On the eve of Halloween, the Hay House will open its doors for its annual Harvest Faire.
Sponsored by the Knight Foundation—a non-profit dedicated to supporting community engagement—the event will take place between 4:00-7:00 p.m.
The Harvest Faire is a recreation of a faire in the 1800s, emulating the time period in which the building was first used. Guests are invited to enjoy guided tours of the Hay House led by actors in accurate period garb. The event will also offer forms of entertainment that were popular at 19th century faires. This year’s Harvest Faire will feature a juggler, a stilt walker, a magician and a fortune teller. Kids are invited to join in on the fun by getting their face painted and taking part in craft activities.
One of most historic and distinguished structures in Macon, the Hay House was built from 1855 to 1859. The building was designed in the Italian Renaissance style and had many envied amenities, including hot and cold running water and an in-house kitchen. Now available for guided daily tours, the house serves as a museum of its own history.
All parts of Harvest Faire are free to the public, from the entertainment to the crafts to a free popcorn snack.
For more information, check out the Hay House’s website at hayhousemacon.org.