Folk Life Festival set for Saturday on grounds of Quincy Museum

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QUINCY — The Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine, will hold its annual Folk Life Festival from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. Admission to the grounds is free.

The Quincy Museum will present Stories ‘n Stones, a special program combining storytelling and Native American technology. This entertaining and informative presentation combines the storytelling talents of Marilyn Kinsella with the primitive stone tool technology of her husband, Larry. The event is funded in part by the Illinois Arts Council and Arts Quincy.

A variety of vendors and demonstrations will be offered. Special guests this year will be members of the Standing Bear Council of Native Americans and the Dulcimer String Band.

The festival will offer fun activities for kids during the afternoon, with tickets required for a few of the activities starting at 50 cents each. Some of the activities are:

  • face painting
  • crafts
  • lawn games
  • a pirate ship-themed bounce house

The Quincy Fire Department and Quincy Police Department will be on site to show off their equipment, and the QPD will have their RC car. Chuck DeVerger will return this year with his reptile demonstration. Make your own fresh flower bouquet with Sweet P Petals.

Booths and tents on the grounds will offer several things to eat — old-fashioned soda, caramel apples, ice cream floats, baked goods, bratwursts, hot dogs and buffalo barbeque sandwiches. New this year is Sugar Bug Cotton Candy.

For a full list of vendors, demonstrations and performance times, visit the Quincy Museum’s Facebook page.

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