What do you think of when you hear, “fall”?
I think of colorful leaves, pumpkins, and of course, Salomon Farm’s Fall Harvest Festival. Every year the Two-Cylinder Tractor Club co-sponsors this widely popular and FREE festival at Salomon Farm Park.
Along with the Maumee Valley Blacksmiths and the DeKalb County Horseman’s Association, the festival offers the public a look into the fall harvest traditions of the early 20th century. Children and adults alike can experience oat and wheat threshing with antique equipment, hand corn husking, blacksmithing, horse-drawn hay wagon rides, delicious food from a chuck wagon and much more.
And then there are the tractors… what is it about huge, old tractors that so enthrall children (and adults?)? It’s the tradition of an Indiana farm. The history. The nostalgia. Okay, so maybe that’s not what little kids are thinking when their eyes light up when they see those large, green (and red and blue) machines. But I believe it is the reason behind their excitement. And it is the basis of Salomon Farm Park – to invoke that sense of nostalgia and interest the public in Indiana farm traditions.
Fall Harvest Festival
Friday and Saturday, September 21 & 22, 10 am – 5 pm
Salmon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Rd.