To The Daily Sun,
Gilmanton's Old Home Day will be held on the third Saturday this year (August 20th) from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Located at Smith Meeting House grounds off route 140 in Gilmanton, the day offers up a traditional bean-hole bean dinner, including your choice of pea, kidney, or southern spicy vegetarian beans! The beans are deliciously accompanied by ham, coleslaw, brown bread, and home made pies; seatings to be held at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. for a cost of $10. Come see how the beans are cooked in the ground for many hours, resulting in perfection! Hamburgers, hotdogs, and soda will be sold at the food booth for those who pass up the full dinner.
Puppeteer Lindsay and her Puppet Pals will delight children and adults alike at 11 and 1, with her unique performances in the schoolhouse, not to be missed. The Parker Hill Road Band will captivate the audience with their bluegrass music from 10-1. The undercroft of the Meeting House (church) will feature an art show well worth your viewing time.
Contributing artists from the area create a display of varied media. Their work will be judged and prizes awarded. Children's games will be ongoing, as well as crafts for children. Come for the Antique Car Show, beginning at 12:30.
For those interested in showing off their summer muscles, tug of war contests will provide the perfect opportunity.
A large variety of crafts will be for sale at individual booths including jewelry, living wreaths, floral arrangements, face painting, bake sale, syrup, veggies, glads, beets, pickles, soaps, wine jellies, birchbark birdhouses, hand dyed shirts, socks, belts, beach towels, baseball caps, grab bags for kids, Gilmanton School T-shirts, aprons, baby blankets, sunhats, dishcloths, herbal cooking blends, blends for dips, herbal meat rubs, vintage linens, infant knitted hats, appliques dishtowels, relishes, fudge, herb seedlings, herbal tinctures, low/no sugar fruit spreads, paperback books, note cards, garlic bulbs, garlic powder, chips, granuales, felt food (campfires, mailbags, breakfast, lunch, dinner sets), embroidered items,quilts, pillows, pot holders, eyeglass cases. If you are a crafter or have homemade items you'd
Free admission, free parking, but no dogs allowed. All proceeds go to the restoration of the five buildings on the Smith Meetinghouse grounds. Come one, come all, for a memorable day! Brings friends, family, and neighbors.