On Saturday, Feb. 7, from 12-3 p.m., Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, in North Yarmouth will host its 10th annual Sleigh Day, and the carriage museum will feature a new sleigh exhibit, “It’s Wintertime in the City,” depicting a city street winter scene from the late 1800s.

Dress warmly and come to this double-header where horse-drawn vehicles are displayed in the museum and also being driven outdoors in the surrounding fields. The $8 admission fee per person includes one sleigh ride given by a pair of draft horses and their skilled driver. The event is free for kids under 6.

Drivers, dressed in the style of “Currier & Ives” from this bygone era, will show off their talent in the outdoor arena, manipulating their horses and sleighs around obstacles and parading their sleighs by spectators for a closer look. This sleigh driving demonstration is a virtual step back in time, a unique opportunity to get a firsthand glimpse of the glorious days of the horse-drawn transportation era.

The Maine Junior Driving Club will sell hot food and drinks inside the Visitor Center. In case of a storm, Sleigh Day and the exhibit opening will be held Sunday, Feb. 8. For current information or directions, call Lynn Young at 829-5838, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.skylinefarm.org.

Luther Gray of New Gloucester guides his team of Percherons around the fields at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth, much to the delight of the passengers during Sleigh Day in 2007. This year’s event is scheduled for Feb. 7.


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