The annual Fall Heritage Festival at Homeplace on Green River will be Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 to 3 p.m. CDT.
This year’s festival will feature both new activities and continuation of the most popular events from prior years. As in the past the festival will be family oriented.
New activities this year include five miles of well-marked walking trails traversing the restored Blue Heron Wetlands, meandering streams, forest and prairie environments. Beaver, otter, deer and a number of other animals and birds may be seen along the trails. Also new this year will be miniature horses, and the quilt display will be back after a two year absence.
Live music will be on-going starting at 10 a.m. Performing will be a trio featuring Lindsey Wilson College Music Instructor Wansoo Cho, Saelim Henderson, violin/fiddle and Hana Park, piano; The Exie Bluegrass Boys; gospel singer Sharon Payne; Neal Sneed and the Dream Depot Singers; and singer/song writer Chris Anderson.
There is a $5 parking fee, which includes one ticket each for up to three children under 12. The tickets are for the barrel train, hay and pony rides, and face painting. Additional tickets are $1. There is no charge for the petting zoo, games for the kids, walking trail, arts and crafts exhibitions and demonstrations, and, with the exception of food purchases, for the many other activities at the festival.
Morning and afternoon photography workshops led by Lindsey Wilson Journalism professor David Goguen are scheduled again this year. They are open to all ages and there is no charge. Anyone who wishes to participate in a workshop should contact Professor Goguen at [email protected] lindsey.edu or call 270- 384-8241. Participants need to bring their own camera. Any type of digital camera will work.
The annual Homeplace Heritage Festival showcases the farm and its many benefits.
Homeplace is an outdoor classroom open year around for hiking, picnics, bird watching and other outdoor activities.
The farm offers many opportunities for artists and photographers.
Homeplace is located at 5807 New Columbia Rd. (Ky. 55) between Columbia and Campbellsville and is a joint operation of Adair, Green and Taylor counties.
It has no paid staff and depends on volunteers interested in community service.
More information is available at www.homeplacefarm.org.