Event spotlight: Fall festival at Algonquin Mill

When it comes to enticing autumn events, the Algonquin Mill Festival has it all: A rural setting with plenty of colorful foliage along the way.

When it comes to enticing autumn events, the Algonquin Mill Festival has it all: A rural setting with plenty of colorful foliage along the way.

Country and bluegrass music, fiddle and banjo contests, and cloggers. Demonstrations of quilting,
weaving, spinning and soap making.

An old-time country store, log cabins and a oneroom schoolhouse. Pony rides, horse-drawn wagons, antique cars and steam wagons. Pancakes, barbecue chicken, bean soup and apple butter.

This year’s 38th annual fest will be Oct. 10, 11 and 12 at the Algonquin Mill Farm, four miles south of Carrollton on state Route 332. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. There is an $8 parking fee per vehicle; admission is otherwise free.

The festival is presented by the Carroll County Historical Society.