Exchange Place : Calendar : Gaines-Preston Farm : Historic 1850s

Things are always happening at Exchange Place Living History Farm. Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter, all have their unique stories to tell as we journey back into the days of the 1850s. Come on and join us and we're sure you will have very good, happy, old country experiences to take back home with you.
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Festival Details : Calendar of Events 2022

Next Year 2023 : Spring Garden Fair 2023  .

 

Saturday April 29, 10-5 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, 12-5 p.m.
Admission charged at gate: $5 for ages 12 and over, children under 12 are free. Admission fees and donations help feed our resident animals, and support Exchange Place's restoration and education efforts.

Exchange Place's Spring Garden Fair is held the last weekend of April at Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport. The oldest Garden Fair in the region and a favorite among gardeners, the Fair features thousands of plants for sale - perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs - with the emphasis on herbs, natives and heirlooms (including a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes), along with garden related arts and crafts. Visitors will see heritage breeds of animals and spring activities on a mid-19th century farmstead, as volunteers shear the sheep, spin and weave the wool, cook over the fire, and shape iron over the forge. Chlldren's activities abound as volunteers help youngsters create garden crafts and learn about gardening skills. Old-timey music and foods add to the experience.

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Exchange Place Sassafras

Come Sit on the Porch with Us.

Next Year 2023 : Farm Fest 2023 July 16 

July 16, 2023 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest will provides old-fashioned family fun at Exchange Place Living History Farm. Sponsored by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and Exchange Place, Farm Fest celebrates the pleasures of country life. Step back into the 19th century and enjoy fresh summer food like watermelon and corn on the cob, join in the activities from bygone days like sack races, hayrides, and cakewalks. Listen to music played on traditional instruments, pet the farm animals, and try your hand at old-time crafts. This FREE event is part of Kingsport's Fun Fest and no ticket or registration is required.

For any questions, please leave us a message by calling 423-288-6071
or email us via the "contact us" link.

 

Farmfest 2011 Video : Mooooo!

Made for Children

Live the 1850s Dream

Fall Folk Arts Festival 2022 September 24 & 25

September 24 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm) & 25th (12:00 noon - 5:00 pm).
Admission charged at gate: $5 for ages 12 and over, children under 12 are free.

The historic valley farmstead bustles with activity as Exchange Place celebrates pioneer arts and crafts and the harvest season with its 50th Fall Folk Arts Festival.​

The event will feature artisans demonstrating and selling a wide array of traditional folk arts, along with vendors offering autumn plants and seasonal crafts. The festival will also present old-timey foods, music, and children's activities, as well as demonstrations of activities on an 1850's farm, such as sorghum making, blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, hearth-side cooking, and chair caning. Heritage breeds of animals will delight children of all ages.
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1850s True Hospitality

Witches Wynd 2022  October 21 and 22.
8:00 pm to (approximately) 10:00 pm each evening.

Admission is $10 per person, regardless of age. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Autumn would not be complete without the annual storytelling event at Exchange Place known as Witches Wynd (that second word is pronounced "why-nd", rhymes with "find"). This is the only event in the area like this, with eerie tales told by some of this region's finest storytellers, sometimes featuring traditional ballads, to get you in the mood for "ghoulies and ghosties". (Don't fear, our aim is to entertain, not to frighten..  Over the years, Witches Wynd has proved to be as popular with teenagers and pre-teens as with the grownups! )
Autumn weather can be cool enough to require bundling up, so be sure to dress appropriately.
Tickets are $10 for each person, and must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales begin at the Fall Folk Arts Festival (September 24 and 25), and continue afterwards via telephone by calling 423-288-6071 and arranging to stop by Exchange Place.
It is normal for us to Sell Out, so we advise buying your tickets early as possible.  Witches Wynd is October 21 and 22, 2022. 

Spooky Autumn Fun

Christmas In The Country 2022 December 3

10:00 am - 4:00 pm Admission charged at gate: $5 for ages 12 and over, children under 12 are free. Followed by Yule Log Ceremony at 4:15 pm...
Exchange Place Living History Farm will once again come alive for the 2022 holidays!

Fresh greenery and trees, handcrafted wreaths and roping, unique folk arts and crafts, herbal products and traditional holiday foods will be for sale.
The celebration also features hands-on activities for all ages and demonstrations of wintertime activities on the 19th century farmstead. 
The traditional Yule Log Ceremony, with carol singing around the bonfire and a cauldron of hot wassail for sipping in the holidays, begins at 4:15 p.m.

For any questions, please leave a message by calling 423-288-6071 or email us via the "contact us" link..
Admission is $5 for those aged 12 and up, and free for those under 12.