The Southampton Heritage Village and Agriculture & Forestry Museum is featuring its 13th annual family-oriented “Down Home Day—Ya’ll Come!” on Saturday, April 8th from 11-4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for school age children. Pre-schoolers are free.
Just like the good ole days “down home”, the fun activities planned for the afternoon include something for all members of the family, offering a chance to step back in time for a few hours and enjoy life at a slower pace. Visitors are welcome to sit, relax, and enjoy the afternoon’s happenings.
Activities include music by well-known local musicians, Jimmy Ricks and his “Shiloh Grass” band. Mattie the plastic cow will be present teaching young people that milk comes from cows; kids are free to “milk” her. Again this year we will feature a mule handling demonstration by Blair Bunn and his mule, always a crowd pleaser. A newly assembled unique old electric train display will operate during the afternoon.
The dying art of sheep shearing will be demonstrated by Glenn Updike during the afternoon. A petting zoo of gentle local farm animals will feature goats, sheep, lambs, chickens, a pig, a rabbit and ducks for visitors of all ages to play with. Hoyle green’s miniature train will be around for rides around the grounds.
There will be antique cars and tractors on exhibit. If you get hungry, hot dogs, snacks and soft drinks will be available for sale.