Hudson -- Celebrate the history of Hudson and Ohio agriculture at the Fall Harvest Fest Sept. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at Case Barlow Farm, 1931 Barlow Road. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children. Toddlers 2 years and younger admitted for free.
Six generations have lived on the Case Barlow Farm since 1831, said Barbara Bos, CBF board of trustee.
"You can imagine the history of Hudson residents in one place," Bos said. "It shows the agricultural past of Hudson and how important farming is today."
Visitors will be able to tour the historic 1831 farm house and restored wagon shed. The new barn quilt will be unveiled at the festival. The oversized quilt Sawtooth Star pattern was painted on wood by a committee of Case Barlow Farm volunteers and will be hung on the barn once it is restored.
The admission fee covers activities, crafts, games and entertainment. Food is available for an additional costs.
There will be demonstrations of a blacksmith, candle dipping, butter making and chair caning. Activities include a rope maze, duck races, apple bobbing, children's games and crafts, small farm animals, owls, hawks and raptors, hay rides, pony ride, square dancing and antique cars.
The Crazy Critter 4-H group will offer pony rides and Summit Sizzlers 4-H group will provide small animals for petting.
Some demonstrators include farrier Shaw Petries, chair caning with Jan Noall, seat weaving by Bill Heflin, bread making by Goerge Hoy and noodle making by Jennifer Bourgeois.
Music will be provided by the Blue Herons and The Black River Boys, who will be playing Civil War music with a variety of instruments.
Johnny Appleseed and Abe Lincoln will also be making a visit, Bos said.
Also, Arborist Curt Van Blarcum will be talking trees and providing answers to any tree questions.
Inside the house, artwork will be on display. Every month an artist from the Hudson Society of Artists is featured, and Gale Haller is featured in September. In addition artists Rhonda Williams will be painting a historical portrait during the festival. Artists Evie Martindale and Hillary Sheeter will be painting also.
The Hudson fire department will be highlighted Sept. 8 with a parade of fire trucks and vehicles through Hudson at 10:30 a.m. The trucks will be on display from 1 to 3 p.m. at Case Barlow Farm with fire memorabilia on display inside the house.
The Doll House Exhibit is Nov. 29 and Nov. 30 as well as Dec. 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.
Any donations from House Tours will be used for the Barn Restoration Project. More information is available at www.casebarlowfarm.com.
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