Monday, April 22, 2013

15th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest

Set down, shut your eyes and imagine the smell of hot dogs cooking over an open fire; home made chili cooking in a large cast iron pot over an open fire; and all the other smells associated with a perfect autumn day.   Makes you want to go back home and enjoy the sites and sounds of your youth.  You may not be able to go back in time, but you can still experience those joys by joining the Trotwood-Madison Historical Society at their 15th Annual Iams Homestead Pioneer Harvest Fest.  The master chili chefs will be stirring up chili fit for a king; placing it in an open kettle; and cooking it over an open fire.  If you have been to our past harvestfests, you know how good the chili and hotdogs are. 

Take a tour of the Iams Homestead Museum and see all the items on display. Don’t miss touring the 1854 barn where you will find antique tools of all kinds, the 1929 Trotwood Trailer, and other display yet to be determined.


For past harvest fests, the Trotwood Fire Department has brought their 1928 Ahrens Fox fire engine and other active fire trucks and rescue equipment. We will have an interactive blacksmith demonstration.   Of course, we will also have the usual displays of antique tractors, cars, husker shredder demonstration; corn harvesting using a corn binder; buzz saw demonstration; hay rides and many other activities too numerous to mention 


Corn Husker/Shredder Display and Demonstration
Corn Binder Display and Demonstration
Buzz Saw Display and Demonstration
Antique Tool Displays
Antique Horse-Drawn Equipment Displays
1847 Vintage Iams House Museum Open for Tours
1854 Vintage Barn Open for Tours
1929 Trotwood Travel Trailer Display
Scavenger Hunt for Children
Kettle Cooked Chili and Hotdogs
Apple Butter Making over an Open Wood fire
Tobacco Harvesting Displays and Demonstrations
Country Store with Homemade Pies and Novelties of All Kinds
Trotwood City Fire Trucks
McCormick Thresher
Quilting Display
Hay Rides
Hand-cranked Corn Shellers for Children to Use
Corn Husking Contest
Blacksmith Demonstration
Herb Displays
Antique Corn Cutter Display
Wooden Antique Pea Sheller Display
Antique Cider Press Display
Hit and Miss Engines

The Harvest Fest will be held 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday October 12, 2013 at the Iams Homestead, 349 South Broadway, Trotwood, Ohio 45426.  Join us for a fun-filled family-oriented day.  You will be glad you did.

I have included a slide show from last years harvest fest to show you the type of activities we have.



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