Friday, 11 September 2009 00:00
On Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you are invited to the Cow Neck Historical Society’s Annual Country Fair.
There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games and you can get behind the controls of a real fire truck! And, they have antique tools and tractors on display in our old Dutch barn, Civil War re-enactors, fly tying demonstrations, a raffle for gift certificates to Port Washington’s finest restaurants, tours of the historic Sands-Willets House (ca. 1738-1845) and live music for your enjoyment.
On fair day they are opening their newest exhibition, “The American Revolution and the Sands Patriots.” You can pick up bargains in crafts, antiques, works of art, old coins and stamps, basement “Trash & Treasures” and jewelry. Watch expert craftspeople demonstrate their crafts, enjoy hot dogs and other snacks, and get a homemade apple pie to take home.
So, come to the fair on Sept. 12 (rain date: Sept. 13). Proceeds go to the educational work of the society and the continued restoration of its two designated landmark facilities, the Sands-Willets House and the Dodge House (ca. 1721).
Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children (ages 6-12) and free for children under 6. The fair is located at 336 Port Washington Boulevard (at the corner of Homewood), Port Washington, NY. The phone number is (516) 365-9074. 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.