Archbold, OH – Filled with unique artistry, toe-tapping music and traditional down-on-the-farm activities, the weekend of October 29 & 30 will be a great time for guests to celebrate the beauty of autumn at Sauder Village. This last weekend of the 2016 season will feature the “Preparing the Farm for Winter” event as well as the 30th Annual Woodcarver’s Show and Sale in Founder’s Hall.
Again this year, woodcarvers from throughout the Midwest will be gathering at Sauder Village on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30 for the always-popular Woodcarver’s Show & Sale. Founder’s Hall will be filled with exhibit tables of woodcarvings and supplies representing artists and suppliers from the tri-state region. Not only will guests have a chance to see the artists and purchase their works, they will also be able to learn more about this traditional art form through various demonstrations planned throughout the weekend. Some of the exhibitor specialties for this annual show and sale include caricatures, Native American carvings, wildlife, and mosaic sculptures. There will also items from artists specializing in scroll saw work, relief carving, woodturning and chip carving. Throughout the weekend guests will enjoy watching woodcarving demonstrations and special performances by Wes Linenkugal and his band in Founders Hall. Wes has been performing at Sauder Village for many years and guests always enjoy his lively music – a traditional part of the annual Woodcarver’s Show.
“We are pleased to have special guest Dylan Goodson of Mohawk, MI and so many other talented carvers from throughout the region joining us for our Woodcarver’s Show and Sale this fall,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “Our annual Woodcarver’s Show and Sale provides a unique opportunity for guests to watch carving demonstrations, purchase supplies and maybe even start some holiday shopping.”
On Saturday only in the Historic Village guests can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities and special demonstrations as part of the “Preparing the Farm for Winter” event. Guests will enjoy a day of fun with their children or grandchildren while experiencing how the early pioneers would have prepared their farm for the cold winter ahead! Help pack squash, churn butter, write with a quill pen and other hands-on activities. There will be many historic cooking and preservation activities including smokehouse and sausage making demonstrations.
There will also be a straw maze for kids to explore, an ornament craft, story time and scarecrow making, and a scavenger hunt for families to enjoy!
The Woodcarver’s Show and Sale runs from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29 and from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 30. There is a “Show-Only” admission of $7.00 (senior and AAA discounts apply). Historic Sauder Village will close for the regular season on Sunday, October 30 but will offer the “Yuletides of Yesteryear” Holiday Lantern Tours on November 29, December 3, 9 and 10. Call Sauder Village at 800.590.9755 or visit the website for more information and to make a reservation for the Holiday Lantern Tours.
Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from noon-4:00 p.m. The Historic Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $16.00 for adults and $10.00 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and under are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. Senior, Military and AAA discounts are also available. And again this year, children 16 and under are free every Sunday this season! For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram.