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Ovis Hill Farm Hey Day to be held this Saturday

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Good life, News, Arts & Culture, Local News

Ovis Hill Farm Hey Day to be held this Saturday
PAINTING GOURDS AT OVIS HILL FARMS

Come celebrate fall at Ovis Hill Farm during its Fall Hey Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, where there’ll be fun and educational activities for all ages.

The event, which is a fundraiser for Ovis Hill’s educational programs, offers the unique opportunity for visitors to experience a day on the farm.

“With good weather this year’s Fall Hey Day will be a fun hands-on day. With our farm animals, sheep shearing, fiber artists, educational activities and special farmers market, we are celebrating some of the earliest traditions of our state along with a new focus on eating local and supporting local farms,” owner Charlie Caldwell said.

“Having a local choice for food only works if folks support local markets. Here folks can get a good idea of what can be found at our regular all local farmers markets in Florence, Hartsville and Darlington,” Caldwell continued. “On top of all of that visitors can participate in some of our educational activities we use to teach students the connection with live farm animals and growing plants with what's on their plates and in their closets. Our festival directly supports our educational programs.”

Save the date to experience an education and fun-filled day on the farm. There’ll be plenty for the children and adults to do – from enjoying a hayride to visiting the animals, the opportunity to feed a few calves, to learning a little about sheepherding and farming on a wagon tour with Caldwell.

There also will be demonstrations of wool dying and spinning, butter making and a local seasonal slow food cooking demonstration.

Cost for the fundraiser is $6 per person and $30 maximum per family. Some activities are not covered by admission fee.

For more information, call Ovis Hill Farm at 843-992-9447.

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