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Duvall Heritage Festival is free hands-on fun

  • Written by Elizabeth Lepkowski, Duvall Historical Society

Are your kids glued to their video games, tablets or other gadgets?

Wouldn’t it be nice for your family members to step back in time – together – and try your hands at early 1900’s Washington state life?

Well, put down your tablets and smartphones and bring your family to Duvall for a day of old-timey, hands-on fun at the Duvall Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Located at the historic Dougherty House and Farmstead at 26526 NE Cherry Valley Road in Duvall, this popular festival is free for everyone.

Kick up your heels and dance to live music, sit back and listen to local folklore

Be a pioneer! Churn butter, peel apples, and wash clothes the old fashioned way.

Learn about logging, sit on antique tractors and watch miniature mules plow a field. Shake hands with significant figures from Duvall’s history. Watch a quilt turning. Tour the historic Dougherty Farmstead, bunkhouse, and milk house, and don’t forget to take a peek at the pioneer cemetery nearby.

Fun for all ages, this is a glimpse of history in action, and a great opportunity for kids to understand part of Washington state’s heritage.

Complimentary parking is available at Holy Innocents Catholic Church just east of the Dougherty Farmstead on Cherry Valley Road.

A drop-off area is located on site for those who need it.

For more information go to www.duvallhistoricalsociety.org or www.duvallculture.org.

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