When not hosting great festivals, the Hay Creek Valley Historical Society offers a breakfast buffet on the third Saturday of the month.
The breakfast is a fairly new offering and deservedly gets a pretty good turnout. They have complimented the breakfast with flea markets, art shows, furnace demonstrations or other educational tours.
These morning events offer an opportunity to tour the grounds without the big crowds. I was particularly interested in the typical 19th century garden with herbs and flowers.
A couple classic cars flaunted their lines in the parking lot too.