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Folly fest slated for this weekend

By Staff | Sep 9, 2011

The Timberframe Folly group is having a weekend of fun and entertainment for all ages.

The Folly Festival and Carnival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to midnight and Sept. 11, 10 a.m. to dusk at the Timberframe Folly, a private residence one mile outside of Shepherdstown.

The weekend will offer its’ participants activities, such as Rube Goldberg Miniature Golf Stations, a Mini Trebuche Mud Fling and a Drench and Dunk Tank, as well as Fortune Telling with Madame Sylvakia, mask making workshops, face painting and Clay for Kids.

A nine-foot Tarot Card Row, outdoor brick oven pizza and Mellow Moods Smoothies as well as other local arts and crafts vendors also will be on hand for participants.

On Saturday evening, Evenrose will hold a fashion show at dusk, which will be followed by an evening of music including Witchgrass, The Lady Dies and The Gypsy Ramblers. Alcohol will not be served, however participants are encouraged to bring their own and enjoy the ambiance of the Green Moon Tavern. There they are welcome to fraternize with the Scalawags, Tavern Wenches, Belly Dancers and the Devastated Heroes.

Folly Tokens/Pendants and tickets will be available for purchase all weekend for games and activities and food. A Steampunk Costume Contest will be held with the King and Queen of the Carnival crowned during Saturdays festivities. All proceeds will go to the Folly organization and upkeep for future community events.

Many of the local community members are participating in the building and planning of the Carnival.

“People do not have many opportunities to work with their hands and minds,” said Bradley Sanders. “This is a great opportunity for folks to come out and use their imagination and suspend reality for a time. Come on out. You too could have a little fun.”