The Southampton Historical Museum’s 2019 Harvest Fair has been set for Saturday, September 21st, from 11 am to 4 pm, at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. This event is free and open to the public.
Activities include outdoor crafts, tool making demonstrations, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, farm animals, a thrift shop and an 1850 wedding re-enactment.
Scheduled events as follows:
Outdoor Activities on the Great Lawn, 11 am to 4 pm: Sheep shearing, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, live music, blacksmith, revolutionary war reenactors, tussie-mussies, colonial camp kitchen, decoy carver display, wood carving, general store shop keeper, Shinnecock Tribe dancing, quill writing activity, carpenter shop tool demonstration, one room schoolhouse teacher, colonial games for kids, basket weaver and many more.
Carriage Houses Thrift Shop, 11 am to 4 pm: The shop is filled with a wide assortment of vintage furniture, dishes, jewelry, rugs, and many unusual items not available in commercial stores.
Farm Animals, 11 am to 4 pm: The Long Island Livestock Company is a 17-acre llama and animal farm in Yaphank founded in 1996. They participate in animal assisted therapy programs at rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities and public shearing demonstrations.
Lobster Rolls and more, 11 am to 4 pm: Lobster rolls, hot dogs, roasted corn, clam chowder and sodas will be sold by Clamman/Seasons Caterers of Southampton.
Bluegrass Music, 11 am to 3 pm: The Feinberg Brothers is an authentic, five-member, bluegrass band from Long Island, New York. By blending their bluegrass roots with a classical training background, they have delighted audiences with their tight, soulful harmonies and masterful fiddle, mandolin, and guitar playing.
Sheep Shearing, 12:30 and 2 pm: The Long Island Livestock Company will shear some of their sheep for about ½ hour at two scheduled times.
Shinnecock Tribe Dancing, 3 pm: Josephine Smith, cultural educator at the Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center and Museum, will lead a group of Shinnecock Tribe members in colorful movements accompanied by traditional Shinnecock drumming.
More information is available on the Museum’s website.
The Rogers Mansion will be closed all day.
Photo of Shinnecock Tribe dancing by Crazy Cow.