Family Bonfire Night at Boscobel

November 7, 2011

Roasting marshmellows at 2010 bonfire

To ward off the chill of late autumn, Boscobel is warming up the place with a traditional bonfire and inviting everyone to gather around (marshmallows and toasting sticks provided) for some old-fashioned, “kindled” fun, food and festivities.

The bonfire will take place on Friday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature candlelit paths, old fashioned music, campfire songs with Boscobel’s own Rick Soedler on guitar, a kid’s costume contest (best outfit related to Boscobel – find ideas on Boscobel’s website), savory snacks and seasonal sweets and a free raffle to win a chicken limberjack. A limberjack, also known as a jig doll, is a wooden instrument consisting of a doll with loose joints on the end of a long stick, the legs of which the performer causes to tap rhythmically on a thin wooden board. Hot and cold beverages, glow-sticks and sparklers will be offered for sale.

Rain date is Saturday, Nov. 12, at the same time. Limited seating around the bonfire will be provided, but you may bring your own blanket and/or chair. Admission is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. Seniors and Friends of Boscobel members are $9. Purchase a family membership that night and receive free admission for 8 adults. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the event. For more information, visit Boscobel.org or call 845-265-3638.
Photo courtesy of Boscobel

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