A major historic landmark’s largest fundraiser of the year is set for Sunday.
The Fall Harvest Fest at Case-Barlow Farm returns for its 21st year on Sunday, Sept. 15, offering the chance to experience good old-fashioned farm fun in this unique festival which celebrates the historic Case-Barlow Farm.
Located at 1931 Barlow Road in Hudson, the festival features activities for all ages along with demonstrations, and of course, food from noon to 5 p.m.
Children will enjoy the chance to meet small farm animals including chickens, goats, pigs and bunnies. Throcky, a special family-friendly donkey, will also be on hand. Birds in Flight Raptor Center will proudly display rehabilitated wildlife birds, and an interactive reptile and amphibian experience is being provided by Herps Alive.
Pony and horse rides for children will be provided by local 4-H groups. And, all attendees are sure to enjoy a hay wagon ride for the entire family.
Lean how to dip a candle, wash clothes the old fashioned way, churn butter, shell and mash corn. There will also be the opportunity to make crafts to take home to friends and family. Games will include mazes, an old fashioned 3-legged race, tug-a-war, yellow duck races, Ride’em and Rope’em, Feed the Wooden Pig, Apple Sling shot, cookie walk, apples on a string, face painting, pumpkin bowling, High and Low Strikers, and so much more.
In addition, the 19th Ohio Light Artillery will display a Civil War encampment. Arborists Curt VanBlarcum, stonemason John Burnell, blacksmith Shawn Petries, and chairmaker, Richard Grell will demonstrate their trades throughout the day.
The Case-Barlow Farm’s historical farm house, with is period furnishings, will be open for tours and will be filled with demonstrators showing the domestic chores and handcrafts of the early settlers and farmers. Beautiful quilts, some made over 150 years ago, will also be on display.
Case-Barlow Farm’s famous hot dogs, ice cones, root beer floats, cookies and more will be ready to feed those hungry “farm hands” when meal times arrives. The Fall Harvest Fest allows kids to be kids experiencing outdoor fun, without the need to be plugged into technology.
Admission is $8 per adult, $6 for children ages 3 to 18, while and toddlers age 2 and under will be admitted free. Refreshments will be sold separately. This is Case-Barlow Farm’s major family event and fund-raiser and all proceeds from the event will support the Case-Barlow Farm. For more information, visit casebarlow.com