Fall Festival ready to roll back years
October 3, 2013 by Mark
Those who enjoy historical sites and getting a taste of American history should consider stopping by the Sagtikos’ Manor’s Fall Festival this weekend. A fun event for the whole family, there will be a variety of children’s activities such as old-fashioned games, crafts for kids, pumpkin painting, pony rides, and a petting zoo.
There will also be more historical activities as well, as guests will be able to see a variety of demonstrations and presentations about what life was like during colonial times. There will be English Country Dancing and colonial crafters on hand, as well as a 1775 Revolutionary War Regiment. Of course, there will also be guided tours of the manor, as well as nearby historic cemeteries.
The Sagtikos Manor was built on land purchased from local Native American tribes in 1692 by Stephanus Van Cortlandt. The manor was privately owned until 1985 when it was given over to the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to be maintained as an historic site. In 2002, it was purchased by Suffolk County and is now managed by the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society.
Promoters for this event will likely turn to printing companies to advertise for it. Flyers distributed in nearby areas like Islip, Babylon, and Lindenhurst will no doubt help to draw in greater crowds. Museums and sites like these also often use mailing lists to keep in touch with donors, and postcard printing companies could help provide materials to mail out to these people.
The Fall Festival is on Sunday, October 6, and runs from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. There is a $7 admission fee for all attendees who are over the age of three.