Historic Rock Hall Hosts an Ol’ Fashioned Country Fair

Historic Rock Hall Museum blends Colonial fascination with contemporary fun during the Annual Country Fair Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Supervisor Kate Murray invites visitors to enjoy a festive weekend of activities, including a harvest market, scarecrow making, pumpkin patch, food court, pony rides, animal farm and a craft area for children.

“In addition to all the fun 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 19 and Sunday, October 20.  The museum is located at 199 Broadway in Lawrence.  A busy weekend of Colonial era activities includes fascinating depictions of 18th Century cooking, games, music and craft making. There will also be regularly scheduled tours of the museum.

Featured entertainers at this year’s Country Fair include, Colonial Magician “Levram the Great” and country music group “Bob Stump and the Blue Mountain Band.”  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 exciting 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 James Darcy.   “Bring the entire family and enjoy a fun-filled day at Hempstead Town’s very own history museum.”