Living History Farms to host Fall Harvest Festival this weekend

Thursday, October 4, 2001

Celebrate the bounty of fall at the Living History Farms Fall Harvest Festival Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, with food samples, apple dishes and traditional harvest activities.

In the Visitor Center, free samples will be available from Iowa producers including Prairie Song Apiary Honey, Pella Meat and Bakery, Oinker's BBQ Sauce, Sweet Art Spoonfudge, Dension Mustard, Regi's Cranberries, Log Chain Honeys, Blue Cove Naturals, Prairieland Herbs, and the Iowa Egg Council samples.

Products will also be available for purchase.

The celebration continue at the working farm sites with demonstrations of harvest activities. In the 1875 town of Walnut Hill, visitors may watch as three bushels of apples, six pounds of brown sugar and more than a dash of cinnamon are stirred over an open fire for eight hours to make apple butter.

For the less patient, samples of fresh pasteurized apple cider, apple butter and apple fritters will be available.

Living History Farms is open May 1 through the third Sunday in October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is: Adult, $10; Child (4-12), $5; Senior Citizen (60+), $9. (Tickets are sold until 4 p.m. at which time there is no further admittance. Grounds and sites close at 5 p.m.) For a special events update, call (515) 278-2400. Living History Farms is a non-profit, historical, educational foundation located at 2600 111th Street (exit #125 from the combined interstates 35/80), Urbandale, Iowa. Operations and maintenance are dependent upon gate receipts, memberships and contributions.