• Posted on: 23 October 2018
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The General Store at Marietta Farm

Let’s take a journey back to the 19th and early 20th centuries – a time long before next-day shipping, big box stores or even paved roads. Where did Kansans of that era find the goods they couldn’t produce at home? Even without today’s modern conveniences, families who lived outside of urban markets still managed to acquire necessary items by way of an old-time general store. General stores carried almost every large and small item needed in the home or farm; like books, cloth, metal goods, shoes, meats, groceries and other necessities. The general store also served as a social center and gathering place. Here, men of leisure often sat around a warm pot-bellied stove to share news and play cards.

The General Store at Marietta Farm compliments the country stores of years past and offers unique seasonal items. As tribute to the old-time general store, patrons can shop candles, locally sourced beef, organic local honey, cider, snacks and drinks. Halloween costumes, t-shirts, home décor and other “modern” items can also be purchased.

For rural families of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, a weekly Saturday trip to the General Store was a social event – something Marietta Farm honors to this day. Each Saturday in October, Marietta Farm – Andover hosts a Fall Fair where families can enjoy MANY kid-friendly activities and attractions, shop the General Store and craft fair, participate in a pumpkin carving contest, listen to live music and more!  Customers can experience The Fall Fair and General Store October 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Marietta Farm, located at 1600 E US-54 HWY, Andover, KS 67002.
Marietta Farm has added new activities and events this year, and now boasts over 25 family-friendly attractions. Activities include carnival-style games for children of all ages, zombie paint ball, candy cannon, hay rack rides, cow train, petting zoo, pumpkin slingshot, bounce mat, playground, corn pit and much more!  
The farm is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 6 pm, and Saturday – Sunday,  
10 am – 7:30 pm. Admission is $7 per person. Check out our full list of activities

Learn more about Marietta Farm Andover.

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