Watch amazing glass blowing demonstrations by professional glass artists. A glassblower will create their works of art at 2100 degrees Fahrenheit and shape the molten material to convey their vision. No two artworks are exactly alike. This is exciting and mesmerizing to watch from start to finish.
Come feel the fibers of America’s past with a hands-on museum experience. This historical exhibit shows what hard work and ingenuity have accomplished through the years. Patrons will experience historically accurate displays showing how the country developed from earlier times to the present day and how our ancestors did such things as cut wood, make syrup or ice cream and perform various other activities - all without the help of modern-day technology.
Roger Abrahamson, a craftsman and teacher, performs wooden bowl turning on a human-powered spring pole lathe- a lost art dating back to times past. He enjoys educating audiences about wood, and his presentation features a continuous demonstration of how woodworking was done before machines and factories.
Fair-goers are invited to watch brooms being hand made from natural broom corn. Handles are made from various types of wood, giving each broom its own personality. Brooms will be available for purchase.
For over 20 years, East Knoll Pottery has been devoted to accurately reproducing the style of pottery know as "Yellow Ware", using yellow clay, traditional designs and clear lead-free glaze for everyday use. Reggie Delarm will dress in period costume as she throws clay on a potter's wheel and demonstrates how pottery has been made for decades.
Join Professor Chalmers Bodkin-Childs, a true entertainer of “days gone by”, as he delights the crowd with his Amazing Patent Medicine, Magic Show and Flea Circus. This classic American exhibit replicates an actual medicine show of the early 1800's. All the entertainment is historically based and designed for a modern audience to enjoy and learn about the past.
Step into the world of a blacksmith with Marvin and Beverly Gardner as the duo offers an educational experience for all ages. Audiences can watch and assist Marvin as he turns a quarter-inch rod into a miniature horseshoe on the anvil. The rest of the blacksmith shop features antique tongs and hammers, a vice, a blower, and an anvil. Patrons can purchase the one-of-a-kind souvenirs that they help create and take them home as keepsakes.
Using never seen 18th century tools, Michael Felk brings to life the past with interpretive shows. His knowledge and personality draw fair goers in and keeps them entertained while educating them on the craft of making practical and beautiful tin products. He will also have some of his tin wares available for sale.
Have you ever seen baby chicks hatch? Spend some time watching and learning about hens and chicks, maybe a sow and piglets! We will have a pair of the largest mules you’ve ever seen at 19.1 hands tall. Come find out how big that really is and guess how much they eat every day. You’ll have fun watching the animals and learning more about life on the farm.