Frequently Asked Questions
Samples & Admission Parking & Directions Mission & History Tours of the Mill
Food Allergy Questions
This event will offer many food & beverage samples and a wide variety of food items. Many of which may contain wheat, dairy, nuts, soybeans, eggs, and seafood. Kenyon's Grist Mill may be grinding wheat during the festival. If you are gluten intolerant, you may wish to bypass the tour of the mill. Since wheat is ground in the same facility and used in mixes, Kenyon's Grist Mill cannot guarantee any of its products to be gluten free.
Where is Parking?
Exclusively at the Washington County Fairgrounds. It is free! For more information on parking and directions, click here.
Is Handicap Parking Available?
Handicap parking will be located close to the shuttle buses at the Washington County Fairgrounds. We apologize that there are no handicap parking spots available at the festival location (Kenyon's Grist Mill & village of Usquepaugh). There are also no handicap facilities. Our historic mill and shop contain a few stairs with handrails. Most areas where vendors are set up contain dirt, straw, gravel, and grass. Visitors with a handicap tag or plate will be granted temporary access to the village for drop off only. The will be a special drop off and waiting area close to where the buses drop off guests. Traffic police and volunteers will assist you. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle will have to park his or her car at the Washington County Fairgrounds. For more information on parking and directions, click here.
Are Dogs/Pets Allowed?
No ~ We love dogs, but sometimes dogs don't like other dogs...or certain people. To protect our visitors, vendors, and those with allergies, dogs (large and small) and other pets are strictly not allowed at the event and on the buses. Please do not leave your pet in your car.
Can I Bring a Stroller on the Bus?
Yes, but keep in mind that the transportation will be school buses. Volunteers would be happy to assist you.
Will there be an ATM?
For your convenience, there will be one ATM located near the mill.
Special Note ~ Politicians and Affiliates
We welcome all politicians at this community event. However, the festival does not represent or promote any political views or party. The event is not to be used as a political platform and a place to campaign or petition. We want to respect all of our guests and vendors, and want everyone to feel comfortable and have fun. This will be enforced at the event venue at Kenyon's Grist Mill and property, as well as the Washington County Fairgrounds.
What if it Rains?
The event is always rain or shine! Click here for our best updates.
Where is Usquepaugh, Rhode Island?
Usquepaugh is pronounced ‘uhs-kah-pog’. What does it mean? ‘Usque’ means fire, life or spirit and ‘paugh’ means water. Many local towns and villages were named by local Native American Indians. You might hear us say that Usquepaugh is somewhere between Quonochontaug and Escoheag! Although that is very true, it may be easier to explain that Usquepaugh is in the town of West Kingston, which is in South Kingstown, which is in South County, which is in Rhode Island. This quaint town, surrounding the Queen’s River is located off Route 138, 5 miles from Route 95 and 5 miles from the University of Rhode Island. Click here to learn more about the history of the property.
Have Any Other Questions?
Contact us here or call us at 800-7-KENYON (800-753-6966).