Come to the Agricultural History Farm Park to learn how Montgomery County’s farms and communities worked together to support the war effort during World War I at this year’s Harvest Festival.
Interact with living historians in historic costumes; participate in hands-on farm skills activities such as tin-smithing, making apple butter; paint pumpkins and build scarecrows; enjoy traditional music and dancing; experience farm equipment exhibitions and demonstrations; meet heritage farm animals; and partake of food, crafters, hayrides, and tours of the historic Magruder-Bussard Farmstead.
Silhouette portraiture will be demonstrated all day, centering on the era of World War I but also describing the history of silhouettes until that era. Why were Harvest Festivals so important for silhouettes? For a small fee, take home your own internationally-renown-artisan-made silhouette portraits of your family members and loved ones. Perfect for holiday gifting or keeping for yourself.
Enjoy some down-home fun on the farm with historic-style crafts, activities, music, and food. Montgomery Parks’ Agricultural History Farm Park is situated on 455 acres of land in Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve and serves as a historic farm site as well as a modern farming activity center.
Harvest Festival activities Include:
Live farm animals
Antique farm equipment
Working farm animal demonstrations