Archbold, OH – From shelling corn, making corn husk dolls and decorating pumpkins to pressing cider, digging potatoes and making butter, Fall on the Farm promises to be a wonderful day to create special memories at Sauder Village. On Saturday, October 11, a full day of engaging activities will allow guests to experience what life was like on an Ohio farm many years ago! October 11 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 rolling out pie crusts, picking and decorating pumpkins, pressing apples into cider and making rope. Children can help separate pumpkin seeds for roasting, pack apples, grate soap, and watch soap making demonstrations. Students from the Tinora German Club will help children with a traditional German craft and game. Other popular activities include participating in an old-time spell down in the District 16 School, making butter, shelling beans, and playing old-fashioned games.
“Fall on the Farm is a fun day for parents, grandparents and children to create special memories together while experiencing life in Ohio more than 150 year 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 making pumpkin leather, pumpkin soup and pumpkin “cakes” wrapped in corn husks. There will also be blacksmithing demonstrations at Natives and Newcomers, apple drying demonstrations and soap being made over an open fire in the 1910 Homestead area. Again this year a Harvest Home Service will be held in the Village Church. This special fall service will be held at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30 to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.
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 11. (Scout must be in uniform or present their Scout card).
Other upcoming events at Sauder Village include Community Health Day October 18, Fulton County Community Appreciation Day on October 18, Fall Family Fun Night October 17 and 18 (pre-registration required), and Woodcarvers Show & Sale October 25 and 26.