Brookfield's First Farmfest was a wonderful success! The Brookfield Conservation Commission arranged the event to make people aware of the Gurski Homestead as well as the other open spaces that the Brookfield Conservation Commission manages. There were an estimated 800 people that came to the event. There were antique and modern tractors, trucks and farm equipment, an ironwork display, a demonstration in the forge, a food vendor, pie baking contest, pie slices for sale after the contest, a Master Gardener from UConn answering all gardening questions, Brookfield Conservation Commission and Historical Society displays. The Brookfield Girl Scouts taught children how to weave on a giant loom and make simple toys. They also did hopscotch and jump rope displays as well as other classic games. There were also hayrides around the Gurski Homestead that were enjoyed by everyone as well as a tractor parade.
Thanks to all the volunteers: All the Conservation Commission members, the Brookfield Girl Scouts, the UConn Master Gardeners, the Brookfield Historical Society, those who baked pies and all those who brought their tractors, machinery and displays to this event. You all made it a wonderful Brookfield experience!