Return of Forkland Festival draws hundreds
Published 8:44 am Friday, October 21, 2022
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Families enjoyed taking horse drawn carriage rides through the Forkland countryside. photo by Fiona Morgan
Kids got to ride on the back of a tractor through the Forkland landscape. photo by Fiona Morgan
People got to hear different country music bands at the Forkland festival. photo by Fiona Morgan
Kids loved seeing Lion King stuffed animals on a safari-themed classic car. photo by Fiona Morgan
Kids enjoyed seeing Clifford the big red dog on a bright red classic car. photo by Fiona Morgan
Kids got to fish for prizes at one of the game booths. photo by Fiona Morgan
People got to see Forkland’s exhibits of many historical artifacts. photo by Fiona Morgan
People enjoyed petting animals at the festival. photo by Fiona Morgan
Forkland’s classic car show featured all types of cars. photo by Fiona Morgan
The 1780s historic cabin was open for seeing.
Kids learned how to work with yarn in Forkland’s craft room. photo by Fiona Morgan
People got to see hundreds of historic family pictures in a room dedicated to Forkland family heritage and genealogy. photo by Fiona Morgan
The annual Forkland Festival at the Forkland Community Center last weekend was a huge success. Sunny skies and perfect temperatures drew hundreds to the rural community on Friday and Saturday.
Among many craft and food vendors, the festival featured a music stage, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage rides, a barrel train ride, and kids games. Saturday featured a classic car show along with a 4K run/walk.
Inside, people could bid in the silent auction on hand-made items and other things; kids could do crafts in the art room; and people could see the many historic artifacts and read about Forkland’s history, including the school.
The night featured a bean supper and old country supper theater, which has been a Forkland tradition since the first festival 51 years ago. Actors depicted the beginnings of the Forkland festival. See more photos of the festival at amnews.com