The Hanford Mills Museum's Woodsmen's Festival is coming up on Saturday, October 3rd from 10am to 5pm in East Meredith.  This Festival showcases logging, sawing and woodworking history; including new activities and perennial favorites.

The Woodsmen’s Club from the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill will demonstrate cross-cut sawing, overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing and other lumberjack skills. Their precision and speed make their demonstrations a real crowd pleaser.

The Festival also features numerous demonstrations by coopers, craftspeople, and woodworkers, including members of the Mohawk Valley Woodturners. There will also be exhibits by the American Chestnut Foundation, the Catskill Region Invasive Species Partnership, and Bovina Brown Bats. Tours of the Museum’s water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop will be offered throughout the day.

Bourbon & Branch, a local band that blends rock, blues, country, and folk and crosses generations of music history—from Muddy Waters and Woody Guthrie to Wilco and the Decemberists, will be performing.  There will also be free children's activities.

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