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Cow Neck Historical Society Country Fair on September 10

On Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Cow Neck Historical Society will hold its Annual Country Fair at Port Washington’s landmarked Sands-Willets House (ca. 1738-1845). Only sunny skies are expected, but if it should happen to rain, the rain date is set for Sunday, Sept. 11.

The fair offers activities just for kids – a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, colonial-era games and a real fire truck to climb around in! And, there will be Civil War re-enactors, fly tying demonstrations, exhibits, raffles and tours of the historic house. The Sampawamps Colonial Band and the LI Harmonica Society will be present for a day of music in a relaxed atmosphere. And, if you like to shop, you can pick up bargains in antiques, basement “Trash & Treasures,” boutique items and gently-used jewelry in superb condition. Honey from Port Washington’s Dodge House bees will also be for sale. There is a huge selection of used books of all kinds for sale at deep discounts. You’ll be able to watch expert craftspeople demonstrate their crafts, enjoy hot dogs, corn on the cob, watermelon, popcorn, cotton candy and lots of other snacks, and get a homemade fruit pie to take home. Now that’s a country fair!

So, come to the Sands-Willets House on September 10. Proceeds help to maintain the society’s two historic houses and underwrite the Cow Neck Historical Society’s educational outreach. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children (ages 6-12) and free for children under 6. The Sands-Willets House is located at 336 Port Washington Boulevard (at the corner of Homewood), Port Washington, New York. The phone number is (516) 365-9074. Our web address is www.cowneck.org.

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is a non-profit, voluntary educational institution concerned with the cultural, social and political history of Long Island. It offers classes for children and adults, exhibits, tours and special events that make history come alive. In addition to the Sands-Willets House, it operates a living museum in Port Washington’s oldest house, the Thomas Dodge House (ca. 1721).