The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society’s Fall Colonial Fair is set for October 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Sands-Willets House at 336 Port Washington Boulevard in Port Washington. Admission is free.
This popular event features fun for the entire family. Kids can enjoy the petting zoo, pony rides, and the opportunity to climb aboard a real fire truck. Adults can peruse the massive antique tool collection in the Historical Society’s restored 1690 Dutch Barn, browse the annual bonanza book sale and enjoy fabulous raffle baskets, wool spinning, potter potting and colonial craft demonstrations. On display will be a World War II Jeep and classic cars.
Jars of fresh, local honey produced on the Society’s Dodge Homestead will be for sale at the fair, as well as a gigantic collection of costume jewelry and Cow Neck “Circa 1644” shirts that commemorate the year when Port Washington was settled. Also on tap: Specialty hot dogs, delicious food, snacks, and treats.
Visitors can spend time in the Historical Society’s blooming Colonial Garden and catch a glimpse of the current “WW1: The Home Front” exhibit.
The Colonial Fair features live entertainment all day long with performances by the Historical Society’s Front Porch Players (sing-along!) as well as the Willow Interfaith Women’s Choir.