Category: Events

Mills River Day 2015

Mills River Day 2015 was a wonderful success. We had even more visitors than last year–nearly a thousand people showed up to celebrate the river that connects us all. More than thirty booths decorated North River Farm, teaching about everything from soil and water conservation to fun summer camps to agriculture.

Huge thanks to everyone who made this day possible! The Mills River Partnership put on this event, and we’re so grateful that we were able to have it at North River Farms.  We enjoyed all of the booths, music, authors, vendors, and community members who came out to make Mills River Day 2015 the best one yet.

Thanks again, and we hope to see you next time!

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The first 100 visitors received complimentary hanging baskets.

 

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Harrison was one of the first to take the farm tour.

 

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Many booths feature fun activities for kids.

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We had quite a variety of farm animals this year!

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If you like tractors, Mills River Day is the place to find them.

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A volunteer with the Cradle of Forestry tunes her guitar.

 

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Our state reptile, the Eastern Boxwood Turtle.

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Live bees filled the glass hive at this booth.

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We always enjoy the ice cream from Ken and Marilyn Cole!

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Kids loved touching the live snakes. Well, some kids did.

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Mountain True gathered samples from the river.

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Big thanks to The Lonesome Road Band for returning this year!

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Three huge inflatables kept all the kids happy and active.

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Quite a crowd gathered to hear the raffle tickets be drawn.

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Just a few of the booths that we were set up on Sunday.

 

 

Categories: At the Farm, Events

Mills River Day

On Sunday, North River Farms was pleased to host the first Mills River Day. Sponsored by the Mills River Partnership, Mills River Day was a fun, educational afternoon. We had hundreds of guests who enjoyed ice cream, music by the Lonesome Road Band, educational booths, farm tours, and more.

The weather was cloudy, but that didn’t stop Mills River residents from showing up to take part in the fun. Children played in the bouncy house while adults checked out the antique cars, and everyone learned about the importance of protecting our watershed.

We’d like to offer a sincere thanks to everyone who came out to Mills River Day. We couldn’t have done it without our sponsors, volunteers, and most importantly, our fantastic community members. We hope to see you again next year!
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Categories: Events