Today Is 'A Country Day at Pardon Gray'
Join the Tiverton Land Trust in celebrating family and community at Pardon Gray Day today at the Pardon Gray Preserve on Main Road.
"A Country Day at Pardon Gray" is finally here from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today!
Tiverton Land Trust and all the adult and student volunteers welcome the public to an exciting day of games and activities, exhibits and demonstrations, grilled BBQ and pie (topped off with a free scoop of Gray's Ice Cream), cold drinks and Coastal Roaster coffee, music and hayrides, and the marketplace of artists, crafters and other vendors.
On Main Road north of Four Corners you can't miss the huge tent, the display of antique tractors and fire trucks, the kids games, and the vendor tents. Or just follow your nose to the hot dogs, burgers...plain, cheese, veggie, or Chourico ...plus the Grill Master's specialty, sausage, peppers & onions on a torpedo. Or listen for the live music and laughter or the musket fire. Or look up in the sky for the aerial stunts or the giant bubbles.
Also included throughout the day are farm tours of Pardon Gray Preserve's neighboring farm, where you can get up close with horses, cows, goats, alpaca, sheep, and ducks.
You can also operate a working model of the Rose Island Lighthouse. Grind corn, play drums and see bows and arrows, furs and cultural objects from the Haffenreffer Museum's Natives of SE New England collection. Watch the Flying Wings perform precision remote control aerial stunts.
Listen to music by Gary Farias, Bochek, Sibling Rivalry and Tiverton HS Strings. Decorate pumpkins. Take a hayride. Make bird nesting boxes with Tiverton HS woodworking students for minimal cost of materials. Climb a truck. Talk to members of the RI 2nd Regiment in Revolutionary War military dress, to the larger than life Max Man from RI Resource & Recovery, and to McGruff.
Watch Granger Jerome's honeybee colony in action. Find cosmic objects through the ASSNE Astronomical Society's huge telescopes. Have your soil tested or ask a Master Gardener a question.
See the NEATTA antique tractors and Tractor Pull competition, and Wires and Fires antique fire trucks. Shop the art and craft vendors. Watch or enter your dog in the Pooch Parade. Have your face painted by Girl Scouts and Tiverton Library Teen Council. Take photos of your kids behind cut-out farm props.
Watch kids try old fashioned games like sack races, bean bag toss, and horse shoes, catch magnetic fish in pools, guess by touch what's in the nature mystery box, water the Garden Club's historic garden. See a training sailboat from Tiverton Yacht Club. Try your hand at an art activity with South Coast Artists.
Make giant bubbles. Learn about the new Tiverton Library, local public services, and Rhody Milk. Play "Can you Find It" with the Tiverton Historical Society. See Police and Fire Department vehicles and demonstrations.
The Tiverton Land Trust is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the rural character and scenic beauty of Tiverton, RI for generations to come.