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Fall Festival: Eye to the East

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Last year's contest winners, the Hopson Family, created a Revolutionary War soldier in honor of Greenwich's 375th Anniversary.

This year’s Fall Festival will have a Japanese flavor as we focus on Japanese celebrations in connection with the current exhibition, An Eye to the East: The Inspiration of Japan, in the Storehouse Gallery. Activities will include kite making, face painting and demonstrations of traditional Japanese dance and martial arts, along with a special family-friendly, tour of Bush-Holley House.

Guests may also compete in the annual scarecrow-making competition. Registration fee for the competition (in addition to the entrance fee) is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and includes armature ("the bones"), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Bring your own fashion accessories or create your masterpiece with some of ours. Perhaps we'll see spot some straw geishas and samurais this year. Please enroll in advance for the Scarecrow Competition.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016; 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Bush-Holley Historic Site

$10 for adults; $5 for children (no charge for children two and under); $25 for family admission

Adults: $10

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Children: $5

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Family: $25

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Scarecrow Competition:
$10 for members; $15 for nonmember (must purchase an admission ticket, above, as well)

Scarecrow Competition, members: $10

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Scarecrow Competition, non-members: $15

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