Join Us August 28 for our Hay Day Fair

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Join Us August 28 for our Hay Day Fair

The Williamstown Historical Museum invites the public to their fourth annual Hay Day Fair on Sunday, August 28 from 11 am to 3 pm on the grounds of the Museum at 32 New Ashford Road in South Williamstown, on Route 7 just south of the Five Corners. 

“Come one, come all, bring friends and children and enjoy. Thanks to the generous lead sponsorship of MountainOne Bank, our outdoor old-fashioned celebration of the end of summer will be full of fun for all ages,” said Patrick Quinn, chair of the Museum’s Programs Committee. “There will be games to play, animals to pet, a silent auction, live music, and delicious food aplenty. Nobody will leave without a smile!”

Come and see the recently dug foundation for the 19th century Dolan-Jenks Barn which the Museum recently acquired and moved from Green River Road. Members of the Barn Committee will be on hand to answer questions with a display of photos and plans for the reconstruction.

The field behind the Museum will be the site of old-fashioned races such as the egg-and-spoon, sack, and three-legged competitions. The petting zoo will feature a pony, two sheep, an emu, and more. Visit with the Williamstown Police Department’s K-9 officer, Shelby, and her handler, Officer Duprat. Kids can get their faces painted and admire the 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche. 

At the Silent Auction you can bid on great family-friendly gift certificates for goods and services from local businesses.

There’s no need to pack a lunch with Museum Board members grilling up hot dogs and veggie dogs. A lemonade stand and fresh popped popcorn supplement a large bake sale full of homemade goodies.

Woodworker Norm Jolin, Chenail Farm Stand, local artisans Bonnie Haig, Denise Davis, Sue Clairmont, and Alison Case will be on hand, along with community organizations including the Rural Lands Foundation, and the Store at Five Corners Stewardship Committee. Live music will be provided by Rosin the Beaux and Accordion Al.

Admission is $10 for immediate families and $5 for individuals. All proceeds go to support the Museum’s mission of preserving Williamstown’s history. There is limited parking at the Museum, with additional parking available across Rt. 7 at Bloedel Park.

Hay Day Fair

Sunday, August 28 from 11 am to 3 pm

Williamstown Historical Museum 

32 New Ashford Road in South Williamstown, just south of the Five Corners

Food, fun, and games for all and a silent auction. 

Admission: $10 for immediate families; $5 for individuals 


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