WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP â€“ The Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. will hold its annual Country Living Fair at Historic Batsto Village in Wharton State Forest on Sunday, Oct. 21.
The fair runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are both free.
The Committee has invited over 100 exhibitors to participate in this quality daylong event. Visitors can see and purchase a variety of country, colonial and Victorian crafts while meeting with talented crafters demonstrating their artistry in a wide assortment of materials.
Pre-World War II cars will be on display along with old-time steam engines and antique tractors.
Children will enjoy the pony rides.
The Renegade Cloggers will again perform during the day on a stage set up in front of the three-century-old BatstoMansion.
Several quilting groups will be raffling their handmade quilts. Local service organizations, including many area churches, fire companies and ambulance squads, will sell a variety of food and drinks throughout the day.
Various 4-H groups will display their animals and discuss their experiences as a member of a 4-H club.
In addition, the 1808 Pinelands (Batsto-Pleasant Mills) United Methodist Church will be open to visitors from 11a.m.-4 p.m.
Members of the congregation will be available to talk about the history of their church and the programs that they offer.
Basto traces its roots back to several mills that operated in the area during the middle- to late-1700s. Batsto is located in the Pinelands of Burlington County, about 10 miles north of Egg Harbor City. You can take Philadelphia from Egg Harbor City. Turn right toward Green Bank. Cross the bridge and make an immediate left. Turn left again to get on Route 542 and Batsto is a few miles down the road.
For more information, call the Batsto Visitor Center at (609) 561-0024, Janet Worrell (609) 561-0209 or Carol Martynuik (609) 561-5019.
The Batsto Citizens Committee was founded in 1956 to aid the state in the development of Batsto Village as an historic site.
Its purpose was to advise, assist and promote the restoration and interpretation of the historic and natural aspects of Batsto Village.
In 1997, the committee reorganized and became incorporated as the Batsto Citizens Committee, Inc. and continues to follow the above objectives. For more information about BCCI visit www.batstovillage.org
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