SAM ODROWKSKI The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The 46th annual Heritage Days is taking over the Uxbridge Museum grounds, on August 27th, celebrating the history of Uxbridge in a way that is fun for the whole family.
There will be live demonstrations, live music, arts, crafts, a corn eating contest, an antique car show, vintage tractors, a kid’s zone for the children, and a variety of vendors.
The kid’s zone will have no shortage of fun activities for kids. There will be face painting, heritage games, a scavenger hunt, and kid friendly crafts.
Laura’s Casual Kitchen Food Truck will be supplying the food for the event, offering a variety of cuisine to attendees, and Second Wedge will be setting up a beer tent.
“We’re going to have great food. There will be entertainment in the gazebo and a lot of our local talent will be performing all day,” said Nancy Emo, event organizer.
She encourages everyone to come out and listen to some locals perform live, while checking out what Heritage Days has to offer.
“There will be picnic tables set up so we have a place to sit down, relax and enjoy some food while taking in the beautiful view and listening to the great music we’re providing for the day”.
The view at the Uxbridge Museum is breath-taking, according to Nancy, and it’s one of the many reasons people should come out.
“It is such a beautiful view, it’s the best view in all of Uxbridge,” she said.
Another aspect of the museum that brings many people out to Heritage Days is the Carmody-Gould House.
“One of the main attractions of Heritage Days is the Carmody-Gould house. Which was owned originally by Joseph Gould and lived in by his workers,” Nancy said. “It is really set up to demonstrate how people lived in the early 1800s.”
The schoolhouse will feature model trains, and a special 150-year celebration of agriculture in and around Uxbridge. This display was made specifically for Heritage Days and will give people an idea of how farming was done in the 1800s.
Wynn Walters, artist of the coming bronze Sam Sharpe statute, will be at the event with a miniature replica of the life-size statute, discussing the piece and answering questions.
Fly Freeman, the artist who is currently working on an Uxbridge Story in Stone statute, will be in attendance as well to discuss her project and help people try out stone carving.
The event is made possible through its many sponsors, which include: James Campbell Insurance, Brian Evans Financial, Vince’s Market, and H H Goode.
Admission to Heritage Days is by donation, and the event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Sunday, August 27th.
Nancy urged, “Come out, enjoy the day, and get a taste of country living.”
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