Sauder Village offers base ball, fiber optics


Old-time base ball games will be held at Sauder Village in Archbold on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Old-time base ball games will be held at Sauder Village in Archbold on Saturday, Sept. 28.


Sauder Village in Archbold has two upcoming events in September.

Families can enjoy an afternoon of old-time base ball on Saturday, Sept. 28, as the Great Black Swamp Frogs, the Spiegel Grove Squires, and the Sauder Village Windmills gather for a Vintage Base Ball Tournament. The games will be played using rules from the 1860s, and offers a chance for kids to run the bases.

Dressed in old-time uniforms, the vintage base ball players will work to bring the history of the game of base ball to life. Three games will be played, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. A schedule of games is available online at www.saudervillage.org The winning team will receive the hand-made traveling trophy made at Sauder Village. Between the games, children will have a chance to run the bases.

Guests can enjoy the annual Fiber Arts Festival Sept. 28-29 in Founder’s Hall. Throughout the weekend, guests can watch as craftsmen demonstrate spinning, weaving, knitting, rug hooking, tatting, and crocheting. There will be fiber exhibits, looms, and spinning wheels on display; hands-on activities; and a dyeing demonstration. Numerous vendors will be set-up in Founder’s Hall to offer guests an opportunity to purchase fiber art supplies or hand-made items.

There will also be a fun “Fiber Arts Zone” with a variety of fiber-related activities for children to try including sewing cards, lucet weaving, and making yarn dolls.

For more information, call 1-800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.

Old-time base ball games will be held at Sauder Village in Archbold on Saturday, Sept. 28.
https://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2019/09/web1_baseball.jpgOld-time base ball games will be held at Sauder Village in Archbold on Saturday, Sept. 28.