Clermont Farm Day – Scheduled Events

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 The 8th Annual Historic Clermont Farm Day is pleased to offer three venues with scheduled events:

The History Venue:  presented by The Bank of Clarke County

The Agriculture Venue

The Family Activity Venue 

2015 SCHEDULED EVENTS

(Will Update Regularly, So Check Back Often!) 

10:00 AM        GATES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

10:15 – 10:45  FIRST HAY RIDE OF THE DAY    (Family Activity Venue)

10:30 – 11:30  SAWMILL DEMO & FRESH CUT LUMBER SALE  – Red Jake Farm And Mill  (Agriculture Venue)

10:30 -10:45  FIRST BARREL TRAIN RIDE       (Family Activity Venue)

10:30 – 11:00 BROOM MAKING DEMO – Patti Tyree    (History Venue- in Main House)

10:30 – 3:30   FARM DAY FOOD OPEN    (Inside Big Gray Barn)

11:00 – 11:20  SLAVE HOUSE CEREMONY     (History Venue – Front of Slave House) 

11:00 – 11:30  STORY TIME HAY RIDE – Presented By: Clarke County Public Library     (Family Activity Venue)

11:30 – 12:00  BROOM MAKING DEMO – Patti Tyree    (History Venue – in Main House)

11:45 – 12:30  DR. JOSEPH WHITEHORNE presents: “The End of the Civil War: Restarting Local Life in 1865”    (History Venue-Front Porch Stage)       Dr. Joseph Whitehorne: Local Historian and Author

11:45 – 12:30   SLAVE HOUSE PROJECT TOUR Led by Bob Stieg  (History Venue – Front of Slave House)

 Robert W. Stieg, Jr.,  CEO, The Clermont Foundation, Past-President of the Northern Shenandoah Valley Branch of  Preservation Virginia & Chair of the Clarke County Committee on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War and Emancipation

12:00 –  3:30  ROBBIE LIMON BAND  (Big Gray Barn Stage)  BRING YOUR CHAIRS OR BLANKETS!!!!

         A 5 piece band playing venues ranging from intimate clubs to outdoor stages drawing 2000+ dancing fans. The band remains                                          committed to sounding like the original recordings of the playlist they perform and continually add to their ever expanding 70’s era, playlist              of songs that are more then the “top 40” songs others play, but also the deeper tracks that truly reflect the feel and vibe of the era.

12:00 – 12:30  MAIN HOUSE TOUR Led by David Edwards   (History Venue – Begins at Main House Back Porch)

          David Edwards: Stephens City Director, Community Services Division; Manager, DHR Regional Offices;
            Architectural Historian, Northern Region Preservation Office

12:00 – 12:30 QUILTING DEMO  – Top of Virginia Quilters Guild   (History Venue-In Main House)

12:30 – 1:00    STORY TIME HAY RIDE – Presented By: Clarke County Public Library    (Family Activity Venue)

12:45 – 1:15     SAWMILL DEMO & FRESH CUT LUMBER SALE  – Red Jake Farm And Mill  (Agriculture Venue)

1:00 – 1:30      QUILTING DEMO  – Top of Virginia Quilters Guild   (History Venue-In Main House)

1:30 – 2:00      BROOM MAKING DEMO – Patti Tyree       (History Venue – in Main House)

1:30 – 2:00      MAIN HOUSE TOUR Led by David Edwards   (History Venue – Begins at Main House Back Porch)

1:30 – 2:15       SLAVE HOUSE PROJECT TOUR Led by Bob Stieg  (History Venue – Front of Slave House)

2:00 – 2:30     QUILTING DEMO  – Top of Virginia Quilters Guild   (History Venue-In Main House)

2:30 – 3:00     BROOM MAKING DEMO – Patti Tyree    (History Venue – in Main House)

2:30 – 3:30      SAWMILL DEMO & FRESH CUT LUMBER SALE  – Red Jake Farm And Mill    (Agriculture Venue)

2:45 – 3:30      SLAVE HOUSE PROJECT TOUR Led by Bob Stieg    (History Venue – Front of Slave House)

3:30 – 4:00     FINAL HAY RIDE OF THE DAY       (Family Activity Venue)

3:45                   FINAL BARREL TRAIN RIDE OF THE DAY       (Family Activity Venue)

4:00                  FARM DAY  CLOSES……..SEE YOU NEXT YEAR !!!!!

ONGOING EVENTS:

  •  Dragon’s Tooth Forge: Handforged Metalwork and Blacksmithing Demos & SALES  (History Venue)
  •  Dreamer Wings: Native American Indian Arts and Crafts Display w/ Dance Performance and Singing  (History Venue)
  •  Grafton SchoolSALES of Plants, Herbs, Cut Flowers (Agriculture Venue)
  •  Lighthouse Woodworking: SALES – Fine Handcrafted Furniture VISA, MASTERCARD & AMEX (History Venue – In Main House)                       www.lighthousewoodworking.com
  •  Red Jake Farm and Mill – Fresh Cut Lumber SALES  (Agriculture Venue)
  •  Homespun Broom Company: Appalachain Style Brooms and Brushes:SALES (History Venue – Main House)
  •  Josephine School Community Museum      http://www.jschoolmuseum.org/     (History Venue – Slave House)
  •  G J CooksSALES – Home Baked Goods (History Venue – Main House)
  •  Children’s Activities – Clarke County Parks and Recreation   (Family Activity Venue)
  •  Slave Quarters: 2015 Archaeology and Stabilization Project   http://historicorps.org/clermont-farm/
    •  MEET THE ARCHITECT –  Ken Livingston – 2015 Slave Quarters Project (History Venue)
  •  Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society: Display of gourds from Harvest to Art and SALES   vlgs.org  (History Venue – Inside Main House)
  •  Preview and Information on upcoming event: The Gathering (a local festival of native american culture)-Sanctuary on the Trail™        http://www.harvestgathering.org/ (History Venue – Inside Main House) SALES
  •  Silent Auction of Fabulous Handmade Log Cabin Quilt to benefit the interpretation of The Slave Quarters (History Venue – Slave House)
  •  Tower Garden by Juice Plus: Aeroponic Growing Systems and SALES (History Venue – Back Porch)
  •  MEET THE ARCHAEOLOGIST – Archaeology Dig   (History Venue)
  •  MEET THE HISTORIAN – Dr. Joseph Whitehorne (History Venue)
  •  MEET THE ARTIST – DOUG PIFER – Painting Demo    (History Venue – Near Slave House)
  •  MEET THE ARTST – ANNE BOUIE  – Art Exhibit   (History Venue – Slave House)