Autumn at Filoli Festival
September 29, 2012 (Sat)
from 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Woodside, CA 94062
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Woodside, CA August 8, 2012
AUTUMN AT FILOLI FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 29, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Annual Festive Fundraising Event at Historic Site in Woodside
Filoli welcomes everyone, especially families, to this historic site’s annual Autumn at Filoli Festival, on Saturday, September 29, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities are planned for all ages including live music, docent-led nature hikes, the popular Happy Birds shows, autumnal art projects, puppet and magic shows, face painting, “Apple Heritage Scarecrow Doll” making, and the supervised Family Fun Land of outdoor games and activities for children. The Bubblesmith, who makes giant bubbles, is also back by popular demand to amuse and delight.
The festival also includes fruit tasting of rare heirloom pears, apples and grapes from Filoli’s orchard. Docent-led tours of the historic orchard that contains more than 650 varieties of heirloom fruit will take place throughout the day.
Admission for Autumn at Filoli Festival is $20 for current members of Filoli; $25 for non-members; $5 for children between the ages of 5 and 17 years and free for children 4 years and younger. Advance purchase is strongly recommended as Filoli has a limited number of tickets available due to space constraints. Barbeque (or vegetarian) lunch is available, by advance purchase only, for $18; a child lunch is available for $9. Visitors are encouraged to car pool to the event. Parking is free. Further information and on-line ticket purchase are available at www.filoli.org, or by calling Filoli weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 650-364-8300, ext. 508.
Filoli, located in Woodside, CA, is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century. The 654-acre property includes a 36,000 square-foot residence furnished with an extensive collection of 17th and 18th century English antiques and 16 acres of English Renaissance gardens that showcase an exquisite horticultural collection. Established as a private residence in 1917 and opened to the public in 1976 to promote cultural and horticultural endeavors, Filoli is a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Filoli is open Tuesdays through Sundays and is closed in observance of all Federal holidays. For more information about Filoli, please visit www.filoli.org.
About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, non-profit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the National Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story. Staff at the Washington, D.C. headquarters, six regional offices, and 29 historic sites work with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 200,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states. For more information, visit www.preservationnation.org.
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