Fall Family Festival at Greenwich Historical Society

The annual event has been fun for people of all ages and it returns Oct. 12.

The annual event has been fun for people of all ages and it returns Oct. 12.

The Greenwich Historical Society will host its Fall Family Festival, sponsored by the First Bank of Greenwich, on Oct. 12. This traditional fall festival will feature a scarecrow-making competition and a hayride tour through the Strickland Road Historic District, compliments of Sam Bridge Nursery. In keeping with the World War I theme of the Historical Society’s fall exhibition Greenwich Faces the Great War, the event will include family-friendly tours of the Bush-Holley House interpreted as it would have been during the World War I years.

Themed activities will include an espionage game for the whole family and crafts that focus on vintage airplanes and poppies. Music will be provided by bluegrass/swing band Too Blue from 1 to 3.

For a $15 entry fee ($10 for members) the Historical Society will supply everything needed to make a scarecrow, including armature (the bones), hay for stuffing, twine, and a burlap sack for the head. Bring your own clothing and accessories to customize your creation. Prizes will be supplied by Ann’s Hobby Center and Smart Kids’ Toys. Advance registration for the Scarecrow Competition is required.

Price of general admission includes free entry to the Bush-Holley House and the Storehouse Gallery exhibition Greenwich Faces the Great War, which marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in Europe and explores the many contributions Greenwich residents made, from civilian war gardens at home to the battlefields across Europe.

The festival will run Sunday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 3:30 at the Greenwich Historical Society Bush-Holley Historic Site on 39 Strickland Road. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Family admission is $25, and there is no charge for children two and under. Refreshments are included in admission.

Pay at the door for general admission or purchase tickets at Greenwichhistory.org. Register for the Scarecrow Competition online or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

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