Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

Call for Volunteer Crafters- Fall Festival 2019

24 Jun 2019 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area will have the annual Fall Festival event on Sunday, October 6th, 2019.
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Locations will be on the Historic Van Winkle Trail and at the Visitor Center.

Fall Festival is a time when volunteers demonstrate an old timey craft. In the past (most will be here again this year) we’ve had the following crafts or demonstrations:

Van Winkle Trail
Blacksmith Demonstration
Early Food Preservation
Old Timey Games
Stone Tool Making/Demo
Dutch Oven Demonstration
Pearling (the hard way to make buttons) Dowsing Demonstration
Mountain Woman Story Teller
Snake Oil Salesman
Pioneer Homesteader (how to make butter) Tall Tales Tellers
Old Cider Press

Visitor Center:
Lace Makers Spinners
Apothecary Shoppe

We are always looking for new and fun crafters, story tellers, etc. to dress up and slide back in history for a few hours to help people reflect, visualize, and experience how things use to be. If you have a skill from the past and would enjoy sharing it with others, we’d love to hear from you!

Additionally, we could use a few behind the scenes workers to help unload the crafters earlier in the day, then help load them up at 4pm.

Have questions? Contact Park Interpreter Steve Chyrchel at 479-789-5006 or Volunteer Coordinator Carla Berg, 479-789-5009.

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