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“Get the Rush!” at Solano County’s Rush Ranch

Sat. Oct 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Check out blacksmith demonstrations, science discovery labs and hiking on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch in Fairfield.

SOLANO COUNTY – Solano County has its very own blacksmith shop that is open to the public and filled with antique tools! It lies at the heart of Rush Ranch, a 2,000-plus acre natural area and working ranch that is protected forever by Solano Land Trust. The historic blacksmith shop is open the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rain or shine, volunteer blacksmiths fire up the forge and teach how blacksmithing was done back in the 1800s and early 1900s, and how it can still be done today. You can take part in an interactive demonstration with smithy Virgil Sellers and team. You may even get the opportunity to make your own iron nail or other keepsakes!

Weather permitting, volunteers will also offer science discovery labs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids and families are invited to visit these learning stations with engaging science and engineering activities related to Rush Ranch’s tidal marsh.

The blacksmith shop and science discovery labs are part of “Get the Rush!” – a series of free and fun activities led by volunteers on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch.

WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run. Timing and activities vary month-to-month based on volunteer availability and the weather.

WHAT TO BRING: Water, snacks and/or a picnic lunch. Be prepared for variable weather by bringing layered clothes, sturdy closed-toe shoes, and protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses), wind, fog, rain. Optional: binoculars, camera, bug repellent.

MEETING PLACE: The blacksmith shop is located in the gravel courtyard and the science discovery labs will be nearby.

WEATHER PLAN: The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Other activities may be influenced by the weather.

REGISTRATION: None. Just show up!

“Get the Rush!” is made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure and Solano Land Trust volunteers.

Parts of this article were republished via: solanolandtrust.org.

“Get the Rush!” at Solano County’s Rush Ranch
Every third Saturday from 10am – 1pm at Rush Ranch.
For more information, visit solanolandtrust.org.


Rush Ranch
3521 Grizzly Island Rd.
Suisun City, CA 94585 United States
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Fairfield Area, SF Bay Area, Solano County