Harvest Days are here again

By on October 3, 2018

 

With a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, music, food, and demonstrations of historic crafts, trades and farm chores, the Harvest Days festival transforms Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum into a bevy of educational activity this year on Oct. 13 and 14. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

At its heart, Harvest Days is an educational event and demonstrations tell the story of the historic harvest: after a fruitful summer, raw materials like apples, flax, wood, and hogs are processed-many times by hand-into usable products that go into delicious food, warm clothing, or building materials. There are also tools that need to be made during this time and tradespeople are busy supplying farmers, loggers, and other people who worked the land with them. Visitors can see these processes and more at interactive exhibits set up around the site.

Visitors learn during the event by talking to demonstrators and taking part in activities for all ages. Special children’s areas include a discovery tent and the museum’s education building. Folk music will provide atmosphere and horse-drawn wagons will take visitors around the site. Visitors can purchase food from vendors set up at both ends of the event and they can then purchase a pumpkin from the patch to decorate.

Admission to the event is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65+), and $8 for youth (ages 6 to 11). Children ages five and under are free. All proceeds benefit the museum. More information on Harvest Days, as well as other upcoming events, can be found at landisvalleymuseum.org.

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