My husband was a historic preservation major at UMW (and a nerd, albeit a lovable one, about all things from the past) but when I told him the “Somerset Pasture Party” was coming up soon he looked a bit blank. I suspect he was probably picturing eating cucumber sandwiches while chilling with a group of beribboned sheep, which is the image that “pasture party” has always conjured up for me. However, when I started explaining what I meant—using terms such as “live steam-tractor demonstrations”, “classic car displays”, and “functional sawmill”, he began to get that special glow in his eye.
There’s something for the non-tractor enthusiast of your party, too (in this case, me). Vendors will be on hand to present an eclectic variety of goods, hot food (including the party’s “Famous Steamed Beans”) will be served, and live country bands will perform throughout.
The annual (and very popular) event returns to Somerset September 12, 13, 14th. Admission donations are $7 per person.
Check out their website: http://www.somersetsteamandgas.org/pasture_party.html.