Lansdale, PA—For a colonial farm family like the Wentzes, the fall harvest was the most important time of the year. Winters were harsh and with no access to modern day conveniences like refrigerators, grocery stores, or delivery services, early Americans had to be prepared. This Saturday, Nov. 4, experience history with Peter Wentz Farmstead as we get ready for the cold 18th-century winter during our Harvest Festival.
On Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests of the Farmstead are invited to the Harvest Festival to watch, participate, and learn about our local history with hands-on activities and family-friendly entertainment.
Watch demonstrations of traditional farming practices like cider pressing, corn shelling, and smoking meat. See our resident oxen Peg and Sam work to cultivate a field. Enjoy a cooking demonstration in the Summer Kitchen. Meet talented craftspeople from basket makers to tape weavers to woodworkers and more. Step into the shoes of a colonial farmer with a variety of hands-on activities like candle-dipping and tug-of-war.
Other entertainment will include:
- 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – Oxen cultivating the field
- 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Musical performances by Wendi and Rik Bourne
- 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – Magic shows by Colonial Conjurer
Plus, throughout the day, enjoy delicious German food by the Wow Wagon food truck, colonial craft demonstrations, guided house tours and shopping at the Peter Wentz Farmstead Musem. It’s fall fun for the whole family!
A $2.00 donation per person is suggested. The Peter Wentz Farmstead is located at 2030 Shearer Road in Lansdale, PA 19446.
For more information about this program and others, please call the Peter Wentz Farmstead at 610-584-5104 or visit www.montgomerycountypa.gov/peterwentzfarmstead.
ABOUT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD
Peter Wentz Farmstead is a restored 18th century Pennsylvania German historic site, which is owned and operated by Montgomery County and receives support from the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society. The site is regularly open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours are offered on the hour, with the last tour beginning at 3 p.m.
Images provided by Peter Wentz Farmstead
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