FULTON FALL FOLK FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES
Fulton House Museum The Fulton House Museum at 114 Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg will be open free to the public throughout the three-day weekend of October 16, 17, and 18 with a loaned display of children’s toys and a Civil War exhibit including a sword and photo of LaFayette Baker who directed the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after President Lincoln’s assassination.
GSR Show The Grease Steam & Rust Association will be holding its annual antique tractor and machinery show October 16, 17 and 18. This year’s show will feature Minneapolis-Moline tractors and equipment. The show is also hosting the Prairie Gold Rush Convention with convention-goers attending from the southern, central and Midwestern states and Canada. Events include truck and tractor pulls and antique equipment in operation. Admission is $5 and children under 12 free. The show is held in McConnellsburg at the Fulton Co. Fairgrounds in conjunction with the Fulton Fall Folk Festival, a countywide event featuring a McConnellsburg main street parade held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine.
Old-Fashioned Country Breakfast Fulton County Community Christian School Boosters Club will serve an old-fashioned country breakfast Saturday, October 17, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham and sausage, sausage gravy, home fries, biscuits, dessert, juice and coffee. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. The school is located along Rt. 522 in Needmore. Additional information may be obtained by calling 717-573- 4400.
FFFF Breakfast Breakfast will be held at Greenhill Sewing Club, Harrisonville, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 17.
Annual Chili Fest The annual chili fest will be held Saturday, October 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Democratic Headquarters on South Second Street. The fest will continue until sold out. Cost is $1.50 for a bowl or $4 for a quart. All kinds of chili, meat and veggie, spicy and mild, chicken, venison, turkey, also homemade cornbread, coffee, soda and hot chocolate. Candidate for Fulton prothonotary Brandon Fletcher will be on the scene to shake hands and meet folks. More information may be obtained by calling 485-3386.
Waterfall Activities Come on out to Waterfall on Saturday, October 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the Waterfall Folk Festival activities, during Fulton Fall Festival weekend. Featuring will be a pet parade, fashion show, children’s candy scramble, petting zoo and many craft and food vendors. Available will be Waterfall hats, shirts, wooden store and church and new this year will be a Waterfall hoodie. There will be no continental breakfast this year, but Center Church will be offering baked goods and a food stand at the grange hall starting at 9 a.m. The annual raffle will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the triangle. Tickets are $1.00 each and all proceeds benefit the festival fund. Top prize will be a Marlin Gun XL7C 270C w/scope. Also, a quilted throw, ceramic poinsettia tree and much, much more.
Historical Society Meeting Professor Karl Reisner of Mercersburg Academy will speak on “James Buchanan, A Misunderstood Leader,” at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15, 2009, in McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church on South Second Street, McConnellsburg. Sponsored by the Fulton County Historical Society, the meeting is free and open to the public as an event for Fulton Fall Folk Festival weekend.
Quilt Show Fulton County Quilt Club will hold its 29th annual quilt show at the Fulton Theatre. Show dates are Friday, October 16, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 17, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Quilts may be dropped off at the theatre Wednesday evening, October 14, between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, October 15, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The raffle quilt drawing will be at 4:00 p.m. on October 18. No admission. More information may be obtained by calling 485-9200.
Baked Goods Stand St. Stephen Family Life Committee will be having a food and baked goods stand during the parade on Saturday, October 17. There will be no flea market.
Car Show A car show will be held Saturday, October 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine, at Needmore Bible Church, 6939 Great Cove Road, Needmore. Open to all antiques, hot rods, customs, classics, trucks and motorcycles. There will also be a concession stand, bake sale, music, children’s games, door prizes and more. FCCCS sports teams will be offering some delicious funnel cakes. Proceeds benefit the Fulton County Community Christian School. To register or for additional information, contact Joyce at 301-730-0955.
Dale Gordon Memorial Run/Walk The Dale Gordon Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be October 17. Proceeds benefit Fulton County Christian School. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees are $20 if paid by October 14 and $25 if paid after October 14. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. in the square of Needmore. A free T-shirt will be given to all runners/walkers at check-in. The race will be held rain or shine. The award ceremony will be held at the square following the race. Medals will be awarded to first- and second-place winners in each category. More information or registration may be obtained by calling Bonnie Gordon at 717-573-2318. All donations are tax-deductible. Receipts will be given for all donations for tax purposes.
Concert Finish the festival weekend by enjoying the music of the Sharon Mennonite Choir on Sunday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m. at Dublin Mills Community Church. The church is located at 2700 Dublin Mills Road, Hustontown. Further information or directions may be obtained by calling 814-685-3910.
Fulton House Log Cabin Beef barley soup, scones and pie will be sold in the log cabin behind the Fulton House on October 16 and 17, with live music by the “Country Cousins” over the noon hour on Friday. Bring pie donations to the cabin as early as possible. Proceeds will benefit the museum fund. Contact Edie Coleman 814-735-3039.
House Tour Six Fulton County buildings will be featured in a weekend tour during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival with admission by donation to the Fulton County Historical Society. Homes open near Mc- Connellsburg are those of Brent and Erin Peck Pistner built in 1920, and Matthew and Robin Wakefield built by Michael Binder in 2006, along with St. Paul’s United Church of Christ built 1895 and featuring a photo display commemorating its 175th anniversary. In the southern Fulton area are Apple Valley Alpaca Farm of Larry and Susan Burkins, the 1793 farmhouse with 1890 and 1907 additions of Michael and Carolyn Klingerman, along with Damascus Church built 1904 with eight new stained glass windows and a handpainted Last Supper mural. Contact Monica Schall 717-485-4554.
Church Open House St. Paul’s United Church of Christ is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. During the Fall Folk Festival, as a part of the open house tour, the church will be open for visiting and photos and books about the history of the congregation will be on display as well as a plot plan for the adjacent cemetery. Refreshments will be served. The hours are Friday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, October 17, from 12 to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday, October 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. On Sunday, October 18, there will be a homecoming worship service at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. St. Paul’s is located at 228 N Second Street in McConnellsburg.
Winegardner School Five Fulton County school desks from the recent Martz sale in Hustontown have been added to the Winegardner one-room schoolhouse that will be open for free tours during the Fall Folk Festival. Contact Dick Newman at 814-685-3497.
Historical Society Raffle A drawing will be held at the Fulton House, McConnellsburg, on October 18, 2009, for five prizes, including a onenight stay at Crampton Manor bed and breakfast, a framed water color of the Garlock round barn, a set of holiday postcards mailed 1908-1911, a handpainted antique cheese box and a mint 1936 Sesquicentennial book of McConnellsburg. Donations benefit the Historical Society. Contact Glenn Cordell 717-485-3172.
Bake/Yard/Craft Sale Warfordsburg Senior Center will be having a bake/yard/craft sale on October 15 and 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., during the Fulton Fall Folk Festival. Outside space will be available for $5. More information may be obtained by calling 294-6020.
Turkey Supper A turkey supper will be held Friday, October 16, at McCbg. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 220 N. Third St., McConnellsburg, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. Price is $8 adults; children under 12, $4; 3 and under free. All are welcome.
Breakfast Buffet Cito United Methodist Church will be serving a breakfast buffet on Saturday, October 17, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Cito Fellowship Hall located at 3746 Cito Road, McConnellsburg. The buffet-style breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, chipped beef gravy, toast, orange juice and coffee. Donations accepted. Proceeds will benefit fulton county Community Christian School, Fulton County Food Basket and Hope for Africa Children’s Ministry.