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Day at Petersen Farm to explore the 'fabulous fifties'

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:20 p.m. CDT

McHENRY – Farm animals, hay rides, children's games and "The Fabulous Fifties" will be showcased at this year's Day at Petersen Farm.

The annual event hosted by the city of McHenry is scheduled for Sunday, June 22, at the historic Petersen Farm, located at 4112 McCullom Lake Road, one mile west of Route 31.

The farm will open at 10 a.m. with entertainment to start at noon. Activities conclude at 3:30 p.m.

The entertainment includes a disc jockey spinning Elvis and Buddy Holly records, moments from Dick Clark's American Bandstand and doo-wop. The traveling "Windy City Magician" will also put on a show.

A Native American "Three Sisters" garden will be featured.  The farmhouse main floor and garage will be open for tours, with period furniture and kitchen equipment on display. Children can learn how to wash clothes using an old wringer washer.

Local merchants will sell refreshments. There will also be balloons, face painting and hula hoops.

Parking and admission are free. 

- Northwest Herald

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