In 2021 HFV will continue with your favorite festival demonstrations such as draft horse plowing by Trail Light Farms Draft Horses. This year we will add focus on our friends - the pollinators. The Sow & Grow Pollinator Festival and Plant Sale will offer an opportunity for the community to learn how they can help provide a sustainable habitat for pollinators. This event supports HFV education initiatives and will provide an outlet for local vendors and gardeners.
We invite the community to get involved. The festival weekend will include demonstrations, workshops and vendors that can offer advice on beekeeping, uses for beeswax and honey, gardening and more! The gardens on property maintained by the Citizens of Hale and the Bath Gamma Garden Club will be open to explore. The festival also highlights natural dyeing, mead production, historic and modern uses for herbs and honey and hands-on projects for children!
The weekend includes the fifth annual Citizens of Hale Plant Sale. Many heirloom plants, pollinators and herbs with significance to Northeast Ohio will be offered along with unique perennials all grown at Hale Farm & Village. The Citizens Plant Sale will run both Saturday and Sunday during the Sow & Grow festival hours. Proceeds from the plant sale support on-site garden and preservation projects.
During the festival the 19th century village is open to explore local history and experience a working farm complete with sheep, oxen and chickens. Regional historic crafts and trades are demonstrated throughout the day including blacksmithing, pottery, spinning and weaving. Enjoy lunch at Café 1810 in the visitor's center or shop the Marketplace at Hale Farm & Village. The MarketPlace features handcrafted at Hale items as well as many other Ohio made items.
Hale Farm & Village is open extended hours for the Festival - 10am to 5pm. Admission for all activities is $12 for adults, $6 for children (age 3 – 12), and free for members, youth under 3 years and active military.
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