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Rural Heritage Fair

The Collin County Farm Museum proudly presents the first annual Collin County Rural Heritage Fair. On Saturday, May 13, 2017, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., people from around the county will join us for a free, family-friendly celebration of our rural heritage. The fair will boast craft stations for kids, demonstration areas for adult educational programs, farm heritage activities and shopping for handcrafted arts and crafts.


 

What came before baseball? TOWNBALL! The bases, bat and ball are all a little different but the same fun game. Come watch members of the Plano Drovers & Farmers Branch Mustangs play a few innings or help them fill out their teams and play the game yourself!

For more information about this participant, the Plano Conservancy for Historical Preservation.

Wanda Reichert and Danny Reb are two fabulous Texas woodcarvers who will be selling handmade wood carved items in the round and plaques, such as people, fish and scenes. Danny Reb carves in the Old European style carving. Wanda Reichert creates beautiful shallow reliefs and realistic fish.

For more information about these merchants, Woodcarvings with Danny Reb & Wanda Reichert.

The McKinney Quilters Guild will be demonstrating quilting techniques and raising money for their organization by selling mug rugs, tea towels, microwave bags, mini quilts, fabric bags, wooden spool trees, quilted wall hangings, quilted pot holders and other wonderfully fabric coordinated items.

For more information about this demonstrator & merchant, the McKinney Quilters Guild.

The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts will sell tea packets.

For more information about this participant, Heard-Craig Center for the Arts.

The Genealogy Center/Plano Public Library System will provide an exciting exhibit featuring their archives and digital collection. Maybe you will spot some of your ancestors on display. They are also sponsoring a "Farm Chore" activity station.

For more informationparticipant, the Genealogy Center.

Kelley Honey Farms is an buzzing local beekeeping business in Fort Worth and they will be selling their Texas honey.

We are currently seeking merchants and themed participants that can provide rural skills and craft demonstrations and/or products such as artisan foods, handmade folk arts and crafts (basketry, farming, food, fiber, leather, soaps, sewing, wood working, building or restoration). We will not be accepting multilevel marketing merchants at this time.

For space consideration and an application please email Jennifer Rogers with your contact information and specialty. Approval is first-come-first-served, and we are screening to prevent duplication of specialties.

Approved applicants will receive an "Appearance Agreement" and a "Release and Waiver." Additional applicable liability insurance certificates and application fee ($25 merchants, no charge for non-profits and exhibitors) may be required. Since this is our first year, those participants who appear this year will receive first right of refusal for the following year's participation. In case of inclement weather, event may be moved to an alternate facility or rescheduled.

Be a part of the heritage that will be the Collin County Rural Heritage Fair for years to come!

 

  

 

Myers Park and Event Center Contact Information
Location & Contact Information

Myers Park & Event Center
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 
972-548-4792
972-547-5743 (Fax)
mpec@collincountytx.gov

Park Staff:
Judy Florence, CPRP: Park Manager
Mark Page: Event Coordinator
Kara Gastin, CMP: Asst. Event Coordinator
Joanie Bishop: Secretary

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Collin County Farm Museum
Jennifer Rogers, Museum Coordinator
Wells Building @ Myers Park & Event Center
972-547-5752
972-547-5743 (Fax)
ccfm@collincountytx.gov


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