Children's Day on the Farm


March 14, 2012

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Historic Brattonsville to Host Popular Children’s Day on the FarmMarch 24, 2012

McConnells, SC – The 19th Annual Children’s Day on the Farm will be held at Historic Brattonsville on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00am until 4:00pm.  Hands-on children’s activities relating to colonial and antebellum farm life will include crafts, kid’s military drills, toys, games, candle making and a 4-H petting zoo.  Brattonsville’s farm animals will be on display, including the site’s newborn lambs. Pony and tractor-drawn wagon rides, along with family-friendly foods make for an educational and fun-filled day. 

Signora Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist will be a highlighted attraction.  Appealing to audiences of all ages, Signora Bella balances and juggles on the rola bola, walks the precarious slack-rope and performs amazing feats juggling Turkish swords and flaming torches. With much zest, Signora Bella brings to life the tradition of the traveling performer of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Her performances encourage audience interaction, creating a unique performance every time.  Signora Bella has performed on the streets of Williamsburg, Mount Vernon (home of the first President of the United States) and at Poplar Forest, retreat home of our third President, Thomas Jefferson.

Admission:  Adult $10; Senior $8; Youth 4-17 $5; 3 and under Free; CHM member discount $2.Historic Brattonsville is located at 1444 Brattonsville Rd., McConnells, SC  29726.  For more information, call 803.684.2327 or visit