23rd Annual Harvest Festival – Bowling Green, VA

Have ya’ll ever been to the Harvest Festival in Bowling Green, VA? If your answer is no, you are missing out! Mark your calendars for next year…it’s usually always during the end of October. The Mr. and I found out about this awesome small-town festival about two years while antique shopping in Caroline County. We had such a great time last year, we decided to go again!

Welcome to Bowling Green, part of Caroline County…which was founded in 1728!!

First off, let me mention that if I was a location scout for movies, this place would be hot on my radar! Once you walk down main street and take a look around, you’ll understand why.

This yellow farm house is for sale!! I never did get any details, but what a lovely place. Lots of trees on the property and it even has a cute white picket fence. Where’s my checkbook??

I think this is my dream home…

This adorable gem was right down the street…as a matter a fact…all the homes were adorable!!! Where’s my sweet tea? I need to take a break and sit on this porch for a while…

Now that is a good southern sittin’ porch…

This home was definitely OLD. There wasn’t anyone around or out front of the house for me to inquire about its’ history…but I can tell there’s a good story here…

Lovely. Simply lovely. Don’t you just LOVE that tin roof??

And this little church was just a short walk down the street. The leaves on the tree out front were a beautiful ruby red. Does this not look like a movie set to you?

Don’t think that this place was a ghost town. Everyone was out in the streets, eating, drinking, buying merchandise from the local vendors, listening to the blue grass band on the corner or the country band that was playing on the big stage. There was a great spot for buying local pumpkins, face painting for the kids and petting some farm animals.

I love all the different colors, textures and sizes of these pumpkins.

Aren’t they cute?

Bah bah black sheep…have you any wool?

Oh, look…an antique store…how did I find that?? Just kidding. There are a few antique stores down the main street of Bowling Green, but my favorite is Stone Creek Antiques. If you caught my last post, I had a photo of a small empire chest that I purchased from this store.

Reminds me of my painted dresser in our guest room…

Ya’ll know I love anything mission…including this petite desk!

I also fell in love with this small farm table and the patina on the large wooden box below.

And what a perfect way to end our fun fall day! A few silly photo opps! Look how cute…and of course I’m speaking about my husband, the Mr. I guess the Bison is pretty cute too.

Here’s yours truly hamming it up with an old western wagon. Do you think my neighbors would mind if I parked this in my front yard?

Good thing I wore my cowgirl boots…I’m ready to go ridin’!!

Stay tuned for a part two to this story…which includes photos from the Antique Car Show from this festival! Lots of great eye candy!!

For more information, visit www.townofbowlinggreen.com

Upcoming events:

Hickory Creek Antiques is having their Christmas Open House Nov. 10th, from 10am – 6pm. 427 England Street, Ashland, VA 23005. 804.798.0202. Cute little antique mall, just off of Historic Route 1 in the cute little town of Ashland!

Gameboard Antiques is having their Christmas Gathering Nov. 9th from 5-8 by candlelite and Nov. 10th from 10am – 4pm. 16300 Midlothian Pike. 804.794.9200. Beautiful historic tavern that has been turned into an antique shop, focusing on fine American primitives.

Also, Saturday, Nov.10 is the Holiday Party on Lakeside Ave. Stores will be having sales and refreshments! Always a good time!

Copyright 2012. The Savvy Seeker blog by Erin Hurley-Brown. All Rights Reserved.

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