Country Fair Makes History at Rock Hall Museum

Colonial era Rock Hall Museum lends an historic flavor to a modern day celebration during the Annual Country Fair on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25. Supervisor Kate Murray invites visitors to enjoy a festive weekend of fun-filled activities, including a harvest market, live concerts, scarecrow making, pumpkin patch, food court, pony rides, animal farm and a craft area for children.

 “In addition to all the excitement of a traditional country fair, a visit to Rock Hall Museum provides a wonderful opportunity to relive the sights and sounds of Colonial era Hempstead Town,” commented Supervisor Murray.  “Along with the many country fair events, I invite you to tour the museum and experience an authentic 18th Century home and life-style.”

With FREE admission and FREE parking, the fair runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25.  The museum is located at 199 Broadway in Lawrence. 

A busy weekend of Colonial era activities includes fascinating re-creations of 18th Century cooking, games, music and craft making.  Rock Hall historians will also demonstrate several Colonial trades including, wampum making, basket weaving, blacksmithing, broom making, carpentry/white coopering and tinsmithing. The fair is also highlighted by a variety of children’s activities including a colonial craft workshop (fee), a pumpkin patch, pony rides, scarecrow making (fee), games and contests.   

The Country Fair is one of many popular events scheduled for Rock Hall in the months ahead.   Information on upcoming programs, including some very special holiday celebrations, is available by calling the museum at (516) 239-1157.

“A visit to the Rock Hall Country Fair is a great way to spend an autumn afternoon,” stated Councilman Bruce Blakeman.  “Bring the entire family and enjoy an exciting and entertaining day at Hempstead Town’s very own history museum.”