Farman Free Library Hosting Farm Toy Event

ELLINGTON – A farm toy show is coming to Ellington.

The Farman Free Library in Ellington is hosting the first ever “Farm Toy Show” on Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

According to Arissa Hitchcock, library director, the event will feature farm toy vendors and displays, craft vendors, a hot dog and drink stand and an antique car show. Proceeds from the food sales will directly benefit the library.

Ellington Antiques and Collectibles, located at 748 North Park St., will also be open to coincide with the event.

“There isn’t a farm toy show close by so I wanted to open up the opportunity to our community,” Hitchcock said. “So far I have two large farm displays coming for people to look at, and the people bringing the farm displays are also selling some customized trucks and collectible classic farm toys.”

Hitchcock said that some toys will be on display for people to look at, but will not be for sale.

“(There will be) someone with a table for children to plant a flower,” Hitchcock said, adding that games for kids will also be available. “Also, the Ellington Fire Department will be bringing out a fire truck and an ambulance for the day for kids to check out … and the dairy princess will be here with a booth.”

Any make or model of car is welcomed for the antique car show. The cost is $5 for each participating car.

“The people that visit that day will have the chance to vote for different categories based on the cars that come,” Hitchcock said. “I have set up six categories – I will have six winning baskets for the winners.”

According to Hitchcock, five farm toy vendors will be participating in the event along with multiple craft vendors, including Thirty One, Something Scrolled, Witchez Stitchez’s, Dee Shreffler, Ashley Thierfeldt, Betsy Nickerson and Janelle Swanson.

Other vendors are encouraged to participate. The cost is $10 and interested vendors should contact the library.

A basket drawing will take place, including the prizes of a 4-by-4 farm display and items from Z&M Ag and Turf and Little Pink Tractor Boutique.

“I think this is a great opportunity,” Hitchcock said. “We have something for just about everyone. All the money will benefit the library and go into our running fund, this way we can continue to benefit our community and our patrons.”

Farm toys are model toys and collectibles that people can customize.

The Farman Free Library is located at 760 Thornton Road, Ellington, NY 14732. To contact the library, call 287-2945.