The Babbie Rural and Farm Learning Museum has set up a weekend with everything from old-fashioned games to hands-on learning displays to provide an entertaining way to explore farming traditions.
The September 14-15 festival will include plenty of activities, including traditional games such as sack races, egg races, corn box, hopscotch, a beanbag toss, apple bobbing, horseshoes, and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Also included are stagecoach and Thomas the Train rides. Food, beverages, and pony rides are available for an additional fee.
Author Speedy Arnold will be available to autograph books on Saturday, and will also conduct a sketching demonstration.
The permanent displays and working blacksmith’s forge will be open during the fair and festival. Check out the kid-friendly interactive activities that educate children about food. Children can collect eggs, shell dried corn or even milk a “cow.” Everyone will enjoy visiting the resident animals. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about where food comes from and see old-fashioned tools that are still in use at some farms today.