Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Festival at Allaire!!

If you follow my blog you know all about 

Last weekend they hosted their 19th Century Fall Festival.
A festival celebrating the end of Summer and the beginning of Fall 
with children's games, hearth cooking, cider pressing, puppet shows, 
music, dancing and militia recruitment demonstrations.

Here's a peek inside the Blacksmith Shop...

Lots of beautiful handmade quilts were displayed outdoors...

A look inside the Bakery...


We also took a horse drawn carriage ride... 

where I met this sweet little girl...

 Michele, who asked me to include her friend 

 Emma in the picture.

We also took a nice long train ride,
2 laps around the park..

I loved this picture of the hubs and I.
We were exhausted and enjoyed sitting here in the sun,
surrounded by leaves and the crisp fresh air.

I know my sister Kathy will read and enjoy this entry,
Allaire is one of her favorite places.
She is also an avid quilter.

September 26, 2015


  1. I love this kind of festival! Lots of fun photos here that show what a great time you had!

  2. Fantastic festival, Debbie and spent a great day. Great article that take us back to the past.
    Have a nice Monday,

  3. Oh Debbie, what fun! I just loved seeing the pictures and I can imagine being there in person was truly fabulous and enchanting. Hugs to you!

  4. Now that looks likean interesting place to visit!

  5. Hi Debbie! That place is so interesting....thanks for sharing! I haven't been to a living history place in a long time and this makes me want to go! Love the pictures especially the gorgeous quilts! Thanks for taking us along on your adventures!

  6. Debbie
    What a lovely day, thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photo's.
    A special day enjoyed and shared.

    Hope your Monday has been good ... we have had a lot of rain!

    All the best Jan

  7. I LOVE places like that, Debbie. There's a place over home in W. FL called Pioneer village; so awesome! The one I love the most is the doctor's office moved there years ago; the doctor
    who delivered my mom and all her siblings. Everything in there belonged to him. No trains or
    carriage rides though. That was a beautiful day for y'all and you both look so cute in that pic. :)


  8. I love Allaire. It's one of my favorite places. You captured it beautifully (as always)!

  9. Fascinating pictures. These represent an era I am not familiar with,except for what I have read or been told about.

  10. Debbie, you and your husband are just the coolest couple! I love reading about your adventures. You two are so active and visit so many wonderful places, I don't think I'd be able to keep up with you!

  11. adorable girls in pink. and nice quilt displays!

  12. How fun! Love the blacksmith shop!

  13. You and your Hubby look adorable in that picture!!!
    Thank you so much for the virtual tour of this festival...sounds like so much fun and it gives you a taste of what it used to be in the old days!
    Those 2 cuties are to sweet!!!

  14. How fun to step back in time for a couple of hours.

  15. What a beautiful place. That is a fantastic photo of you and your husband. I could browse handmade quilts for hours. There is just something about them that I absolutely love!

  16. Oh my gosh; what a wonderful adventure. I really loved the photos and I would really like to visit this place. Thanks for sharing it; sending hugs your way.
    As always I loved the picture of the two of you.

  17. Wonderful pictures thank you for sharing.

  18. What a wonderful fun day out. I love al the cotumes and old bulding as well as those lovely horses

  19. I love these outdoor festivals and even more so when you can watch demonstrations. That is neat they had a train and wagon ride. Like how they displayed the quilts too, glad you had a fun day out!

  20. This looks like fun! Loved those beautiful quilts and the picture of you and your hubby.