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Fall Harvest Celebration marks the season

Published 7:45am Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Mower County Historical Society will hold its Fall Harvest Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the fall season. The celebration takes place at the Historical Society on the east side of the fairgrounds. Admission is free but donations are accepted.

The celebration includes living history demonstrations such as oat threshing, logging and sawing. Guests can enjoy an old-fashioned thresher’s dinner similar to what the farm wives would have made during threshing season, take a wagon ride around the fairgrounds pulled by a team of mules or ride with style in a 1921 Model T. Those with a sweet tooth can check out the bake sale for pies, pumpkin treats and much more, along with produce from local growers. The Sons of Norway will demonstrate how to make lefse, and sell it as it’s made.

There will be plenty of fun for children as well. Activities include candle making, pressing apple cider and learning about pioneer chores like washing clothes, lawn mowing the old fashioned way and cultivating a garden. There will also be a vehicle fair organized by the Austin Early Childhood Family Education program.

A new feature this year is an antique tractor, car, implement and gas engine show, with many different makes and models. Anyone interested in exhibiting may contact MCHS; there is no charge. During the celebration, there will also be live music from JJ’s Pickup Band and Sue Radloff.

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