Farm Fest 2017 — Fun For All

The annual Case-Barlow Farm Fall Fest will delight all ages on Sunday, September 10 from 12 noon to 5:00 pm at the historic farm, 1931 Barlow Road in Hudson.  Admission fee of $6 per child and $8 per adult covers all the fun.

New this year include “Ride’em and Rope’em”, Hudson Hoppers Frog Jumper and Feed the Pig Toss.  A special presentation commemorating the 1917 entrance of the United States into WWI will showcase Hudson veterans including CBF handyman Clayton Woodworth.

A sale of vintage and curious goods will be of interest in the 1890 bank barn, fondly known as Big Red.

Animal appearances include an interactive reptile experiences by Herps and Bird in Flight Raptor Center’s hawks and owls.  Summit and County 4-H groups will show their farm animals and provide pony rides.

Enter to win the “Just Desserts” competition for desserts. There will be both a youth and adult category. You may enter as many desserts as you wish. Entries must be received between noon and 2:00 pm in order to be judged.

Favorites such as the hay wagon ride, horse rides, alpacas, farm animals including the donkey Throcky, bunnies, mini goats and ducks will be waiting for you. Paws and Prayers Pet Rescue will be on hand to speak about adopting dogs.  Beekeepers will demonstrate the art of beekeeping, the hives and safety clothing.

Enjoy antique vehicles, square dancing, crafts, games, face painting, duck races, pumpkin bowling, scavenger hunt, candle dipping, butter churning, gift baskets and more.

Farm house tours and demonstrations of old fashion crafts such as chair canning, seat weaving, quilting, and rug hooking. The quilt show features various patterns and techniques.

Refreshments for purchase include hot dogs, cookies, snacks, and ice cones, drinks and, of course, the famous Case-Barlow Farm Root Beer floats.

A friend of the farm has made a challenge grant to match a $1000 donation from an individual in support of the Farm Fest.  If this special person is you, please contact the farm to accept the challenge.

Barbara Bos

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