Marbold Farmstead 5th Annual Antique Show & Farm Fest June 23, 24, 25, 2017 The event is RAIN OR SHINE! Lots to see and do inside the house or in the big tent if it rains. Exhibits/programs subject to change. Admission: $5 per day or $12 for three days. Bring a lawn chair it might come in handy. Proceeds go to restore the farmstead house, out buildings, and grounds to create a late 1800s demostration farm.
A Handmade Quilt and Crocheted Afghan will be raffled off. Get your tickets on site. Drawing to be held Sunday at 3pm.
Friday June 23rd: 5 to 8 p.m. 5pm Fish Fry: Catfish or Buffalo, River Fries, Cole slaw, tea or lemonade. Lasts until the fish runs out. Donations accepted. Home Made Ice Cream, Harold Stier 6:30pm Live music: Country Justice Band.
Saturday June 24th 9am to 8 pm Country Primitive Antiques of course. 12 dealers or maybe more. Includes Furniture, Textiles, Pottery, Americana, and more.
Period Craftsmen and Demonstrations: Grant Black, Ozark Chair maker from Chesterfield, MO Hope Wright, demonstrating Tatting Mike Sigler, blacksmith Maryellen Grider, quilter Dale Brooks, Brook's Kountry Honey, beekeeper Rachel Crowther, Frozen in Time Clothing, spinner/weaver and period clothing maker Debbie Cartwright, basket maker Terry Dyer, rope maker Kettle Corn, Michelle Denton Steam Engines & Gas Engines Vintage Ag Equipment Horse Shoeing demonstrations Percheron horses, Pat Sawyer. Big beautiful draft horses. The 114th Regiment IL Volunteer Infantry. Champion Horseshoe pitching Fire Maple Pottery out of Peoria Self-guided Nature Walk Children’s Activities Food & Drinks Home Made Ice Cream, Harold Stier Much More!
10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Children’s activities – Family Tent Make & take projects, scavenger hunt, and nature walk 10 am to 2 pm: Photography by Jenelle. Get a professional portrait taken at Marbold Farmstead for a nominal fee. 11 am: House & grounds tour 11 am Food service begins. 1:00 pm: House & grounds tour 4pm: Trolley Tour 5pm:A Historic Portrayal: Pam Brown will portray Mary Todd Lincoln. The presentation is "Taking Leave." Set May 22, 1865...Mary is leaving the White House for the last time, as she recalls some of her memories with the man she called Mr. Lincoln.
6pm: Live Music: Stan Edwards - Part of the River City Country Opry. 6pm: Trolley Tour.
Sunday June 25th: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8:30am: Community Church Service. Bring a lawn chair. 9 am: Farm Fest Demonstrations/craftmen continue. 9:30 a.m.: House & grounds tour. 10:00 a.m.: Patricia Doyle – Antiques program. 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Children’s activities – Family Tent Make & take projects, scavenger hunt, and nature walk 10 am to 1 pm: Photography by Jenelle. Get a professional portrait taken at Marbold Farmstead for a nominal fee. 11 am: Food Service Begins. Home Made Ice Cream, Harold Stier 11am: Trolley Tour 11:30 a.m.: Live Music, Last Acre, a father-daughter duo Mark and Molly Mathewson. 12:30 p.m.: Trolley tour 2 pm: Reader's Theater - "One Grand Old Lady". Bring a lawn chair. 3 pm: Drawing for Raffle Winner of Handmade Quilt and Crocheted Afghan and then close.