BLOCKVILLE - The Harmony Historical Society was organized 40 years ago in 1972. The historical society maintains their grounds on the Open Meadows Road in Blockville. Each year on the first weekend in October, the annual fall festival is held for two days.
There is much activity during the festival, including stage coach rides, the book sale, a silent auction, quilting, the museum of local history, heritage dancing, fiddle music, the famous Grandma's Bargain Attic of used items, demonstrations, blacksmith tools and blacksmith demonstrations, steam and old gasoline engines, and vendors.
The recent festival included a variety of food stands, including broccoli-cheese soup and chili, sandwiches, homemade pies, apple fritters, chicken barbecue, cider, apples, hot popcorn, pastries and pumpkins. Some of the vendors included a visit of Alpacas, local honey and bees, maple syrup and maple products, jewelry, mugs, and books from the Chautauqua County Genealogical Society. The Nagel Weaver's Shed had demonstrations of spinning, weaving and tatting.
Susan W. Sipos of Cassadaga is shown using her spinning wheel at the recent fall festival.