.  

This fun-filled family day includes intriguing historic trade demonstrations such as weaving, dress making, basket weaving, a cobbler at work fashioning shoes and other colonial crafts. Yes! You can participate! Learn how to straw braid, which was used to make hats, or to construct your own length of rope. Visit our petting zoo and meet various farm animals, including horses, chickens, bunnies, and goats. Watch the kitchen garden’s vegetables and tobacco being harvested and try your hand with flower arranging using dried flowers grown onsite. This is a great fun filled day for your children and grandchildren as well! Games and activities include bobbing for apples, a contest to “guess the weight of the pumpkin”, sack races, checkers, stilts, ring toss, soap carving, bowling, a scavenger hunt, English and French (tug of war), and leap frog and MORE! Enjoy tours of historic treasure-filled barns, sheds, and the 1755 Connecticut River Valley mansion, the Welles-Shipman-Ward house. As an added treat, Big Bear Trading Company will be onsite with an array of goods and colonial fifers will be traveling around the property adding beautiful music to the festivities.

Farm Day admission and activities are all FREE! General Parking is at St. Augustine Church, 55 Hopewell Rd. There is a path connecting the two properties at the rear of the parking lot. Handicap parking is at the Welles-Shipman-Ward property.


Animals the whole family will enjoy at our annual farm festival
Children playing a game at one of our previous farm festivals
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