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.