Saturday will be a busy day at Sauder Village with a pair of events planned.
Eric Carle, acclaimed author and illustrator of many children’s books, will be celebrated for the Author Day event.With a variety of hands-on activities, special demonstrations, and free admission for anyone dressed as a character from one of Eric Carle’s books, this annual event is sure to offer families a day of happy memories.
Throughout the Historic Village there will be a variety of fun, hands-on activities tied to Eric Carle’s popular children’s books. The Village Green will be set-up for insect exploration to celebrate books like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “The Very Busy Spider,” “The Very Lonely Firefly,” and “The Grouchy Ladybug.”
Guests can learn about caterpillars, ladybugs, spiders, crickets and fireflies. Other fun activities planned for Author Day include planting a seed, learning about weather, making pancakes, going on an animal food scavenger hunt and more.
Sauder Village is also offering free admission on Saturday to anyone who comes dressed as a character from one of Eric Carle’s books. Children and adults are encouraged to be creative, dress in costume, and get involved in this fun celebration.
“Our Author Day events have been a great success and we look forward to having guests of all ages join us again this year to celebrate reading and learning while enjoying many fun, hands-on activities,” shared Kim Krieger, Media Relations Manager. “Families will enjoy a day filled with fun adventures as we celebrate author Eric Carle and his beloved children’s books!”
Later in the day, Sauder Village will host a concert featuring The Red Carpet Crashers. Tickets are for sale online for the outdoor concert to be held from 6-9 p.m. on the 1920s Main Street.
“Our Summer Concerts on have been a great success and we are looking forward to another spectacular evening on our 1920s Main Street,” said Krieger “This evening concert will be a fun opportunity to gather with friends to enjoy live music, food, drink and ice-cream at Sauder Village!”
A Toledo-based band, The Red Carpet Crashers combines a unique blend of top 40 hits with a dash of good old rock-n-roll. Their high energy and stage presence commands interaction and creates a fun atmosphere at every performance!
There will be snacks and sandwiches available for purchase on Main Street and the Soda Fountain will be open with a variety of ice-cream treats. Guests can stop by the Main Street Confections candy shop to purchase fudge, popcorn and other old-time candy, and adults can order wine, craft beers, and the latest Prohibition cocktails at The Broken Barrel Speakeasy and along Main Street.
Concert tickets are available for $15 on the Sauder Village website, www.saudervillage.org. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to relax and enjoy the concert, which is sponsored by The Fulton County Visitor Bureau. Entry to the concert will be at the gate east of the Welcome Center and coolers are not allowed at this evening event.
For more information about The Red Carpet Crashers Concert or planning a trip to Sauder Village call 800.590.9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.