The Fall Country Fair brings it back 200 years ago

Jessica Parks
The Quatrain Barbershop Quartet at the 2016 Cow Neck Historical Society's Country Fair. (Photo courtesy of Bill Gordon)

The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society is bringing a taste of the old days to the Sands-Willets House on Saturday with its annual Fall Country Fair. 

While incorporating some modern activities, the fair focuses on learning what it was like in Port Washington 200 years ago. There will be Revolutionary War re-enactors, antique cars on display with a World War II Army Jeep, a potter, a wool spinner, beekeeper, a silversmith, a basket maker and much more. 

Children will be entertained with a petting zoo, pony rides and a fire truck that they can climb on. 

Jewelry and homemade crafts and gifts will be on sale and an expansive book fair is planned.  Shoppers can also purchase vintage Port Washington T-shirts. 

The historical society will be providing tours of the Sands-Willets House as well as the newly renovated 17th century Dutch-American Barn on its property.

For foodies, there will be local honey from the historical society’s Dodge Homestead and homemade mini-cakes for sale. 

Attendees can try their hand at the porch raffle, which will have many prizes up for grabs. The Front Porch Players will perform live music all day and the Willow Interfaith Women’s Choir will perform by the barn. 

The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to all. There will be free parking next door at the Vincent Smith School. 

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