The autumn harvest has been celebrated worldwide throughout history in gratitude for the earth’s continued bounty. While the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is concerned mainly with the last hundred or two hundred years, they are continuing a tradition that is as old as agriculture itself. On Saturday, September 29, from 11am–3pm, they will be hosting their annual Harvest Festival, with games, prizes, tractor rides, live musicians, and over 30 demonstrators of various arts and crafts, from blacksmithing to hornsmithing, stone masonry to timber framing, broom-making to coopering to birdhouse making, photography, oil painting, rug braiding, yarn dyeing, chair caning, and more.
One contest in particular requires some prep work: Create a scarecrow at home or at work, and bring it to the festival before noon on Saturday. Be creative—your scarecrow might be a mermaid, a snowman, a dog, a family of scarecrows or whatever you can come up with. Winners will be chosen in three categories: business, adult, and children under 14. Please RSVP by calling 323–5115 or email Brady at email@example.com if you’d like to participate.
Also featured prominently will be the brand new Remick-Made Cookbook, which features over 300 tried-and-true recipes from the many meals the Museum has hosted. Each recipe is introduced with a brief paragraph explaining where it came from, where it’s been, or where it best might go. If you’re looking for new and historic ways to prepare the various fruits of this year’s harvest, the Remick-Made Cookbook is a great place to start.
All that is in addition to the museum’s regular schedule of friendly farm animals, historic buildings, and warm, knowledgeable staff. For more information, visit their website at www.remickmuseum.org or give them a call at 323–7591.