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Autumn Celebration at Muscoot Farm

October 20, 2005

The whole family can enjoy a fun-filled day of demonstrations, music, games and exhibits during Muscoot Farm’s Autumn Celebration on Sunday, October 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the farm in Somers.

Food will be available for sale at the farm refreshment center and visitors can pick out their Halloween Jack ‘O Lantern at the pumpkin sale and then decorate it. Special foods for sale include homemade soups, including New England corn chowder and vegetarian pumpkin soup, complete with a free apple sampling. The Muscoot 4-H Club will sponsor a bake sale.

The Westchester Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America will display their collection of carefully restored antique cars, featuring the popular Model A from the 1920s and 1930s.

Children can enjoy games including egg-on-a-spoon and mini wheel barrow races, as well as pony rides and hay rides. They can also have fun watching the bunnies from the Northern Westchester Rabbit Club, delight to Pam Blasco’s live Baby Doll South Down sheep or be wowed by the canines from the Putnam Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Youngsters can also learn the art of making fine wooden toys from wood craftsman Ralph Szur.

For the grown-ups in the audience there will be blacksmithing demonstrations by Bill Fitzgerald, whose family has been in the business for generations. In addition, Nancy Wetherbee will demonstrate her wool spinning techniques and she will offer samples of her handiwork for sale.

There will also be a beer making demonstration by Captain Lawrence Brewery of White Plains. No beer will be available at the event.

A variety of vendors will offer their products for sale during the celebration, including Stuart’s Farm, with apples, jams and fall flowers, and the Salem Bee Keeper, selling delicious fresh honey. Music for the day will be provided by the Wickers Creek Band, which will play a variety of folk tunes. Admission and parking are free.

Muscoot is a Westchester County Park located on Route 100 in Somers and can be reached via I-684, exit 6. Go west on Route 35 to Route 100 and turn left; the farm is one-and-a-half miles down on the right. The park is accessible to the disabled with assistance.


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