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Bluegrass, Hikes, History, and More at Borders Farm

September 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Foster

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.

Borders Farm’s knowledgeable docents will be available throughout the day 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 12:00pm.

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. The walks will be easy, but on varied terrain.

From 11:00am-1:00pm, Borders Farm will host a 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.

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!

Suggested ages: 5 and up, unless in a backpack or carrier. Visitors should bring insect repellent and sun protection. Due to the presence of farm animals, dogs are not encouraged on the property; service dogs on leash are welcome.

In the case of rain/thunderstorms, this event will be canceled. Updates will be posted to the Borders Farm Preservation, Inc Facebook page.

Questions? Email

Directions: 31 North Rd, Foster. Take Route 6 West to Route 94 South, then turn right onto North Road.


September 14, 2019
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Borders Farm Preservation, Inc.
31 North Rd
Foster, RI 02825 us
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