Step Back in Time at Homestead Fair

As part of Door County Reads, Crossroads at Big Creek is reading Wendell Berry’s The Memory of Old Jack and will host the Homestead Fair on Feb. 8 from 2 to 4 pm.

At the Homestead Fair, learners of all ages can step back in time and visit with knowledgeable people who will demonstrate the art of canning fruits and vegetables; cheese-making; family tree searching; cider-pressing; knitting; weaving; spinning; quilting; gardening; blacksmithing; as well as sustainable local farming and chicken-raising. Before heading home, families are encouraged to make an old-fashioned button-twirling toy to take with them. The fair is free and open to the public.

The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities.