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Fall on the Farm & Scout Day


Saturday, October 14, 2017Fall-on-Farm-400x400
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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 promises to be a wonderful day for families to create special memories at Sauder Village. 

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 and many pumpkin-themed games and pumpkin decorating. Children will also enjoy exploring the always-popular straw maze in the Stuckey Barn. Throughout the day a Harvest Home Service will be held in the Village Church to celebrate the bounty of the harvest.

Guests will want also want to stop by Burlington Glass Works to visit with glass artist Mark Matthews along with guest artist John McCormick from St. Louis, MO. John McCormick, maker of “Shamrock Marbles”, will be at the Village with his famous Marble Making machine. John will be demonstrating this modern reproduction of one of the first mechanized sphere making machines in the world – a joining of principals from 1903 with 2017. A little modern technology is applied to the process because the machine is now motor driven instead of hand driven.

As part of this fun-filled day, Sauder Village is also recognizing the accomplishments of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. To honor local Scouts, Girl and Boy Scouts will receive free admission on Saturday, October 14. (Scout must be in uniform).