Celebrate spring! From fiber to fashion, this classic spring festival celebrates all things wooly sheep! Visitors are invited to explore each step in the process of turning wool into cloth using 18th-century techniques. Hands-on activities include dyeing wool and weaving.
New this year in the site’s Manor House is Wearable Wealth: The Value of Cloth and Clothing in the 18th Century. Activities and hands-on displays will help visitors understand just how precious fabric goods were for colonial Americans. In fact, colonists were the ultimate recyclers! Textiles of all kinds were expensive treasures used, re-used and re-purposed again.
Outside on the grounds, Scottish border collies display their skills at sheep- and duck-herding. Also new this year, kids can try on reproduction 18th-century clothing for a great photo op! Plus, enjoy a fashion show complete with critiques from a tough judge, HHV’s own expert costume designer.
Hungry visitors have plenty of fresh options to choose from, thanks to food trucks from Rockland Roots (farm-to-table fare) and Rachel's Gourmet (comfort food with a twist). And for those who prefer sweet treats? The Blue Pig of Croton dishes up locally sourced homemade ice cream.
Tickets: www.hudsonvalley.org or call 914-366-69