From churning butter, playing croquet, and building a scarecrow to digging potatoes, cutting wood with a bucksaw, and exploring a straw maze, Fall on the Farm at Sauder Village in Archbold on Saturday, Oct. 14, promises to be a wonderful day for families.
“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,” said Kim Krieger, Sauder Village 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.”
Throughout the day, guests will be encouraged to try many traditional, hands-on activities. Children will have an opportunity to make butter, play with old-fashioned toys and games, make leaf rubbings, and try cutting wood with a bucksaw. Guests can also help dig potatoes, make a wood bead necklace, build a scarecrow, learn about bees, and play Battle Ball and other Native American games.
There will be cow patty bingo, many pumpkin-themed games, and pumpkin decorating. Children can also explore the always-popular straw maze in Stuckey Barn.
Throughout the day a Harvest Home Service will be held in the village church to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.
Guests can also stop by Burlington Glass Works to visit with glass artist Mark Matthews, along with guest artist John McCormick from St. Louis, Mo. McCormick, maker of “Shamrock Marbles,” will bring his famous marble making machine.
Sauder Village will also recognize the accomplishments of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts with free admission on Oct. 14. They must be in uniform.
For more information phone 1-800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.