BreyerFest Turns Silver This July

BreyerFestThe BreyerFest Silver Jubilee, Breyer Animal Creations’ 25th annual festival for fans of model horses as well as horse lovers, will be held from July 11 to 13 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky.

This year’s BreyerFest Celebration Horse is the Friesian Gooitzen fan Teakesyl, imported from Holland by Siren Song Stables. Gooitzen’s record includes 130 career wins and 15 World Champion titles. Gooitzen will be presented at BreyerFest by Emmy Award-winning television star, fashion designer, and horseman Carson Kressley and the Bruggeworth family. In addition, a limited edition collectible Breyer model of Gooitzen fan Teakesyl is included with every three-day ticket purchase to BreyerFest. [Read more...]

Patch Selects Wooly Willy Doppelganger

Wooly Willy, the classic toy  invented by James Herzog in 1955, was celebrated earlier this summer at the annual Wooly Willy Wonderdaze festival in Smethport, Pa. After a contest and nationwide search for a Wooly Willy lookalike, Patch Products has named Pennsylvanian Dennis Stromberg as Wooly Willy’s lookalike. Stromberg will receive a custom-made Wooly Willy featuring his very own photograph.

Patch is also offering additional, themed products for Halloween, Easter, and Christmas. For more information on Wooly Willy and other Patch Products, visit

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