ARCHBOLD – Sauder Village will host Summer on the Farm and fiddle contest Saturday.
The second in the Farm Days series, Summer on the Farm offers families an opportunity to enjoy some stories, try hands-on activities and watch unique demonstrations. At the barnyard areas children can read books like “Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Can Type” and “Little Red Hen” while typing a note to Farmer Ryan and helping clean grain. The barns will also be full of new baby animals and guests can watch cow and goat milking demonstrations.
At the Witmer Roth home children can hear “Too Many Carrots” while helping to prepare carrot and beet soup and sample a variety of carrots. The Wonky Donkey will be shared near the Festival Barn and kids can play pin the tail on the donkey and meet a donkey named Jenny.
At the Lauber Settlement the book “This is Me” will be read and children will help pack a wagon. “If You Plant A Seed” will be read at Little Pioneers Homestead and kids will make a kindness rock to take home. Other fun activities planned throughout the day include a bug scavenger hunt, tractor obstacle course and traditional summer games. At 2 p.m. guests of all ages can participate in a corn-on-the-cob eating contest near the 1928 Grime Homestead.
Another highlight of this day is the annual fiddle contest. The fiddle contest will begin at 1 p.m. with fiddlers from throughout the region gathering to compete in one of three categories – student, open and senior. Each contestant will have five minutes to perform a hoedown and a waltz using old time style and techniques.
The Bridge County Bluegrass Band will also share their talents throughout the day. Collectively, this group of talented Ohio musicians brings over a half century of music experience to the stage.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to share so many great books and unique farm adventures with children this year during our Summer on the Farm event,” said Kim Krieger, Media Relations. “We look forward to having families from throughout the region join us to make special memories on the farm.”
Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from noon-4 p.m. The Historic Village is closed on Mondays, except holidays. Admission is $18 for adults and $12 for students ages 6-16. Children 5 and younger are always free with family and Sauder Village members receive free admission to the Historic Village for an entire year. And again this year, children 16 and younger are free every Sunday this season.
For more information about Summer on the Farm or other events planned for the 2019 season at Sauder Village, call 1-800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.
(Information courtesy of Sauder Village.)