Update: For 2015 the date of the Fall Harvest Family Day is Saturday October 24-25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find out all the particulars visit the website. To see what we did, read on.
October 25, 2014 we attended the Fall Harvest Family Days the home of our first
president, George Washington. In addition to all the usual things you
can do there on any given day, there were special events that appealed
to families and children. Not to say that you needed to have children to
enjoy this day, there were plenty of couples and seniors who were
having a good time.
"General" was walking around and also talking to anyone who cared to
listen. We sat on bales of hay and listen for about a half hour under a
tent and it was fascinating.
was a straw bale maze for the kids as well as storytelling. We stopped
to roast apples and dip them in honey, it is quite delicious if I have
to say so myself.
events that have to do with the Fall Festival are mostly held at the
Pioneer Farm. You can watch a demonstration of 18th century dancing and
try it out yourself. Making a corn husk doll was very popular with both
children and adults.
you wanted to take a sightseeing cruise on the Potomac, it was half
price and I though a very great bargain for $5. We spent about 5 hours
there and certainly could have spent a lot more. I highly recommend this
event to anyone who wants to learn more about Colonial times and our