2013-10-10 / Local & State

Fulton Fall Folk Festival October 18-20

Countywide event marks 40th year

After months of preparation the Fulton Fall Folk Festival is slated to get under way next weekend, running from Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20.

Activities will begin for the Fulton County Quilt Club with exhibit drop-off set for next Wednesday evening between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. and again next Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fulton Theater.

The bus tour of western Fulton County and the surrounding area is scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The price of $70 includes Bollman Bus, lunch, all fees and gratuities. The event is currently sold out, according to the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. Docents or lecturers will be at each stop to share the history of the location with spectators.

The Puppen Meister is slated to return to Fulton Fall Folk Festival and will perform puppet/marionette shows multiple times throughout the threeday event with the first show beginning Friday at 12:30 p.m. Later that day, between 7 and 10 p.m., residents and visitors are urged to enjoy a free evening of music with “Old Friends” at The Yankee Mercantile, located across from Morton’s Mill south of Mc- Connellsburg on Great Cove Road. In addition, uptown at the McConnellsburg Fairgrounds a pickup pull will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

Next Saturday morning kicks off at 4 a.m. for early risers at Green Hill Sewing Club with the famous apple butter boil. Hours later at 10:30 a.m., the parade will be lead by grand marshal Bob Garlock, who will be followed up Main Street by a variety of antique cars, floats, marching units, and of course Grease, Steam and Rust Association featured John Deere tractors and farm equipment.

The McConnellsburg chapter of FFA will be one of the features located at the Alumni Building with a petting zoo and numerous children’s activities.

Meanwhile, history buffs will once again be able to enjoy the restored Winegardner one-room schoolhouse near Dublin Mills as well a Civil War signatures presentation from noon to 4 p.m. at Tonoloway Primitive Baptist Church located in southern Fulton County. Both are free to the public.

Next Sunday’s events continue with many church services throughout the county and an antique tractor pull at the fairgrounds at 11 am. In addition, there will be plenty of businesses, vendors, crafters and food for everyone to enjoy.

To see the event schedule in detail refer to the FFFF directory or view it online at www.fultoncountypa.com.

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