FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TAMWORTH VILLAGE, NH, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 —  On Saturday, September 22, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm in Tamworth Village marks the change of seasons with its 14th Annual Harvest Festival. Beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing until 3 p.m., this signature event celebrates New England agricultural life and rural practices, crafts, trades, traditions and pastimes that have been passed down through generations.
 
Visitors can access the centuries-old museum property, including its historic barns, buildings, and nearly 100 acres of fields, gardens and hiking trails. Historical and modern haying equipment will be on display, and agricultural demonstrations will take place across the grounds. Attendees are encouraged to try their hand at seasonal tasks such as apple cider pressing, corn grinding and birdhouse making, and using a two-man saw to cut tree "cookies."

Harvest Festival is a family-friendly event where attendees have the opportunity to meet farm animals and participate in country pastimes such as a skillet toss contest (for ages 21 and up), and live music by the Brier Hill Band. Corn hole, lawn bowling, corn cob darts and ring-toss, as well as a scavenger hunt, a "fishing pool" and "turkey shoot" are among featured games. The museum's Binsack Trail, offering sweeping views of the homestead, is open for foliage walks.
 
This year's displays and demonstrations showcase woodcarving, timber framing, woodworking, chair caning, beekeeping, mushroom growing, plant-based cloth dyeing, flax processing and other fiber arts, and plant-based medicine. Some of the featured handcrafters will have products for sale.

Plan on spending the day and get a taste of the season through a sample of fresh-pressed apple cider. Remick-made foods will be for sale, including apple crisp, cookies, popcorn, and a lunch of Vegetarian or Remick Sausage Rice Bowls, both served with fresh-baked bread, a brownie and a bottle of water; the price for lunch is $5 per person. 

The museum store will feature Remick-made and gift items, farm-grown produce and a variety of cuts of farm-raised meats.
 
Admission includes all activities and is $10 for ages 11 and up, $5 for ages 5-10, and free for ages 4 and under. Museum members receive $2 off the admission price. This is a rain or shine event. For additional information contact 603-323-7591, or visit the website:  www.remickmuseum.org.


The 14th Annual Harvest Festival is generously supported by the following:

Bank of New Hampshire
Chalmers Insurance Group
Hall Implement Co. of Windham, ME
Leone, McDonnell & Roberts, PA
Peabody & Smith Realty
Pine Ridge Lawn & Landscape, LLC
 
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Please call (603) 323-7591 for more information or to speak with Dawne Gilpatrick, Marketing Coordinator. A dedicated webpage for this event may be found here: http://www.remickmuseum.org/events/harvest-festival.

All photos are the property of Remick Museum & Farm,
 free for use with this press release or upon request.
PHOTO DESCRIPTIONS
Top A young visitor tries her hand at making apple cider, one of several hands-on activities.
Inline Visitors greet and feed a cornstalk treat to two of the museum’s cows.
Bottom A crowd looks on as the women’s portion of the skillet toss contest gets underway.
About Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
Founded in 1996 and open year round, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm is located in Tamworth Village, NH, where we celebrate 200+ years of agricultural tradition and interpret the world of the country doctor through the lives of Dr. Edwin "Doc" Crafts Remick (1903-1993) and his father Dr. Edwin Remick (1866-1935). 

In addition to the Museum Center and historic Captain Enoch Remick House (c. 1808), the museum features walking trails, vegetable and herb gardens, grazing pastures, agricultural outbuildings, a maple sugar house and more. Workshops, classes, history-based events and farm-to-tale dinners occur in all seasons.

Remick is a member of ALHFAM (The Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums), as well as part of the New Hampshire Museum Trail.
MEDIA CONTACT
Dawne Gilpatrick
Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 603-323-7591 ext. 13
Email address:  marketing@remickmuseum.org
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm
58 Cleveland Hill Road, Tamworth, NH 03886

603-323-7591 or 800-686-6117 |   www.remickmuseum.org


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