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Bluegrass, Hikes, History, and More at Borders Farm
September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come on down to Borders Farm for a day of history, hikes, bluegrass, and a barn sale! Borders Farm was settled in the 1760’s and has been continuously farmed for 250 years. The farm, which is on the National Historic Register, encompasses over 200 acres on both sides of North Road. Today, Borders Farm, Inc. and Borders Farm Preservation, Inc help to keep alive Charles and Margery Borders’ dream of keeping their property as a working farm, museum and agricultural education center.
Visitors are invited to learn about the historic farm throughout the day. Borders Farm’s knowledgeable docents will be available to guide the public through the history and collections of the 1840 Farm House and describe how the family lived. House tours at 10:00am, 11:00am and 12:00noon.
Join guided walks of the Borders Farm property, which includes two barns, a 19th-century farmhouse, several ponds and pastures, old stone walls, livestock, and substantial wooded areas.
Later in the afternoon, Borders Farm will host a Bluegrass Concert with Saddle Up the Chicken.
At historic Borders Farm, you’ll never know what you’ll find. Charles Borders was a known collector of antiquities, artifacts, curios, curiosities, and collectibles. They’ve cleaned out the attics and cellars of the farmhouse and barns and will be putting items out on the lawn for a giant yard sale. This is your opportunity to own a piece of history!
Schedule of Events:
9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Giant Barn Sale
10:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:00noon – House Tours, 1840’s Phillips Farmhouse
10:00 am, 11:00 am and 12:00noon – Guided Hikes, Borders Farm Hiking Trails
10:00 am – 12:00Noon – Bluegrass Concert with Saddle Up the Chicken
The public is welcome to bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs and spread out under the shady trees. Suggested ages, 5 and up, unless in a backpack or carrier. Visitors should bring insect repellent and sun protection, as you will be in a meadow and woodlands. Easy walks, but varied terrain. Since there are farm animals, dogs are not encouraged on the property; service dogs on leash are welcome. A clean, permanent port-o-potty is on the premises of the main house. Check Borders Farm Preservation, Inc facebook page in case of inclement weather: https://www.facebook.com/Borders-Farm-Preservation-Inc-294878047262916/