Coventry hosts Farm Fun Day
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Coventry - posted Tue., Oct. 8, 2013
According to Coventry Agricultural Committee member Noel Miller, Farm Fun Day is all about “exposing the public to local farm activities.” The event, sponsored by the Agricultural Committee and the Historical Society, was held this year on Oct. 5 on the grounds of the Strong-Porter Museum, located down South Street a short distance from the Nathan Hale Homestead.
This year’s event featured several activities courtesy of local equine rescue, Tara Farm, in conjunction with the Heals Down 4H Club, including pony rides, horse and donkey demonstrations, and horse vaulting. There were numerous other demonstrations, including blacksmithing and wool spinning. Local farms provided live animals including alpaca, goats, donkeys and chickens. There were children’s activities, and live music provided by the Song-A-Day Music Studio. And, in keeping with the farm theme, competitive events included a hay bale toss and a skillet toss.