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Way Back Weekend set for April 13

Way Back Weekend
Mar. 24, 2013 @ 10:13 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Civil War re-enactments, ice cream socials, bluegrass music, Appalachian families and cast-iron cooking and more will be celebrated with special events this year at the award-winning Heritage Farm Museum and Village.

The farm, located at 3300 Harvey Road, has made a habit in the last few years of having a special theme weekend once a month to shine a light on a variety of aspects of the Appalachian way of life that our forefathers lived.

The first specially scheduled Way Back Weekend of 2013 will be Saturday, April 13 with a Civil War Re-enactment. The special event will be the Western Virginia Military Academy Civil War Encampment and activities from Cabell's Finishing School.

May 4 will be the Annual Spring Festival where the entire Farm and Village come alive with special activities.

There will be a Hatifield and McCoy Tribute on June 1 to celebrate West Virginia's 150th birthday by telling one of its oldest stories.

July 6 will bring an Ice Cream Social that will let visitor's sample homemade ice cream cranked with a hit-n-miss engine.

A Bluegrass/Gospel Music Fest will take place on Aug. 3 and featuring local musicians.

The now annual Cast-Iron Cook-Off and Antique Cars weekend is set for Sept. 7. This will mark the third cook-off and visitor's will get to sample some of the food.

A Fall Harvest Festival will take place Oct. 12. It will feature a bounty of food from local farms and the Cabell Wayne Beekeepers Association.

Hot Glass and Pottery will be the spotlight on Nov. 2. Guests can watch artisans doing handblown glass, bead-making and handmade pottery.

The last event of the year will be Dec. 7 with a Holiday Market. Handmade gifts from area artisans will highlight the day and will give visitor's an opportunity to do some unique Christmas shopping.

The rest of the Farm and Village, including the popular Kids Petting Zoo, is also open during the special events.

For more information on the Farm or its activities, call 304-522-1244, email hfmv@comcast.net or visit the website at www.heritagefarmmuseum.com.

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