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September 20, 2016From: Fall Harvest Festival And Tractor Show
Celebrate Autumn At Charlton Park
The Barry County Steam, Gas And Antique Machinery Association and Charlton Park Gas & Steam Engine Club are presenting the 3rd Annual Fall Harvest Festival at Historic Charlton Park on September 23-25.
Event activities run from 8 am - 5 pm on September 23-24 and from 8 am - 3pm on the 25th. Complementing the display of tractors and farm machinery will be a quilt show in the Park's Carlton Center Church. Volunteers stationed in the Park's Historic Village will be offering pumpkin painting, corn shelling, apple cider and steamed apple samples, and rope and broom making. In addition, the Park's Blacksmith Shop & Bristol Inn will be interpreted on Saturday.
A tractor parade will take place daily, along with a transfer sled tractor pull on Saturday. Ribbons will be awarded to the top finishers. Spectators should plan to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday morning in the Gas & Steam Barn. Food vendors will be serving festival favorites and a swap meet and flea market will take place daily near the Gas & Steam Barn. Registration and camping is free for exhibitors and takes place onsite.
"We've intentionally designed this event with families in mind, carefully creating various activities to promote having fun while observing our rural heritage," stated Daryl Cheeseman, Charlton Park Gas & Steam Engine Club President.
Charlton Park is located between Hastings and Nashville, north of M-79, at 2545 S. Charlton Park Road. For more information visit www.charltonpark.org.
Date: Sep 23 - 25,2016
Hours: Event activities run from 8 am - 5 pm on September 23-24 and from 8 am - 3pm on the 25th.
Daily admission to the event is $6 for ages 13+, and $4 for children 5-12. Ages 4 and under are free.
Location: Historic Charlton Park, 2545 South Charlton Park Road, Hastings, MI 49058
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