Greenwich Historical Society holds Fall Festival Oct. 9

The Greenwich Historical Society’s upcoming exhibition, An Eye to the East: The Inspiration of Japan will set the tone for its annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Bush-Holley Historic Site, 39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob.

Visitors can look forward to demonstrations of traditional Japanese dance by the Greenwich Japanese School and martial arts displays by World Seido Karate Studio, along with kite making, face painting and a special family-friendly tour of Bush-Holley House.  

The five-star-rated HAPA Food Truck will be on site offering lucky diners the opportunity to sample its heralded “American street food with an Asian twist.” From tacos, Korean ribs and poke bowls to awesome burgers (tuna and beef), fries and juices, there’s something for everyone.  

Guests can also take part in the perennially favorite scarecrow-making competition. Registration fee is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers (in addition to festival admission). The fee includes armature (“the bones”), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Participants are encouraged to bring their own “accessories” to adorn their figures, but materials will also be on hand for all sorts of themed original creations. Might we see some straw geishas and samurai standing out in the field this year? Advance enrollment for this activity is requested.  

Fall Festival is generously sponsored by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership and First Bank of Greenwich.

Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children (no charge for children 2 and under); $25 for family admission.

Advance payment for tickets and for the scarecrow competition may be made online at www.greenwichhistory.org/children or at 203-869-6899, Ext. 10.

Advance purchase is not required for general admission.

Joshua and Sienna Charlton with their scarecrow

Joshua and Sienna Charlton with their scarecrow

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