A steady stream of people came to the Northern Neck Farm Museum’s two-day Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday. Among them were dozens of youngsters who were probably more fascinated with the games available than in the historic farming implements on display in and outside the museum.
Children jumped around in a bouncy house and enjoyed wagon rides. They even cavorted in a corn bath with a slide, where a large wooden frame held bushels of shelled corn for the children to play in as if it were sand at a beach.
The museum’s corn maze was open and people wandered around in it until they found their way out. A pumpkin patch provided visitors with the opportunity to pick out the perfect potential jack-o’-lantern. Grills were going so visitors could get something to eat, either walking around or sitting at the trestle tables provided. Assorted vendors including Num E Num Bakery and Cedar Run Farms lined the inside of the museum.
Several times, the museum’s old-time saw mill fired up to demonstrate how logs were once cut into lumber. The museum’s most recent acquisition, a 1929 split-block Huber tractor newly painted was parked just beside the entry to the museum.
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