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Hale Farm's Harvest Festival adds antiques sale

Published: September 23, 2016 12:00 AM
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In addition to fall scenery and family activities, visitors to Hale Farm & Village's Harvest Festival can do some shopping at the Fleas N Tiques sale.

Fleas N Tiques is a new event at Hale Farm that will feature antiques, vintage household items, and collectibles ranging in date from the 1800s to the mid-20th century.

The sale will take place during Harvest Festival hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 1, 2, 8 and 9 in the Hale Summer Cottage. All items have been gathered or donated by the Citizens of Hale, an auxiliary group of Hale Farm & Village. All proceeds from the Fleas N Tiques sale will support Citizens of Hale projects, such as garden restoration and building maintenance at Hale Farm & Village.

The Citizens of Hale volunteer their time in maintaining the gardens, landscaping, and buildings at Hale Farm, and help out with events. For more information on the Citizens of Hale, visit www.wrhs.org/blog.

The annual Harvest Festival will include apple butter churning, a cider press, wagon rides, a conversation with Johnny Appleseed, pumpkin painting a corn maze, and more autumn-themed activities. The admission price to the Harvest Festival includes festival activities and access to all of Hale Farm, as well as early American craft and trade demonstrations, which include glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery, candle making and spinning and weaving.

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The Hale Caf will be open and serving seasonal favorites along with offerings from other festival food vendors. The MarketPlace at Hale Farm will also be offering seasonal hand-blown glass pumpkins, Ohio-made apple and pumpkin butter and other locally made artisan items.

In addition to the events of the festival each weekend, Hale Farm also hosts the Hale Harvest 5K run on the morning of Oct. 1. The three-mile loop course invites runners and walkers to experience the natural beauty of Hale Farm as they run along nature trails, through the Hale sugar bush, past historic houses, in farmyards, and across creeks. The top three finishers overall and the top male and female finishers per category receive handcrafted pieces from Hale Farm & Village's early American craft and trade artisans. Registration is $30 per runner and includes free admission to the Harvest Festival on race day. Runners can register online at halefarm.org.

Hale Farm & Village is a property of the Western Reserve Historical Society, and is open for weekend only (Saturday & Sunday) fall hours, September - October from 10a.m. to 5p.m. Visit www.halefarm.org for additional information.

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