Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival at Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

November 25, 2014

Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing will host an “Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival” on December 6, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This community holiday celebration will include photo opportunities with Santa, arriving by horse-drawn wagon at 3 p.m., as well as holiday craft activities for children, and musical performances by area church and school choirs. Other featured activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, and a silent auction of holiday wreaths.

Families can stroll through dozens of colorful illuminated holiday scenes surrounding the Visitors Center, and Riverside’s Museum Store will be open, offering unique local holiday gift items. The circa 1837 Farnsley-Moremen House will be decorated for the season in an historically authentic fashion, with volunteers in period costume leading free tours of the home from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m.

There is no admission fee for the event and activities are free. Hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will be available for purchase. Proceeds from holiday wreath auction and refreshment sales will benefit Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing, Inc.

The “Old-Fashioned Family Holiday Festival” is presented by the Dixie Area Business Association. Additional sponsors include LG&E-KU, Southwest Regional Library, Leanhart Plumbing, Dignity Memorial, and Fort Knox Federal Credit Union.

Regular Hours of Operation: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing is open for guided tours, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from December 1 through March 1. Riverside is closed on Sundays and Mondays during the winter. Admission for house tours: $6/adults; $5/seniors; $3/children (ages 6-12); Children 5 and under are free. Family Rate: $15 (2 adults with up to 3 children).

Directions to Riverside: Take I-65 to the Gene Snyder Freeway West. Go approximately 9 miles on the Gene Snyder. After crossing over Dixie Highway, take a left at the stop light onto Lower River Road. The entrance to Riverside will be on your right after about 1/8 mile. For more information: 502-935-6809 or www.riverside-landing.org