GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Greenwich Historical Society presents its traditional Fall Festival, sponsored by The First Bank of Greenwich, on Sunday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Bush-Holley Historic Site, at 39 Strickland Road.
The fall festival will feature a scarecrow-making competition, a hayride tour through the Strickland Road Historic District compliments of Sam Bridge Nursery, and in keeping with the World War I theme of the Historical Society's fall exhibition "Greenwich Faces the Great War," the event will include family-friendly tours of Bush-Holley House, interpreted as it would have been during the World War I years.
Themed activities will include an espionage game for the whole family and crafts that focus on vintage airplanes and poppies. Music will be provided by popular bluegrass/swing band Too Blue from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
For a $15 entry fee ($10 for members) the Historical Society will supply everything you need to make a scarecrow, including armature ("the bones"), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Bring your own clothing and "accessories" to customize your creation. Prizes will be supplied by Ann's Hobby Center and Smart Kids' Toys. Advance registration for the Scarecrow Competition is required. Price of general admission includes free entry to Bush-Holley House and the Storehouse Gallery exhibition "Greenwich Faces The Great War," which marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in Europe and explores the many contributions that Greenwich residents made from civilian war gardens at home to the battlefields across Europe.
General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children and family admission is $25. Refreshments are included in admission. There is no charge for children 2 and under.
Pay at the door for general admission or purchase tickets at www.greenwichhistory.org. Register for the Scarecrow Competition online or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.
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