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Tobacco Harvest

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, August 19, 2017 Harvest time is here! Help the Farm Family clean the tobacco leaves, gather the cut plants and hang them on the tobacco sticks inside the tobacco barn to cure! Regular Admiss [...]

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18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Subjects will be posted two months ahead of time on our website, 1771.org, on the Calendar of Events Page Reg [...]

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Sewing, Spinning & Knitting

McLEAN 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 In this workshop, we will discuss patterns, stitches and appropriate materials for 18th Century clothing, while learning basic hand sewing by making yourself a “housewife” [...]

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Spinning and Dying Day

McLEAN

Sunday, September 17, 1-4pm Come help the farm family as they card, spin, and dye wool for knitting. Compare wool processing with flax and note the differences in how they are prepared. Regular admiss [...]

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Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 7, 6 - 9 PM Our annual fundraising party will include live music, silent auction, dancing with a supper included. Cash bar available. Family Sponsor: 4 tickets to Oktoberfest, 2 Beer [...]

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18th Century Chore Day

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, October 8, 2017 Chore Days cover seasonal activities on the 18th Century Farm. Subjects will be posted two months ahead of time on our website, 1771.org, on the Calendar of Events Page Regul [...]

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Autumn Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017 Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples and hearty breads. Stop by the Shady Pig & Turkey Tavern for a c [...]

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Autumn Market Fair

McLEAN 11:00am - 4:30pm

Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 2017 Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples and hearty breads. Stop by the Shady Pig & Turkey Tavern for a c [...]

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18th Century Chore Day: Pork Processing

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1-4 pm Come learn about salting, smoking & preserving meat and rendering lard for winter storage. Regular admission fee Regular admission fee

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Brewing and Cider Pressing

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Small beer & cider were the common daily drinks in 18th century Virginia. Come learn the basics of brewing beer and pressing cider. Regular admission fee Regular admiss [...]

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Wassail

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, December 10, 2017, 1-4 pm Gather in the Farm's orchard to wassail (wish good health to) the apple trees with singing, dancing and chants to ensure a "howling crop." Enjoy hot spiced cider, gin [...]

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Farm Hibernation

McLEAN 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Sunday, December 10 (after 4:30pm) - April 1, 2018 The 18th Century Farm closes for the 2017 season at the conclusion of Wassail. Please join us in the spring when we re-open on April 1, 2018!

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