Autumn Folk Festival and Light the Porch

Come on out and bring the kids to an old fashion Autumn Folk festival.  This is a day and night event.

This year, from 11am to 3pm, the day will be filled with German heritage traditions and stories in addition to pumpkin carving, hay wagon rides, food and music.   There will be demonstrators making pumpkin butter and pressing apples and the Heritage Craft vendors will be with us,  so bring money and support these artisans.  This starts at 11:00AM and ends at 3:00PM.

Starting at 5:00PM going through 8:00PM, the evening will be all about the lighting the porches with over 100 pumpkins.  Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to join in the fun.  Bring your carved pumpkin for the pumpkin carving contest (be sure to leave your information under your pumpkin – name, address, phone# and age).  There will be games, music, snacks, Movies in the old cabin, a talk on the History of Halloween traditions and German folk stories told by a fire!  You may even see a historic ghost!

We hope to see you there!


Oct 30 2021


Split time event - see description for specifics.
All Day


Matthews Living History Farm & Museum
476 White Pine Rd. Galax, VA


Matthews Living History Farm & Museum