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2015 Historic Rural Life Festival
The Historic Rural Life Festival, held in May, promotes the history of agriculture by featuring traditional crafts, farm animals, demonstrations and shade tree activities. Attracting around 2,500 school children and adults with such activities as sheep shearing, butter churning, story-telling and gardening, this popular festival encourages students to notice the changes that electricity and modern conveniences brought to the farm. Required scheduling begins in January.
Animal Show Barn: Cows and calves, pigs, chicken, and sheep, big goats and little goats, horses and mules
Log Cabins: Blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, soap making, pottery for kids
Shade Tree & Museum Activities: Butter churning, sheep shearing, quilting, basket making, story-telling
Music with fiddles, dulcimers, and more
Shingle making & other wood-working activities with State Foresters
Birds from the Forest
Spring Garden: See Heirloom vegetables, walking plow, wooden rakes and hoes
Another festival tradition: From broom making to clothes washing, Crieve Hall 4th Grade Students will give you a glimpse of life before electricity!