The annual Homeplace Fall Heritage Festival promises a day of good food, live music, hay rides and more on Saturday.
The festival will feature activities such as demonstrations, hiking, live music, arts and crafts exhibitors, a quilt show and photograph workshop.
Admission is free for the event. However, there are $1 tickets for activities for pony rides, hay rides, a barrel train, pedal tractor pull face painting and more. All events and rides are free to active duty military, National Guard and their families with proper identification.
The annual festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Homeplace on Green River, four miles north of the Taylor/Adair line on Hwy. 55. Last year’s festival drew a crowd of more than 1,200 people from Taylor, Green and Adair counties.
Homeplace on Green River borders on the Green River and State Highway 55. Watch for signs and festival flags.
Homeplace has been a working farm for over 200 years. The original home was built in 1804. It has been added to over the years, but is still standing and in use for farm activities. The farm has been owned by just three families in all its years—the Tates, the Buchanans and the Halls. In 2001
Homeplace on Green River was established by Adair, Green and Taylor counties.
The farm is operated by a foundation directed by a governing board with representation from the three counties. Funding for initial purchase of the property was provided by The Farmland Protection Program.
A major effort is underway to renovate the house as well as a Civil War era bank barn and several other historic outbuildings. Once developed, Homeplace will also include nature trails, picnic areas and other opportunities for family activities.
For additional information about Homeplace and the Festival, go to www.homplacefarm.org.