Wednesday, September 16, 2009

11th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest Poster

Imagine a cool brisk autumn day; sun shining brightly; brightly colored leaves on the tree and a day to do nothing but enjoy yourself. You can almost smell the tantalizing aroma of kettle cooked chili over an open fire wood fire; hot dogs roasting over an open fire; apple sauce cooking over an open wood fire; and the excited voices of the younger children as they view the many antique tractors and farm implements on display or enjoy a hayride around the Iams Homestead. Well friends, this dream could become a reality—join us for the 11th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest.

Bring your cameras and take pictures of the restored 1919 Rock Island Plow Company tractor and the other tractors on display. Walk around an old antique steam engine and hear it run. Observe the crew that feeds corn through the husker shredder. Watch another crew as they bind corn in the open field. Go to the barn and see quilting demonstrations; wool weaving; model trains; 1929 Trotwood Trailer display; antique tools; and antique farm equipment. Go behind the wooden fence and see more antique equipment and enjoy a hayride around the Iams fields. Watch as the antique steam engine powers a buzz saw as the men cut wood. Stop by the food tent for a bite to eat and watch as the chili and apple butter are cooked over an open wood fire. Stay for the fantastic sound of the Rock Island Plow Company Bluegrass Band who will be playing from 3 – 5 PM. Shop in our country store for great buys. Be sure to come early to the store for the home made pies on sale. They usually sell out very early. Don’t forget to visit the Iams House Museum and the displays in the museum. There is one room set up as an old school house; another room set up as a bedroom with period furniture; parlor room set up with period furniture; kitchen with many antique items on display; and our current display with pictures and articles about African Americans who have been successful.

Just what will the day cost you? Admission is free and donations are accepted for the food and drinks. Things on sale in the Country Store are marked and are great buys. This should be an inexpensive way for a family to enjoy a day at the Iams Homestead.

Put on your calendar in big, bold letters—11th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest, Saturday October 10, 2009, 10 AM – 5 PM. Be there. You will be glad you came?

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