Archbold, OH – From shelling corn, making corn husk dolls and decorating pumpkins to pressing cider, digging potatoes, churning butter and exploring a straw tunnel, Fall on the Farm promises to be a wonderful day for families to create special memories at Sauder Village. On Saturday, October 10, a full day of engaging activities will allow guests to experience what life was like on an Ohio farm more than 100 years ago! October 10 is also Scout Day with free admission for Boy and Girl Scouts visiting Sauder Village for this special event.
The Farm Day events at Sauder Village allow guests to experience how life in rural Ohio changes with the seasons. Fall on the Farm will include activities such as making parched corn, washing clothes, pressing apples into cider and making rope. Children can help shell beans, pack squash, dry vegetables and make yarn dolls. Other popular activities include participating in an old-time spell down in the District 16 School, beating rugs and helping to build a miniature log cabin.
“Fall on the Farm is a fun day for parents, grandparents and children to create special memories together while experiencing life in rural northwest Ohio many years ago,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “As guests get involved with traditional fall activities they will gain a better understanding of how our ancestors lived while having a lot of fun at the same time!”
In addition to the many hands-on activities, guests will also enjoy watching fall-themed demonstrations throughout the Village including roasting a bird over an open fire at Natives and Newcomers, spinning and soap making over an open fire. There will be a special “making vegetable soup” story time for young guests and Sauder Village Junior Historians will be demonstrating many historic crafts.
As part of this fun-filled day, Sauder Village is also recognizing the accomplishments of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. To honor local Scouts, Girl and Boy Scouts will receive free admission on Saturday, October 10. (Scout must be in uniform or present their Scout card).
Other upcoming events at Sauder Village include Community Health/Fulton County Community Appreciation Day on October 17, Fall Family Fun Nights October 16 and 17 (pre-registration required), and Woodcarvers Show & Sale October 24 and 25.
For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.