Pomeroy Farm will host the fourth annual Country Life Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday, April 30. Admission is free, although donations are gladly accepted. The fair promotes local agriculture and back-to-the-land independent living.
See demonstrations of crafts such as blacksmithing, tinsmithing, bow-making, fly-tying, jewelry-making, rug-making, sock-making, wool-spinning, woodworking, and everyone’s favorite, ham radio. Browse through the array of local vendors selling artisan wares and home décor, skin care products, jewelry, pottery, local honey, clothing, and more. Get a head start on your garden at the Plant & Herb Sale, featuring thousands of herbs and plants, including a wide variety of organic vegetable and heirloom tomato plants.
Pomeroy Farm is always a big hit with the children, so bring them along to see farm animals such as cows, pigs, goats, sheep, and alpacas. Particularly fun for kids is the “Country Life Passport”—every kid gets a free passport in which to gather stamps as they complete various activities around the farm; kids who complete the passport get a small prize.
There will also be hands-on activities like planting seeds to take home, making cornhusk dolls, and hayrides. Guest will tap their toes to the lilting sounds of live Americana-style music and the historic Pomeroy log house will be open for tours from noon to 4 p.m. each day. And if you get a hankerin’ for some home cookin’, there will be food carts like Vida Flare and Nellie’s double-decker bus, and the Farm Café will provide country-style fare such as hot dogs, sausage dogs, baked potatoes, snacks, and hot and cold drinks.
Parking and admission are free, and all donations will go support the farm’s educational programs. A couple of words to the wise: bring cash, since not all vendors are set up to accept checks or credit cards. Family pets must stay at home (rambunctious dogs can frighten some farm animals). And dress for the weather—there’s lots of fun to be had both indoors and outdoors! For more details, visit www.pomeroyfarm.org.
Above image: three of Pomeroy’s goats and one adorable sheep! See more cute pics on Pomeroy Farm’s Facebook page.