The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Held annually since 1997, the festival features wagon rides, traditional craft demonstrations, special presentations, seasonal culinary treats, and activities for the entire family. Several events are scheduled throughout the day:
• Cheese sampling by members of the Vermont Cheese Council
• Cheese making, wine tasting & tours at the Plymouth Cheese Factory
• Barber shop quartet and old time fiddler Adam Boyce
• Children’s activities: period games, corn husk dolls, etc.
• Sheep shearing and wagon rides with Fred DePaul
• 4-cylinder Plymouth automobiles (1928 -1932) on display from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
• Vermont artisans –- Fiber Arts in Vermont (showcasing their latest project -– a reproduction of a Coolidge family wool blanket), Irene Ames (basket making), Marianne Fassett (quilling/paper curling), Carolyn Guest (fancy paper cutting & silhouettes), Ellen Denton (creating fall pressed leaf cards), Black River Academy Museum (chair caning), Stanley Brick (gold panning demos).
The event showcases the award-winning world of Vermont-made cheese. The Plymouth Cheese Factory, under the management of Plymouth Artisan Cheese, still produces the original granular curd Plymouth Cheese. Several of Vermont’s other fine cheese makers will also be represented including Cabot Creamery, Crowley Cheese, Shelburne Farms and Sugarbush Farm. Lunch at the site restaurant, Wilder House, will feature chowders, mac & cheese, corn bread, apple and pumpkin desserts, and other harvest treats.
For further information about the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival, contact the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, 802-672-3773. For information about the Vermont State-owned Historic Sites, visit: www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov. Be part of the conversation and join the Vermont State Historic Sites on Facebook.
Contact: William W. Jenney, Regional Historic Site Administrator, 802-672-3773, William.Jenney@state.vt.us