Each Saturday in October features special Fall Frolics events at the Museum, and Oct. 1 will showcase a “Walk Through History”. Fall Frolics is a month-long series of events each Saturday focusing on arts and culture in the 19th century.
The “Walk Through History” event will showcase demonstrations in spinning, weaving, and preserving. Arrowheads will be on display in the lobby of the Museum, and a quilting demonstration will take place in the atrium. Visitors can watch wool being dyed on the Gibbs’ House porch, and children can participate in Indian face painting.
Also scheduled will be two exhibitions. The first will feature a Creek Indian Encampment, and the second will be a 19th Century Military Encampment. A variety of food will be on sale, including the traditional fare of boiled peanuts, chicken salad sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, barbeque chicken sandwiches, and pimento cheese sandwiches.
Upcoming events in the Fall Frolics line-up include Forges and Fiddles on Oct. 8, the Harvest Celebration on Oct. 15, Critter Saturday on Oct. 22, and Trick or Treat in the Village on Oct. 29. The village becomes haunted on Oct. 28-29 with spooky tours, haunted train rides, costume contests, and broom-making. Each Saturday during Fall Frolics will feature a Family Farm Ball Activity.
The pumpkin patch and corn maze will be open to the general public every Saturday beginning Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For $5, children and adults can pick their own pumpkins, navigate their way through the Georgia-shaped corn maze, explore the fall play-scape and ride the steam train. To tour the village, regular admission is required.
During the week, field trips will be available through the Museum to the pumpkin patch and corn maze. Interested persons can contact Tonia Carpenter to schedule a class visit at (229) 391-5205 or at email@example.com.
Admission to the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village on Tuesday-Friday is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 55 and over), $4 for children 5-16 years of age, and free for children four and under. Saturday admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 55 and over), $5 for children 5-16 years of age, and free for children four and under. During the month of October regular admission includes the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze.
For more information on these and other upcoming events, interested persons can contact the Museum at (229) 391-5200 or visit the Museum’s website at www.abac.edu/museum.