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October 8, 2013 > Step into fall at the Harvest Festival

Step into fall at the Harvest Festival

Bring your family and friends for some down-home country fun at Ardenwood Historic FarmÕs annual ÒHarvest Festival.Ó Spanning two days, the event offers a unique opportunity to harvest Indian corn and popcorn from the farmÕs five-acre corn field and take home a share of your dayÕs work.

Out of the fields, attendees will enjoy cider pressing, ice cream making, a visit to the blacksmith, train rides from the Arden and Deer Park Stations, and tours of the beautifully restored Patterson House. Watch corn and wheat milled into flour and purchase a bag to take home. Be amazed by Brian Scott and his Wizard Training Show on the Patterson House lawn. Dan Engle and Ray Frank will play 19th Century tunes at the Granary and David Maloney leads a special kids sing-a-long. Attendees can pack a picnic lunch or enjoy the fare from DinoÕs Grill, onsite with food including hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and snack items.

Started in 1985, ÒHarvest FestivalÓ is the oldest and largest event hosted by East Bay Regional Park District and has become a tradition for many families. Grab your gloves and a handled grocery bag for the harvest, plan a stop at the nearby Perry Farms Pumpkin Patch, and prepare for a perfect fall day of activities and memories for a lifetime.

Advance purchase tickets are available online at, or call 1-888-327-2757, option 2.

Harvest Festival
Saturday, Oct 12 and Sunday, Oct 13
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont
1-888-327-2757, option 2
Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (62+), $6 children (4-17), children 3 and under are free

Schedule of Activities:

Corn picking: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Train Rides: 10:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Corn Husk Doll Making: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Patterson House Tours: 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon
Open House: 1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. (no tickets required)
Glimpse of the House: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (parlor tours only)
Cider Pressing: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (behind the Patterson House)
Magic Shows: 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Patterson House lawn)
Blacksmithing Demo, Ice Cream Making: Noon - 3 p.m.

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