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Master shearer Kevin Ford harvests the sheep's wool for the spring.
Photos by Tim Marshall

Natural fibers, farming practices displayed at festival

Natural fibers, farming practices displayed at festival

The art of working with natural fibers took center stage at the Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival at Coggeshall Farm Museum on Saturday, May 16. The living museum of a working 18-century farm welcomed artisans, vendors and producers of wool and natural fibers from across the Northeast for a day of public celebration and

Coggeshall Farm historic specialist Saro Schwarzkopf pets Fillpail, an American milking devon.

Living history supports Coggeshall’s future

Cindy Elder began her day at the farm last Monday shoveling snow for seemed like the hundredth time, helping dig out a car that slid off the road behind the farmhouse and hauling water to animals that couldn’t be delivered through frozen pipes, all before sitting down in her office surrounded by barn cats let


Coggeshall Farm Museum Harvest Fair in Bristol

Enjoy a weekend of family activity “unplugged” at the Coggeshall Farm Museum 41st annual Harvest Fair, a two-day happening at a living-history farm that depicts Bristol’s agrarian life in 1799. Participate in fun activities for all ages, hay rides, and traditional games. Plant sale, cooking demonstrations, music, art and food. WHERE: Coggeshall Farm, Bristol WHEN:


Dining like it’s 1799

Coggeshall Farm’s Hearth Cooking Workshops teach visitors how to prepare family-favorite meals, just like great great great great great great grandma used to make. “Back then, there was no baking powder, or self-rising flour,” notes Jillian McGrath, a member of Coggeshall Farm’s interpretive staff. “So to make sure our pound cake is the right consistency,

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Harvest Fair time at Coggeshall Farm in Bristol

Visit with farm animals and hand-milk a cow; purchase heirloom plants; attend demonstrations of Colonial craftsmen skills; listen to traditional acoustic music by Trua; watch Morris dancing by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin; see the work of Rhode Island artisans and enjoy local foods at  Coggeshall Farm’s 40th annual Harvest Fair. Activities and traditional


Coggeshall Farm to host annual Harvest Fair

All ages are invited to enjoy a weekend unplugged at Coggeshall Farm off Poppasquash Road, a living history farm that depicts Bristol’s agrarian life in 1799. The farm’s 40th annual Harvest Fair is on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fun activities for all ages include hayrides, face

The fair will feature traditional games and competitions for all ages.

Coggeshall Farm in Bristol hosts Harvest Fair

At Coggeshall Farm’s 39th Annual Harvest Fair this weekend, enjoy a traditional New England autumn fair complete with demonstrations of historic trades, hands-on children’s crafts, unique local vendors, live music and entertainment and traditional games and competitions for all ages. Wear your flashiest rubber boots for the Muck Boot Fashion Show, prove your strength in

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