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September 24, 2004 > Harvest Time

Harvest Time

by Ceri Hitchcock-Hodgson

Turning leaves and shorter days can only mean one thing-Harvest Festival has returned to Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Join the folks at the farm, located at 34600 Ardenwood Blvd in Fremont, for the weekend of October 9th and 10th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and experience all that autumn has to offer. Try your hand at harvesting colorful Indian corn planted last year and take home a bundle for your holiday table. Feel what it's like to live on a farm as you hull walnuts and press cider. When you've had enough of the farmer's life, relax on the beautiful grounds of the farm while you enjoy old-time music and crafts.

Complete the day with a ride on the horse-drawn train and a visit to the historic Patterson House. Or, stop by the blacksmith's forge and meet the area's only working blacksmith, Scott Thomas.

Previously, the Try-City Voice inaccurately reported that Thomas made something called a "boffer", a foam object used during practice by historic re-enactors. Rather, Thomas makes "live steel swords" which are high-quality, historically accurate weaponry used in battle reenactments. You can check out Thomas' hand-crafted swords along with other objects during the Festival.

Before you leave Ardenwood, don't forget to pick-up your Jack-O-Lantern at Perry's Pumpkin Patch before entering the admission gate and his organic produce stand located at the entrance to the farm.

Admission to the Harvest Festival is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for children ages 4-17. For more information, call 510-796-0663.

Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 9 & Sunday, October 10
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
(510) 796-0663Turning leaves and shorter days can only mean one thing-Harvest Festival has returned to Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Join the folks at the farm, located at 34600 Ardenwood Blvd in Fremont, for the weekend of October 9th and 10th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and experience all that autumn has to offer. Try your hand at harvesting colorful Indian corn planted last year and take home a bundle for your holiday table. Feel what it's like to live on a farm as you hull walnuts and press cider. When you've had enough of the farmer's life, relax on the beautiful grounds of the farm while you enjoy old-time music and crafts.

 
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