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The Center for Agroforestry

8th Annual Missouri Chestnut Roast

Saturday, October 16, 2010
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
MU Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center
New Franklin, Missouri
Assistance dogs allowed - no pets

Musical Entertainment:

Musical entertainment at the event will be provided by the Nine Mile Band. The band will perform inside the Band and Meeting Tent from 10:00 - 12:00 and on the stage located inside the Producer and Exhibitor Tent #1 starting from 2:00 - 4:00.

Cooking with Chestnuts Demonstrations:

11:00- 12:00 Executive Chef Eric Cartwright of the MU Dining Services - Plaza 900 Chef Cartwright and staff will prepare three unique chestnut dishes on the stage in the Producer and Exhibitor Tent #1. Free tasting samples after the demonstration while supplies last.

1819 Thomas Hickman House:

The house will be open from10:00 - 4:00 for walk through

Guided Bus Tours of the Farm:

Tour guides are Mike Gold, Mark Coggeshall, and Chris Starbuck, MU Center for Agroforestry; and Jerry Van Sambeek, U.S. Forest Service

Three yellow school buses designated for the tours will load and unload at the side of the white metal building on the event site starting at 10:00. There is no set departure times for the tours throughout the day and the buses will leave with a tour guide when the individual buses are filled with passengers. The tours will last for approximately 45 minutes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets or smoking allowed on the buses.

Guided Walking Tours of the Research Vineyard:

Andy Allen, MU Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology (ICCVE), will lead three 45-minute long walking tours that will depart from the ICCVE booth located inside the Producer and Exhibitor Tent #1. The tour times are: 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30

Self-Guided Walking Tours of the Research Areas Surrounding the Event Site:

Please pick up a self-guided walking tour map at the Information Tent

Wood-Mizer saw Demonstrations and other Equipment on Display:

Dusty Walter, Center for Agroforestry, will demonstrate a Wood-Mizer Saw at the top of the hour from 10:00 - 3:00. The location of the demonstration will be in the black walnut orchard located across from the metal building. Chestnut, walnut and pine straw harvesting equipment will also be on display in this area.

Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri:

A meeting will be held for organization members inside the Band and Meeting Tent starting at 1:00. The group will also have an information booth located in the Producer and Exhibitor Tent #1

Booths located in the various tents and the Food Concession Stand will be open from 10:00 - 4:00:

  • Visit the Chestnut Roasting Booth for free samples of fresh roasted chestnuts
  • Visit the Chestnut Booths to purchase fresh chestnuts
  • Visit the producer booths for free tasting samples and to purchase wines; specialty beers, chestnut, pecan and black walnut products; goat cheeses, elderberry products; gourmet relishes and pepper jelly; BBQ sauces; green chili products; and many other gourmet products
  • Many additional items for sale including Buck’s Ice Cream, potted chestnut trees, elderberry plants, dried native plant materials, Missouri wildflower plants; specialty wood products; fall decorating items; pumpkins; mums; and all natural bath and body products
  • Numerous educational exhibits will be set up inside the various tents
  • Free recipes and publications available at the MU Center for Agroforestry booth
  • Visit the New Franklin High School Athletic Boosters Club food concession stand to purchase grilled elk, buffalo, and beef burgers and brats, hot and cold drinks, snacks

Children's Activities:

The Straw Bale Maze will be open from 10:00 - 4:00:

Children must be accompanied by an adult while playing in the maze. No rough play and please do not break apart the straw bales.

Producer and Exhibitor Tent #1:

  • Free helium balloons for kids at the Buck’s Ice Cream booth (while supplies last)
  • Electronic animal tracking demonstration at the School of Natural Resources booth

Producer and Exhibitor Tent #2:

  • Nut cracking and Nut Wizard tool activity at the MO Nut Growers Association booth

Free Children's Activities Information Tent:

  • Chestnut Roast Fact Hunt - pick up your kit (while supplies last) and when finished, check answers there and receive your prize
  • Copies of a Farm Bureau coloring book are available (while supplies last) in the Information Tent

Contact Information for the Producers and Exhibitors:

Baer's Pure Scents
All natural body & bath specialties booth

Barnicle Farms
Pickled black walnuts booth

Black Market BBQ
BBQ sauce booth

Cooper’s Oak Winery
Missouri wine booth

Fahrmeier Family Vineyards and Winery and Fahrmeier Farms
Fall produce, pumpkins, wine booth

Forest and Woodland Association of Missouri
Information exhibit booth

Goatsbeard Farm
Goat cheese booth

Grand Valley Farms
Pecan snack product booth

Hammons Products Company, Inc.
Black walnut product booth

Les Bourgeois Vineyards
Missouri wine booth

Mama Trujillo’s Delicious Green Chili
Green chili product booth

MissouriLife Magazine
Information exhibit

MO Consulting Foresters Association and MO Tree Farm Program
Educational exhibit booth

MO Northern Pecan Growers
Pecan product booth

MU Buck’s Ice Cream
Chestnut, black walnut, and pecan ice cream booth

MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Information exhibit booth

MU Institute for Continental Climate Viticulture and Enology
Information booth about winemaking and grape culture, guided walking tours of the vineyard

MU Fisheries and Wildlife Department
Information exhibit booth with electronic wildlife tracking demonstration

Old Trails Regional Tourism Partnership
Information exhibit booth

Pappy’s Gourmet
Gourmet relishes and pepper jelly booth

The Saint Louis Brewery, Inc.
Schlafly brand beer booth

Ernest Hilderbrand Woodworking
Specialty wood bowl demonstration booth

MO Native Plant Society - Hawthorn Chapter
Wreaths, dried plant materials and live plant booth

Elderberry Life
Elderberry plants and syrup product booth

Forrest Keeling Nursery
RPM chestnut trees, landscaping trees and shrubs booth

Missouri Nut Growers Association
Educational exhibit booth with nut cracking and Nut Wizard activities for the kids

MU Center for Agroforestry
Educational exhibit booth and chestnut use survey

New Franklin High School Athletic Boosters Club
Grilled meats, snacks, and beverage booth

Capps’ Chestnut Orchard
Fresh chestnuts booth

Chestnut Charlie’s
Fresh certified organic chestnut booth

MU Center for Agroforestry
Free samples of fresh roasted chestnut booth

Prairie Hill Farm Greenhouses
Native plant booth

W. H. Brookhiser & Sons, LLC
Fresh certified organic chestnut booth

MU Campus Dining Services - Plaza 900
Cooking with chestnuts demonstration

Nine Mile band
RPM chestnut trees, landscaping trees and shrubs booth


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