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					             Agricultural Fairs, Festivals, Museums,
                     Attractions and Tours

       It’s all about food, whether it’s an event or attraction. Here are some of the
highlights found in each state. There are lots more. Contact the state’s tourist department
for more food fun. Also many of the events and attractions are listed in our first book,
THE ABC’s OF FOOD. Please be aware that telephone area codes constantly are
changing. In some cases you might have to ask the information operator for help.


                                             Alabama

Alabama Bureau of Tourist and Travel, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103,
phone (800) 252-2262or log on: www.touralabama.org/
DEPOT MUSEUM has the area’s lifestyles on the late 1800s with household items, farm equipment and
early machines. For information write: Depot Museum, P.O. Box 681420, Fort Payne, AL 35968-1615,
phone (888) 805-4740, or log on: www.tourdekalb.com

LANDMARK PARK is a 1890s living history farm, complete with an old farmhouse, smokehouse, cane
mill, syrup shed and farm animals. During the year are several festivals, including Spring Farm Day in
March, Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social in June, Low Country Boil in September, Cane Grinding Day and
Wiregrass Heritage Festival with peanut harvesting demonstrations in October. For information write:
Landmark Park, P.O. Box 6362, Dothan, AL 36302-6362, phone (334) 794-3452, or log on:
www.landmarkpark.com

NATIONAL SHRIMP FESTIVAL (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

OLD ALABAMA TOWN is a walk into the 1800s with both urban and rural life that includes a grange
hall, cotton gin and a corner grocery. For information write: Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, P.O.
Box 79, Montgomery, Al 36101-0079, phone (334) 261-1100 or log on: www.montgomerychamber.com

PIKE PIONEER MUSEUM, of Troy, depicts Southern rural life with a working smokehouse and a
general store. For information phone: (334) 566-3597.

                                               Alaska

Alaska State Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801 Juneau, AK 99811-0801, phone
(907) 465-2010 or log on: www.state.ak.us
BLUEBERRY ARTS FESTIVAL, Ketichikan (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

CLAUSEN MEMORIAL MUSEUM, of Petersburg, features exhibits about commercial fishing and
canning. For information phone: (907) 772-3598.

DEER MOUNTAIN TRIBAL HATCHERY & EAGLE CENTER of Ketchikan, raises salmon,
stealhead and trout. For information phone: (907) 225-6760.




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GASTINEAU SALMON HATCHERY, of Juneau, features more than 100 species of sea life, including
adult salmon. For information phone: (907) 463-4810.
MATANUSKA AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTAL FARM, of Palmer, offers tours. For information
phone: (907) 745-2880.

MUSEUM OF ALASKA TRANSPORTATION & INDUSTRY, of Wasilla, displays tractors and farm
implements. For information phone: (907) 376-1211.

NAULUKATAQ, A BLANKET TOSSING, FOOD FESTIVAL, Barrow (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD
book)

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA, of Fairbanks, offers a tour of the Agricultural and Forestery Experimental
Station Farm. For information phone: (907) 474-7581.

                                                 Arizona

Arizona Office of Tourism, 2702 N. 3rd St. #4015, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4608, phone
(888) 520-3434 or log on: www.arizonaguide.com


AG DAY, a February event, sponsored by the Southeastern Arizona University of Arizona. For information
write: Wilcox Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, 1500 North Circle I Road. Wilcox, AZ 85643, phone
(520) 384-3594, or log on: www.wilcoxchamber.com

COCRAQUE RANCH CATTLE DRIVES lets you experience the west of the 1890s complete with a
cowboy cookout. For information write: Cocraque Ranch, 6255 North Diamond Hills Lane, Tucson, AZ
85743 or phone (520) 682-8594.

REX ALLEN ARIZONA COWBOY MUSEUM. Rex Allen’s life began on a homestead and ranch prior
to becoming a western movie star. The museum looks at his life from his youth up through his entertaining
years. The museum also pays tribune to individuals in the area’s cattle industry. In October, the town has an
annual celebration to honor Rex Allen that includes a country fair. For information write: Rex Allen
Arizona Cowboy Museum, 150 North Railroad Avenue, Wilcox, AZ 85643, phone (877) 234-4111, or log
on: www.wilcoxchamber.com

TUCSON BOTANICAL GARDENS has several food gardens of interest. The Herb Garden has
chocolate mint, poor man’s tarragon, fringed wormwood and pineapple sage. In the Historical Garden are
olive trees and others plants that are 100 years old. The Search Garden has Native American plants, such as
Tohono O’odham corn and Hopi string beans. And the Tropical Greenhouse has coffee, bananas and more.
Events are held throughout the year with the Herb Fair and the Chile Fiesta of special interest. For
information: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712, phone (602) 326-
9686, or log on: www.visittucson.org

                                                Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Tourism, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, AR 72201, phone (800)
628-8725 or log on www.state.ar.us/
DUCK GUMBO COOK-OFF is a November event. More than 40 teams compete and each team must
make at least three quarts of gumbo with at least 50% of duck meat in the recipe. For information write:
Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 932, Stuttgart, AR 72160 or phone (870) 673-7001.

HAMPSON MUSEUM STATE PARK explores a farming-based civilization that inhabited the area 1400
to 1630 A.D. by the Nodena peoples with corn, beans, and squash. For information write: Hampson



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Museum State Park, P.O. Box 156, Wilson, AR 72395, phone (870) 655-8622 or log on:
www.arkansasstateparks.com
PARKIN ARCHAEOLOGICAL STATE PARK tells the story of the Casqui Native American
agriculture with the planting of corn, beans and other crops. For information write: Parkin Archeological
State Park, P.O. Box 1110, Parkin, AR 72372-1110, phone (870) 755-2500, or log on:
www.arkansasstaeparks.com

PLANTATION AGRICULTURE MUSEUM tells the story of cotton from the fields to the gin with all
kinds of plows, planters and Eli Whitney’s cotton gin. Special events are held during the year. For
information write: Plantation Agriculture Museum, P.O. Box 87, Scott, AR 72142, phone (501) 961-1409
or log on: www.arkansasstateparks.com

STUTTGART AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM depicts the history of the pioneers who rice farmed eastern
Arkansas. There are more than 10,000 artifacts on display including both indoor and outside exhibits. For
information write: Stuttgart Agricultural Museum, 921 East 4th, Stuttgart, AR 72160, or phone (870) 673-
7001.

                                               California

California Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1499, Sacramento, CA 95812-1499 or phone
(800) 862-2543 or log on www.gocalif.ca.gov
ABELE FARMS HERB GARDENS & LEARNING CENTER has an herb culinary garden with basil,
oregano, thyme, and many changing seasonal vegetables. As you enter the farm, there are century old
orange trees that shade herbs and other plants. There are two tea gardens with assorted mints, lemon grass,
lavender, and chamomile. Someherbs are for skin care, while others are for potpourri. Healing herbs such
as St. John’s wort, comfrey, and borage. There’s also a learning center for kids with a class room and
kitchen.. For information write: Abele Farms, P.O. Box 476, Yolo, CA 95697, phone (530) 661-0237, or
log on: www.abelefarms.com

APPLE FARM has a restaurant serving all kinds of apple treats, a bed and breakfast inn, and the famous
Millhouse. At the millhouse you can watch the 14-foot water wheel harness the power to grind wheat
between two stones into flour, taste cider being made with a 19th century apple press and watch a churn
make homemade ice cream. For information write: Apple Farm, 2015 Monterey, San Luis Obispo,
CA93401, phone (800) 374-3705 or log on: www.applefarm.com

BALE GRIST MILL STATE HISTORIC PARK operates a 36-foot wooden waterwheel that grinds
wheat and corn into flour between two French buhr-stones. In the mill’s granary you can watch and smell
baking demonstrations. Flour from the mill is available for purchase. For information: write: St. Helena
Chamber of Commerce, 1010 Main Street Suite A, Street, Helena, CA 94574, phone (707) 963-2236, or
log on: www.sthelena.com

BERNARD MUSEUM COMPLEX, Auburn (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

CALAVERAS COUNTY FAIR & JUMPING FROG JUBILEE in April with baking, preserves, and
wine and beer contests and displays for adults and kids, plus 4-H and FFA projects. For information write:
Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Fog Jubilee, P.O. Box 489, Angels Camp, CA 95222, phone (209)
736-2561 or log on: www.frogtown.org.

COACHELLA VALLEY MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER exhibits historic items that includes
date culture, how water turned the desert into success farming, antique farm equipment and other Coachella
Valley agriculture history. For information write: Coachella Valley Museum & Cultural Center, P.O. Box
595, Indio, CA 92202, phone (619) 342-6651 or log on: www.indiochamber.org




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COPIA: GODDESS OF ABUNDANCE: Picture a young maiden kneeling at a river’s water edge, her
hand gently nurturing a young vine. Her kneeling posture demonstrates a respect for the abundance she
represents the gratitude, an impulse to give back to the earth and to the water. Copia symbolizes the link
between art, wine and food. The river in this case is the Napa River, in Napa, California. And on this site is
the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.
          Famed vintner, Robert Mondavi, his wife Margrit Biever, and a group of leaders in the wine
community in 1988 began to explore the idea of establishing an institution designed to educate, promote
and celebrate wine and food. Twelve acres of land on the Napa River were acquired and a campaign,
Raising the Dough, began for the $55-million building. Construction began in the summer of 1999 and
Copia’s door was opened to the public in the fall of 2001.
          Copia offers a wide variety of wine and food classes, along with long-term and temporary
exhibits, garden programs, and outdoor performances.
          FORKS IN THE ROAD: Copia’s long-term exhibition, Forks in the Road: Food, Wine and the
American Table, offers a light-hearted, yet serious, look at the place of food and wine in American life
today and the shared values of America’s melting pot of culinary culture. Health food, fast food, slow food
and gourmet meals are all part of your life which includes Chinese food, barbecue, soul food, Italian pasta,
tacos, Thai noodles and English roast beef. Americans have borrowed from every culture and reinvented
recipes from around the world.
          The Forks in the Road exhibit explores all of those influences that add up to foods that are
uniquely American. The exhibit outlines the many ways you manifest your food and beverage preferences.
The exhibit begins with ancient food discoveries that have shaped cultures throughout the world that
include plants, animals, the beginning of cooking with fire to the natural fermentation to make cheese and
various beverages, such as wine and beer. You will witness the agriculture and cooking methods that are
not much different today, as they were more than 5,000 years ago. The only thing different is the foods you
eat today. About 500 years ago, New World foods revolutionized diets with American foods such as
potatoes, tomatoes, chocolate and corn, to name a few foods that were not available in the Old World of
Europe and Asia. At the same time citrus, bananas, chickens, rice, wheat, coffee and other Old World foods
were introduced to America and were combined to make the food you enjoy today.
          The exhibit takes you on a trip through time with the ways foods are changing and grown.
Americans invented new food products such as Jell-O™ and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes™. Also a look at time-
saving appliances, such as the microwave and the modern refrigerator and how they have transformed the
American kitchen in the last 100 years. And there are also the so called “New and Improved” foods that are
available at today’s supermarket. And of course, the exhibit takes a look at winemaking in America.
          The exhibit discusses the development of the cookbook, cooking shows, and marketing methods.
There are quizzes you can take from your knowledge of food history to package nutrition labels. A video
compilation shows how past generations have imagined the future of the meals. There’s a series of twelve
displays the form “Playing with your Food” that explores the lighter side of food with music, cartoons and
a classic silent movie. One of the highlights of Forks in the Road is a light-hearted movie “We Gather
Together.” You will see many of your favorite movie stars from motion pictures as they discuss and share
food with friends and family.
          Julia Child called her kitchen, designed by husband Paul “the beating heart and social center of
the household” – part laboratory, part living room. When she moved from Cambridge, Massachusetts last
year, she donated the copper cookware section of her kitchen to COPIA. Mounted on the original pegboard
wall, the cookware exhibit is now on permanent display in Ford in the Road.
          Along with the long-term exhibit Forks in the Road, there are a series of smaller exhibits that
range from several months to up to a half a year. Some of the exhibits have included a look at active
ingredients: a glass of wine, a look at lunch, mustard, a teapot collection, toasters, and coffee.
          THE GARDENS: Copia has three and one-half acres of edible organic plants. The gardens are
divided into a series of 50’ by 50’ beds that demonstrate a broad range of horticultural styles. Garden tours
are available, or you can view at your leisure
          In the Garden Pavilion is an outdoor teaching kitchen that encompasses a state-of-the art of
cooking with a wood fired oven. This is also the site with cooking classes, culinary presentations and chef
programs. Because the kitchen is surrounded by the gardens, the cooks work with the freshest produce,
herbs, and edible botanicals.
          Each garden has its own theme. The Kitchen Garden provides produce used in the Copia
kitchens that includes root crops, salad greens, tomatoes, eggplants, squash and a variety of seasonal



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vegetables. The Orchards include apples, olives, nectarines, plumcots (a hybrid of apricot and plum),
apricots, citrus (oranges, lemons, limes, tangerines and grapefruits) and nuts (walnuts, pecans, filberts,
pistachios, almonds and chestnuts) to name a few. The Herb Gardens include basil, oregano, thyme, sage,
tarragon, chives and chervil along with lesser known and hard to find varieties,
          There are also Cultural Gardens representing cultures such as Native Americans, Chinese,
Japanese, Hispanic and Amish. The Napa Valley was established by many Italians, there of course is an
Italian-American Garden not with just the grapes for wine making, but other produce favored by these
immigrants and their descendants.
          You name the produce and you probably will find it in one of the Copia’s gardens. The
horticultural staff is there to help you find what you might be looking for. One special garden is the
Lacroute Seed Saving Garden. This area is dedicated to the protection and preservation of rare and
historic varieties of edible botanicals. The plants are allowed to go to seed and these seeds will be used in
future plantings.
          WINE AND FOOD PROGRAMS: Copia offers a wide variety of programs lasting from half an
hour to 90 minutes in length. These programs explore a variety of foods in depth. Programs are presented
by chefs, authors, winemakers, and farmers. Recipes are made, and food samplings are offered. For an
example, July is National Blueberry Month and Copia gives a blueberry presentation where you can learn
how to grow blueberries and how to use blueberries in cooking. Education classes are also available in
gardening , cooking and wine making. And there are special events and food festival featuring holiday
programs from canning to holiday breads. In addition to wine and food, there are a series of concerts, films
and theatrical productions.
          THERE ARE LOTS MORE: Copia has two dining areas, Julia’s Kitchen named for Julia Child
that offers gourmet California-French cuisine, and the American Market Café featuring salads and
sandwiches. The Cornucopia museum-gift shop has a wide range of books, magazines, videos, kitchenware
and gifts. There is a special corner for kids with books and games that entertain and educate.
          COPIA is located at 500 First Street in Downtown Napa, CA 94559. For information on
memberships, hours and admission, phone (707) 259-1600, or visit the center’s website at www.copia.org.

DATE CAPITAL OF THE U.S. is in the Coachella Valley. The region grows 95% of all dates grown in
the United States. Take a tour of Shields Date Garden. The tour includes a movie, “The Romance and Sex
Life of the Date.” For information write: Shields Date Garden, 80-225 Highway 111, Indio, CA 92201-
6599, phone (800) 414-2555, or log on: www.shieldsdates.com

DEL MAR FAIR, a June event, offers The Farm, a place where you can learn corn husking, apple peeling
hog calling and other farm skills, as well as farm chores. You will also learn how vegetables grow. There is
a variety of farm animals in the barns. There’s also a variety of events you can enter, baking, pie eating,
food races and the Milk Moustache contest. For information write: Del Mar Fair, 2260 Jimmy Durante
Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014-2216, phone (858) 755-1161, or log on: www.delmarfair.com

EL PASO DE ROBLES AREA PIONEER MUSEUM exhibits artifacts from early Native American
settlements, a vintage farm, ranching equipment and an impressive collection of Paderewski memorabilia.
Also, a sampling of items from early day homes, schools and businesses. For more information write:
Pioneer Museum, P.O. Box 461, Paso Robles, CA 93447 phone (800) 238-0506, or log on:
www.pasorobleschamber.com

GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL Gilroy (see ABC’s OF FOOD book)

GRAPE STOMPING is an event found in many vineyards across the country. There are two in Temecula,
the Grape Stomping Madness at Thornton Winery (909) 699-0099 and the Annual Harvest Grape Stompin’
Festival at Callaway Vineyard & Winery (800) 472-2377. For information write: Temecula Valley
Winegrowers Association, P.O. Box 1601, Temecula, CA 92593-1601, phone (800) 801-WINE, or log on:
www.temeculawines.org

HARRIS STAGE LINES is a working horse ranch that offers a series of events: Cowboy Steak Fry and
Stagecoach Rides, Cowboy and Cowgirl Horse Day Camp (ages seven to sixteen), Hay wagon rides and
much more ranch events. Of special interest are the driving schools. The classes include mowing and



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raking hay, baling and stacking hay, plowing and seeding. Only horses are used on the equipment, you will
be instructed how to harness, hitching and driving in different terrain. For information write: Harris Stage
Lines, 5995 North River Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446 or phone (805) 237-1860.

HILMAR CHEESE COMPANY is the World’s largest cheese plant, located 3 miles south of highway
99, exit Lander Avenue in Turlock. The Visitor Center features the Cheese Theatre, interactive educational
exhibits. Guests can see modern technology package cheese in 500 pound barrels or 640-pound crates.
Guided and educational tours making cheese and ice cream are available. June is Dairy Month. The Hilmar
Dairy Festival dedicates one weekend during June (call for the date) to the cow with special exhibits, a
tractor parade, milking contest and educational displays. For information write: Hilmar Cheese Company,
9001 North Lander Avenue., Hilmar, CA 95324, phone (800) 577-5772, or log on: www.hilmarcheese.com

INDIAN OSTRICH POINT RANCH has the world’s largest birds. You will see baby ostrich chicks that
are ten inches tall and weight three pounds at hatch. These chicks grow one foot per month until they reach
a height of about six feet. The Ranch has an informative display of ostrich eggs and related ostrich items,
such as boots and purses made from ostrich leather. For information write: Indian Point Ostrich Ranch,
P.O. Box 640, Tehachapi, CA 93561, phone (661) 822-9131, or log on: www.indianpointranch.com

INDIO POWWOWS are held in March and November by the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians. Native
Americans come from all corners of the America’s to take part in their traditions. You can witness dance,
singing, crafts, but more important have a chance to enjoy traditional Native American foods. For
information write: Indio Chamber of Commrce, 82-503 Highway. 111, Indio, CA 92201, phone (760) 342-
5000 or log on: www.indiochamber.org

LA PURISIMA MISSION STATE HISTORIC PARK is one of the best living history missions in
California. Visitors feel they are on an 1820s farm with all kinds of livestock, poultry, fruit trees and
vegetable gardens. There are 37 rooms completely furnished, including a kitchen and a weaving room. For
information write: La Purisma Mission, 2295 Purisima Road, Lompac, CA 93436, phone (805) 733-3713,
or log on: www.lompoc.com

LUTHER BURBANK HOME AND GARDENS Santa Rosa (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

MARIN FRENCH CHEESE FACTORY offers daily tours. The factory makes camembert, brie and
schloss cheeses. After the tour, purchase cheese and some crackers and enjoy a picnic next to their duck
pond. For information write: Marin French Cheese Co., P.O. Box 99, Petaluma, CA 94953, phone (762)
762-6001 or log on: www.petaluma.org

MERCED COUNTY SPRING FAIR, a five day May event, has 4-H and FFA dairy, goat, swine, lamb
shows and a junior livestock auction. There are contests that includes a cheesecake baking contest. For
information write: Merced County Spring Fair, P.O. Box 71, Los Banos, CA 93635 or phone (209) 826-
5166.

MICKE GROVE PARK offers visitors a change to explore the San Joaquin Historical Museum that
includes agricultural artifacts. For information write: San Joaquin County Parks, 11793 North Micke Grove
Road., Lodi, CA 95240, phone (209) 331-7400, or log on: www.ca.san-joaquin.ca.us/parks

MOUNT WHITNEY FISH HATCHERY is the home of California’s state fish, the golden trout. You can
witness the collection of golden trout eggs through the planting of the mature fish. For information write:
Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, HCR 67 Box 6, Independence, CA 93526 or phone (760) 878-2272

NATIONAL DATE FESTIVAL Indio (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER focuses on John Steinbeck’s writing of the Salinas Valley, also
known as the “Salad Bowl of the Nation.” His stories are mostly based around food, farming and farm
workers, as in the Center, a multimedia experience of literature, history and art. In August the Steinbeck




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Festival is held and includes bus and walking tours of the area. For information write: National Steinbeck
Center, 1 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901, phone (831) 775-4720, or log on: www.steinbeck.org

ORANGE COUNTY FAIR is a July celebration of citrus and sun and produced by the 32nd District
Agriculture District. There are eight exhibit buildings, four of which are livestock barns, a working farm
with crops, barnyard animals and a multi-use barn; an equestrian center and a show arena. Yes, there’s a
carnival with stimulating rides. Kids can explore the mysteries of weird science at the fun and educational
Science Discovery Park. Famous chefs amuse and demonstrate their culinary skills, of course using citrus
in their recipes. For information write: Orange County Fair, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, phone
(714) 708-FAIR, or log on: www.ocfair.com

ORCUTT RANCH HORTICULTURE CENTER once covered hundreds of acres of citrus and walnut
trees. Today some of the orchards remain, plus a variety of trees and plants from Mexico, China, Japan and
Europe. Orcutt Ranch is a secluded garden paradise nestled in the foothills of the San Fernando Valley. For
information write to the Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce, 7248 Owensmouth Avenue,
Canoga Park, CA 91303 or phone (818) 785-5798.

PAIUTE SHOSHONE INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER MUSEUM features exhibits of historic Native
American food sources, clothing, medicine and basketry. For information write: Paiute Shoshone Indian
Cultural Center, 2300 West. Line Street, Bishop, CA 93514, phone (760) 873-4478 or log on:
www.bishopvisitor.com

PETALUMA ADOBE STATE HISTRIC PARK was the home of Mexico’s General Mariano Guadalupe
Vallego. The ranch has been restored to the mid 1800s with farm tools, weaving equipment and farm
animals. A number of events are held throughout the year including sheep shearing in April and Living
History Day in May with cooking demonstrations. For information write: Petaluma Visitors Program, 800
Bywood Drive. #A, Petaluma, CA 94954, phone (877) 2-PETALUMA or log on: www.petaluma.org

PISMO BEACH CLAM FESTIVAL, Pismo Beach (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

PIZZA FARM is a farm that actually grows a pizza. The Farm is on a one-half acre demonstration plot,
laid out like a round pizza. It is divided into eight slices and each slice produces a product for the pizza.
Wheat for flour, dairy milk for cheese, tomatoes for sauce, pigs to make pepperoni, etc. At the end of the
tour each guest receives two slices of pizza and a soft drink. Also available are plans so you can make your
own small pizza garden at home. For information write: The Pizza Farm, 27877 Avenue 8, Madera, CA
93637, phone (800) 557-1222, or log on: www.pizzafarm.org

RANCHO LOS ALAMITOS demonstrates ranch life in the 1850s and allows you to see the original
home, six agriculture buildings and food plant gardens. Animal life includes horses, chickens, goats, sheep
and cows. For information write: Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch, 6400 Bixby Hill Road, Long
Beach, CA 90815, phone (562) 437-1689, or log on: www.rancholosalamitos.com

SISKIYOU GOLDEN FAIR is held in August and includes floriculture, agriculture horticulture, livestock
and horses, arts and crafts, square dancing, country western entertainment, rodeo, and a carnival. Animal
judging includes horses, cattle, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, swine and other farm animals. In addition to
4-H and FFA events, there is the Pee Wee Showmanship for little guys and gals who are to young to
compete in regular 4-H events. For information write: Siskiyou Golden Fair, 1712 Fairlane Road, Yreka,
CA 96097, phone (530) 842-2767 or long on: www.sisqfair.com

STOCKTON ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL, Stockton (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

TAMALE FESTIVAL, Indiio (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

TASTE OF ENCINO is an October event featuring 20 restaurants and food purveyors where you can have
an opportunity to sample gourmet food. Also there are more than 100 arts and crafts, plus entertainment for




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both kids and adults. For information write: Encino Chamber of Commerce, 4933 Balboa Blvd., Encino,
CA 91316 or phone (818) 789-4711/

TEHACHAPI MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL celebrates the area apple orchards with parades, rodeo,
entertainment and lots of food. While in Tehachapi visit the museum and see how they churn butter, take a
tour of the apple farms, and tour of a wind farm. For More information write: Greater Tehachapi Chamber
of Commerce, P.O. Box 401, Tehachapi, CA 93581, phone (661) 822-4180, or log on:
www.tehachapi.com/chamber

TEMECULA VALLEY MUSEUM takes you on a step back in time where you can experience the rich
history of the Temecula Valley. Exhibits range all types of agriculture with ranching and farm equipment,
establishment of those early ranchos and all the artifacts that built this community. In addition there are
events, demonstrations and hands-on learning opportunities for kids. For information write: Temecula
Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes Street., Temecula, CA 92590, phone (909) 694-6452, or log on:
www.ci.temecula.ca.us

TRACTOR & TRUCK MUSEUM offers two exhibits, the Fred C. Heidrick Antique Ag Collections, the
worlds largest collection of agricultural equipment, and the Hays Antique Truck Museum, one of the largest
of its kind in the world. For information write: Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland,
CA 95776, phone (530) 666-9700 or log on: www.aghistory.org or www.truckmuseum.org

V6 RANCH is a campground with an added attraction, cattle drives. Here you can take part in several
cattle drives each year that includes meals and a guide. For information write: V6 Ranch, 66450 Parkfield
Coalinga Rd, Parkfield, CA 93451, phone (805) 463-2421 or log on: www.parkfield.com

                                                 Colorado

Colorado Tourism Authority, 3554 North Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO
80917, or phone (800) 265-6723 or log on: www.colorado.com
CELESTIAL SEASONINGS offers a tour of tea. The tour begins in the factory where you will stroll
through their “rock and roll” plant and see how they get all those herbs and spices into those tiny tea bags.
In the art gallery witness the original paintings of their packages. The tour also includes a walk in their herb
garden, a meeting with Sleepytime® Bear and a visit to the unforgettable “mint Room.” At the end of the
tour you will have a change to sample more than 40 varieties of teas For information write: Celestial
Seasonings, 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder, CO 80301-3292, phone (303) 581-1202, or log on:
www.celestialseasonings.com

CROSS ORCHARDS HISTORIC FARM is a 24 acre fruit ranch with apples, pears and peaches. On the
grounds is a bunkhouse, kitchen, pantry, dining room, barn and packing shed. The museum houses
household effects, farmyard equipment, horse-drawn implements and tools. There are many events, such as
the October Apple Jubilee with apple baking contest, hayrack rides, an apple press, entertainment and lots
of food. For information write: Cross Orchards Historic Farm, 3073 F Road, Grand Junction, CO 81504,
phone (970) 434-9814 or log on: www.grand-junction.net

FOUR MILE HISTORIC PARK is a 12 acre park with draft horses, goats, chickens, barns, and gardens.
The Four Mile log house was built in 1859 and is one of Denver’s oldest standing structures and shows the
lifestyle of Colorado’s early pioneers. The parks celebrates and Old Fashioned 4th of July, Colorado Folk
Arts Festival, The Great pumpkin Harvest Festival and a Pioneer Summer Day Camp with traditional
crafts, games, cooking and panning for gold. For information write: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 South
Forest Street, Denver, CO 80246 or phone (303) 399-1859.

NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW, RODEO AND HORSE SHOW. The January stock show is
conducted by 4-H/FFA groups and includes: llamas, cattle of all types, goats, swine, lambs, and sheep.
Along with the horse show and rodeo is a Wild West Show. For information write: National Western Stock



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Show, P.O. Box 16181, Denver, CO 80216-0181, phone (303) 297-1166 or long on:
www.nationalwestern.com

PEACH FEST is held in August at Paradise. Here you can enjoy almost every scrumptious peach
concoction imaginable. There’s peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach parfaits, peach shakes
and lots more. Also available are peach jam, peach salsa, and peach chutney. You can also enter your
favorite peach recipe contest. For information write: Grand Junction Visitor Bureau, 740 Horizon Dr.,
Grand Junction, CO 81506, phone (970) 244-1480 or log on: www.visitgrandjuction.com

TABOTT’S MOUNTAIN GOLD FARM TOURS offers hour-long tours of the orchards, packing shed,
cider mill and the Mine Shack Market. The Paradise area grows cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, pears,
grapes and apples. For information write: Talbott Farms, 3782 F 1/4 Road, Paradise, CO 81526, phone
(970) 464-5943 or log on: www.talbottfarms.com

                                              Connecticut

State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, 505
Hudson St., Hartford, CT 06106 or phone (800) 282-6863 or log on:
www.state.ct.us/tourism/

BOOTHE MEMORIAL PARK & MUSEUM, of Stratford, displays an early farm house. For
information phone: (203) 381-2046.

HISTORIC JORDAN GREEN, of Waterford, has an extensive collection of farm implements and
equipment. For information phone: (860) 442-2707.

NORTHWEST PARK NATURE CENTER & TOBACCO MUSEUM, of Windsor, has goats, sheep
and chickens. The museum houses early and modern tobacco harvesting equipment in the former curing
barn. For information phone: (860) 285-1886.

PEQUOT MUSEUM takes you on a journey through time with the Peuots and other Native Americans
with life without a supermarket with dioramas, 3D graphics, films and videos. Featuring authentic sights,
sounds and smells. For information write: Pequot Museum & Research Center, P.O. Box 3180,
Mashantucket, CT, 06339-3180, phone (800) 411-9671 or log on: www.mashntuket.com

SOUTHEASTERN CONNECTICUT EVENTS include a Chocolate Challenge, Lobsterfest,
Chowderfest, Sweet Potato Festival, Taste of Italy, a Grecia Festival and lots more food fun. For
information write: Mystic & More, P.O. Box 89, New London, CT 06320, phone (860) 444-2206 or log on:
www.mysticmore.com

                                               Delaware

Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway, Box 1401., Dover, DE 1993 , phone
(800) 441-8846 or log on: http://delaware.gov
DELAWARE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM & VILLAGE illustrates agricultural heritage with tractors
and farming implements being exhibited. For information write: Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village,
Dover, DE 19904 or phone (302) 734-1618.

MESSICK AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM has early farm implements, such as horse drawn plows, John
Deere tractor, and various farm tools. There’s also an early 20th century farm kitchen and a smokehouse.
For information write: Messick Agricultural Museum, Walt Messick Road. Harrington, DE 19952, or
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HISTORIC HOUSES OF ODESSA, is a complex of restored colonial houses.. In the 1700 Collins-Sharp
House, you will take a step back in time and learn how meals were cooked over an double open health
using original recipes from the 18th and 19th centuries with tools and techniques of that period. Adjacent to
the house is a kitchen garden that provides vegetables and herbs. You will learn about canning, preserving
and pickling. Afternoon teas and evening dinners are also available. For information write: Historic Houses
of Odessa, P.O. Box 507, Odessa, DE 19730, or phone (302) 378-4069.

                                         District of Columbia

DC Committee to Promote Washington, 1212 New York Ave., NW, Suite 200,
Washington, DC 20005, phone (800) 422-8644 Or log on: www.washington.org
THE VICTORY GARDEN was designed by the Horticulture Services Division of the Smithsonian
Institution, recreating a World War II vegetable garden. The 130-foot-long garden contains more than 50
varieties of vegetables that change with the seasons. This includes heirloom species, older varieties that
were available to gardens during the 1940s. Discover more on the second floor of the museum, a two-and-
a-half-story 1700s New England houses Be sure to visit the kitchen where vegetables were preserved and
how the kitchen helped the war effect with ration coupons, saving tine cans, foil, and leftover fat. For
information write: Smithsonian Institution, SI Building Room 153, Washington, DC 20560-0010, phone
(202) 357-1926, or log on: www.si.edu/horticulture

                                                  Florida

Visit Florida Inc., P.O. Box 1100, Tallahassee, FL 32302, phone (888) 735-2872 or log
on: www.flausa.com/
ANGELL & PHELPS CHOCOLATE FACTORY, of Daytona Beach, offers a tour of a working
chocolate factory. For information phone: (904) 257-2677.

EPCOT’S LIVING LAND PAVILION, Buena Vista (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

FRUIT & SPICE PARK, of Homestead, grows more than 500 species of fruit, nuts and spices found
throughout the world. There’s also an herb and vegetable garden. For information phone: (305) 247-5727.

HISTORIC SPANISH POINT, of Osprey, offers a 30-acre historic site with the remains of a prehistoric
living site, a pioneer family homestead and 20th century gardens. A nature trail takes visitors to a citrus
packing house. For information phone: (941) 966-5214.

HUNSADER FARMS, of Bradenton, is geared to educate kids about farming and farm life. There’s a
display of agricultural machinery and equipment, plus farm animals. For information phone: (941) 322-
2168

ISLE OF EIGHT FLAGS SHRIMP FESTIVA, Fernandina Beach (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

KUMQUAT FESTIVAL, a January event, offers you a chance to enter the kumquat cooking contest, with
a special contest for kids 8 to 18. There are five categories from meat to desserts. All recipes must contain
at least ten kumquats. And of course there’s all kinds of food from chicken pilau to foods made with
kumquats. For information write: Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, 14112 8th St., Dade City, FL
33525, phone (352) 567-3769, or log on: www.dadecitychamber.org

MANATEE VILLAGE HISTORICAL PARK shows what Florida was like 100 years ago. The tour
starts with the Wiggins General Store with turn-of-the-century merchandise. In the Stephens House is an
old-fashioned kitchen. Next door is the smokehouse, an unusual outhouse and the Potter Barn is filled with
seed, fertilizer, hay and farm implements just as you would find in the late 1800s. For information write:



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Manatee County Historical Commission, 604 15th Street. East., Bradenton, FL 34208 or phone (941) 741-
4075

MUSEUM OF SEMINOLE COUNTY HISTORY, of Sanford, features the celery industry. There’s also
rooms contain early farm equipment, plus a country store. For information phone: (407) 321-2489.

PIONEER FLORIDA MUSEUM, displays early farm machinery, along with the 1927 Smith Country
Store, Mabel Jordan Barn, cane mill, and a moonshine still. .For information write: Pioneer Florida
Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33525,phone (352) 567-0262.

TALLAHASEE MUSEUM lets visitors relive the history of an 1880s farmstead. In September is the
Native American Heritage Festival with demonstrations and food. In November is their Winter on the Farm
event. For information write: Tallahasee Museum of History & Science, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahasee,
FL 32310, or log on: www.tallahaseemuseum.org

WHETSTONE CHOCOLATES offers a tour of their factory. A video gives a close-up look at modern
candy production. Inside the factory you will witness the actual production of chocolates, and at the end of
the tour a free sample. For information write: Whetstone Chocolates, 2 Coke Rd., St. Augustine, FL 32086,
phone (904) 825-1700, or log on: www.whetstonechocolates.com

                                                 Georgia

Georgia Department of Tourism, 285 Peachtree Center Avene, NE, Suites 1000 and
1100, Atlanta, GA 30303, or phone (404) 656-3545 or log on: www.georgia.org/tourism/
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN has a garden for everyone from flowers to trees. Of special interest
is the Children’s Healthcare Garden that teaches kids all about wellness in a fun, hands-on, natural setting.
For information write: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30309, phone
(404) 876-5859, or log on: www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org

BRUNSWICK SEAFOOD FESTIVAL & THE BRUNSWICK STEWBILEE are two festivals of
interest. The Seafood Festival is held on Memorial Day weekend and features seafood cooking, plus
peeling and eating competitions. The Stewbilee, an October event, is a cook-off contest featuring both
amateur and professional chefs. For information write: Brunswick and the Golden Isles Visitors Bureau, 4
Glynn Avenue., Brunswick, GA 31520, phone (800) 933-2627 or log on: www.bgivb.com

CALLAWAY GARDENS is a 14,000 horticultural display garden. Of special interest is Mr. Cason’s
Vegetable Garden that covers 7.5 acres, producing more than 400 varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs.
The garden is the southern filming site for the PBS television program “The Victory Garden.” The upper
terrace has blueberries, grapes and unusual vegetables. The middle terrace produces seasonal annual
vegetables. The lower terrace has herbs and fruit trees. Also check out the Butterfly Center with tropical
plants that butterflies native to Central and South America enjoy. There’s a Harvest Festival in Mr. Cason’s
Vegetable Garden in October. On the grounds are eight restaurants featuring recipes from many countries,
includes America’s South. For information write: Callaway Gardens, P.O. Box 2000, Pine Mountain, GA
31822-2000, phone (800) 225-5292, or log on: www.callawaygardens.com

GEORGIA AGRIRAMA is an outdoor living farm of the 1890s with farmhouses, water-powered
gristmill, cotton gin and a steam-powered sawmill. In October is the cane grinding party. For information:
Titfon-Tift County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 165, Tifton, GA 31794 or phone (229) 382-6200 or
386-3344.

GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL is an October event with all kinds of apple products and entertainment.
For information write: Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 505, Ellijay, GA 30540 or phone
(706) 635-7400.




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GEORGIA FARM TOURS include Washington Farms with strawberries and pumpkins, Thomas’
Orchards for peaches and Mayfield Dairy for ice cream. For information write: Athens Visitors Bureau,
300 North Thomas Street, Athens, GA 30601, phone (800) 653-0603, or log on: www.visitathensga.com

GEORGIA PEACH FESTIVAL Fort Valley (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

HISTORIC COTTON EXCHANGE MUSEUM features cotton cultivation, commerce, manufacturing
and an exhibit of “Cotton Pickin’ Deals.” For information write: Augusta’s Cotton Exchange Welcome
Center & Museum, 32 8th Street, Augusta, GA 30901, phone (760) 724-4067 or log on: www.ausustaga.org

HOFWYL-BROADFIELD PLANTATION was once a rice farm along the Altamaha River. Today you
can tour the plantation home, the gardens and a working model of a rice plantation. For information write:
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, 5556 U.S. Hwy 17 North, Brunswick, GA 31525, phone (912) 264-7333 or
log on: www.bgivb.com

PUTNAM COUNTY DAIRY FESTIVAL Eatonton (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

TAYLOR-GRADY HOUSE was built in the 1840s by General Robert Taylor, a cotton planter. Originally
the kitchen was a separate building, as they frequently burned down and it kept the cooking smell away
from the house. After touring the house visit the pigeon cote where young pigeons were raised. Squabs, a
pigeon before it flies, were a delicacy. Another outbuilding is the smokehouse. Note while these two
buildings were made of brick, they appear to be concrete, because concrete was more expensive. For
information write: Taylor-Grady House, 634 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA 30601, or phone (706) 549-8688.

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, ADS COMPLEX provides tours in animal and dairy science. This
includes biotechnology labs where cloning of cattle, pigs and chickens are discussed by scientists working
in the labs. Tours also include meat science, livestock genetics, animal nutrition and reproductive
physiology. For information write: UGA College of Agriculture, P.O. Box 748, Tifton, GA 31793-0748 or
phone (706) 542-5580.

VIDALIA ONION FESTIVAL is an April event with an onion eating contest, cooking school and lots of
delicious onion foods. For information contact the Vidalia Tourism Council (912) 538-8687 or log on:
www.vidaliaga.com

WORLD OF COCA-COLA with displays of early bottling equipment to the latest methods; the evolution
of the famed contour bottle; and a collection of more than a thousand objects, artifacts and memorabilia.
It’s a nostalgic journey through a century of Coca-Cola history. For information write: World of Coca-
Cola, 55 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30303, or phone (404) 676-5151.

                                                 Hawaii

Hawaii Visitors Bureau, 2270 Kalakaua Ave. #700, Honolulu, HI 96815 or phone (808)
923-1811or log on: www.visit.hawaii.org
CUISINES OF THE SUN is a 4 day July event featuring chefs from around the world highlight cuisine
from sunny climates. For information write: Cuisines of the Sun, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, 68-1400 Mauna
Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743-9796 or phone (808) 885-6622/

FANTASIES IN CHOCOLATE is held in November and features a chance to sample the best and most
luscious treats from restaurants and chocolate companies. Chefs, confectioners and bakers prepare the most
creative and delicious dishes with chocolate at the main ingredient. For information write: Fantasies in
Chocolate, Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96826 or phone (808) 946-
2187




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FRENCH FESTIVAL OF HAWAII puts Paris under a palm tree for this Fall event. Highlights include
French cuisine and culinary demonstrations. For information write to: O’ahu Visitors Bureau, 737 Bishop
Street, Suite 2860, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone (877) THE FEST or log on: www.visit-oahu.com

HAWAII FOOD AND FARM TOURS: Nalo Farm tour with Chef Wayne Hirabayashi (808) 259-7698;
Okasuya Hunting with Donovan Dela Cruz (808) 523-8802, ext. 24; The Plate Lunch with Chef Russell Siu
and a tour of the Honolulu Chocolate Company (808) 737-1177; Tour of Honolulu Fish Auction and
Sumida Watercress Farm with Chef George Mavrothalassitis (808) 585-0063; and farm tours to Hawaii
O’ahu Suisan (salt water shrimp), and Hawaii Marine Enterprises (ogo seaweed) are also available. For
information write: O’ahu Visitors Bureau, 737 Bishop Street, Suite 2860, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone (877)
525-OAHU or log on: www.visit-oahu.com

HAWAII TROPICAL BOTANICAL GARDEN offers a collection from all tropical countries and
includes bananas, breadfruit, cocoa, coconuts, ginger, guava, mangoes, papaya, passion fruit, pineapple,
and taro. Also at the garden are the ruins of a sugar mill, and a Portuguese bake oven. For information
write: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 80, Papaikou, HI 96781, phone (808) 964-5233 or log
on: www.hawaiigarden.com

KONA COFFEE CULTURAL FESTIVAL is a 2-week, November event featuring the taste and aroma
of coffee. Judges from around the world select the best coffee from more than 60 entries. Well known chefs
demonstrate culinary talents using Kona coffee. You too can create your favorite recipe, using Kona coffee
of course, and enter it in the Kona Coffee Recipe Contest. Many of the winning recipes over the years are
featured in the Kona Coffee Cookbook. In addition to the food, there are coffee picking contests, a Living
History Farm Tour and a tour to coffee mill. For information write: Kona Coffee Cultural Festival, P.O.
Box 1112, Kailua-Kona, HI 96745, phone (808) 326-7820 or log on: www.konacoffeefest.com.

MAUI AGRICULTURAL TRADE SHOW and SAMPLING, is an April event, features Hawaii-grown
products, a true tasting and sampling event. In addition, there are cooking demonstrations by top chefs,
along with cooking contests. For information write: Maui Agricultural Trade Show, P.O. Box 185, Kihei,
HI 96753, phone (808) 875-0457, or log on: www.mauiag.org

PACIFC ISLANDS TARO FESTIVAL is held in August and features taro and other authentic Paific
islands foods, arts and crafts, along with culinary demonstrations. For information write: O’ahu Visitors
Bureau, 737 Bishop Street, Suite 2860, Honolulu, HI 96813, phone (808) 235-7433 or log on: www.visit-
oahu.com

TASTE OF HONOLULU. This 3 day, June culinary event is the largest food festival in Honolulu. A
couple of dozen of the city’s best restaurants present some of their spectacular dishes. There are activities
for all ages including cooking demonstrations and nutrition tips from award-winning chefs. For information
write: Taste of Honolulu, 710 Green Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 or phone (808) 536-1015.

                                                   Idaho

Idaho Department of Commerce, 700 West State Street, Boise, ID 83720, phone (800)
635-7820, or log on: www.idoc.state.id.us/buttoms/buttoms.html
AGRICULTURE TOURS are available west of Boise that includes the Swiss Village Cheese Factory,
Amalgamated Sugar Company, and the Berry Ranch with their antique farm machinery. For information
write: Nampa Chamber of Commerce, 1306 3rd Street. South, Nampa, ID 83651 or phone (208) 466-4641

IDAHO POTATO EXPO provides information on potato history, growth, harvesting, processing,
nutrition and trivia. There are educational exhibits including the world’s largest potato chip. In the kitchen
free taters are offered. Check out the Spud Shop for potato ice cream and potato fudge. For information
write: Idaho Potato Expo, 130 NW Main, Blackfoot, ID 88221, phone (208) 785-2517 or log on:
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MINIDOKA COUNTY MUSEUM has a marble soda fountain from 1926 with original syrups and candy
bars. Also a display of soft drink bottles, Russell steam engine and a display of great-grandma’s laundry
equipment. For information write: Minidoka County Historical Society, P.O. Box 21, Rupert, ID 83350 or
phone (208) 436-0336

WESTERN IDAHO FAIR, an August event, is an old-fashioned country fair showcasing Idaho’s
agricultural livestock and produce lifestyle. For information write: Boise Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 2106,
Boise, ID 83701, phone (800) 676-1253, or log on: www.boise.org

                                                 Illinois

Illinois Bureau of Tourism, 100 West Randolph #3-400, Chicago, IL 60601, phone
(800) 223-0121, or log on: www.enjoyillinois.com
APPLE ‘N’ PORK FESTIVAL, a September event, is an old-time craft fair with lots of food. For
information write: Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, 100 South Center Street, Suite 101, Clinton, IL
61727, or phone (217) 935-3364

BARNS OF SPLENDOR are found in Fox River Valley that includes 16-sided barn, Garfield Farm
Museum, and the birthplace of barbed wire at the Joseph F. Glidden Homestead. For information write:
Aurora Visitors Bureau, 44 West Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506, phone (800) 477-4369, or log on:
www.enjoyaurora.com

C.W. MOORE HOMESTEAD is a journey into the mid-Victorian past. There’s an 1880 kitchen that has
bins or flour and sugar, and drawers of sweet smelling spices. In the Farm Museum you will find vintage
tractors, a threshing machines and scores of well preserved old farm tools. For information write: DeWitt
County Museum, 219 East Woodlawn, Clinton, IL 61727 or phone (217) 935-6066.

JOHN DEERE PAVILION blends the nostalgia of old-fashioned farming equipment with today’s
technology. Nearby is the John Deere Collectors Center with an exhibit of early tractors, equipment and
memorabilia. At the Center you can watch a tractor being restored Also you can visit John Deere’s original
blacksmith shop in Dixon, Illinois, along with the Deere family homestead. For information write: John
Deere Pavilion, 1400 River Drive, Moline, IL61265, phone (309) 765-1000 (Pavilion) or (800) 240-5265
(Center), or log on: www.johndeerepavilion.com or www.johndeerecollectorsctr.com

HENRY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUEUM has a harness shop, agricultural tools and equipment, hog
house exhibit and an old windmill. For information write: Henry County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 48,
Bishop Hill, IL 61419, phone (309) 927-3528 or log on: www.bishophill.com

INTERNATIONAL HORSERADISH FESTIVAL (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

JORDBRUKSDAGARNA (Agriculture Days), a September event, is a Swedish harvest festival with
agricultural demonstrations, including sorghum cooking. For information write: Bishop Hill Heritage
Association, P.O. Box 92, Bishop Hill, IL 61419, phone (309) 927-3345, or log on: www.bishophill.com

LENA AREA HISTORICAL MUSEUM has farm tools and a summer kitchen. For information write:
Lena Area Historical Museum, 427 West Grove Street, Lena, IL 61048 or log on:
www.rootsweb.com/~ilstephe/lenahistorical

LYON FARM & VILLAGE has 15 historic buildings that trace the history of Kendall County. Learn
about native prairie grasses found around the farm and enjoy a variety of special events. For information
write: Lyon Farm and Village, Route 71, Yorkville, IL 60560, phone (630) 553-6777, or log on:
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McDONALD’S MUSEUM has the original equipment used in the early days to peel, slice and fry
potatoes; milkshake mix and syrup were whipped up on the Multi-mixers, Coca-Cola and root beer were
drawn from a barrel, and orangeade from the orange bowl. The all-male crew are represented by
mannequins dressing in a 1955 uniform with paper hats. In the basement are historical displays with early
advertising and memorabilia. The museum is the original red and white-tiled restaurant featuring the
Golden Arches. For information write: McDonald’s #1 Store Museum, 400 N. Lee St., Des Plaines, IL
60016, phone (847) 297-5022, or log on:
www.mcdonalds.com/countries/usa/corporate/info/museum/museum.html

PIONEER VILLAGE is a collection of buildings. The 1840s Pioneer Cabin has Dutch oven cooking,
heirloom gardens, butter making and the rare Black Java chickens. There are several museums, of special
interest is the Farm Museum with old farm implements and tools, and the Discovery Barn with chickens,
pigs and other farm animals. And there are special events, such as the antique tractor show in June and a
harvest festival in September. For information write: Blackberry Farm’s Pioneer Village, 100 South Barnes
Road, Aurora, IL 60506, phone (630) 892-1550, or log on: www.foxvalleyparkdistrict.org

QUAD CITY BOTANICAL CENTER is a tropical garden that includes bananas, coffee beans, and
coconuts. For information write: Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201,
phone (309) 794-0991, or log on: www.visitquadcities.com

SILVERCREEK MUSEUM has a kitchen with crockery, old-fashioned tools and farm equipment, and
antique machinery. For information write: Silvercreek Museum, 2954 South Walnut Road, Freeport, IL
61032, phone (815) 235-2198 or log on: www.webmania.com.au/se/info/history/cooper.html

STEPHEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM has an 1850-1920 farm museum and an
1840s Irish Homestead, all based on horse power. For information write: Stephenson County Visitors
Bureau, 26 South Geleena Avenue, Freeport, IL 61032, phone (800) 369-2955, or log on:
www.stephenson-county-il.org

                                                Indiana

Indiana Tourism Development Division, One N. Capitol, Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN
46204-2288, phone (800) 289-6646 or log on: www.ai.org/tourism
AMISH ACRES HISTORIC FARM gives you a chance to relive the past with the farm tools and
trapping of yesteryear. During the seasons you can see how maple syrup, apple butter, and sorghum
molasses are made just as they were 100 years ago. There’s also apple cider pressing and dried foods are
produced. On the grounds are restaurants, a theatre, shops and accommodations. For information write:
Amish Acres, 1600 West Market Street, Nappanee, IN 46550, phone (800) 800-4942 or log on:
www.amishacres.com

ANTIQUE ENGINE & TRACTOR SHOW, a June event, features antique tractor pull, slow tractor race
and antique tractor displays. For information write: Switzerland County Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 149,
Vevay, IN 47591, phone (800) HELLO-VV, or log on: www.venus.net/~rmartin

APPLE FESTIVAL: This September event is a great place to enjoy apples. For information write:
Nappanee Chamber of Commerce, 451 North Main Street Suite100, Nappanee, IN 46550, phone (219)
773-7812, or log on: www.nappanee.org

BILLIE CREEK VILLAGE is a re-created 20th century village with a farmstead, farm animals, living
history museum and a general store. In February a maple syrup camp operates and in September is Steam
Harvest Days. Other events include National Herb Week, an Ice Cream Social, Antique Tractor Fair and
sorghum making. For information write: Billie Creek Village, R.R. 2, Box 27, Rockville, IN 47872, phone
(765) 569-3430, or log on: www.billiecreek.org




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BLUEBERRY FESIVAL. This September event features all kinds of blueberry treats. For information
write: Marshall County Blueberry Festival, P.O. Box 639, Plymouth, IN 46563, phone (888) 936-5020, or
log on> www.blueberryfestival.org

BRIDGETON MILL, is the oldest continuously operating mill west of the Allegheny Mountains. You can
watch the burr stones grind corn, wheat and other grains into flour. For information write: Parke County
Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 165, Rockville, IN 47872, phone (765) 548-0106, or log on:
www.bridgetonmill.com

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL CONTEST, a February event, is open to both kids and adults. Just create
your favorite dessert that has chocolate in it and enter. For information write: Bloomington Visitors Bureau,
2855 North Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404, phone (812) 332-9615, ext. 218, or log on:
www.visitbloomington.com

CONNER PRAIRIE is an open-air living history museum with 45 buildings on 1,400 acres. You will
want to visit the 1816 Lenape Indian Camp and McKinnen’s Trading Post where you can with hands-on
learn to grind corn and other Native American duties. 1836 Prairietown recreates life during that time.
William Conner Estate features a barn, a spring house and a garden; 1886 Zimmerman Farm, an 1870s, and
a three-story Featherstone Barn. Conner Prairie continues to grow with a water-powered mill for grinding
flour and a 1936 working farm. In September is their Country Fair with antique tractors and agriculture
tools. You can help to make cider, sorghum molasses and milk a cow. Taste of the Past is held on Memorial
Day and Labor Day with 19th century fare. For information write: Connor Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road,
Fishers, IN 46038, phone (800) 966-1836, or log on: www.cnnerprairie.org

FESTIVAL OF GINGERBREAD Fort Wayne (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

HUBER ORCHARD & WINERY has their own cheese factory where you can see cheese being made
and is part of the Hoosier Homestead Farm. For information write: Huber Orchard & Winery, 1816 Huber
Road, Starlight, IN 47106, phone (800) 345-9463 or log on: www.huberwinery.com

MANSFIELD VILLAGE has a Mushroom Festival in April, a Maple Syrup Festival in March, a
Watermelon Festival in August and a Cornbread Festival in September. For information write: Parke
County Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 165, Rockville, IN 47972, phone (765) 653-4026, or log on:
www.mansfieldvillage.com

MAPLE SUGARIN’ DAYS, a February event, features old-fashioned, wood-burning evaporator that boils
sap down into maple syrup. For information write: Terre Haute Visitors Bureau, 643 Walbash, Terra Haute,
IN 47807, phone (812) 462-3392, or log on: www.terrahaute.com

MINT FESTIVAL, a June event, features farm tours, mint demonstrations, and a mint cooking contest.
For information phone: (219) 896-5059 or (219) 896-2141.

MONROE COUNTY FAIR in July features 4-H competition. For information write: Bloomington
Visitors Bureau, 2855 North Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN 47404, phone (812) 349-2575, or log on:
www.visitbloominton.com

MONROE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM displays farm and household implements.
For information write: Monroe County Historical Society Inc., 202 East 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47401,
phone (812) 332-2517, or log on: www.visitbloomington.com

PERSIMMON FESTIVAL: This September event has a persimmon cooking contest, with persimmon
pudding topping the list of recipes. For information write: Mitchell Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 216,
Mitchell, IN 47446, phone (800) 580-1985, or log on: www.mitchellin.org




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POPCORN FESTIVAL, a September event, features all kinds of popcorn events. For information write:
Valparaiso Community Festivals, P.O. Box 189, Valparaiso, IN 46384, phone (219) 464-8332, or log on:
www.popcornfest.org

SASSAFRAS TEA FESTIVAL, an April event, features foods from the Civil War ear, including pies,
cookies, ham, and beans. For information write: Jennings County Visitor Center, P.O. Box 415, Vernon, IN
47282, phone (800) 928-3667, or log on: www.visit@jenningsco.org

SPRING MILL STATE PARK has a three-story grist mill where corn and wheat were ground. Also at
the park is a pioneer village with a distillery and a pioneer garden. Three pound bags of corn meal are
available Spring through Fall. For information write: Spring Mill State Park, Box 376, Mitchell, IN 47446,
phone (812) 849-4129 or log on: www.mithellin.org

SWISS HERITAGE VILLAGE & MUSEUM takes a look at Mennonite life with 15 structures from
1860 to 1900. You will learn how to live in a farmhouse with no electricity, central heat or running water.
The living history interpreters show you the day-to-day activities such as making cheese, sheep shearing
and other farm duties. In April celebrate Earth day where you can watch horse plowing, to be followed in
May with spring crop planting and new born farm animals. For information write: Swiss Heritage Society,
P.O. Box 88, Berne, IN 46711, phone (219) 589-8007, or log on: www.swissheritage.org

                                                   Iowa

Iowa Division of Tourism, 200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309, phone (800) 345-
4692 or log on: www.state.ia.us/touristm
AMANA COLONIES is a group of villages, each with its own attractions. Amana has the Museum of
Amana History and includes gardening displays and wine-making. In Middle Amana is the Communal
Kitchen where you can see a large brick hearth, the dry sink, wooden tubs, and the original implements
used to prepare meals. In South Amana is the Agriculture Museum that is housed in a 1860s barn and
contains equipment for planting, plowing and harvesting, plus equipment for livestock management. In
Little Amana is a General Store with all kinds of foods, and in High Amana is an Old Fashioned Shop with
items that have not changed in more than 135 years. There are several restaurants serving family-style a
variety of German and American food,. There are many events, such as the Minneapolis-Moline
Implement Renuions with antique tractors and farm equipment, and what German village would be
complete without an Oktoberfest? For information write: Amana Colonies Visitors Bureau, 39 38th Avenue,
Suite 100, Amana, IA 52203, phone (800) 579-2294, or log on: www.amenacolonies.com

APPLE FESTIVAL, an October event, lets you sample a variety of fresh apples, apple cider, and apple
desserts. For information write: Quad Cities Visitors Bureau, 1102 South Harrison Street, Davenport, IL
52801-1807, phone (800) 747-7800. Or log on: www.visitquadcities.com

FAMILY MUSEUM OF ARTS & SCIENCE has a Homestead Gallery in a giant, hollow tree where you
will learn how weather affects agriculture. There’s also a farmhouse with exhibits of early farmers. For
information write: Family Museum of Arts & Sciences, 2900 Learning Campus Drive, Bettendorf, IA
52722, phone (309) 765-1000, or log on: www.visitquadcities.com

FLOYD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM has agricultural implements and farm tractors.
The city was the home of Hart-Parr, Oliver, and White Farm Equipment from 1901 to 1993. The museum
has a large collection of company records, artifacts from the factory, literature, company advertising, and
five tractors. For information write: Floyd County Museum, 500 Gilbert Street, Charles City, IA 50616,
phone (515) 228-1099, or log on: www.charlescitychamber.com

GOLDENROD SCHOOL, “THE BIRTHPLACE OF 4-H,”is part of the Nodway Valley Historical
Museum complex. For information write: Nodway Valley Historical Museum, 1600 South 16th Street,
Clarinda, IA 51662, or phone (712) 542-3074. (see article on page 98}.



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JASPER COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM contains an agricultural exhibit, a Victorian kitchen, plus
a 1930s kitchen, and 1857 barn. For information write: Jasper County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 854,
Newton, IA 50208, phone (641) 792-9118, or log on: www.visitnewton.com

KALONA FALL FESTIVAL, a September event, features cornmeal grinding, antique farm machinery
and home-made foods (pretzels, apple fritters, potato chips, roast pork with sauerkraut, and the ever popular
chicken biscuits and gravy). For information write: Kalona Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 615, Kalona,
IA 52247-0615 or phone (319) 656-2660

KALONA HISTORICAL VILLAGE has preserved 19th-century buildings and artifacts. This includes the
agricultural building, old farm equipment and a country store. This Amish community, is the largest west of
the Mississippi and is known as the “Quilt Capital of Iowa.” For information write: Kolona Chamber of
Commerce, P.O. Box615, Kalona, IA 522247-0625 or phone (319) 656-2660.

MAYTAG DAIRY FARMS, the producer of Maytag Blue Cheese, has a video tour of their plant and
farm, along with a sampling of their cheeses. For information write: Maytag Dairy Farms, P.O. Box 806,
Newton, IA 50208, phone (800) 247-2458 or log on: www.visitnewton.com (see Companion I book)

NATIONAL FARM TOY MUSEUM has more than 30,000 toys and exhibits that includes tractors,
trucks, and implements. In the movie theater you can watch historical displays depicting farming changes
from 1900 to present. There’s also a harvest exhibit that depicts changes from ancient times to present.
Nearby is factory where you can watch farm toys being made. And if you want to purchase a farm toy,
there are farm toy outlet stores. For information write: National Farm Toy Museum, 1110 16th Avenue
Court S.E., Dyersville, IA 52040, phone (563) 875-2727, or log on: www.nftmonline.com

OPERATION T-BONE Audubon (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

PAGE COUNTY FAIR includes a wide variety of activities such as 4-H and FFA activities, a well as
livestock judging. For information write: Page County Fair, 309 East Washington, Clarinda, IA 51632 or
phone (712) 542-5171.

PIONEER FARM MUSEUM has a collection of farm buildings including a summer kitchen, meat house,
scale house barn, country store, windmill and the Daniel Nelson Home. You will learn about family life,
such as baking, canning, and churning. In September is their Pioneer Farm Festival with more than 30
pioneer skills demonstrated, along with exhibits, entertainment and a country dinner. For information write:
Pioneer Farm Museum, P.O. Box 578, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 or phone (515) 672-2989.

RIVER ROCKIN’ RIBFEST, an August event. Chefs from the nation’s best BBQ restaurants face off on
the Mississippi levee in LeClaire Park. For information write: Quad Cities Visitors Bureau, 102 South
Harrison Street, Davenport, IA 52801-1807, or phone (800) 747-7800, or log on: www.visitquadcities.com

                                                 Kansas

Kansas Department of Travel and Tourism, 700 S.W. Harrison St., Suite 1300,
Topeka, KS 66603-3712, phone (800) 252-6727 or log on: www.kansascommerce.com
BARTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM & VILLAGE is on five acres and including
many period buildings, antique tractors and agricultural implements. As an added treat, the Waupun wood-
vaned windmill, you can pump fresh water. For information write: Barton County Historical Society, P.O.
Box 1091, Great Bend, KS 67530, phone (620) 793-5125, or log on:
www.greatbend.net/gbcc/tourism/bchs/

CENTRAL KANSAS FLYWHEEL MUSEUM has a vast collection of farm machinery and agriculture
implements, plus a library of instruction manuals for farm equipment. Also general store exhibits and an



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old-time kitchen. The are bygone days demonstrations, including butter churning, corncob jelly and extinct
food crafts. In the fall is an antique engine show and tractor pull. For information write: Central Kansas
Flywheels, Inc., P.O. Box 2621, Salina, KS 67401, phone (785) 825-8473, or log on: www.tri.net.flywheel

CRAWFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM contains horse drawn vehicles, farming implements,
and a mom and pop general store. In June steam engines and tractors are exhibited, and in August is a
living history event. For more information write: Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1115,
Pittsburg, KS 66762-1115, or phone (316) 231-1440.

KANSAS SAMLER FESTIVAL (see ABC’s OF FOOD book)

KAUFFMAN MUSEUM tells the coming of the Mennonites coming to the Central Plains in the 1870s. A
living prairie with native grasses have been reconstructed along with a homesteaders log cabin, an 1875
farmhouse, an 1885 barn, and an Althouse-Raymond Vaneless windmill. For information write: Kauffman
Museum, Bethel College, 27th and North Main, North Newton, KS 67117-0531, phone (316) 283-1612, or
log on: www.bethelks.edu/kauffman

LEGLER BARN is one of the few limestone barns still standing in Kansas. It houses Lenexa’s rich
agriculture history. Also included in this museum complex is a prairie schooner, sod house and an herb
garden. In September the Lenexa Historical Society hosts the Spinach Festival where the “world’s largest
spinach salad” is made. And in June is the Kansas State Barbeque Championship and the Chili Challenge
is held in October. For information write: Legler Barn Museum, 14907 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa,
KS 66215-4135, phone (913) 492-0038, or log on: www.ci-lenexa.ks.us

McPHERSON COUNTY OLD MILL MUSEUM has a 1898 water-powered flour mill. For information
write Lindsborg Chamber of Commerce, 104 East. Lincoln, Lindsborg, KS 67456, phone (888) 227-2227,
or log on: www.lindsborg.org

OLD DUTCH MILL was built in 1876 and moved to the park in 1924 and reconstructed and is part of the
Wamego Museum Complex. For information write: Old Dutch Mill, P.O. Box 84, Wamego, KS 66547 or
phone (785) 456-2040.

SANTE FE DAYS, a September event, includes a chili cook off. For information write: Salina Chamber of
Commerce, P.O. Box 586, Salina, KS 67402-0586, phone (785) 827-9301, or log on: wwwsaljournal.com

THE SMOKY HILL RIVER FESTIVAL, a June event, has lots of exciting taste tempters. For
information write: Smoky Hill River Festival, P.O. Box 2181, Salina, KS 67402-2181, phone (785) 826-
7410, or log on: www.riverfestival.com

SMOKY HILL VINEYARDS & WINERY offers vineyard tours and wine tasting. Also festivals,
gourmet dinners, cook offs, and cooking classes. For information write: Smoky Hill Vineyards & Winery,
212 W. Golf Link Rd., Salina, KS 67401, phone (785) 825-2515, or log on: www.kansaswine.com

                                               Kentucky

Kentucky Travel, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601, hone (800) 255-8747 or log
on: www.kytourism.com
BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY offers tours of their bourbon distillery, museum, century-old
warehouses, bottling facilities and gardens. For information write: Buffalo Trace Distillery, 1001
Wilkinson Blvd., Franklin County, KY 40601, phone (800) 654-8471, or log on: www.buffalotrace.com

COLONEL HARLAND SANDERS CAFÉ & MUSEUM, was the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
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information write: Corbin Office of Economic Development, 101 North Depot Street, Corbin, KY 40701,
phone (606) 528-6390 or log on: www.corbinky.com

LABROT & GRAHAM was established in 1812 and is America’s oldest operating bourbon distillery.
Your tour begins with the cypress fermenting tanks, where sour mash bubbles a full seven days. You will
be taken step by step through the final product.. For information write: Labrot & Graham Distillers, 7855
McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383, phone (859) 879-1812, or log on: www.woodfordchamber-ky.com

THE HOMEPLACE re-creates life on a mid-19th century southern farm with furnished houses, bars and
demonstrations of daily chores from caring and feed livestock to harvesting crops. In September is the
Harvest Celebration where you can enjoy apple butter and cider. For information write: Land Between the
Lakes, 199 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211-9001, phone (270) 924-2000 or log on:
www.lbl.org

LOUISVILLE FESTIVALS include July Watermelon Festival, September Derby City Men Who Cook
and Ohio Valley Harvest Festival and in October the World’s Largest Halloween Party. For information
write: Louisville Visitors Bureau, 400 South 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202, phone (800) 792-5595 or log
on: www.gotolouisville.com

MOUNTAIN LIFE MUSEUM & McHARGUE’S MILL. The Museum is a tribune to life in the 19th
century southeast Kentucky with smokehouse, barn and agriculture products. The Mill was the first water-
driven corn mill in the area. For information write: Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, 998 Levi
Jackson Mill Road, London, KY 40744-8944, phone (606) 878-800, or log on:
www.levijacksonstatepark.com

OLD FORT HARROD STATE PARK offers a look at Fort life, along with agricultural implements used
by the pioneers. For information write: Old Fort Harrod State Park, P.O. Box 156, Harrodsburg, KY 40330,
phone (800) 355-9192 or log on: www.oldfortharrod.com

OSCAR GETZ MUSEUM OF WHISKEY HISTORY displays rare artifacts and documents concerning
American whiskey industry dating from pre-Colonial days to post-Prohibition years. For information write:
Spalding Hall, 114 North 5th Street, Bardstown, KY 40004 or phone (502) 348-2999.

PENNYROYAL AREA MUSEUM brings to life the past of southwestern Kentucky with all kinds of
exhibits including agriculture, clothes and vintage vehicles. For information write: Pennyroyal Area
Museum, 217 East 9th Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, phone (270) 887-4270 or log on:
www.commercecenter.org

REBECCA-RUTH CANDY is the originator of bourbon chocolates. You tour the factory and see the
same curved marble bar top that was used during the Prohibition to make their chocolates. Today more than
120 different chocolates are made. For information write: Rebecca Ruth Candies, P.O. Box 64, Frankfort,
KY 40602 or phone (800) 444-3766

RIVERSIDE, THE FARNSLEY MOREMEN LANDING is a journey back in time to a 19th century
farm on the banks of the Ohio River. Tours are available of the main house, detached kitchen and the
kitchen garden that produces the same of the vegetables gown a century ago. For information write:
Riverside, 7410 Moorman Road, Louisville, KY 40272, phone (502) 935-6809 or log on: www.riverside-
landing.org

SHAKER VILLAGE OF PLEASANT HILL offers farm life as it was 100 years ago with cooking
demonstrations of that time. You can also dine on Shaker foods with a large choice of baked goods to
meats and vegetables. The Village offers many workshops such as the March “So You Want to be a
Farmer” and August “Heirloom Vegetable Gardening.” For information write: Shaker Village of Pleasant
Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330, phone (800) 734-5611 or log on:
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                                               Louisiana

Louisiana Office of Tourism, P.O. Box 94291, Baton Rouge, LA 70804, phone (800)
33-GUMBO or log on: www.louisianatravel.com
BAYOU FOOD FESIVAL a September event, presents the best Cajun foods that includes gumbo, boudin,
crawfish and more. For information write: Lafayette Visitors Commission, P.O. Box 52066, Lafayette, LA
70505, phone (800) 346-1958, or log on: www.cjunhot.com or www.lafayettetravel.com

CAJUN POWER SAUCE MFG. INC. makes a variety of sauces and seasonings. Their most famous is
Cajun Power Garlic Sauce made with squeezed garlic juice. School tours are available with reservations.
For details contact Cajun Power Sauce Mfg. Inc., 10218 LA Hwy 82, Abbeville, LA 70510, (337) 893-
3856, (877) 876-8748, or log on: www.cajunpowersuace.com

CONRAD RICE MILL is America’s oldest operating rice mill. The tour starts at the Konriko County
Store and includes the history of the Acadians, along with a complete tour of the mill, and locally produced
food products. For information write: Conrad Rice Mill, P.O. Box 10640, New Iberia, LA 70562-0640,
phone (800) 551-3245 or log on: www.conradricemill.com

CRYSTAL RICE PLANTATION offers an Aqua-Culture Tour which shows how two different crops,
crawfish and rice, are grown on the same land at the same time. For information write: Crystal Rice
Plantation, 6428 Airport Road, Crowley, LA 70526, phone (337) 783-6417 or log on:
www.crystalrice.com

H.J. SMITH’S SON GENERAL STORE is a step back to 1876 with all types of hardware and farm
supplies. Everything from ox yokes, cast iron stoves, crockery, cast iron cookware and much more. For
information write: H.J. Smith’s Son, 308 North Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433, phone (504) 892-
0460, or log on: www.ci.covington.la.us

HUNDLEY AGRICULTURE MUSEUM takes a nostalgic look at handmade farm tools and antique farm
equipment. For information write: Hundley Agriculture Museum, 1109 Roberts Cove Road, Crowley, LA
70526, phone (337) 788-0546, or log on: www.acadiatourism.org.

INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL, an October event, with rice cooking and rice eating contests. For
information write: International Rice Festival, 559 North Avenue F, Crowley, LA 70526, phone (877) 783-
2109 or log on: www.acadiatourism.org

JEANERETTE MUSEUM features the sugar cane history in planting, harvesting and processing of sugar
cane, along with pictures and relics. For information write: Jeanerette Museum, P.O. Box 31, Jeanerette,
LA 70533, phone (337) 276-4408 or log on: www.iberiaparish.com

JEAN LAFITTE ACADIAN CULTURAL CENTER, unit of the National Park Service, depicts
Acadians who settles the prairies, bayous and marshes of southern Louisiana. The area was well suited for
rice-farming, cattle and other crops. They hunted, trapped and fished. For information write: Acadian
Cultural Center, 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA 70508 or phone (318) 232-0789

LONGFELLOW-EVANGELINE STATE HISTORIC SITE depicts Creole plantation life in the mid-
19th century with an outdoor kitchen, fruit and nut trees, and vegetable and herb gardens. For information
write: St. Martinville Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box436, St. Martinville, LA 70582 or phone (313) 394-
7578.

LOUISIANA STATE EXHIBIT MUSEUM has history and culture exhibits of industry and agriculture.
For information write: Louisiana State Exhibit Museum, 3015 Greenwood Road, Shreveport, LA71166,
phone (800) 551-8692, or log on: www.shreveport-bossier.org




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LSU – RICE EXPERIMENT STATION offers tours of rice and soybean fields and films on rice
production. For information write: LSU- Rice Experiment Station, 1373 Caffey Road, Rayne, LA 70578,
phone (877) 783-2109 or log on: www.acadiatourism.org.

RAYNE FROG FESTIVAL, a Labor Day event, has frog races and jumping contest. All kinds of Cajun
food is available, along with frog legs. For information write: Rayne Frog Festival, Gossen Memorial Park,
Rayne, LA 70578, phone (3337) 334-2332, or log on: www.rayne.org/chamberhtml

TABASCO FACTORY TOUR includes a film, bottling, packaging operations, and museum displays. For
information write: McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, LA 70513, phone (800) 634-9599 or log on:
www.iberiaparish.com

TEE MAMOU-IOTA MARDI GRAS FOLKLIFE FEATIVAL, a February event, features Prairie
Cajun Foods with cooking demonstrations. A chance for sample servings of boudin, gumbo, etoufee,
jambalaya, cane syrup pies, crawfish, alligator and Cajun doughnuts. For information write: Tee Mamou
Iota Mardi Gras Folk Life Festival, 116 Duon Avenue, Iota, LA 70543 or phone (318) 779-2597

VERMILIONVILLE LIVING HISTORY MUSEUM is an experience in the early life of the Cajuns in
Acadiana. You can explore Louisiana plant life, taste a sample of cooking demonstrations and enjoy the
smells of freshly baked bread.. For information write: Vermilionville, 1600 Surrey Street, Lafayette, LA
70508, phone (866) 99-BAYOU, or log on: www.vermilionville.org

WILDLIFE GARDENS Gibson (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GUMBO COOKOFF CONTEST is an October event. with lots of great
Cajun and Creole food. For information write: Iberia Chamber of Commerce, 111 West Main Street. New
Iberia, LA 70560, phone (888) 9-IBERIA, or log on: www.iberiaparish.com

                                                 Maine

Maine Publicity Bureau, P.O. Box 2300, Hallowell, ME 04347, or phone (207) 623-
0363 or log on: www.visitmaine.com
BEAN HOLE BEANS Cushing (see THE ABCs OF FOOD book)

COLE LAND TRANSPORATION MUSEUM features more than 200 vehicles from the 17th and 18th
centuries, including farm equipment. For information write: Cole Land Transportation Museum, 405 Perry
Road Bangor, ME, phone (207) 990-3600, on log on to: www.bangoreregion.com

HENDRICKS HILL MUSEUM looks at tools for the fishing industry. Also a collection of kitchen
utensils and fine china is exhibited. For information write: Hendricks Hill Museum, P.O. Box 3, West
Southport, ME 04576

MAINE FOOD EVENTS includes a display of agricultural products in March at Presque Isle, a May
Fisherman’s Festival in Boothbay, in July the Houlton Fair, agricultural exhibits at the Topsham Fair in
August, an apple pie contest in Cornish for September and a Harvestfest in York during October are just a
few food events. For a complete list write: Maine Tourism Association, P.O. Box 2300, Hallowell, ME
04347, phone (207) 623-0388, or log on: www.mainetourism.com

MAINE STATE MUSEUM gives you a chance to examine a vast assortment of tools used by Maine
shipbuilders, fishermen, farmers and lumbermen over the last 12,000 years. For information write: Maine
State Museum, Capitol Complex, Augusta, ME 04332 or phone (207) 287-2301




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                                                Maryland

Maryland Office of Tourism, 217 Redwood Tower, 9th Floor, 217 E. Redwood St.,
Baltimore, MD 21202 or phone (800) 543-1036 or log on: www.mdisfun.org
CARROLL COUNTY FARM MUSEUM offers an educational tour depicting 1800s farm life. The self-
guided tour includes the farmhouse, blacksmith shop, one-room schoolhouse, early transportation, 1800’s
farm tools and machinery, farm animals and a broom shop. This living history museum has events from
April into December. Of special interest are the Team Show Days in September and the October Fall
Harvest Days. For a list of events, write to: Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 South Center Street,
Westminster, MD 21157, phone (800) 654-4645, or log on: www.carr.org/tourism

CARROLL COUNTY FOOD EVENTS are held year ‘round featuring oysters, turkeys, maple sugaring,
shrimp, ham, herbs, strawberries, ice cream, crab, corn, apples. Honey, and harvest and farmers markets.
For a list of events, write: Carroll County Visitor Center, 210 East Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157,
phone (800) 272-1933, or log on: www.carr.org/tourism

FALL INTO ST. MICHAELS is an October Halloween event with a haunted house, a ghost tour and
children’s ghost stories. One of the highlights is a pumpkin carving contest and is open to all ages. Carvers
are given four hours to carve their pumpkin, the judges require an hour, and finally all Jack-o-Lanterns are
candlelit for the public to view. There is also a pumpkin pie contest, with pie and apple cider available for
sale. For information write: Saint Michaels Business Association, P.O. Box 1221, Saint Michaels, MD
21663, phone (800) 660-9471 or log on: www.stmihaelsmd.org.

MARYLAND STATE FAIR, a 11 day festival of food, fun, education and family entertainment. One of
the favorite attractions is the Maryland Foods Pavilion where you can taste food fresh from Maryland
farms and Chesapeake Bay. Each day featured a different food (seafood, pork, turkey, dairy, beef, fruit,
etc.). There are also cooking demonstrations and recipe giveaways. You will also want to explore the Farm
and Garden area, plus visit the 4-H Buildings. There are other agricultural buildings as well. For
information write: Maryland State Fair, P.O. Box 188, Timonium, MD 21094-0188 or phone (410) 252-
0200

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH FARMERS MARKET offers all kinds fresh fruit, vegetables, breads, pies,
candies, meats, cheeses and more in the true Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. Throughout the year the market
has special event and exhibits. For information write: Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market, routes 140 and
97 South, Westminster, MD 21157, phone (410) 876-8100 or log on: www.padutchmarket.com

TILGHMAN ISLAND SUMMER SEAFOOD FESTIVAL is a June event featuring live music and lots
of local seafood, including oyster stew, oyster fritters, crab soup, steamed crabs, crab cakes and fried soft
shell clams. There are two contests open to the public, a Crab Picking Contest and the Oyster Shucking
Contest. For information write: Talbot County Office of Tourism, 11 North Washington Street, Easton, MD
21601, phone (410) 770-8000 or log on: www.talbotcounty.md.com

UNION MILLS HOMESTEAD is a step back in time of 200 years of Maryland life. The original house is
still there with all the furnishings of the 1700s. Of special interest is the1797 gristmill and it’s still a
working mill grinding rye, wheat, buckwheat and cornmeal. Stone ground flour is available to purchase.
There are two events you will want to attend, the July Ice Cream Sundae Social and the August Old
Fashioned Corn Roast Festival. For information write: The Union Mills Homestead Foundation, 3311
Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158, phone (800) 272-1933 or long on: www.carr.org/tourism.

WYE GRIST MILL & MUSEUM: Wheat and corn are still ground by water power. The mill was built in
1682. Water powers a big steel water wheel, which run a maze of wooden chutes and elevators and finally



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two French buhr stones grind the grain. When the mill is operating, the floorboards rumble, the sound of
machinery fills your ears, and the aroma of freshly ground grain permeates the air. In June the Mill has a
Wheat Harvest Fair with traditional music, oxcart rides, broom and soap makers and a taste treat of Orrell’s
beaten biscuits. For information write: Friends of Wye Mill, Inc., P.O. Box 277, Wye Mills, MD 21679 or
phone (410) 827-6908

                                            Massachusetts
Massachusetts Office or Travel & Tourism, 100 Cambridge Street, 13th floor, , Boston,
MA 02202 or phone (800) 227-6277 or log on: www.mass-vacation.com
CRANBERRY WORLD brings you the history of the cranberry from the Native American times to
present day. For information write: Ocean Spray Cranberry World, 158 Water Street, Plymouth, MA
02360, phone (508) 747-2350, or log on: www.oceanspray.com

HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE is a living history museum. You will watch craftsman at work, talk
with farmers as they plant and harvest their vegetables, and witness livestock in the fields. In the kitchen
you will learn how to make cheese and butter, along with various cooking demonstrations. You will be
invited to rough out dough, measure flour and other cooking tasks. In February you can help in ice
harvesting, in May help with sheep shearing, and in the Fall enjoy a Shaker harvest dinner. For information
write: Hancock Shaker Village, P.O. Box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202, phone (800) 817-1137 or log on:
www.hancockshakervillage.org

THE OLD MILL, built by free African Americans in 1746 with handcrafted wooden gears that are driven
by wind to grind corn into meal. This is just one of the historic attractions found on Nantucket Island, such
as the 1856 quilt of the Nantucket Agricultural Society. For information write: Nantucket Historical
Association, P.O. Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554, phone (508) 228-1894 or log on: www.nha.org

PLIMOTH PLANTATION takes you back to the sights, sounds and smells of 1627. You will witness
build a timber frame house, cook a pottage, Wampanoag women cultivate a garden, and fish roasting on a
wood spit over an open fire. For information write: Plimouth Plantation, P.O. Box 1620, Plymouth, MA
02362, phone (508) 746-1622 or log on: www.plimoth.org

WORLD’S LARGEST PANCAKE BREAKFAST Springfield (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

                                                Michigan

Michigan Travel Bureau, P.O. Box 3393, Livonia, MI 48151, phone (800) 543-2937 or
log on www.michigan.org
CHIPPEWA NATURE CENTER featured a 1870s homestead farm with an herb garden and farm animal.
In March maple sap is collected and transformed into pure maple syrup. In September you can learn how
the harvest is preserved in the farm root cellar. For information write: Chippewa Nature Center, 400 South
Badour Road, Midland, MI 48640, phone (989) 631-0830, or log on: www.chippewanaturecenter.com

DUTCH VILLAGE is a theme park, along with a wooden shoe factory. Of food interest is the Kolean
Museum with equipment for making Edam cheese and farm equipment. You will want to visit the 18th
century Frisian Farmhouse and Barn. Also of interest is the Heksenwaag, a 17th century weigh house for
weighing commodities. It was also used to determine who was a witch or a warlock. For information write:
Dutch Village, P.O. Box 1798, Holland, MI 49424, phone (616) 396-1475 or log on:
www.dutchvillage.com

ELLA SHARP MUSEUM invites you to look at their historic buildings, a general store, pioneer log
house, a barn with farm implements and the Merriman Sharp Farmhouse celebrating farming heritage.



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Annual events include the Sugaring and Shearing Festival in March and a fall harvest in October. For
information write: Ella Sharp Museum 3225 4th Street, Jackson, MI 49201, phone (517) 787-2320 or log
on: www.ellasharp.org

FENNER NATURE CENTER has Maple Syrup Festival in March and an Apple Butter Festival in
October. For information write: Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Rd., Lansing, MI or phone
(517) 483-4224, or log on: www.lansing.org

HERBERT H. DOW HISTORICAL MUSEUM has a replica of the Evans Flour Mill where Dow
pioneered his chemical experiments. For information write: Midland County Visitors Bureau, 300 Rodd
Street, Suite 101, Midland, MI 48640-5126. Phone (888) 464-3526 or log on: www.midlandcvb.org

JACKSON COUNTY FAIR is held in August and in September there is Farmfest, a series of farm tours
with lots of demonstrations and sampling of the harvest. For information write: Jackson Tourist Bureau,
6007 Ann Arbor Road, Jackson, MI 49201, or phone (517) 782-8221k)

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FARMS where you can watch milking procedures every afternoon.
Other farms include sheep, cows, poultry and swine. For information write: Lansing Visitors Bureau, 1223
Turner Street, #200, Lansing, MI 48906, phone (800) 648-6630 or log on: www.lansing.org

MINT FESTIVAL celebrates 100 years of mint farming . For information write: Lansing Visitors Bureau,
1223 Turner Street, Suite 200, Lansing, MI 48906, phone (800) 648-6630 or log on: www.lansing.org

WASHTENAW 4-H YOUTH SHOW with thousands of exhibits and educational projects. For
information write: Washtenaw Farm Council, 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Road Ann Arbor, MI or phone (734)
997-1678.

WIARD’S ORCHARDS was founded in 1853 and has been operated by six generations of the Wiard
family. There are 200 acres of growing fruits and vegetables. One of the highlights is the cider mill where
apples being squeezed the old-fashioned way. In September a Country Fair opens with all kinds of harvest
events and exhibits. For information write: Wiard’s Orchards, 5565 Merritt Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197,
phone (734) 4827744 or log on: www.ypsilanti.org



                                                Minnesota

Minnesota Office of Tourism, 121 7th Place East, St. Paul, MN 55101, phone (800) 657-
3700 or log on: www.exploreminnesota.com
GIBBS FARM MUSEUM includes agriculture museum, farmhouse, gardens, barn and farm animals.
Special events are held most weekends. For information write: Gibbs Farm Museum, 2097 West
Larpenteur Avenue, Falcon Heights, MN 55113, phone (651) 648-8629 or log on: www.stpaulcvb.org

LE SUEUR MUSEUM is the home of the Green Giant Archives and includes the history for the
Minnesota Valley Canning Company. This includes correspondences, advertising materials, canning labels
and all other kinds of artifacts from 1900. This collection spans a broad range of agricultural research, food
preservation and the history of the Green Giant trademarks. Other exhibits include an old-time drug store
and agriculture in the valley. There’s a Green Giant Celebration every August with corn eating and other
food contests. For information write: Le Sueur Museum, 709 North 2nd Street, Le Sueur, MN 56058 or
phone (507) 665-2050

MINNESOTA HISTORY CENTER MUSEUM has a grain elevator and other agriculture exhibits. There
are 10 lively exhibits and multi-media theaters. For information write: Minnesota History Center Museum,
345 Kellogg Blvd. West, St. Paul, MN 55102-1906, phone (800) 657-3773 or log on: www.stpaulcvb.org



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MINNESOTA’S MACHINERY MUSEUM captures farm life with a farmhouse, general store,
windmills, tractors and farm implements. In August there’s the Threshing Show. For information write:
Minnesota’s Machinery Museum, RR 2, Box 87, Hanley Falls, MN 56245 or phone (507) 768-3522.

OLIVER H. KELLEY FARM is a 189-acre living history farm where you can participate in plowing with
a team of oxen, haying, harvesting, caring for farm animals, cooking on a wood store, making molasses or
churning butter. For information write: Oliver H. Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelly Farm Road, Elk River, MN
55330, or phone (763) 441-6896.

PARK RAPIDS has Deer Town with a children farm. The area also offers farm and ranch tours. For
information write: Park Rapids Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 249, Park Rapids, MN 56470, phone
(800) 247-0054 or log on: www.parkrapids.com

RUNESTONE MUSEUM has a collection of 14th century Viking implements. Of special interest is the
Kensington Runestone, believe to be carved by Vikings long before Columbus. The stone was found on a
farm in 1898 and has a message that a band of Vikings visited the area in1362. Also plan to visit the Fort
Alexandria Agricultural Building. For information write: Runestone Museum, 206 Broadway, Alexandria,
MN 56308, phone (320) 763-3160, or log on: www.runestonemuseum.org

SPAM TOWN U.S.A., a museum where you can play an interactive game show, the SPAM Exam. You
can also put on hard hats, rubber gloves and hairnets and participate on production line. Exhibits are many,
from how SPAM originated to clever advertisements. For information write: Austin Visitors Bureau, 329
North Main Street, Suite106L, Austin, MN 55912, phone (800) 444-5713 or log on:
www.spamtownusa.com

                                              Mississippi
Mississippi Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1705, Ocean Spring, MS 39566, phone (800)
927-6378 or log on: www.mississippi.org .
BIEDENHARN COCA-COLA MUSEUM, of Vicksburg, is a restored candy store and soda fountain
where Coca-Cola was first bottled in1894. Bottling equipment and other Coca-Cola memorabilia is
exhibited. For information phone: (601) 638-6514.

BILOXI SHRIMPING TRIP takes passengers on a 70 minute shrimp catch where you can view of
variety of sea life caught in the shrimp net. For information phone: (800) 289-7908.

COTTONLANDIA MUSEUM chronicles the history of cotton agriculture with early farming tools and
implements. For information write: Greenwood Visitors Bureau, P.O. Drawer 739, Greenwood, MS 38935-
0739, phone (662) 453-9197 or log on: www.gcvb.com

MARITIME & SEAFOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM, in Biloxi, looks at the fishing industry with displays
of antique tools, and an overview of local cuisine. For information phone: (228) 435-6320.

MISSISSIPPI AGRICULTURE MUSEUM traces the history of this important industry. In a 39-acrea
complex. Exhibits tell the story of farmers with living history examples. This museum also includes the
National Agricultural Aviation Museum which displays aircraft and equipment used in early days of crop
dusting. For information write: Jackson Visitors Bureau, 921 North President Street, Jackson, MS 39202,
phone (800) 354-7695 or log on: www.visitjackson.com

NATCHEZ TRACE PARKWAY is a story of traditional ways of life of the pioneers venturing into a new
world. This included Ohio farmers in 1785 searching for new markets of their crops and products. Along
the route are agriculture exhibits such as the Tobacco Farm, Chickasaw Village and more. For information




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write: Natchez Trace Parkway, 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804-9718, phone (800) 305-
7417 or log on: www.nps.gov/natt

SPRINGFIELD PLANTATION, of Fayette,is a working farm and offers guided tours. For information
phone: (601) 786-3802.

                                               Missouri
Missouri Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1055, Jefferson City, MO 65102, phone
(800) 877-1234 or log on: www.missouritourism.org
BATES COUNTY MUSEUM OF PIONEER HISTORY COMPLEX has early kitchen items, farm
machinery, and vintage agriculture equipment. For informaion write: Bates County Museum, 100 East Fort
Scott Street, Butler, MO 64730, phone (660) 679-4777 or log on: www.visitsedaliamo.com

BOLLINGER MILL STATE HISTORIC SITE is a turbine-powered mill built in 1799. You can tour the
four story mill and watch corn ground into meal. For information write: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site,
113 Bollinger Mill Road, Burfordville, MO or phone (800) 334-6946

BOONE’S LICK STATE HISTORIC SITE is a natural salt-water spring where in 1806 25 to 30 bushels
of salt were produced daily. At one time oysters were raised, but the plan failed because there was no fresh
water for the oysters to spawn. Today an interpretive shelter explains the springs. For information write:
Friends of Historic Boonville, P.O. Box 1776, Boonville, MO 65233 or phone (660) 882-7977.

BURGER’S SMOKEHOUSE offers information on how to cure country hams on their tour. Week days
you can watch the production process. For information write: Burger’s Smokehouse, 32819 Hwy. 87,
California, MO 65018, or phone (573) 796-3134.

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS offers an agriculture tour of their campus, including the Youngman
Agriculture Center, Tractor Museum, Edwards Mill (see next listing), and the College Dairy. Students are
involved in a number of kitchen projects that include jellies, jams, apple butter and fruitcakes. For
information write; College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, MO 65726, phone (417) 334-6411 (ext. 3395 if
ordering products), or log on: www.cofo.edu

EDWARDS MILL, 1800s grist mill, is powered by a 12-foot waterwheel, that is turned by water from
Lake Honor. Students from the College of the Ozarks (see separate listing) grind whole-grain meal, corn to
make flour, cornmeal and a variety of baking mixes. For information write: College of the Ozarks, Point
Lookout, MO 65726-0017, phone (417) 334-6411, or log on: www.cofo.edu

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NATIONAL MONUMENT is the birthplace of the man who
developed byproducts from peanuts, sweet potatoes, soybeans, cowpeas and other crops. His life can be
viewed in the museum. For information write: George Washington Carver National Monument, 5646
Carver Road, Diamond, MO or phone (417) 325-4151.

HARRY S. TRUMAN FARM HOME where Truman worked from 1906-17. For information write:
Harry S. Truman National Historic Site, 12301 Blue Ridge Blvd., Grandview, MO 64030 or phone (816)
254-9929.

PURINA FARMS is blend of educational and hands-on experience with farm animals. Located in Gray
Summit near St. Louis, reservations are required. For information call: (314) 982-3232.

SHEPHERD OF THE HILLS HOMESTEAD is theme park with a working homestead, grist mill,
sawmill, smithy and wheelwright shop. There are farm animals, antique farm wagons and the completely
furnished Old Matt’s Cabin. The highlight of the park is an outdoor theater that dramatizes the story
“Shepherd of the Hills” by Harold Bell Wright, a look at country life 100 years ago. In September and



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October is a a Fall Harvest Festival. For information write: Shepherd of the Hills, 5586 West Highway 76,
Branson, MO 65616, phone (800) 653-6288 or log on: www.oldmatt.com or
www.theshepherdofthehills.com

WORLD SHEEP AND FIBER ARTS FESTIVAL (see ABC’s OF FOOD book)

                                               Montana

Travel Montana,P.O. Box 200533, Helena, MT 59620, phone (800) 847-4868 or log on:
www.montana.com
CATTLE ROUNDUP is one way to experience Montana. You can have hands-on experience with horse
back riding, cattle drives and Western dancing. The drive is held in August. For information write:
Roundup Cattle Drive, Roundup, MT 59072, phone (800) 257-9775 or log on:
www.roundupcattledrive.com

FRONTIER GATEWAY MUSEUM displays farm equipment of homesteaders and ranchers, along with
a completely furnished log cabin with a dirt floor. For information write: Frontier Gateway Museum Box
1181, Glendive, MT 59330 or phone (406) 365-8168

FRONTIER MUSEUM has a large collection of cowboy collectibles complete with old whiskey bottles.
For information write: Old Prison Museums, 1106 Main Street, Deer Lodge, MT 59722 or phone (406)
846-3111.

GRANT-KOHRS RANCH offers life as it was with cattle and horses. You can visit the ranch house,
bunkhouse, ice house, barns, chicken coop and the granary. For information write: National Park Service,
Box 790, Deer Lodge, MT 59722

HERITAGE MUSEUM portrays the area industries, mainly lumber and agriculture, which includes an old
forestry cookhouse. In September is the Nordicfest Celebration. For information write: Heritage Museum,
1367 Highway 2 South, Libby, MT 59923, or phone (406) 293-7521.

HINEBAUCHS ‘X-HANGIN’ H RANCH offers visitors to help in their week-long summer cattle drive.
You will learn to ride horses, learn livestock roping techniques and how to move cattle. You will eat off a
chuck wagon and enjoy evening entertainment. For information write: X Hangin’ H Ranch, 221 River Road
Loop, Glendive, MT 59330 or phone (406) 365-5839

MONTANA CHOKECHERRY FESTIVAL Lewistown (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

MONTANA RANCH VACATION on a real farm with lots of home cooking and participate in ranch
activities from feeding animals to mending fences. For information write: Custer Country, Inc., P.O. Box
160, Laurel, MT 59044, phone (800) 346-1876 or log on: www.custer.visitmt.com

MUSEUM OF IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE has more than 5,ooo items on display with beet, small
grain and early day machinery, along with homestead implements. In July the community of Huntley has
Homesteader Days and in August is a Threshing Bee with all kinds of antique agriculture equipment. For
information write; Huntley Project Museum, 2561 South 22nd Road, Worden, MT 59088

VALLEY COUNTY PIONEER MUSEUM displays the way of life for homesteaders, sheep men,
cattlemen and early day businesses. For information write: Glasgow Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture,
P.O. Box 832, Glasgow, MT 59230 or phone (877) 228-2223




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                                                Nebraska

Nebraska Travel & Tourism Division, P.O. Box 98907, Lincoln, NE 68509-8907,
phone (800) 228-4307 or log on: www.visitnebraska.org
BOX BUTTE COUNTY FAIR includes 4-H activities and livestock auction. For information write: Box
Butte County Fair, P.O. Box 608, Hemingford, NE 69348 or phone (308) 487-5223.

BUFFALO BILL FARM & RANCH EXPO, a February event, and in July, it’s the Lincoln County Fair.
For other events write: North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 1207, North Platte, NE
69103-1207, phone (800) 955-4528, or log on: www.northplatte-tourism.com

DAWSON COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM includes agricultural displays. One exhibit is titled
“Corn is King, Alfalfa is Queen” which portrays the history of the central Platte River Valley. For
information write: Dawson County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 369, Lexington, NE 68850-0369, or
phone (308) 324-5340

DOBBY’S FRONTIER TOWN is a step back in time with log cabin built by the first black homesteader,
a Baled Straw House, general store and meat market. For information write: Dobby’s Frontier Town, 320
East 25th Street, Alliance, NE 69301 or phone (308) 762-4321

GAGE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM displays the history of industry development and
agricultural progress of the area. Special programs are featured, such as Homestead Days in June, Barn Day
in July and Harvest Festival in October. For information write: Gage County Historical Society, 2nd and
Court Streets., Beatrice, NE 68310, phone (402) 228-1679, or log on:
www.infoanalytic.com/h/beatrice.html#gage

HOMESTEAD NATIONAL MONUMENT offers films and guided walks of the Freeman Homestead.
The museum exhibits farm implements, and a cabin built of mixed hardwoods depicts life in the 1880s. For
information write: National Park Service, 8523 West Highway 4, Beatrice NE 68310-6743 or log on:
www.nps.gov/home

KNIGHT MUSEUM has a fine collection of pioneer life exhibits, with a display of a typical homestead
and ranch life. Be sure to see the turn of the century kitchen. For information write: Alliance Chamber of
Commerce, P.O. Box 571, Alliance, NE 69301 or phone (800) 738-0648

LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM includes a western prairie village, along with a two-
story log home, general store, antique farm equipment and a barbed wire collection. For information write
Lincoln County Historical Museum, 2403 North Buffalo Bill Avenue, North Platte, NE 69103, phone (800)
955-4528 or log on: www.northplatte-tourism.com


NELIGH MILL HISTORIC SITE is the last complete 19th century flourmill in Nebraska. All the
machinery has been preserved and exhibits on the mill’s history are featured in the 1886 warehouse. The
mill office has been restored with original furnishings. For information write: Neligh Mill Historic Site,
P.O. Box 271, Neligh, NE 68756 or phone (402) 887-4303

PIONEER VILLAGE is the story of America and how it grew. There are more than 50,000 items from
almost every field of human endeavor. This includes kitchens from every decade, a sod house, horse barn,
antique farm machinery, steam tractors and 500 agricultural implements. For information write: Pioneer
Village, Minden, NE 68959 or phone (800) 445-4447




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NEBRASKA PRAIRIE MUSEUM has a sodbuster plow, agricultural equipment, 1900s grocery store and
a 1940s kitchen. For information write: The Phelps County Historical Museum, P.O. Box 164, Holdrege,
NE 68949, phone (308) 995-5015 or log on: www.ci.holdrege.ne.us

SOD HOUSE MUSEUM houses memorabilia from the pioneer era. The sod house reflects the hard times
faced by pioneer families. For information write: Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 263,
Gothenburg, NE 69138, phone (308) 537-3505 or log on: www.ci.gothenburg.ne.us

STUHR MUSEUM OF THE PRAIRIE PIONEER recreates life of the 1860s with more than 60
buildings. One building houses 200 pieces of horse drawn farm machinery, steam tractors and vintage
automobiles. Also on the site is flour mill, a turn-of-the-century farm, and a rural trade center. In August is
The Agricultural Fair with garden produce, and canned and baked goods. Other activities include making
jam and jelly (January event) on a wood burning stove in the 1893 Cleary Farmhouse; and in October
Autumn at the Farm with apples, pumpkins and more. For information write: Stuhr Museum, P.O. Box
1505, Grand Island, NE 68802-1505, phone (308) 385-5316, or log on: www.stuhrmuseum.org

                                                   Nevada

Nevada Commission of Tourism, Capitol Complex, Carson City, NV 89710 or phone
(800) 638-2328 or log on: www.travelnevada.com
CARSON VALLEY MUSUEM & CULTURAL CENTER, has agricultural displays. For information
write: Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 U.S. Highway 395 North, Gardnerville, NV
89410, phone: (775) 782-2555 or log on: www.carsonvalleymuseums.com

DIAMOND “A” RANCH offers you an opportunity to relive the old west with cattle drives and cow
camps with chuck wagon cuisine. For information write: Diamond “A” Ranch, 3495 Cypress, Silver
Springs, NV 89429 or phone (775) 577-9048.

ETHEL M CHOCOLATES offers a tour of their factory and the botanical cactus garden. The self-guided
tours show off virtually every step of the chocolate-making process with the help of video monitors and
photographs. For information write: Ethel M Chocolates, 1 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV 89014, phone
(702) 458-8864 or log on: www.ethelm.com

HEARTS OF GOLD CANTALOUPE FESTIVAL, is a September event. It includes a farmer’s market,
junior rodeo, lots of kid activities, and an ice cream social. Of special interest are the Cantaloupe Bowling
Contest and the Cantaloupe Eating Contest. For information write: Fallon Chamber of Commerce, 65 South
Maine Street #C, Fallon, NV 89406 or phone (775)423-2544.

HUMBOLDT MUSEUM has an antique farm collection. For information write: Humboldt Museum, P.O.
Box 819, Winnemucca, NV 89446, or phone (775) 623-2912.

M&M’S WORLD, has a 3D adventure movie featuring the colorful “Red” and “Yellow” guys. For
information write: M&M’s World, 3785 Las Vegas Blvd., South, Las Vegas, NV 89103 or phone (702)
736-7611.
McCALL DRUGSTORE is a place where you can explore memorabilia, plus a working 1930 vintage
soda fountain. For information write: McCall Drugstore, P.O. Box 757. McCall, NV 89318 or phone (775)
235-7082.

NEVADA POW WOWS are held in many locations. For a list of Pow Wows, write: Nevada Commission
on Tourism, 401 North Carson Street, Carson City, NV 89701

PONDEROSA RANCH is the home of the TV Bonanza series. You can experience ranch life, along with
a display of farm equipment. For information write: Ponderosa Ranch, 100 Ponderosa Ranch, Incline
Village, NV 89451, phone (775) 831-0691, or log on: www.ponderosaranch.com



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SPRING MOUNTAIN RANCH STATE PARK, of Blue Diamond, where you can explore the main
ranch house and grounds. For information phone: (702) 875-4141.

                                           New Hampshire

New Hampshire Office or Travel & Tourism, P.O. Box 1856, Concord, NH 03302 or
phone (800) 386-4664 or log on: www.visitnh.gov
CANTERBURY SHAKER VILLAGE, of Canterbury Center, was once a farm area, now has herb
gardens and mill ponds. For information phone: (800) 982-9511 or log on: www.shakers.org

ENFIELD SHAKER MUSEUM, of Enfield, offers tours of their herb and vegetable gardens, 1854 cow
barn and dairy complex, and mill. For information phone: (603) 632-4346.

FRIENDLY FARM, of Dublin, presents farm livestock and their young. For information phone: (603)
563-8444.

LITTLETON GRIST MILL has a 1798 mill that stone grinds organic grains. For information write:
Littleton Grist Mill, 18 Mill Street, Littleton, NH 03561, phone: (888) 284-7478 or log on:
www.littletongristmill.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE FARM MUSEUM, in Milton, reflects the areas agricultural past with early farm life
workshops and demonstrations. For information phone: (603) 652-7840.

STONEYFIELD FARM YOGURT VISITORS CENTER, of Londonderry, offers information and a
tour of their yogurt plant. For information phone: (603) 437-4040.

WOODMAN INSTITUTE is a complex of buildings. Of special interest is the Old Garrison House with
an iron fireplace cooking utensils. Other building include the Woodman House and the Hale House. For
information write: Woodman Institute, P.O. Box 146, Dover, NH 03821-0146 or phone (603) 742-1038.

                                              New Jersey

New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism, 20 West State Street CN 826, Trenton, NJ
08628 or phone (800) 537-7397 or log on: www.state.nj.us/travel
COOPER MILL is a working 1826 gristmill that grinds grains into flour and meal. For information write:
Cooper Mill, 66 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930, phone (908) 879-5463 or log on: www.parks.morris.nj.us

FOSTERFIELDS LIVING HISTORICAL FARM is a working farm with cows, horses, pegs and
chickens. You can experience 19th century life by churning butter, cracking corn and tend the garden from
planting to harvesting. For information write: Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Roa.,
Morristown, NJ 07960, phone (973) 326-7645 or log on: www.parks.morris.nj.us

MUSEUM OF EARLY TRADES & CRAFTS celebrates the ordinary people with tools of farmers,
coopers, homemakers and blacksmiths. For information write: Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Main
street at Green Village Road, Madison, NJ 07940 or phone (973) 377-2982.

VINELAND’S JERSEY FRESH FESTIVAL is held in August and features lots of fresh fruits,
vegetables and fish. Exhibits include 4H, bees, chick hatching and environmental displays. For information
write: Vineland Chamber of Commerce, 18 Northeast Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360-049 or phone (856)
08360-0489.




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                                              New Mexico
New Mexico Department of Tourism, Lamy Building, Room 106, 491 Old Santa Fe
Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87503, phone (800) 545-2040 or log on: www.newmexico.org
THE AZTEC MUSEUM, PIONEER VILLAGE & OLD FIELD EXHIBIT has a group of outstanding
attractions that includes a general store, house hold items, farm and ranch tools, and heavy farm equipment.
For information write: Aztec Museum, 125 North Main Avenue Aztec, NM 87410-1923 or phone (505)
334-9829

EAGLE RANCH PISTACHIOS has guided orchard tours. For information write: Eagle Ranch
Pistachios, 7288 Highway 54/70, Alamogordo, NM 88310, phone (800) 432-0999, or log on:
www.eagleranchpistachios.com

GERONIMO SPRINGS MUSEUM, of Truth or Consequences, has ranch items. For information phone:
(505) 894-6600.

NEW MEXICO FARM & RANCH HERITAGE MUSEUM recounts the area’s agricultural history. Of
special interest are the milking demonstrations. For information phone: (505) 522-4100.

OLIVER LEE MEMORIAL STATE PARK has a ranch house with period antiques, along with an
orchard. For information write: Oliver Lee Memorial State Park, 409 Dog Canyon Road, Alamogordo, NM
88310, phone (505) 437-8284, or log on: www.alamogordo.com

SAN JUAN PUEBLO of Españla, is the headquarters for Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council that
maintain farms. For information phone: (505) 852-4400.

STEINS RAILROAD GHOST TOWN has 15 pioneer buildings, one of which contains a pioneer
kitchen. There is a bottle collection, as well as pioneer artifacts, along with farm animals. For information
phone: (505) 542-9791.

                                                New York

New York Division of Tourism, 1 Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY 12245, phone (800)
225-5697 or log on: www.iloveney.state.ny.us
BEAR POND WINERY has a tour where you can learn how grapes are grown and wine is made. For
information write: Bear Pond Wine, Inc., 2515 State Highway 28, Onenta, NY 13820, phone (607) 643-
0294, or log on: www.bearpondwines.com

BREWERY OMMEGANG is like taking a trip to Belgium to see how Belgian beers are made. For
information write: Brewery Ommegang, 656 County Highway 33, Cooperstown, NY 13326, phone (800)
656-1212, or log on: www.belgianexperts.com

CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

FARMERS’ MUSEUM is a working farm with rare breeds of farm animals, You will learn about their
agriculture heritage through exhibits in the main barn. Special events are held including sugaring off and a
Harvest Festival. For information write: Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce, 31 Chestnut Street,
Cooperstown, NY 13326, phone (888) 875-2969 or log on: www.cooperstowngetaway.org

FLY CREEK CIDER MILL has been squeezing apples in August since 1856, Take a tour and have a
taste. For information write: Fly Creek Cider Mill, 288 Goose Street, Fly Creek, NY 13337, phone (607)
547-9692, or log on: www.flycreekcidermill.com



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JELL-O GALLERY (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

JOHN BROWN FARM STATE HISTORIC SITE provides guided tour of the farmhouse. For
information write: John Brown Farm State Historic Site, 2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946,
phone (518) 523-3900, or log on: www.lakeplacid.com

LAKE PLACID-NORTH ELBA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM displays primitive farm
implements, iron stoves and a nostalgic old time general store in an old train station. For information write:
Lake Placid Essex County Visitors Bureau, 216 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY 12946-1592, phone (800)
447-5224, or log on: www.lakeplacid.com

RURAL LIFE MUSEUM is where you can explore a pioneer barm and learn about farm life in the early
1800s. In August is a Wheat Harvest Festival. For information write: Genoa Historical Association, Box
316, King Ferry, NY 13081, phone (315) 364-8202 or log on: www.cayuganet.org/genoa.rural.life.museum

SAINTE MARIE AMONG THE IRAQUOIS is a living history museum where you can step back to
1657 and learn how this French mission lived. There are demonstrations, including cooking. For
information write: Onondaga County Parks, P.O. Box 146, Liverpool, NY 13088 or phone (315) 453-6767.

THE SALT MUSEUM lets you discovery a place where it supplied at one time the salt for the entire
nation.. The original boiling block where brine was turned into salt. For information write: Onondago
County Parks, P.O. Box 146, Liverpool, NY 13088 or phone (315) 453-6715

WARD W. O’HARA AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM features farm and home implements that includes a
turn of the century general store, creamery milk bottle display and an old home kitchen. Tools cover all
major farm crops for all four seasons. In August is an antique tractor pull. For information write: Ward
O’Hara Agricultural Museum, Route 38A, Auburn, NY 13021, or phone (315) 253-5611.

YATES RED BARN houses agricultural artifacts and tools from the 19th century. For information write:
The Niagara County Historical Society, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY 14094-2605 or phone (716) 434-
7433

                                             North Carolina

North Carolina Travel & Tourism Division, 301 N. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC
2227601 or phone (800) 847-4862 or log on: www.visitnc.com
ALAMANCE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM features the Holt House that was built in 1790, with
additions in the 1800s. Of special interest are the dining room, gardens and out buildings. The Granary (an
out building) has a collection of period farming implements. For information write: Alamance County
Historical Museum, 4777 South NC 62 Route 1, Box 71, Burlington, NC 27215, phone (336) 226-8254 or
log on: www.burlington-area-nc.org

BURGWIN-WRIGHT HOUSE MUSEUM has a garden and an orchard. Behind the colonial home is the
three-story cookhouse where open health cooking demonstrated.. For information write: Burgwin-Wright
Museum House & Gardens, 224 Market St., Wilmington, NC 28401, phone (910) 762-0570, or log on:
www.cape-fear.nc.us

CATALOOCHEE AUTO TOUR visits a number of homesteads that includes Will Messer Barn,
Caldwell House, Woody House, Palmer House, Cook Place and Messer Farm. For information write: Great
Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquaters Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 or phone (865) 436-
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CAPE FEAR EVENTS includes Chowder Bowl Cook-Off in January, Herb and Garden Fair in March,
Colonial Living Day and a Medieval Festival in April, Castles and Scoops Contest (build your own ice
cream sundae) in August, and Pleasure Island Seafood Festival and Chili Cookoff in October. For
additional event and information write Cape Fear Coast Visitors Bureau, 24 North 3rd Street, Wilmington,
NC 28402, phone (800) 222-4757 or log on: www.cape-fear.nc.us

COWAN MUSEUM & LIBERTY HALL PLANTATION. The museum features early woodworking
tools, farm implements and household utensils from the 18th and 19th centuries. Next door is Liberty Hall, a
southern plantation where you can visit the house and gardens. For information: Cowan Museum, P.O. Box
950, Kenansville, NC 28349, phone (910) 296-2149 or log on. www.duplincouty.org/tourism.htm

DUKE HOMESTEAD & TOBACCO MUSEUM is a living museum of tobacco history, offering
activities that demonstrate early farming techniques and manufacturing processes which made tobacco a
mainstay of the state’s economy. For information write: Duke Homestead & Tobacco Museum, 2828 Duke
Homestead Road, Durham, NC 27705, phone (9191) 477-5498 or log on: www.durham-nc.com

INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL in September features food from 25 countries You can sample
Thai egg rolls, Liberian rice bread, Vietnamese bun bo nuong, Philippine cassava cake. British shepherd’s
pie, Italian ice, Mexican fried onions and peppers, Greek gyros and German bratwurst are just some of the
taste treats. For information write: Fayetteville Visitors Bureau, 245 Person St., Fayetteville, NC 28301-
5733, phone (800) 255-8217 or log on: www.visitfayettevillenc.com

MOUNTAIN FARM MUSEUM has century-old buildings, that includes a farmhouse, meat house,
chicken house, apple house, corn crib, barn and a spring house. Among other crops the farm grew sorghum
cane which was used to make molasses. For information write: Great Smoky Mountains Natural
Association, 115 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 or phone (866) 436-1200

NORTH CAROLINA APPLE FESTIVAL (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

NORTH CAROLINA AQUARIUM AT FORT FISHER is a journey from freshwater rivers and
swamps to the saltwater marshes and the open ocean. All kinds of water life can be observed from
alligators to loggerhead sea turtles, along with a variety of fish. For information write: North Carolina
Aquarium at Fort Fisher, 900 Loggerhead Road Kure Beach, NC 28449, phone (800) 832-3474 or log on:
www.aguriums.state.nc.us/ff/index.htm

OLD SALEM is an authentic living history town where the Moravians still grow fruit, vegetables and
herbs. The village features Winker Bakery where bread is baked in wood-fired beehive oven. Many of the
bakery recipes have been revised by the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center with hart-healthy
ingredients. For information write: Old Salem, P.O. Box F, Winston-Salem, NC 27108, phone (888) 653-
7253, or log on: www.oldslem.org. For the healthy recipes phone (800) 716-7730.

POPLAR GROVE is a museum complex with farm animals, many outbuildings, a peanut and agricultural
exhibit building and learn all about life in the 1800s. For information write Poplar Grove Plantation, 10200
U.S. Highway. 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411, phone (910) 686-9518 or log on: www.poplargrove.com

SAUNOOKE MILL specializes in fresh water stone ground corn meat and grits. For information write:
Cherokee Visitor Center, P.O. Box 460, Cherokee, NC 28719, phone (828) 497-9879, or log on:
www.herokeesaunookemill.com

                                             North Dakota

North Dakota Tourism, 604 East Blvd., Bismarck, ND 58505, phone (800) 5663 or log
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BONANZAVILLE will transport you to yesteryear with log and sod houses, creamery, farmhouses,
antique tractors and more. For information write: Bonanzaville, P.O. Box 719, West Fargo, ND 58078,
phone (800) 700-5317, or log on: www.fargocity.com/bonanzaville

BIG IRON FARM SHOW, a September event, offers all kinds of farm equipment demonstrations, along
with antique machinery. For information write: Fargo/Moorhead Visitors Bureau, 2001 44th Street NW,
Fargo, ND 58103, phone (800) 235-7654, or log on: www.fargomoorhead.org

CAVALIER COUNTY MUSEUM illustrates the history of the area. There’s a cook car that was used as a
kitchen to prepare meals for threshing crews. There’s also a threshing machine and other agriculture tools.
In June there’s the thresher’s breakfast. For information write: Cavalier County Museum, RR1, Box 2D,
Langdon, ND 58249 or phone (701) 256-3640.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AT YUNKER FARM in October answers the question, “How do plants
grow?” Kids learn how to make healthy soil, the importance of mulch, compost and worms. For
information write: The Children’s Museum at Yunker Farm, 1201 28th Avenue North., Fargo, ND 58102,
phone (701) 232-6102 or log on: www.childrensmuseum-yunker.org

LUDWIG WELK HOMESTEAD is a typical German-Russian settler’s farm, complete with many
outbuildings, a summer kitchen, barn and even a privy. Yes, this was the home of bandleader, Lawrence
Welk. For information write: Pioneer Heritage, Inc., P.O. Box 52, Strasburg, ND 58573 or phone (701)
336-7687

PEMBINA STATE MUSEUM takes a look at our Native Americans, the Ojibwe, Dacotah, Assiniboine,
and the Cree and how they hunted buffalo and gathered wild berries. The museum also takes a look at the
area agriculture. For information write: Pembina State Museum, P.O. Box 456, Pembina, ND 58271, phone
(701) 825-6840 or log on: www.state.nd.us/his

PRAIRIE OUTPOST PARK & MUSEUM is a group of buildings. Of special interest is the Pioneer
Machinery Museum that houses horse drawn agriculture machinery. Also check out the Pioneer Farm
House and the Pioneer Stone House. For information write: Dickinson Visitors Bureau, 72 Museum Drive,
Dickinson, ND 58601, phone (800) 279-7391 or log on: www.dickinsoncvb.com

PRAIRIE VILLAGE MUSEUM has a land office where homestead claims were filed, a cook car that fed
the harvest crew, a summer kitchen, and old farm machinery used by the pioneers. For information write:
Prairie Village Museum, 102 Highway. 2 SE, Rugby, ND 58368-2444 or phone (701) 776-6414.

                                                    Ohio

Ohio Department of Travel & Tourism, Box 1001, Columbus, OH 43266, phone (800)
282-5393 or log on: www.ohiotourism.com
ALPINE HILLS HISTORICAL MUSEUM is nostalgic look at Swiss and Amish heritage. There are all
kinds of horse drawn farm machinery, farm tools, an Amish kitchen and cheese house. For information
write: Alpine Hills Historical Museum, P.O. Box 293, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 or phone (330) 852-4113.

BOB EVANS FARM is a working farm with horses, cattle and crops including sorghum cane, wheat and
corn. Visitors will experience life on the farm as it used to be. Special events include the June Spring Fling
with antique equipment to the October Farm Festival with sheep shearing and tractor pulls. For information
write: Bob Evans Farms, P.O. Box 198, Rio Grande, OH 45674, phone (800) 994-3276, or log on:
www.bobevans.com

CLIFTON MILL was built in 1802. You can see how water power still runs the mill and how stones grind
grain into flour. For information write: Clifton Mill, P.O. Box 100, Clifton, OH 45316, phone (937) 767-
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HARMAR VILLAGE has a number of attractions including Marietta’s Soda Museum with history,
artifacts and still sells Coca Cola for ten cents a glass. For information write: Marietta Visitor’s Bureau,
316 3rd Street, Marietta, OH 45750, phone (800) 288-2577, or log on: www.mariettaohio.org

HERITAGE VILLAGE MUSEUM in Sharonville has 19th century buildings brought from other parts of
Ohio. Outbuildings include a barn with agricultural tools, corncrib smokehouse and an icehouse. For
information write: Heritage Village Museum, P.O. Box 62475, Cincinnati, OH 45362, phone (516) 563-
9484 or log on: www.thinkhistory.org

JOHN JOHNSON FARM HOME is a 19th century farmhouse with 1830s furnishings. Take special note
of the open hearth cooking in the kitchen. For information write: John Johnson Farm Home, 6203 Pioneer
Trail, Hiram, OH 44234 or phone (216) 569-3170.

LAKE FARMPARK is a hands-on place. You can milk a cow, help in demonstrations, animal care, as
well as see field crops, antique farm equipment, and 60 breeds of farm animals, many which are rare. In the
Plant Science Center you can witness The Great Tomato Works exhibit, a hydroponics greenhouse. Special
events include maple sugaring in February and March, and Fall Harvest Festival in September. For
information write: Lake Farmpark, 8800 Chardon Road Kirland, OH 44094, phone (800) 366-3276, or log
on: www.lakemetropaks.com/farmpark.html

OHIO AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER offers guided tour.
Agricultural scientists work here and 12 other locations. There are many popular attractions from year
’round dairy calving, to lambing in the spring and fall. Crops are best enjoyed during the summer months.
There are special tours for students, as well as interesting facilities to be visited. Some of the highlights
include: Krauss Dairy Center, Sheep Research Facility, Bee Lab, Soft Wheat Lab, Weather Station, and the
OARDC Museum. If you are into insects, the Bug Zoo is for you. For information write: OARDC, 1680
Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691, phone (330) 263-3700, or log on: www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/visitor

ORRVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM has memorabilia from the J.M. Smucker Company, which began
producing jellies and jams in 1897. For information write: Orrville Historical Museum, P.O. Box 437,
Orrville, OH 44667, phone (330) 683-8327, or log on: www.wooster-wayne.com/wccvb

SAUDER VILLAGE is a turn-of-the-century homestead, complete with barn, farm animals, water-
powered grist mill, cider mill, and in the museum building is a treasure chest of agriculture equipment.
Food demonstrations include making noodles, butter, canning and other historic foods. Spring on the Farm
in May gives kids a chance to shear sheep, gather eggs, and gardening. Other events include German
Heritage Festival (May), Apple Butter Makin’ Festival (September), Hand Corn Husking Competition and
Fall Butchering Day. For information write: Sauder Village, P.O. Box 235, Archbold, OH 43502, phone
(800) 590-9755, or log on: www.saudervillage.com

SMITHVILLE COMMUNITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY operates three sites, the 1880s Mishler Mill,
Pioneer Log Cabins, and the Sheller House with antique farm and agricultural implements. For information
write: Smithville Community Historical Society, P.O. Box 12, Smithville, OH 44677, phone (330) 669-
9308. Or log on: www.wooser-wayne.com/wccvb

SUGARCREEK, is like a visit to Switzerland, with Swiss bakeries and cheese factories, plus an annual
Swiss Festival in September with tons of Swiss cheese. For information write: Sugarcreek Tourist Bureau,
P.O. Box 158, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 or phone (888) 609-7592.

THE GARDENS AT GANTZ FARM showcases herbs used in the kitchen, for making medicine,
fragrances, flavors, and dyes. For information write: The Gardens at Gantz Farm, 2255 Home Roa., Grove
City, OH 43123, phone (614) 871-6323, or log on: www.ci-grove-city.oh.us

WAYNE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY has six tours including the Kister Building that houses
farm equipment. Other sites include a general store, an outdoor bake oven, and the Reasin Beall



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Homestead. For information write: Wayne County Historical Society, 546 East Bowman Street, Wooster,
OH 44691, phone (330) 264-8856, or log on: www.wooster-wayne.com/wccvb

WOOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM was once a “poor farm” and includes many original
structures and agricultural equipment including barns, ice house, slaughter house, granary, and herb garden.
For information write: Wood County Historical Museum, 13660 County Home Road, Bowling Green, OH
43402, phone (419) 352-0967 or log on: www.wcnet.org/~wchisctr

WYANDOT POPCORN MUSEUM features all kinds of poppers from the 1896 Kingery Popcorn and
Peanut Roaster Wagon to a 1927 Model TT Cretors Concession Truck. Other classic poppers include
Cretors Eclipse first all electric popper, Dunbar Popcorn Wagon, Bartholomew Nickel Mint Dray Popper,
and a hand-full of home made, one-of-a-kind antique poppers. In September plan to visit the Marion
Popcorn Festival. For information write: Wyandot Popcorn Museum, 169 East Church Street, Marion, OH
43302-3819, phone (800) WYANDOT, or log on: www.wyandotpopcornmus.com

                                                 Oklahoma

Oklahoma Tourism, 5 North Robinson Street, Suite 801, Oklahoma City, OK 73146-
0789, phone (800) 652-6552 or log on: www.otrd.state.ok.us
CHUCKWAGON GATHERING. A May event, is a kid’s cowboy festival where you can be cowboy and
enjoy chuckwagon food: For information write: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700
NE 63rd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, phone (405) 478-2250, or log on:
www.nationalcowboymuseum.org

FIREHOUSE ART CENTER CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

HARN HOMESTEAD & THE 1889er MUSEUM is complex of farmhouses and outbuildings. Of special
interest is the storm cellar, an herb garden, an enclosed windmill and an exhibit barn. For information
write: Harn Homestead, 313 NE 16t Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, phone (405) 235-4058, or log on:
www.visitokc.com

MR. & MRS. DAN MIDGLEY MUSEUM was their home and was left just as they left it. The first room
is the kitchen with the cabinets filled with antique dishes, appliances and kitchen tools. Of special interest is
the first electric toaster. On the grounds is also a collection of antique farm tools If you are a rock collector,
there are exotic rocks of every description including a 7000 pound petrified tree stump. For information
write: The Midgley Museum, 1001 Sequoyah Drive, Enid, OK 73703. phone (405) 234-7265, or log on:
www.enidchamber.com

MUSEUM OF THE WESTERN PRAIRIE depicts the lifestyles of Oklahoma’s western prairie. A
highlight is an early settler’s half-dugout of a pioneer home. For information write: Museum of the Western
Prairie, P.O. Box 574, Altus, OK 73522, phone (580) 482-1044 or log on:
www.members.staroffice.com/www/muswestpr/

NOWATA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM has farm equipment and early household
kitchen utensils. For information write:Nowata County Historical Society, P.O. Box 87, Nowata, OK
74048-0087, phone (918) 273-1191, or log on: www.nowatachamber.com

OLD TOWN MUSEUM COMPLEX has three museums, including the Farm and Ranch Museum that
features a vast collection of early farm tools of farm and ranch life. Exhibits depict pioneer farmers and
ranches and their contributions to Oklahoma. Also see the Whited Grist Mill and an old windmill. For
information write: The Old Town Museum Comlex, 2717 West Highway 66, Elk City, OK 73644, phone
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SOUTHWEST FARM & HOME EXPO is an April event. For information write: Elk City Chamber of
Commerce, P.O. Box 972, Elk City, OK 73648, phone (800) 280-0207, or log on:
www.elkcitychamber.com

STOCKYARDS CITY still has livestock auctions and is home to the world’s largest stocker and feeder
cattle market. Real cowboys shop and eat here, with the Cattlemen’s Steakhouse serving ranch hands since
1910. For information write: Stockyards City, P.O. Box 82446, Oklahoma City, OK 73148-0446. phone
(404) 235-7267, or log on: www.visitokc.com

                                                  Oregon

Oregon Tourism Commission, 775 Summer St. N.E., Salem, OR 97310 or phone (800)
547-7842 or log on: www.traveloregon.com
ASTORIA-WARRENTON CRAB AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL is an April event. Just like the name
indicates, it’s seafood of every description, with crab the biggest highlight. For information write: Astoria-
Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 76, Astoria, OR 97103, phone (800) 875-6807 or log
on: www.oldoregon.com

BIG CREEK FISH HATCHERY raises chinook, coho and steelhead. Egg incubation starts in September
to the middle of February. Spawning also starts in September and runs into the middle of November.
Steelhead runs later. For viewing and spawning information write: Big Creek Fish Hatchery, Route 4, Box
594, Astoria, OR 97103, phone (503) 458-6512, or log on: www.oldoregon.com

CLAM DIGGING is fun in Tillamook. The season is open all year for all species and no license is
required. Write for the booklet Clamming and Crabbing to the Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, 3705
Highay 101 North, Tillamook, OR 97141, or phone (503) 842-7525.

EUGENE AREA FOOD EVENTS include Oregon Asian Celebration (February), Fiesta Latino (May),
Blackberry Jam Festival (July), Lane County Fair (August), and Mushroom Festival (October). For an
events calendar write: CVLCO, P.O. Box 10286, Eugene, OR 97440, phone (800) 547-5445 or log on:
www.visitlanecounty.org

HOOD RIVER VALLEY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL is a time to tour the many orchards in April with
visits farms to sample products, museums, BBQ, bakery items and dinner ride on the Mount Hood
Railroad. The area has events all summer and into the fall, ending with the Harvest Time Festival in
October. For information write: Hood River Visitors Council, 405 Parkway Ave., Hood River, OR 97031,
phone (800) 366-3530 or log on: www.hoodriver.org.

INDIAN STYLE SALMON BAKE is held in September with entertainment. For information write:
Depoe Bay Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 21, Depoe Bay, OR 97341, or phone (541) 765-2889.

JOSEPHINE COUNTY FAIR, is an August event. For information write: Josephine County Fair, P.O.
Box 672, Grants Pass, OR 97528.

LANE COUNTY YOUTH FAIR in July displays more than 650 exhibits, including livestock, cooking,
sewing, flowers and more. For information write: CVALCO, P.O. Box 10286, Eugene, OR 97440, phone
(541) 682-4243 or log on: www.atthefair.com

MARION COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM depicts the lives of farmers and early
businesses of the area. The museum is located on the grounds of the Mission Mill Museum that consists of
14 historic buildings, including the Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. For information write: Salem Convention
and Visitors Association, 1313 Mill Street S.E., Salem, OR 97301, phone (800) 874-7012 or log on:
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PENDLETON UNDERGROUND TOURS is a trip back into time where Chinese laborers dug tunnels
and where they lived and their businesses thrived. Food businesses included the Empire Ice Cream
Company and a meat market. For information write: Pendleton Underground Tours, 37 S.W. Emigrant,
Pendleton, OR 97801, phone (800) 266-6398 or log on: www.pendletonundergroundtours.org

PENDLETON WOOLEN MILL has free tours daily Monday through Friday. No weekend tours. For
information write: Pendleton Woolen Mills, 1307 S.E. Court Place Pendleton, OR 97801, phone (800) 568-
3156, or log on: www.pendleton-oregon.org

SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL is an August event paying homage to the cultures of Denmark, Finland,
Norway and Sweden. The food fare tops the list with Swedish pancakes with lingonberry jam, Danish
pastries, æbleskiver (little pancake balls), Norwegian open-faced sandwiches, and kransekage (a Danish
wedding cake). Of special interest is a historic farm and museum tours. Costumed storytellers bring to life
the tales of Hans Christian Andersen, plus folk dancers and lots of music. For information write:
Scandinavian Festival, P.O. Box 5, Junction City, OR 97448, phone (541) 998-9372 or log on:
www.junctioncity.com/festival

SPRINGFIELD FILBERT FESTIVAL (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

TILLAMOOK CHEESE FACTORY makes more than 39,000,000 pounds of cheese a year and you can
see it made. For information write: Tillamook Chamber of Commerce, 3705 Highway. 101 North,
Tillamook, OR 97141 or phone (503) 842-7525.

                                             Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Bureau of Travel Marketing, Pennsylvania Department of Commerce, 453
Forum Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120 or phone (800) 847-4872 or log on: www.state.pa.us

AMISH FARM & HOUSE of Lancaster, has tour explaining the Amish way of life. The museum features
farm equipment, barns, and farm animals, along with crops. For information phone (717) 394-6185, or log
on: www.amishfarmandhouse.com

ANDERSON BAKERY of Lancaster, has a self-guided tour of one of the world’s largest pretzel bakeries
and illustrates all phases of production. For information phone: (717) 299-2321.

ANDERSON HOUSE features permanent and changing displays such as farm and house hold materials.
Nearby is the Rausch Log Cabin and represented the early settlers of Western Pennsylvania. For
information write: Mercer County Historical Society, 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA 16137, phone (724)
662-3499 or log on: www.pathway.net/mchs

APPLE BLOSSOM FESTIVAL Biglerville (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

ASHER’S CHOCOLATES, of Souderton, offers a self-guided tour through the chocolate making process.
For information phone: (215) 721-3000.

CANDY AMERICANA MUSEUM of Lititz, is the home of the Wilbur Chocolate Company and offers
displays of antique confectionery equipment. Including molds, trins, trays, wooden boxes and pots. For
information phone: (717) 626-3249.

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES is part of Pennsylvania State University in State
College. It includes dairy, beef and sheep research, plus a creamery. For information phone: (814) 865-
2501.

DAFFIN’S CANDIES CHOCOLATE KINGDOM.of Sharon, features large animals sculptured from
chocolate, including a 700-pound rabbit and a 400-pound turtle. For information phone: (724) 342-2892.



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HERR’S SNACK FOODS, of Nottingham, offers tours that explains snack food production from
vegetable washing to packaging. For information phone: (800) 637-6225.

HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD offers a tour ride that explains he chocolate making process from
harvesting the beans to packaging the finished products, and an indoor tropical garden tour. For information
phone (717) 534-4900 or log on: www.hersheyschocolateworld.com

HERSHEY MUSEUM highlights the development of the Hershey empire with original and working
chocolate factory machinery. For information phone (717) 534-3439.

INDUSTRIAL & AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM takes you on a walk from apples to potatoes with
stories related to the area’s rich agricultural history. For information write: York County Heritage Trust,
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403, phone (717) 848-1587, or log on: www.yorkhertiage.org

LANDIS VALLEY MUSEUM, of Lancaster, offers a living history complex including farmsteads. For
information phone: (717) 569-0401.

MENNONITE INFORMATION CENTER, of Lancaster, offers 2-hour Amish farm tours. For
information phone: (717) 299-0954.

MERCER COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM features primitive farm tools and machinery. For
information write: Mercer County Historical Museum, 119 South Pitt Street, Mercer, PA 16137, or phone
(724) 662-3490.

MILL BRIDGE VILLAGE, has a 1738 water-driven gristmill that grinds corn. For information write:
Mill Bridge Village, P.O. Box 7, Paradise, PA 17642, phone (800) 645-2744, or log on:
www.millbridge.com

NATIONAL APPLE MUSEUM Biglerville (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

NEWLIN MILL PARK, of Newlin, has a 1704 gristmill with a 16-foot wheel. There’s also a 1739
miller’s house, a spring house, and a mill race. For information phone: 610) 459-2359.

PENNSBURY MANOR, of Morrisville, has a worker’s cottage, smokehouse, bake and brew house, an
icehouse, a kitchen garden, and farm animals For information phone: (215) 946-0400.

PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD is an 18th century German working farm in Center Point that offers
farming demonstrations. For information phone: (610) 584-5104.

ROUND HILL EXHIBIT FARM, of Elizabeth, is a small 1790 working farm with an 1838 farmhouse
that includes dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs, and chickens. For information phone: (412) 384-8555.

SELTZER’S LEBANON BOLOGNA FACTORY offers a tour of their bologna production. For
information phone: (800) 282-6336.

SOMERSET HISTORICAL CENTER, of Somerset, offers two farmsteads, a sugar camp, and a cider
press. For information phone: (814) 445-6077.

SPRINGTON MANOR FARM, of Downingtown, is a 300-acre demonstration farm that features a giant
Great Barn, a sheep barn, and a poultry house. For information phone: (610) 942-2450.

STURGIS PRETZEL HOUSE, of Lititz, is aid to be the first pretzel bakery in the United States dating
back to 1784 with 200-year old ovens that today still makes soft pretzels. For information phone: (717)
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STONEHEDGE GARDENS, of South Tamaqua, has herb and chili pepper gardens. For information
phone: (570) 386-4276.

WOLFGANG MUSEUM features old-time American candy craftsmen, tools and equipment. There are
displays of wooden sugar molds, glass candy containers and other related candy antiques. For information
write: Wolfgang Candy, 50 E. 4th Avenue, York, PA 17404, phone (800) 248-4273 or log on:
www.wolfgangcandy.com

                                            Rhode Island

Rhode Island Tourism Division, 1 West Exchange St., Providence, CT 02903, phone
(800) 556-2484 or log on: www.visitrhodeisland.com

CASEY FARM was once an 18th century farm, now is a community organic vegetable garden. For
information write: Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, RI or phone (401) 295-1030.

CULINARY ARCHIVES & MUSEUM has more than 300,000 culinary items of food history from
ancient times to the present. For information write: Culinary Archives & Museum, 315 Harborside Blvd.,
Providence, RI or phone (401) 598-2806.

PRESCOTT FARM has an 1811 windmill still used to grind grain, an 1815 country store with farm
implements, and a culinary herb garden. For information write: Prescott Farm, Middletown, RI 02842,
phone (401) 847-6230.

WATSON FARM is an operating 18th century farm with cattle, sheep and barnyard poultry. For
information write: Watson Farm 455 North Road, Jamestown, RI 02385 or phone (401) 423-0005

WILBOR HOUSE has antique farming and household equipment. For information write: Wilbor House,
548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI or phone (401) 635-4035



                                           South Carolina

South Carolina Department of Tourism, P.O. Box 71, Columbia, SC 29201 or phone
(800) 346-3634 or log on: www.travelsc.com

CAW CAW INTERPRETIVE CENTER highlights rice cultivation by the Africans. For information
write: Caw Caw Interpretive Center, 5200 Savannah Highway, Ravenel, SC, phone (843) 889-8898 or log
on: www.ccprc.com

CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION grows the only tea grown in America. You can visit the Plantation
for an informative tea video. Private tours are also available. For information write: Charleston Tea
Plantation, 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 or phone (800) 443-5987

EMERALD FARMS is the home of the famous Saanen Goat Milk Soap. You can try to milk a goat, as
well as pet goats, sheep, cows and horses. For information write: Emerald Farms, 409 Emerald Farm Road,
Greenwood, SC 29648, phone (864) 223-9747, or log on: www.emeraldfarm.com

FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS is a June event featuring the George W. Park Seed Company who has
developed seeds for the home grower. You can take a tour of the trial gardens with more than 1000
varieties of flowers and vegetables, as well as a plant tour. For information write: Greenwood Chamber of
Commerce, P.O. Box 980, Greenwood, SC 29648, phone (864) 223-8431 or log on:
www.scfestivalofflowers.org


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LEXINGTON COUNTY MUSEUM features the lifestyle of a typical family farm in the 1800s. The area
has many food festivals featuring poultry, peaches, peanuts, collards, and okra. For information write:
Lexington Chamber of Commerce, 321 S. Lake Dr., Lexington, SC 29072, phone (803)359-6113 or log on:
www.lexingtonsc.org

LOW COUNTRY OYSTER FESTIVAL, a January event, is considered the world’s largest oyster roast.
Oysters are available in a number of recipes and of special interest is the oyster-eating contest. For
information write: Mt. Pleasant Visitor Center, Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC
29418, phone (843) 577-4030, or log on: www.tgcra.com

McLEOD PLANATION has a large residence, barn, gin house, kitchen, and is one of the South’s largest
plantations. For information write: McLeod Plantation, 325 Country Club Drive, Charleston, SC 29412,
phone (843) 723-1623 or log on: www.charlestoncvb.com

MIDDLETON PLACE is an experience of daily plantation life. Craftspeople demonstrate the skills that
were performed by slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries, complete with domestic animals. Take a hike
around the abandoned 18th century rice field and learn about low country rice production. Plantation Days
are held every Saturday in November that brings to life the sights and sounds of harvest time. For
information write: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414, phone (800) 782-
3608 or log on: www.wmiddletonplace.org

WORLD GRITS FESTIVAL is an April event with lots of grits and corn, including a grit-eating contest.
For more information; Charleston Visitor Center, 75 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 294-3, phone (843)
563-4366 or log on: www.charlestoncvb.com

                                             South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Tourism, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501-3369,
phone (800) 732-5682 or log on: www.travelsd.com

BRUCE HONEY DAYS is a July event. For information write: Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce,
P.O. Box 431, Brookings, SD, 57006, phone (800) 699-6125 or log on: www.brookingssd.com

INGALLS HOMESTEAD is where you can learn all about homesteading life. There’s a ten-acre farm
with oats, corn and wheat. In July there’s a Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant. For information write: Ingalls
Homestead, 20812 Homestead Road, DeSmet, SD 57231 or phone (800) 776-3594

INTERNATIONAL VINEGAR MUSEUM exhibits in detail the many uses of vinegar. You’ll also see
vinegar bottles from around the world. Each year the museum hosts an International Vinegar Festival with
vinegar from around the world. For information write: International Vinegar Museum, 500 Main St.,
Roslyn, SD or phone (877) 486-0075.

KIRBY SCIENCE DISCOVERY CENTER is a hands-on museum. Some of the features are live native
animals, including a bee hive; find out how corn, wheat and soybeans can be used for many things besides
food; pretend to be pioneer farmer; and for your health learn how water is good for you. For information
write: Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, .P.O. Box 984, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0984, phone (877)
WASH PAV, or log on: www.washingtonpavilion.org

MUSEUM OF WILDLIFE, SCIENCE & INDUSTRY features a collection antique farm machinery,
along with the history of the region. For information write: Webster Chamber of Commerce, Webster, SD
or phone (888) 571-7582




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SIOUX FALLS FOOD FESTIVALS begins in June with the Festival of Cultures, followed in July with
the Irish Fest and in September is the German Fest. For information write: Sioux Falls Visitors Bureau,
P.O. Box 1425, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1425, phone (605) 336-1620, or log on: www.siouxfallsevents.com

STATE AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE MUSEUM preserves objects from 1860 to the present. The
museum is concerned not only with crops, livestock and related technologies, however, with human
experiences that shaped the state’s environment. There are steam and gas tractors, horse-drown
implements, a homesteaders shack and a farmhouse with period furnishings. For information write: State
Agricultural Heritage Museum, Box 2207C, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007-099,
phone (605) 688-6226 or log on: www.agmuseum.com

WATERTOWN WINTER FARM SHOW, a February event, with livestock, 4-H contest, ice cream
making contest, Home and Family Programs, and displays such as the Soy Bean Council. For information
write: Watertown Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1113, Watetown, SD 57201-6113, phone (800) 658-
4505 or log on: www.watertownsd.com

                                               Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, P.O. Box 23170., Nashville, TN
37202, phone (800) 836-6200 or log on: www.ja.state.tn.us/tourism/bftourism

AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL is the nations first center for agriculture providing researchers to
manufacturers to producers to meat and share ideas. For information write: Agricenter International, 7777
Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38120, phone (901) 757-7777 or log on: www.memphistravel.com

CADES COVE TOUR takes you to John Oliver Place, Elijah Oliver Place, Henry Whitehead Place, Dan
Lawson Place and Tipton Place. There’s a walking tour that includes a cantilever barn, millrace and dam,
Cable Mill, smokehouse, corn crib and a barn. For information write: Great Smoky Mountains National
Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, or phone (866) 436-1200.

CANNONSBURGH VILLAGE is a step back to the 1800s with a grist mill, an ash hopper for making
soap, farm implement museum, windmills, a country store and more. In April is Pioneer Days with
demonstrations of pioneer life, and in October is their Harvest Day Festival. For information write:
Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S. Front Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37139 or phone (615) 890-0355

NORTH TENNESSEE STATE FAIR, a July event that features agriculture and livestock exhibits. For
information write: Clarksville Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 883, Clarksville, TN 37041-0883, phone (800)
530-2487, or log on: www.clarksville.tn.us

THE PINK PALACE MUSUEM was a mansion built by Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Sauders. You
can visit an exact replica of the first Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store. For information write: The Pink Palace
Museum 3050 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 3811-3399, phone (901) 320-6362, or log on:
www.memphismuseums.org

PIONEER POWER DAYS, a September event, has antique farm machinery. For information write:
Rutherford County Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 864, Murfreesboro, TN 37133, phone (800) 716-7560 or
logon: www.rutherfordchamber.org

RED CLAY STATE HISTORIC PARK has a Cherokee Farmstead, with a farmhouse, corn crib and
barn. In August are the Cherokee Days of Recognition with all kinds of Cherokee foods, such as bean
bread, chestnut bread, venison stew, fried apples and fried bread. Other food events are held in October and
December. For information write: Red Clay State Historic Park, 1140 Red Clay Park Road, S.W.,
Cleveland, TN 37311, phone (423) 478-0339, or log on: www.tnstateparks.com




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SUMNER COUNTY MUSEUM has more than 250,00 artifacts from Native American cooking pots to
early settler’s goods including a pioneer kitchen. For information write: Sumner County Museum, 183
West Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066, phone (615) 451-3738 or log on: www.sumnercountytourism.com

TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM is centered around a gristmill with a variety of exhibits depicting
Tennessee history. For information write: Tennessee State Museum, 5th and Deaderick Streets, Nashville,
TN 37243-1120, phone (800) 407-4324, or log on: www.tnmuseum.org

                                                  Texas

Travel Division, Texas Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 12728, Austin, TX
78711, phone (800) 888-8839 or log on: www.traveltex.com
DR PEPPER MUSEUM (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

EAST TEXAS YAMBOREE (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

FORT WORTH HERD CATTLE DRIVE happens every day. In the morning the longhorns are driven
from the stockyards to the Trinity River. Here they graze until mid-afternoon and are then driven back to
the stockyards. For information write: City of Fort Worth, 131 East Exchange Avenue, Suite 215, Forth
Worth, TX 76106, phone (817) 336-HERD, or log on: www.fortworthherd.com

HERB FESTIVAL is a May event featuring an herbal lunch, herb plants and herbal baked goods. For
information write: Forth Worth Visitors Bureau, 415 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, TX 760102-7410, phone
(817) 568-9575 or log on: www.fortworth.com

HERITAGE VILLAGE is a step back in time with all the buildings of an 1800s village. The village even
includes a back woods still for making moonshine. In October is their Harvest Festival. For information
write: Heritage Village Museum, P.O. Box 888, Woodville, TX 75979, phone (409) 283-2272 or log on:
www.woodvilletx.com

HOPKINS COUNTY DAIRY FESTIVAL (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

JOHN E. CONNER MUSEUM offers kitchen and chuck wagon exhibits, along with natural history
dioramas of the area’s plant and wildlife. For information write: John E. Conner Museum, 905 West Santa
Gertrudis Avenue, Kingsville, TX 78363, phone (800) 687-6000 or log on: www.tamuk.edu

LOG CABIN VILLAGE has seven log cabins on 2½ acres. The Living History Museum celebrates life in
the 1800s. Pioneers still work at a water-powered gristmill. For information write: Fort Worth Visitors
Bureau, 415 Throckmorton, Fort Worth, TX 76102-7410, phone (800) 433-5747 or log on:
www.fortworth.com

KING RANCH & MUSEUM celebrates the Texas ranching industry with 60,000 cattle and 300 quarter
horses on 825,000 acres in South Texas. Tours are available. In March enjoy a trail ride either by
horseback or in hay wagons and in November have an authentic ranch breakfast cooked and served
outdoors. For information write: King Ranch Visitor Center, P.O. Box 1090, Kingsville, TX 78364-1090,
phone (361) 592-8055, or log on: www.king-ranch.com

LBJ RANCH & SAUER-BECKMAN LIVING HISTORY FARM with all kinds of farm activities,
including milking cows and egg gathering. Meals are cooked, butter is churned and cheese is made. Also
canning, butchering and sausage-making is done on a seasonal basis. For information write: Stonewall
Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1, Stonewall, TX, or phone (210) 644-2735.

PEACH JAMBOREE, a June event with all kinds of peach treats. Growers bring in prize peaches, which
are auctioned off, some bringing as much as $1000. Also in June, the Antique Tractor Club has a display of



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working farm machinery. For information write: Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1, Stonewall,
TX 78671 or phone (210) 644-2735

SWEETWATER RATTLESNAKE ROUND UP (see THE ABC’s OF FOOD book)

VAL VERDE WINERY is the oldest bonded winery in Texas (1883). Stop by for a tour and see how three
generations of the Qualia make their fine wines. For information write: Val Verde Winery, 100 Qualia
Drive, Del Rio, TX 78840 or phone (83) 775-9714

WHITEHEAD MEMORIAL MUSEUM is a collection of pioneer buildings, including a barn with early
farming equipment a log cabin with displays of early settlers’ items and portions of the San Felipe
irrigation canal that brought water to crops. For information write: Whitehead Memorial Museum, 1308
South Main Street, Del Rio, TX 78840-5998, phone (830) 774-7568 or log on: www.chamber.delrio.com

                                                 UTAH

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall/Capitol Hill, Salt Lake City, UT 84114, phone (800)
882-4386 or log on: www.utah.com
BENSON GRIST MILL, in Toole, the mill was built in 1854 along with the miller’s home. For
information phone: (435) 882-7678.

FAIRVIEW MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART has early farm equipment and pioneer relics. For
information write: Fairview Museum of History & Arts, 85 North 100 East, Fairview, UT or phone (435)
427-9216.

HERITAGE PARK is the home of Old Deseret Village, a living community that has been recreated to
represent Utah’s past. All buildings are restored that includes homes, stores, churches and other structures
essential to a pioneer community. Visitors learn activities like spinning, weaving, soap making and
cooking. Events are held throughout the year, such as the Culture Fest, Pioneer Festival, First Harvest and
the Pumpkin Patch Days. During these events you will witness Dutch oven cooking, pressing apples into
cider and enjoy a variety of foods. For information write: Heritage Park, 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt
Lake City, UT 84108-1453, phone (801) 582-1847, or log on: www.thisistheplace.org

HURRICANE VALLEY HERITAGE PARK, PIONEER & INDIAN MUSEUM has a display of farm
machinery and early wagons. For information write: Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box
101, Hurricane, UT 84737, or phone (435) 635-3222245.

JENSEN HISTORICAL FARM has 126 acres of orchards and gardens on a 1917 Mormon farm. Sheep
shearing, gardening, threshing and other farm activities are demonstrated. For information write: Cache
Commerce Center, 160 North Main Street, Logan, UT 84321 or phone (435) 245-6050.

JONES HOLES NATIONAL FISH HATCHERY raises a variety of species of trout. For information
write: Dinosaurland Travel Board, 25 East Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078, or phone (435) 789-4481.

PIONEER MUSEUM displays local artifacts and a general store. For information write: Pioneer Museum,
161 East 100 North Street, Castle Dale, UT 84513, phone (435) 381-5154.

THANKSGIVING POINT is a working farm where you can enjoy classes, workshops, and
demonstration. In their Farm Country Animal Park you can take part in a day on the farm with lots of
hands-on participation. If you enjoy cooking you will want to visit this park. For information write:
Thanksgiving Point Institute, 3003 North Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT 84043, phone (888) 672-6040, or
log on: www.thanksgivingpoint.com




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                                          U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, P.O. Box 6400, St. Thomas, VI 00804,
phone (800) 372-8784 or log on: www.usvi.org/tourism

CRUZAN RUM DISTILLERY on St. Croix, gives you a tour on how sugar cane molasses is converted
into rum. For information phone (340) 692- 2280, or log on: www.cruzanrum.com

LAWAETZ FAMILY MUSEUM AT LITTLE LA GRANGE, once a sugar plantation in St. Croix, it
was converted to a dairy ranch in the late 1890s by a farmer from Denmark. The gardens and orchards are
filled with fruits and vegetables. For information phone: (340) 772-1539.

WHIM PLANTATION MUSEUM has tours of a stone sugar mill, windmill with grinding mechanism,
18th century buildings, sugar cane fields, and the old kitchen where you can sample a traditional, homemade
“johnny cake.” The museum has sugar and rum making equipment. For information write: St. Croix
Landmarks Society, 52 Estate Whim, Frederiksted, VI 00840, phone (340) 772-0598, or log on:
www.onepaper.com/landmarks

                                                Vermont

Vermont Department of Tourism, 134 State St., Montpelier, VT 05602, phone (800)
837-6668 or log on: www.govtn.com

ADAMS FARM is a year ‘round working farm that is open to the public. From November to mid-June the
livestock barn is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays where you can pet and feed assortment of
farm animals There are also goat milking demonstrations in the barn theater. During the winter, sleigh rides
are offered. Spring is a time for maple sugaring where they have boiled down their maple sap since 1939 in
their own sugarhouse. Summer fun includes agricultural demonstrations where you can learn all about
llamas yarn spinning, and you can take part in bottle feeding lambs and calves. During the summer
afternoons you will have a chance to meet the farmer and his wife for a sip of tea and witness sheep herding
demonstrations. You can also take an afternoon wagon ride through the maple and pine groves with a stop
to explore the bear caves. For information write: Adams Family Farm, 15 Higley Hill Road, Wilmington,
VT 05363, phone (802) 464-3762 or log on: www.adamsfamilyfarm.com

BILLINGS FARM & MUSEUM is a premiere working dairy farm, presents Vermont farm life as history,
science, traditional culture, and human interaction with the environment. We introduce families, and
students of all grade levels to their heritage through the use of our resources: the working farm; productive
animals; possessions from 19th century farm families, and an 1890 farm house, carefully restored and
furnished – a technological, social, and scientific model for its ear. For information write: Billings Farm &
Museum, P.O. Box 489, Woodstock, VT 05091-0489, phone (802) 457-2355, or log on:
www.billingsfarm.org

BRAGG FARM has educational tours that describe the history and the process of making maple sugar.
Their syrup is still made the old-fashioned way. Sap is collected with 2500 buckets and the sap is boiled
using a wood fire. For information write: Bragg Farm, P.O. Box 201, Rt.14 No., East Montpelier, VT
05652, or phone (800) 376-5757

CABOT CREAMERY offers students, hands-on ag guides. It’s a fun way to learn about agriculture.
When in Vermont stop by the Cabot Creamery for a variety of farm tours that forms the Vermont Farms
Association. You can see baby chicks hatching, birthing of calves, the harvest of apples and the tapping of
maple trees. Cabot Creamery wins awards every year for their cheese, including the World’s Best Cheddar
by the U.S. Cheese Makers Association. For information write: Cabot Creamery Cooperative, 1 Home
Farm Way, Montpelier, VT 05602, phone (802) 229-9361, or log on: www.cabotcheese.com



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COLD HOLLOW CIDER MILL offers a self-guided tour during the apple cider mill production. Other
times, visitors can view the mill and watch a video of the process. For information write: Cold Hollow
Cider Mill, P.O. Box 420, Waterbury Center, VT 05877, phone (800) 3- APPLES, or log on:
www.coldhollow.com

MAPLE GROVE FARMS offers factory tours and in their Maple Museum you will learn everything you
need to know about maple syrup, plus see how maple candy is still being made on vintage equipment. For
information write: Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, 1052 Portland Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819,
phone (802) 748-5141, or log on: www.maplegrove.com

MORSE FARM SUGAR WORKS offers a humorous, fun tour that is given by Burr Morse (the 7th
generation Morse to run the family farm). The tour includes the Woodshed Theatre and the Sugar House.
The Morse Farm is the oldest, continuing maple farm in Vermont. For information write: Morse Farm
Sugar Works, 1168 County Road, Montpelier, VT 05602, phone (800) 242-2740, or log on:
www.morsefarm.com (see It is Sap from a Tree for detailed information on this farm).

SHELBURNE MUSEUM is a living historic village with 37 structures. Of special interest is the 1846
Settlers’ House with hands-on demonstrations depicting Vermont life in 1790s with food ways, farming
and baking, and their kitchen garden with crops of the 16th century. There are two other gardens,
Apothecary Garden with medicinal herbs and the Dutton House Garden with heirloom vegetables from the
1820s. There’s also a Smokehouse for preserving meats, 1840 General Store, and a couple of barns with
farm implements. For information write: Shelburne Museum, P.O. Box 10, Shelburne, VT 05482, phone
(802) 985-3346, or log on: www.shelburemuseum.org

THE VERMONT COUNTRY STORE of Weston, are purveyors of hard-to-find items of yesteryear.
Food items include old-fashion candies including horehound, licorice, chocolate babies, chicken bones,
nonpareils, and peach blossoms. Also baked goods, jams and jellies, cheese and more can be found at this
store. For information write: The Vermont Country Store, P.O. Box 6999, Rutland, VT 05702-6999, phone
(803) 362-8440, or log on: www.vermontcountrystore.com

                                                 Virginia

Virginia Tourism Corporation, 901 E. Byrd St., Richmond, VA 23219 or phone (800)
847-4882 or log on: www.virginia.org
AUGUSTA COUNTY FAIR, an August event, has farm animal shows, barnyard Olympics, farm tractor
pull, hay stacking contest and other farm related events. For information write: Augusta County Fair, P.O.
Box 590, Verona, VA 24482, phone (540) 245-5627 or log on: www.augustacountyfair.com

BAYOU BOOGALOO & CAJUN FOOD FESTIVAL, a summer event held in Norfolk. Visitors will
enjoy all the sounds, sights and food of New Orleans. Some of the foods served are red beans and rice,
jambalaya, shrimp Creole, etouffeé, fried alligator, andouille sausage and more. If you can take the heat,
join in a jalapeño or habanero hot pepper-eating contest. There are also Cajun and Creole cooking
demonstrations. For information write: Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 327, Norfolk,
VA 23501 or log on: www.festeventsva.org/festevents/bayou_cajun.htm.

BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE & FARM MUSEUM in Ferrum has a re-created 1800 farmstead. For
information write Roanoke Valley Visitor Center, 114 Market Street, Roanoke, VA 24011, phone (540)
365-4416 or log on: www.blueridgeinstitute.org

FIELD DAY OF THE PAST takes a look at antique farm vehicles including, trucks, tractors, steam
engines with a September weekend event in Rockville-Manakin.. Events include a tractor and truck pulls,
old time music, and antique farm tractor and truck auction, and a country fair. Exhibits include a gold
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show. For information write: Field Day of the Past, P.O. Box 29643, Richmond, VA 23242 or phone (804)
741-8468

FRONTIER CULTURE MUSEUM has 17th, 18th and 19th century working farms from Germany,
Northern Ireland, England and America. For information write: Frontier Culture Museum, P.O. Box 810,
Staunton, VA 24402-0810, phone (530) 332-7850 or log on: www.frontiermuseum.org

HUMPBACK ROCKS has a pioneer mountain farm. For information write: Waynesboro Chamber of
Commerce, 301 West Main Street, Waynesboro, VA 22980, phone (540) 949-8203, or log on:
www.augustahamber.org

JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT was the first permanent English community. Visitors can try their hand
grinding corn to making a rope. In the Powhatan village, you will learn how these Native Americans
farmed, hunted, fished and gathering food. During the November “Foods and Feasts” festival, you will be
introduced to foods that formed the staple of the 17th and 18th century colonial diet and see food preparation
methods and techniques. For information write: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607,
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1607, phone (757) 253-4175, or log on: www.historyisfun.org.

MABRY MILL at milepost 176 on the Blue Ridge Parkway has a turn of the century grist mill. For
information write: Roanoke Valley Visitor Center, 114 Market Street, Roanoke, VA 24011, phone (540)
952-2947 o log on: www.visitroanokeva.com

PUNGO STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, Memorial Day weekend event in Virginia Beach where you can
enjoy all the strawberries you can eat in 50 different ways. Along with the food is a 4-H livestock sale and
show. For more information write: Pungo Strawberry Festival, P.O. Box 6158, Virginia Beach, VA 23456,
phone (757) 721-6001 or log on: www.pungostrawberryfest.org/index.html.

SHIRLEY PLANTATION is the oldest plantation in Virginia. The main house as a one-of-a-kind square-
rigged flying staircase that rises 3 1/2 stories with no visible means of support. The plantation has a
working farm with seven brick outbuildings. For information write: Shirley Plantation, 501 Shirley
Plantation Road, Charles City, VA 23030-2907 or phone (800) 232-1613.

SUFFOLK PEANUT FEST is a mid-October event in Suffolk. It’s all about peanuts, lots of food, exhibits
and a peanut butter sculpture contest. For information write to: Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce,
P.O. Box 327, Norfolk, VA 23502 or log on: www.suffolkfest.org/peanut/

VIRGINIA’S EXPLORE PARK at milepost 115 of the Blue Ridge Parkway depicts Virginia farm life
1671 to 1850. For information write: Roanoke Valley Visitor Center, 114 Market Street, Roanoke, VA
24011, phone (540) 427-1800, or log on: www.exlporepark.org

YORKTOWN VICTORY CENTER is step back in history to the time of the American Revolution. At
the site is a 1780s farm with a look at how many Americans live in the early years. You can visit the crop
field, tobacco barn and explore the house with separate kitchen and if you wish, try your hand at hoeing the
garden. Also witness a cooking demonstration in an open-hearth. In November there is a 3-day event,
“Foods and Feast of Colonial Virginia,” celebrating colonial and Native American foods. For information,
write: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, P.O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1607, phone (717) 253-
4114, or log on: www.historyisfun.org.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG has interests for every member of the family from history to gardens.
This living history museum has dozens of kitchens and vegetable gardens. You will learn how to cook with
18th century utensils. Every home had a garden with fruit, herbs, and vegetables. Larger crops such as corn
and grains where grown outside the city. Many of the vegetables are original species, also known as
heirloom varieties.” Some of these seeds can be purchased for your home garden. Some of the cooking
demonstrations include salt-cured pork, lamb shank, onion soup, candied apricots and almond macaroons.
Many of the meals were cooked in cast iron Dutch ovens over an open fire. Hands-on adventures a wait in
the kitchens, barns with the live stock and household crafts. Events abound all years, such as the March



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King’s Arms Tavern dinner, with such fare as peanut soup, game pie and Salley Lunn bread. For
information write: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, P.O. Box 1776, Willimsburg, VA 23187-1776,
phone (800) 447-8670 or log on: www.colonialwilliamsburg.org

                                              Washington

Washington Travel Development Division, P.O. Box 42500, Olympia, WA 98504 or
phone (800) 544-1800 or log on: www.tourism.wa.gov
AMERICAN HOP MUSEUM chronicles the history of hops (humulus lupulus), an ingredient used to
preserve and flavor beer. The museum is located in the heart of America’s largest hop producing area.
There are exhibits and displays devoted to hop history and future hop cultivation. At the end of hop season
in October is their “Hoptoberfest” with lots of great German cuisine and music. For information write:
American Hop Museum, 22 South “B” Street Toppenish, WA 98948 or phone (509) 865-HOPS.

BERTHUSEN PARK features an old homestead, barn, and antique farm equipment. The park offers
camping and in August and gas and steam show. For information write: Berthusen Park, 8837 Berthusen
Road, Lynden, WA 98264 or phone (360) 354-2424.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM offers a large display of farm equipment,
farm buildings, working windmill, steam engines, sawmill, hand tools and lots more. In August an antique
farm exposition is held with operating tractors, threshing machine, grain grinding, working vintage apple
packing line and an antique kitchen display. For information: The Central Washington Agriculture
Museum, 4508 Main Street, Union Gap, WA 98903 or phone (509) 457-8735.

DARIGOLD DAIRY FAIR has a self-guided tour of the cheese factory and a place where you can enjoy
hand-dipped ice cream. The factory is open daily, the fair is in June. For information write: Darigold Dairy
Fair, P.O. Box 876, Sunnyside, WA 98944 or phone (509) 837-4321

HOLMQUIST HAZELNUT ORCHARDS offers tours of the DuChilly hazelnut orchard. For
information write: Holmquist Hazelnut Orchards, 9821 Holmquist Road, Lyden, WA 98264 or phone (360)
988-9240.

KELLER HERITAGE CENTER AND ITS INTERPRETION has a museum, schoolhouse, farmstead
cabin, sawmill, blacksmith shop and more. The Center features agriculture and lumbering. For information
write: Keller Heritage Center, P.O. Box 25, Colville, WA or phone (509) 684-5968

LYNDEN, “A TASTE OF HOLLAND,” is where you want to be for great Dutch food. The Lynden
Dutch Bakery has been serving their famous raisin buns for nearly a century, along with a large selection of
Dutch pastries. Dutch Mother’s Family Restaurant serves country-style meals. For breakfast try their
pannakoken. And a visit to Lynden isn’t complete without a visit to the Sidewalk Café in the Windmill. For
information on this Dutch community, write Lynden Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 647, Lynden, WA
98264 or phone (360) 354-5995

LYNDEN PIONEER MUSEUM is known internationally for its exhibits: This includes a life size replica
Lynden’s historic downtown, a full size farmhouse circa 1900 and more than 60 vintage wagons, cars and
tractors. For information write: Lynden Pioneer Museum, 217 West Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264 or
phone (360) 354-3675.

MASON COUNTY FAIR features antique engine and tractor shows in July and August with exhibits on
logging, farming and oystering. For information write: Mason County Historical Society, P.O. Box 1366,
Shelton, WA 98584 or phone (360) 426-1020.

NORTHWEST MUSEUM OF ART AND CULTURE has gone under a $28-million expansion. The
museum houses a collection mining, timber and farming displays. Also in the complex is the restored



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Campbell House with turn-of-the-century furnishings. For information write: Northwest Museum of Art
and Culture, 2316 West 1st Street, Spokane, WA 99204, phone (509) 456-3931, or log on:
www.northwestmuseum.org

OYSTERFEST features the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship in October. For information write:
OysterFest, P.O. Box 849, Shelton, WA 98584, phone (800) 576-2021 or log on: www.oysterfest.org

OYSTER OLYMPICS, a March event at Anthony’s Homeport on Shilshole Bay. The festivities include
the popular Oyster Slurp, Oystertainment and Oyster Hors d’oeuvers. For information write: Seattle’s
Convention and Visitors Bureau, 520 Pike Street Suite1300, Seattle, WA 98101, phone (206) 783-0780 or
log on: www.seattle.org

PIKE PLACE MARKET: This historic market is the nation’s oldest continually working farmer’s market
(1907). The market offers produce, meat and fish. The fishmongers do what they call flying fish, where they
toss salmon from one vendor to another. The fruit vendors offer free samples, while street musicians
entertain the crowds. For information write: Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, 520 Pike Street,
Suite 1300, Seattle, WA 98101, phone (206) 587-0351, or log on: www.seattle.org

TOPPENISH FOOD EVENTS begin with a May Livestock Show, followed by the June Food Fair,
August Cajun Festival, October Pumpkin Run, plus several Pow Wows during the year. For information
write: Toppenish Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 28, Toppenish, WA 98948 or phone (509) 865-3262

WASHINGTON’S FRUIT PLACE VISITOR CENTER has hands-on exhibits and displays provide a
fun and exciting look at how fruit is grown. While fruit is not sold, free juice and fruit samples are
available. For information write: Washington’s Fruit Visitor Center, 105 South 18th Street, Yakima, WA
98901 or phone (509) 576-3090.

YAKAMA NATION CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTER shares the life and experiences of the
Yakamas with a museum, theater and library. The museum dioramas and exhibits explore their world from
their ancestors up to the present. A special treat is their restaurant that features salmon, buffalo Indian fry
bread and huckleberry desserts. For information write: Cultural Hertiage Center, 280 Buster Road
Toppenish, WA 98948, phone (509) 865-2800, or log on: www.wolfenet.com/~yingif

                                              West Virginia

West Virginia Division of Tourism, 2101 Washington Street East, Charleston, WV
25305, phone (800) 225-5982 or log on: www.callwva.com
CAMPBELL MANSION, in Bethany, is on a 1700s homestead, complete with a smokehouse. For
information phone (304) 829-7285.

FEDERAL FISH HATCHERY, in White Sulphur Springs, propagates rainbow trout. For information
phone (304) 536-1361.

OLD MILL, in Harman, has a two-story water-powered gristmill built in 1817. For information phone
(304) 227-4466.

REYMANN MEMORIAL FARMS. located at the West Virginia University in Wardensville. Is a farm
with sheep, beef cattle and a bull-feeding test program. Crop, livestock and poultry research is conducted.
For information phone (304) 874-3561.

SMOKE HOLE CAVERNS in Petersburg, was used to smoke meat by Native Americans. Later settlers
used the caverns to make moonshine. A 19th century still is displayed. For information phone (800) 828-
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TAMARACK, in Beckley, displays food and agricultural products. For information phone (888) 262-7225

WEST VIRGINIA HONEY FESTIVAL Do you have a favorite baking recipe using honey? You might
want to consider entering your recipe in the Honey Baking Contest. All winning entries are sold at auction
There are many programs at this September event. They include honey educational exhibits, an antique and
classic car show, arts and crafts show, kid's talent contest. And what festival would be complete without a
pageant and the crowing of the West Virginia Honey Princess (ages 11 through 13)? One of the highlights
is honey extraction and the making of beeswax candles, which includes a Honey and Wax Show, complete
with an auction. For those interested in beekeeping, the festival offers a short beekeeping school. There’s
entertainment for all ages, a live bee beard presentation (picture live bees crawling all over your face), and
lots of honey and honey products for sale. Of course, there are worlds of food that you can top off with a
delicious honey ice cream sundae. For more information, write West Virginia Honey Festival, P.O. Box
2149, Parkersburg, WV 26102; phone (304) 424-1960 or (800) 752-4982;; or log on the web:
www.geocities.com/madisonavenue/9495
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WEST VIRGINIA STATE FARM MUSEUM, in Point Pleasant, has a country store, farm equipment
including a collection of trackers, a barn, and an herb garden. For information phone (304) 675-5737.

YOUTH MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINA/MOUNTAIN HOMESTEAD, in Beckley, has
a complete Appalachian Pioneer Village with a moonshine still and a country store. For information phone
(304) 253-3730.

                                                Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Box 7976, Madison, WI 53707-7976, phone
(800) 432-8747 or log on: www.travelwisconsin.com
AZTALAN HISTORICAL MUSEUM has household utensils of the 1850s and the 1895 Hansen Granary
contains a collection of old farm tools and equipment. For information write: Aztalan State Park, 1213
South Main Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551, phone (920) 648-8774, or log on:

CHARLES A. GRIGNON MANSION was originally a trading post. Today you can visit the home,
orchards, and vegetable and herb gardens, and witness life of the 1840s. For information write: The Charles
A. Grignon Mansion, P.O. Box 247, Kaukauna, WI 54130, phone (920) 766-3122 or log on:
www.foxvalleyhistory.org

CHILDREN’S FARM PLAMANN PARK offers solitude for farm animals. For information write: Fox
Cities Visitors Bureau, 3433 W. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54914-3919, phone (800) 200-MORE or log
on: www.foxcities.org

CHIPPEWA VALLEY MUSEUM displays agriculture exhibits, a working turn-of-the century ice cream
parlor and the Farmhouse Theater offers Chippewa Valley Potluck, a look at the region, people and food,
along with hands-on activities. For information write: Chippewa Valley Museum, P.O. Box 1204, Eau
Claire, WI 54702, phone (715) 834-7871 or log on: www.cvmuseum.com

EMPIRE IN THE PINE LUMBER MUSEUM has early farm machinery. For information write: Empire
in the Pine Lumber Museum, 1st Street, Downsville, WI 54735 or phone (715) 664-8690

FALL CREEK HISTORICAL MUSEUM features an old time kitchen and other items of interest. For
information write: Fall Creek Historical Society, East11940 Co. Road 1, Fall Creek, WI 54742 or phone
(717) 877-3108

THE FAMILY FARM lets you investigate life on this turn of the century farm with the sights, sounds and
smells. You can pet and feed farm animals. You will see antique farm implements and tools. There’s also a
patchwork crop garden, along with a perennial garden. On your visit be sure to take a nature walk to



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discover prairie plants, wetland grasses, as well as insects and birds. Events are held throughout the year
especially during spring planting and fall harvesting. For information write: The Family Farm, 328 Port
Washington Road, Grafton, WI 53024, phone (262) 377-6161, or log on: www.familyfarm.net
GREAT WISCONSIN CHEESE FESTIVAL is a June event. There is cheese curd eating contest, cheese
carving demonstrations, and a cheese cake contest. For information write: Fox Cities Visitors Bureau, 3433
West College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914-3919, phone (800) 200-MORE or log on: www.foxcities.org

JUNE DAIRY FESTIVAL is held on the Northern Wisconsin Fair Grounds. For information write:
Chippewa Falls Chamber of Commerce, 10 South Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, phone (888)
723-0024 or long on: www.chippewachamber.org

LAMERS DAIRY will show you how milk is processed. For information write: Lamers Dairy, N410
Speel School Road., Appleton, WI 54915 or phone (920) 830-0980.

LEINENKUGEL’S BREWERY TOUR shows you how specialty beers are handcrafted in small barrels
as they did in 1837. For information write: Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., 1 Jefferson Avenue, Chippewa
Falls, WI 54729, phone (715) 723-5557 or log on: www.leinie.com

SILVER SPRING GARDENS is the nations leading producer of horseradish. For information write:
Chippewa Valley Visitors Bureau, 3625 Gateway Drive, Suite F, Eau Claire, WI 54701, phone (888) 523-
3866 or log on: www.chippewavalley.net

SWISS HISTORICAL VILLAGE depicts Swiss life in America. There’s a cheese factory with 1870s
home equipment, a sausage kitchen with a display of early meat processing equipment, a bee house with
information about bees and honey, and farm implements used in production and harvesting of crops. For
information write: Swiss Historical Village, 612 7th Avenue, New Glarus, WI 53574, phone (608) 527-2317
or log on: www.swisshistoricalvillage.com

                                               Wyoming

Wyoming Division of Tourism, I-25 at College Dr., Cheyenne, WY 82002, phone (800)
225-5996 or log on: www.state.wy.us/state/welcom.html
HOARD HISTORICAL MUSEUM & NATIONAL DAIRY SHRINE VISITORS CENTER offers the
sights and sounds of dairy farming, past, present and future. There are all kinds of tools of the trade,
including agriculture tools. You will learn how to make butter, cheese, yogurt, and separating cream from
milk. Exhibited are milk bottles, cow blankets, butter molds, milk stools and other dairy artifacts. For
information write: National Dairy Shrine, 407 Merchant’s Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538, phone (414)
563-7769, or log on: www.hoardmuseum.org

HOMESTEADER MUSEUM has a great deal of artifacts including farm machinery and tools, an old
kitchen filled with cooking items, wood cooking stove, ice box and cooking utensils. For information write:
Homesteader Museum, P.O. Box 54, Powell, WY 82435 or phone (307) 754-9481

HOMESTEADERS MUSEUM contains artifacts from the 1880s to 1929 that includes an 1908
International Harvester Auto-Buggy. For information write: Homesteaders Museum 495 Main Street,
Torrington, WY 82240 or phone (307) 532-5612

LARAMIE PEAK MUSEUM displays items relating to the early settlers. For information write: Laramie
Peak Museum, 1601 16th Street, Wheatland, WY 82201 or phone (307) 322-2052

TERRY BISON RANCH is a place where you can take part in bison drive, plus enjoy outdoor cowboy
cooking. For information write: Terry Bison Ranch, 511-25 Service Road East, Cheyenne, WY 82007,
phone (307) 634-4171 or log on: www.cheyenne.org




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WYOMING HEREFORD RANCH is one of the oldest (1883) ranches. Tour available by reservation.
For information write; Cheyenne Visitors Bureau, 309 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001, phone (800)
426) 5009, or log on: www.ceyenne.org




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