Templeton Founder’s Day canceled due to rain
Templeton Founder’s Day Canceled due to rain – 11/17/12
An Old Fashioned Pie Social and Street Faire Main Street in Historic Downtown Templeton November 18th 9am to 3pm
Templeton is celebrating Founder’s Day this Sunday, Nov. 18. Founder’s Day is when the community of Templeton commemorates the anniversary of the arrival of the first passengers off the train in November of 1886, as well as the area’s rich agricultural heritage. In earlier days, this event was a “homecoming” celebration wherein members of the community, past and present, would gather to reminisce and visit with family and friends. Recently, this event was revived by the Templeton Chamber of Commerce and Templeton Historical Museum Society as an Old- Fashioned Pie Social.
The event has grown to include a Street-Faire, with activities centered around the Templeton Historical Museum at 309 S Main Street in the heart of downtown Templeton. We will keep the tradition of providing a free slice of pie for all who attend. Our Street-Faire will feature local crafters and collectors, as well as plenty of activities for the whole family, including a cow plop toss and cow plop bingo contest! There will be great food, live entertainment by Julie & the Bad Dogs, and a dance performance by local youngsters. Templeton Feed & Grain and Hewitt’s Hardware will provide a backdrop for the display of vintage tractors, hit-n-miss engines and antique automobiles. There will be a display of quilts handmade by local quilters and other displays that celebrate our community.
It’s a great time for local food purveyors, crafter and collectors to sell and trade their wares because it is just before Thanksgiving and the Holiday season. It is also a great time to recognize our roots in agriculture as the Fall Harvest Season comes to an end and cooler weather sets in.
A special note of appreciation goes out to business sponsors American Marborg Chesebrough Farms, Heritage Oaks Bank, Mid-State Solid Waste & Recycling, and Templeton Feed & Grain.