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NH Fall & Children’s Authors Festival

Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Donald Hall’s “The Ox-Cart Man”

Strawbery Banke’s Fall & Children’s Authors Festival – Ox-Cart Man Turns 40! showcases traditional New England handmade crafts, heritage breed and farm animal demonstrations, and the museum’s heirloom gardens and seed-saving program.

The event also incorporates the 5th Annual Children’s Book Festival, featuring 20+ local authors and illustrators in the TYCO Visitors Center 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

This year’s event celebrates the 40th anniversary of the ‘Ox-Cart Man’ written by Donald Hall and illustrated by Barbara Cooney. The book tells the story of an early-19th century farmer in New Hampshire, who uses an ox-cart to transport family-made goods to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

In addition, Fall Festival welcomes NorthEast Seacoast Unit – Herb Society of America, making sachets & tussie mussies; the NH Wheelmen, antique bicycle demonstration; Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild’s exhibit of newly-made quilts and Slow Food Seacoast with an heirloom seed share.

Thanks to event sponsors: Berwick Academy, Exeter Hospital, & Meredith Village Savings Bank!

• Adults: $19.50
• Children (17 & under): FREE all day thanks to Berwick Academy
• Military, military families, & veterans: Free

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