This year we've planned the fall festival to be a bit earlier in the season than years past in order to take advantage of having some summer veggies, like tomatoes, for the pot luck, and we won't have to worry about cold weather.
If this is your first year as a member at Clagett, the fall festival is a bit bigger than the spring festival. The spring festival was a simple meet-and-greet--a chance to tour the farm and meet your fellow members. At the fall festival, we invite a band, we eat a pot luck meal, and we auction off some items you've donated to help us fund the food we give away every year.
So here's what we'd like you to do:
1. Mark your calendars! The festival will be 1-4pm Saturday September 27th, in the "Education Barn", which is the largest of the 3 barns in a row at the center of the farm.
2. None of our farm educators are available to do activities with your kids this year, so we would love it if any of you would be willing to volunteer to lead an activity. It could last just 15 minutes at some point in the afternoon, or we could set up an activity for kids to do on their own throughout the afternoon as they wander by. All ideas would be welcome. We can provide tables and bales of straw.
3. Donate an item for our silent auction. Already we've received donations of hand-knitted hats and a framed photograph from the farm. Perhaps you would like to bake something, or you have access to some tickets to an event, or you can offer your services, or you make something special that people would like to buy.
4. Invite your friends. Everyone is welcome to the festival and it's free. We'll have hay rides for everyone. If there's anything else you would like to encourage us to do, please feel free to mention it to our staff.