Homeplace to host annual fall festival

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The annual fall heritage festival at The Homeplace on Green River will be Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The family-oriented festival will feature new activities and the most popular activities from previous years.

There is a $5 parking fee, which includes one ticket each for up to three children younger than 12. The tickets are for the barrel train, hay ride and face painting. Additional tickets are $1.

There is no charge for the petting zoo, games, arts and crafts demonstrations, exhibitions and other activities, with the exception of food.

There will be many artists displaying their homemade works, from bowls to ceramics to jewelry to soaps, lotions, hair bows, paintings, photography and more. Many of the exhibitors will demonstrate their talents, from pottery to photography and other crafts.

New activities this year include five miles of well-marked walking trails traversing the restored Blue Heron Wetlands, meandering streams, forest and prairie environments.

Wood ducks, cranes, eagles, wild turkeys, beaver, deer, otter, muskrat and many other species of birds and animals can be seen from the trails.

There will be live music from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including Voices of Praise, The Exie Boys, gospel singer Sharon Payne, Neal Sneed and the Dream Depot Singers and singer-song writer Chris Anderson.

There will be free morning and afternoon photography workshops led by David Goguen of Lindsey Wilson College. Those participating should bring their own digital camera.

For more information, email Goguen at goguend@lindsey.edu or call him at (270) 384-8241.

The Homeplace on Green River is an outdoor classroom open year around for hiking, picnics, bird watching and other outdoor activities. The farm offers many opportunities for artists and photographers.

The Homeplace is located at 5807 New Columbia Road, between Campbellsville and Columbia, and is a joint operation of Taylor, Adair and Green counties.

There are no paid staff members working at The Homeplace.

For more information, visit www.homeplacefarm.org.