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Monday, July 24, 2017

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Old time fair at the Grahamsville fairgrounds

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Spinning demonstration, photo by Dennis Muthig
GRAHAMSVILLE ­- Time and the Valleys Museum's annual Old Time Fair is being held on Saturday, July 29th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grahamsville Fairgrounds on St. Rt.
55 in Grahamsville, Sullivan County. Held rain or shine, events include horseshoe pitching, skillet tossing, games of skill, the annual pie auction, and local crafts vendors. Good food, live music and more throughout the day! There will be old time craft demonstrations including hands-on quilting for children, the age old art of spinning wool into fiber and a blacksmith demonstrating the process of working iron into tools over a fire. NEW THIS YEAR - Rural Animal Rescue of Grahamsville will be on-site with their Petting Zoo!
Miller's Famous Chicken BBQ will be available from 2 p.m - 5 p.m. These delicious dinners include a half BBQ chicken, baked beans, macaroni salad, corn on the cob and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Museum, the Neversink Town Hall or on-line at tatvm.org/bbqtickets. Dinners are available to eat in or take out for $12.
Last year more than 50 volunteers and over 500 spectators attended the Old Time Fair. Free parking, free admission and very reasonable prices for food and games keep visitors returning to this unique fair year after year. For additional information about this fun & exciting annual event, please contact the Museum at 985-7700 or visit www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.
The Museum is located at 332 Main Street (St. Rt. 55) in Grahamsville, and is open to the public Thursday through Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and weekends in September. The Museum has a local history research center, Museum Shop and three floors of interactive exhibitions. Current exhibitions are:
• Water and the Valleys
• Tunnels, Toil and Trouble: New York City's Quest for Water and the Rondout-Neversink Story
• Picture Yourself(ie) in the 1930s
• A Rendezvous with Death: Local Sacrifice in the First World War
For additional information on the Museum, please call us at 985-7700 or go online at www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.





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