​Celebrate Fall on the Farm & Scout Day Oct. 9 at Sauder Village

Press Staff Writer

        From churning butter, playing old-fashioned games and pumpkin decorating to creating leaf animal art and helping with fall planting, enjoy Fall on the Farm at Sauder Village Saturday, Oct. 9.
        A full day of engaging activities will allow guests of all ages to have a blast in the past. Oct. 9 is also Scout Day, with reduced admission rates for Boy and Girl Scouts visiting Sauder Village for this annual event.
        “Fall on the Farm is a fun day for parents, grandparents and children to create special memories together while experiencing life in rural Northwest Ohio many years ago,” said Kim Krieger, media relations manager. “As families get involved with traditional fall activities, they will gain a better understanding of how our ancestors lived while having a lot of fun at the same time.”
        Throughout the day, guests will be encouraged to try many traditional, hands-on activities. Children will have an opportunity to help cultivate and plant Sauder Village fields with ground cover, churn butter and make an owl craft at Natives and Newcomers.
        There will be leaf animal art activities at the Nature Center and guests can try target practicing with bean launchers at the Log School. Other fun activities include pumpkin decorating and playing games on the Village Green. There will also be historical food preservation demonstrations and stories shared along the historic timeline.
        “Before the age of commercial canning, freezing, refrigeration and freeze-drying foods, food preservation was an essential activity for our pioneer ancestors,” Krieger said. “During Fall on the Farm, guests can explore the many different ways our ancestors sustained themselves through the seasonal cycles.”
        Sauder Village is also celebrating the accomplishments of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and also American Heritage Girls and Boys. Local scouts/American Heritage members will receive reduced admission on Oct. 9. Scout members and leaders in uniform will be admitted for $8 per Scout and $12 per chaperone (parent). One scout leader per group will receive free admission.
        In addition to the extra activities planned for Fall on the Farm, guests will want to plan time to experience the past in the Historic Village. Visitors can visit places like the Grist Mill, church, schools, print shop, general store, and many craft shops. The Grime Home and barns are a fun place to experience life in the 1920s in rural Ohio.
        Guests can also experience the “roaring `20s” while visiting shops along the 1920s Main Street, including a barbershop, theater, bank, grocery store, soda fountain and more. Other highlights of a visit to the Historic Village include a free train ride, unique shopping, and delicious ice-cream.
        A visit to Sauder Village would not be complete without some delicious, home-style food. The Barn Restaurant offers a wide range of menu options and daily specials, and The Doughbox Bakery offers a wide variety of homemade pies, cookies, sweet rolls, bread, and more.
        Located at 22611 SR 2 in Archbold, the Historic Village is open Wednesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays).
        For more details, call 800-590-9755, visit saudervillage.org, like Sauder Village on Facebook, or follow on Twitter and Instagram.


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