Thursday, September 1, 2016

I'm a Little Batty…….

Here's where Sarah and I will be…..in the barn!! Stop by and say hello.

Hallockville Fall Festival

36th Annual Fall Festival & Craft Show
Something for everyone!
September 10 & 11 10am-5pm each day
RAIN OR SHINE-
there is plenty to see & do indoors & out!
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead - enter at western entrance opposite Herricks Lane. Look for signs and the big white barn!


Admission is $8 adults, $5 children ages 5-12 ( 4 & under free) 2 adults & 2 kids $20. Parking is included on-site. **For the safety of all animals on display, please leave your dogs at home. Dogs are not permitted on the Festival grounds.**

Thursday, May 14, 2015

LONG ISLAND FLEECE AND FIBER FAIR



Here is where Sarah and I will be this weekend….our booth is in the Barn, stop by and see us!!

Hallockville Museum Farm 6038 Sound Avenue Riverhead, NY 11901 631-298-5292
May 16 & 17, 2015 10am- 4pm both days- Rain or Shine!
The Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair is the first of its kind in the region to bring together the diversity of fiber arts activities! Visitors will see and learn how local artisans craft wool and other animal fiber into beautiful finished pieces of clothing and art. The fair provides two fun-filled days of demonstrations and hands-on learning that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Visit both days for a variety of demonstrations, workshops and local artisans selling their handmade supplies and products in the Naugles Barn Fiber Market! There is something for everyone.
The setting for the Fair is like nowhere else on Long Island- the various activities and demonstrations take place throughout the picturesque Hallockville Museum Farm campus and in the historic buildings that date back to 1765. Food vendors sell a variety of freshly-prepared lunch items for guests to enjoy while relaxing in the picnic area shaded by apple trees. If you are visiting from New York city, you may purchase tickets to ride on the private charter coach by following the red button at right. Sit back and relax as the bus takes you door-to-door from Manhattan to the Fair!

For the safety of all animals on display at the event, please leave your dogs and pets at home. Thank you for your cooperation.
Admission rate per day:
$6 adults/ $4 ages 5-12, ages 4 & under are free. Family rate of 2 adults+2kids, or 1 adult + 3 kids is $15.
All admission fees directly support the not-for-profit educational mission of Hallockville Museum Farm.

Demonstrations and Activities Include:

Animal Displays- Meet the sheep, llamas, alpacas and angora rabbits that provide the fleece and fiber needed to make fiber goods like yarn!
Basketweaving- Learn how plant fibers are woven into baskets and other functional pieces.
Sheep Herding- Watch expert herders and their trained Border Collies move a flock of sheep across the pasture.
Llama Obstacle Course- The Long Island Livestock Company Youth Showteam will lead the llamas through the paces of various obstacles in a display of fancy footwork!
Sheep & Llama Shearing- Learn how fiber is harvested during informative demonstrations by an expert shearer.
Carding and Spinning- See raw fiber being de-tangled and teased apart to prepare for the next part of the process, spinning. Watch spinners at their wheels turn fiber into spun yarn.
Dyeing- Learn how natural and chemical dyes transform fleece and wool into every color under the rainbow.
Knitting- Watch knitters up close as they work on a variety of wearable pieces. Plus pick up new techniques you can use on your own projects.
Needle Felting- Learn about how you can create sculptures from wool felt with this interesting technique. NEW! this year we are offering a one-hour workshop on May 16 at 11:30 during the Fair. Details and sign up here.
Rug-Hooking- Watch and learn as skilled rug hookers demonstrate this craft.
Weaving- The Hallockville looms will be on display to see how fiber can be woven into cloth, and other pieces such as shawls and tapestries.
Quilting- Quilting artisans will demonstrate this technique and you can even try it out yourself!

Thursday, September 11, 2014



Here's where we'll be this weekend…stop by and say hi if you are in the neighborhood….we'll be in the barn with the rug show!!


34th Annual Fall Festival & Craft Show
Something for everyone!
September 13 & 14 10am-5pm each day
RAIN OR SHINE-
there is plenty to see & do indoors & out!
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead - enter at western entrance opposite Herricks Lane. Look for signs and the big white barn!


Admission is $8 adults, $5 children ages 5-12 ( 4 & under free) 2 adults & 2 kids $20. Parking is available on-site. **For the safety of all animals on display, please leave your dogs at home. Dogs are not permitted in the Festival grounds.**


Admission includes:
- access to over 50 artisan craft and folk art vendors- jewelry, baskets, clothing, artwork, soaps, candles, something for all ages & interests...plus Miss Ella's Shop which offers a variety of local gifts and souvenirs which benefit the museum, plus quilting fabric
- handmade rug show in the Naugles Barn by the Peconic Rug Hookers Guild, enter to win their "Striped Bass" Raffle Rug, shown here.
- folk art demonstrations including decoy carving, wood carving, basketweaving, rug hooking, quilting, and more
- hayrides, tractor pull and antique farm machinery display from LIAPA

- guided historic tours including the 1765 Hallock Homestead & Barn, 1931 Cichanowicz Farmhouse
- special exhibit spaces including the 1876 Combs Decoy Carving Shop, the "Defense of the Eagle" War of 1812, and model trains from the Railroad Museum of LI
- children's activity area and fun games like the popular Egg Toss



- animal and livestock displays including cows, horses, donkeys from the East End Livestock and Horseman's Association
- live music from the Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band and a traditional dance performance from the Blue Spruce Cloggers


Additional amenities that are available for purchase include:
- children's mini train ride and pony rides
- food vendors including Maple Tree BBQ, Island Empanada, Ice Cream Truck, Rosie's Country Kettle Corn, and Greenport Harbor Brewing Company


Thank you for supporting our not-for-profit mission by attending the Fall Festival!


SPONSORED IN PART BY:

Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank LLP
North Fork Environmental Council
North Shore Eye Care
Serendipity Farm
JamesSlezakPhotograhy.com


Hallockville Museum Farm
6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-298-5292 / Hallockville.com / Facebook

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It's that time of year again. Hazy,hot and Halloween. Click on Folk Art for Sale to see the other pieces. To purchase just send me an email thimblefolk@comcast.net