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Sassafras NRMA to Host Family Fall Festival

Knock’s Folly Visitors Center

When: Saturday, Oct. 5,  from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sassafras NRMA, 13761 Turners Creek Rd, Kennedyville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 410-820-1668

Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area (NRMA) is celebrating autumn along the Sassafras River with its annual Family Fall Festival. The event will feature traditional activities including hayrides, pumpkin decorating, fishing competitions and outdoor games, as well as delicious seasonal foods, and much more.

The festival will include a children’s scarecrow craft activity, an antique farm equipment display, a Scales and Tales live animal program, and an apple butter making demonstration.

This celebration will also serve as the grand-reopening of Knocks Folly, a historic 18th century log home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The three-story brick structure now serves as the NRMA’s Visitor Center and features displays on the area’s diverse natural history, as well as its important role in colonial history of the upper Eastern Shore.

Food and drink will be for sale by local clubs and nonprofit groups. There is still space available for interested groups that would like to set up exhibits or sell food during the event. The celebration, fashioned after the popular Turner’s Creek Fall Festival, is made possible thanks to Kent County Parks & Recreation and Kent Museum.