Fairmont—Live music and a lot of family fun will be hosted by Heritage Acres on October 16 during their Fall Festival.
Apple pressing, corn shelling, train rides, model trains, blacksmithing and so much more will be going on from about 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is free and appropriate for all ages.
The day will start out with an ecumenical church service in the chapel at 10 a.m. Then, at 11 a.m., the soup fundraiser begins and runs until 1 p.m. Music by Steve Lang and his Country Show will begin at noon. He will be accompanied by Bob Petrowiak.
The tipi will be set up at 11 a.m., for those interested in watching or even helping. Local Deb Tenoso will also be on hand to answer questions about local Indigenous history. The harvesting of the corn and soybeans will also begin at this time. “The harvest looks good,” said Jerry Simon, event organizer. “All the farmers around here are saying they’re getting good yields. Rain fell at the right time.” Corn harvesting will be happening with antique tractors and plowing will be done with a sulky.
All the buildings—from the barn which is original to the property, to the homestead, to the train car and depot—will be open for self-guided tours, and the farm house will have warm cookies just baked in the antique oven. There will also be a car show.
The Heritage Acres campus is 40 acres and tells the story of what life and farming was like at the turn of last century. The Fall Festival will be at 507 West Lake Avenue in Fairmont.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant from Visit Fairmont. “Come and have fun,” said Simon.