Linking up with This Ain't the Lyceum for 7 Quick Takes!
Tomorrow is the Hoes Down Harvest Festival! It's our CSA harvest festival and held at the farm where all our box goodies are grown.
This is Therese's first year attending and probably the first year John will remember. It's our homeschool field trip for October so I hope everyone is prepared for me to be in "fun fact mode". :) Here's what we're looking forward to most!
These are storytimes, puppet shows, and other fun kid things in tipis set up in one of the fields. The kids love lounging on all the soft quilts and animal (probably fake though) skins. It's a nice break from the hustle and bustle on the rest of the farm.
Music and Dancing
Because hustle and bustle there is! There are three different music stages and a called Contra Dance in the evening.
I have never done, or even seen, Contra dance before so that might be a fun adventure!
Children's Area Crafts
One of the best parts of Hoes Down is all of the fun crafts and activities in the children's area. Petting zoo of farm animals, ice cream churning, corn husk doll making, and Sheep to Shawl (where the kids get to help shear the sheet, card the wool, spin the wool, dye it, and weave or knit it. It's awesome!).
Hay Fort and Obstacle Course
Even as a toddler, John loved the hay fort. There is also an obstacle course of farm equipment.
My little wannabe marines are going to love it!
There is a slow moving, wide creek that runs through the farm, and it's open for wading and frolicking during the festival.
Once it gets dark, it gets lined with lanterns for the nighttime story walk.
Along the banks is a nice, shady lawn for playing sports or napping under the trees.
So much yummy! It's like an all day farmer's market.
All day massages and free acupuncture - yes please!
I'm not sure I believe the acupuncture really does anything for me, but I know it secures people letting me rest and be still for 20 minutes.