St. James, Mo. – It’s a cool fall day in the gorgeous Meramec River Valley. A spray of beautiful fall leaves floats lazily from the trees, finally laying on the clear waters of Maramec Spring and then floating away like tiny sailboats. You can smell barbecue and hear the sound of banjos and fiddles. People are having the time of their lives, it’s Old Iron Works Day’s at Maramec Spring Park!
Crafters will display and demonstrate skills of the 1800s at Maramec Spring Park, October 12 and 13. You will be taken back to a time when people used their own hands to make the products their families needed. There will be antique tool displays, apple butter, applehead dolls, baskets, blacksmiths, beekeeping, chair caning, civil war display, cornhusk dolls, crocheting, herbs, kettlekorn, lace making, music, needlepoint, painted dolls, pottery, quilting, rag rugs, ropemaking, spinning, stained glass, storytelling, tatting, tinsmithing, treenware making, wagon wheel weaving, walking sticks, weaving, woodworking and wool dyeing.
There is something for everyone with many activities and demonstrations scattered throughout the park. Great entertainment is lined up for both days. The Ozark Rounders and Open Range Bluegrass Band will play music; the Ozark Spirit Cloggers will perform on stage. When the hunger pangs start, there is plenty of good country food on the grounds.
Everyone is invited to come out to Maramec Spring Park October 12 and 13 to enjoy Old Iron Works Day’s. The park is located six miles southeast of St. James on Route 8. For further information you can call 573-265-7124 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
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Contact: The James Foundation
320 South Bourbeuse St.
St. James, Mo. 65559