Saturday, September 30, 2006

Punkinfiddle Festival

As a member of the Wells Farmers Market, were all invited to participate in Laudholm Farm's National Estuary Day Punkinfiddle Festival this year. A marvelous event that brought thousands of visitors to the Estuary & stately historical farm.

Punkinfiddle, A National Estuaries Day Celebration, was held at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm in Wells, Maine, on September 30th, 2006. This was the 4th annual Punkinfiddle festival. We held onto the best Punkinfiddle features - lively music, engaging artisans - handmade soaps,Border Collie sheep herding demonstrations, sheep shearing, wool spinning, stunning creatures.. oxen, turkeys, goats, sheep, scrumptious food, farm animals, old-fashioned games - and we added opportunities for hands-on learning about estuaries, the places where rivers meet the sea.

National Estuaries Day was introduced in 1988 as a way to educate the public about estuaries and the need to protect and preserve them. The event generates a new appreciation and heightened understanding of our valuable estuaries. This event also acknowledged the efforts of agencies and local communities working together to protect and restore estuaries.

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