Brookfield’s 7th Annual Farmfest – Blacksmithing Demonstration and much more!
The Brookfield Conservation Commission, in collaboration with the Brookfield Museum and Historical Society is presenting the community’s fourth Annual Farmfest on Saturday, October 13th, 2018 from 11 to 3 p.m. at the Gurski Farmstead on Route 133.
There will be vintage tractors and trucks, Fire trucks, and antique machinery, as well as exhibits by the Historical Society, Conservation Commission and Brookfield Girl Scouts. Farmfest organizer Ryan Blessey, will give a hands-on blacksmithing demonstration at the restored Gurski Farmstead forge. There will be hayrides, games, ice cream, plant sales, pumpkin painting, and more.
Lorraine Ballato of Brookfield along with other Master Gardeners will field questions from attendees at the Ask the Master Gardener booth on gardening and flower related concerns. In addition, tours, of the Merwin Brook Cemetery, Brookfield’s second oldest cemetery, situated next to the blacksmith shop, will be held. In recent years a number of headstones at this site, buried by time, were discovered with the help of the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), the locations of grave markers obscured over the years were discovered and subsequently uncovered as well as markers identifying the parameters and boundaries of the Cemetery. Food will also be available along with a bake sale.
The Gurski Farmstead is located on the west side of Route 133 approximately 1/4 mile from the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center.
Admission is free.