First Posted: 9/14/2008
Joel, left, and Stacey Field, owners of the Whistlepig Pumpkin Patch Farm in Noxen inspect ripening pumpkins for the upcoming Colonial Harvest Festival at the historic Nathan Denison House from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Denison Colonial Harvest Festival offers area residents a glimpse into harvesting activities in Wyoming Valley more than 200 years ago. The Denison Fall Festival allows guests to walk back two centuries in time to see the kinds of activities that would have occupied the Nathan Denison family as it prepared for the upcoming fall and winter seasons There will be demonstrations of furniture seat caning, wheat weaving, wood carving, blacksmithing, quilt making and even live farm animals for youngsters. New this year is the addition of an 18th century bookbinder and papermaking demonstrations and a demonstration of herbs used in the 18th century with discussion of their medicinal and cooking applications. A nominal admission of $3 for adults and $2 for children helps support the on-going educational programs of the Denison House. For more information, call 288-5623.