~ this post is sponsored by Western Reserve Historical Society. All opinions are mine ~
The Annual Hale & Farm and Village Harvest Festival is going on this weekend but we went last weekend under the threat of stormy skies. Lucky for us we did not let the weather sway us because it was a gorgeous day in the country exploring what it was like before electricity.
As we walked through the village we got to see how apple cider was pressed (too many bees to actually try it), watched apple butter being made, pick apples and shuck corn. The kids ran freely through the open spaces, jumped into leaves, explored a maize maze and even tried their hands at farming (sort of). There was also pumpkin painting and a hay ride for more traditional Halloween fun. Of course, our hay ride was us under an umbrella but it was still fun!
If you haven't made plans for this weekend, or even if you have, this should be on the must do list. The fall colors are brilliant, even on an over cast day.
$10 adults; $5 children and WRHS Members are free
Buy your tickets online today!
Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20
Harvest Festival Activities
12:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Livestock Talk –Oxen at the Hale Carriage Barn
1:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Johnny Appleseed at the Hale House Apple Orchard
All Day Activities
Gatehouse Visitor Center & Patio
Apple Cider, Apple/Pumpkin Butters & Breads
Hand-crafted at Hale items available at the Museum Store
Straw Pile, Wagon Rides, Pumpkin Painting
Hale House & Barnyard
Apple Cider Press, Apple Orchard & Johnny Appleseed
Home Crafts & Textile Demonstrations
Milking Shorthorn Oxen
Herrick House & Barnyard
Apple Butter Making
Sheep, Hogs & Chickens
Early American Crafts & Trades
Blacksmith, Glassblowing, Broom Making, Spinning & Weaving
Corn Maze & Corn Picking
This post is sponsored by Western Reserve Historical Society. All options are 100% mine. Western Reserve Historical Society provided our family with a year membership.