Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Murray's Mill Festival

Last weekend we went to Catawba, NC to the Murray's Mill Harvest Folk Festival. Murray's Mill is an old mill (no longer in service) and has a neat general store on the premises. We loved the candy barrels! You can also tour the mill as part of a school group or on festival day.

There were woodcarvers, lots of Boy Scouts, blacksmithing demonstrations, Civil War re-enactors, a lady who gave a neat talk about parrots, hayrides, bluegrass groups, and much more! Touring the mill was fun and we got to see wheat being ground into flour, powered by the huge water wheel.

The festival was a fun way to kick off the fall season even though it was 90 degrees outside!

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