Historical society hosting its annual fall festival

Published 10:37 am Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall is upon us, and with that comes festivals to help enjoy the season.

The Mower County Historical Society is hosting its annual Fall Harvest Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mower County Fairgrounds, and there is no shortage of things to do.



“[There’s] quite a list of things,” said Executive Director for the Historical Society John Haymond.

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The show will host old fashioned crafts such as candle dipping, cider pressing, butter churning, rope making and doll making. There will also be hay-baling, threshing and wagon rides.

“Kids like the hands-on stuff and the horses, and older people are fascinated by everything the young people are,” Haymond said.

Some of the historical buildings will also be open to the public during the show. There will be a thresher’s dinner of pulled pork and sides for $6 per plate, and a large bake sale and craft sale. The celebration has been going on for about 10 years, according to Haymond.

“It’s pretty well established,” he said. “Usually we get several hundred people, and I know for sure we have at least two tour groups coming in for it this year.”

This is one of three big events the Historical Society puts on each year, including the Mower County Fair and Christmas in the County.

“This is one of the events we really like to put on,” Haymond said.