Children meet up with some hungry goats during an open house at Nettle Meadow Goat Farm. The enterprise is one of many in Thurman that are conducting tours and welcoming visitors during the Thurman Fall Farm Tour set for Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.
A wide variety of new activities are now scheduled for the annual Thurman Fall Farm tour, set for Saturday, Oct. 8 and Sunday, Oct. 9.
The spotlight will be on the ways Thurman residents have traditionally lived off the land, whether it’s grooming a “sugarbush” and tapping the maple trees, coaxing fruits and vegetables from the rocky soil, selectively cutting trees and sawing them into lumber, raising farm animals or transforming tree branches into fine furniture.
On both days, a pancake breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Valley Road Maple Farm, which will also conduct tours of their operation.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Toad Hill Maple Farm will also be showing off their new state-of-the-art operation, the largest in Warren County.
There’s also a new geocaching activity all day Saturday at Thurman Station off state Rte. 418.
Scenic train rides aboard the Saratoga & North Creek Railroad will be available both Saturday and Sunday, with special rates for the occasion.
Activities include a craft show, craft demonstrations, a business/home show, a and an old-fashioned barn dance Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. with the group Adirondack Gold. These round and square dances will be accompanied by a chicken barbecue grilled up by the Thurman Volunteer Fire Department.
The Fall Farm Tour features a quilt show and home show both Saturday and Sunday at the Thurman Town Hall, a gospel concert and CD signing by the group Reynolds and Dunn from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kenyontown United Methodist Church.
Over both days, the Glen Lodge B&B will be hosting an Art & Crafts Fair.
Also at the Glen Lodge is an equine logging demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday by Tom Savarie of Dippikill Wilderness Retreat. Displays of old tractors and engines may also be offered.
For more details on the event, Google “Fall Farm Tour — Thurman.”