Celebrate the "good old days" by bringing the whole family to Duvall for a day of fun, learning and reminiscing at the Duvall Heritage Festival on Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the historic Dougherty House and Farmstead at 26520 NE Cherry Valley Road in Duvall.
Learn how the pioneers lived and worked. Watch a blacksmith at work and a field being plowed the old-fashioned way with mules. Look at antique tractors. Shell some corn, make cider, braid rope, churn butter and wash clothes the old-fashioned way.
Antique quilts will be on display in the Dougherty House, a well- preserved example of a late 19th century farmhouse. It was built one year prior to Washington’s statehood and once served as a territorial post office. Guided tours include the farmhouse, a restored logging bunk house, milk house and old tool display. A pioneer cemetery is also located on this site.
Kick up your heels and dance to the music of Tinker’s Dram, a contra and square dance fiddling group or rest your feet, relax, and listen to Snoqualmie Valley folk music by the Big Rock Candy Mountain Band and folk music and stories by Bob Antone.
Booths will provide information about Mountains to Sound, 4-H, the Grange and other community groups.
There is fun for all ages and free admission. Free parking is available at Holy Innocents Catholic Church just east of the Dougherty Farmstead on Cherry Valley Road. Handicapped parking is available on site.
For more information, go to www.duvallculture.org, www.cityofduvall.gov, or www.duvallhistoricalsociety.org.