2018-10-10 / Arts & Entertainment

Hanford Mills Woodsmen’s Festival

Hanford Mills Museum, 51 county Highway 12 in East Meredith, will cap off its 45th anniversary season with the Woodsmen’s Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival will offer lumberjack skills and woodworking demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, local exhibitors, music, and kids’ crafts and science explorations. Visitors also can tour the historic water-powered sawmill and woodworking shop, and see late 19th and early 20th century technology at work.

The SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen’s Club will demonstrate cross-cut sawing, overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing, fire build, and other lumberjack skills.

There will be woodworking, wood turning, and coopering demonstrations and exhibits.

Bourbon & Branch will play from 1-4 p.m. Exhibitors also include Awestruck Ciders, Abba’s Acres, Shaver-Hill Farm, Catharina’s Hats and Mittens, Gilson’s Native American Crafts, Pure Catskills, My Woodlot, and Tickled Pink BBQ.

The Cooperstown Graduate Program will offer activities for kids - they can make a miniforest, create leaf rubbings and stick dolls, and build model beaver dams and test how well they work. The Learning Lab will be open with gears, blocks and kidfocused activities.

The Museum’s gift shop features mill-made crafts, traditional toys, sweets, books and local products.

Hanford Mills Museum closes for the season on October 14.

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