Focus on Hanley Farm – October 2016

6th-Annual Scarecrow Festival, October 8 & 9, 11:00am to 4:00pm—Free Admission. Make your own scarecrow (complete kits cost $15 or $10 for SOHS members), hay rides, children’s activities and games, farm-fresh food for purchase, and tour of the historic Hanley House ($5 or $3 for SOHS members).

A highlight of the Scarecrow Festival is visiting the scarecrows in the field and voting for your favorites. This year’s People’s Choice awards will be given for Best Scarecrow made at home, Best Scarecrow made at the farm, Best Scarecrow made by a Business, and Best school-made scarecrow. Every visitor gets to vote.

Haunted Field Walk, October 16, 22, & 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm—Each performance, based upon the “Boogeyman’s Bride,” will last about 25 minutes. Entry is $8 for adults and $5 for SOHS members and children. “The Boogeyman’s Bride” is drawn from a classic folk tale and was a favorite of the American humorist, Mark Twain. Such ghost stories, told at family and social gatherings, were a part of American folk tradition. On the frontier, tales of dark and mysterious visitations, recounted by skilled storytellers, captured the listeners’ imagination and provided entertainment and imparted moral lessons.

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