HAMPTON — An old-fashioned fall festival is set for Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm site on the west edge of Hampton.
From 2 to 5 p.m., there will be concerts, wagon rides, pumpkin and cookie decorating, a cribbage tournament and contests for the biggest pumpkin and tallest corn stalk.
Franklin County 4-H clubs will have old-fashioned carnival games with prizes for children from 2 to 4 p.m.
The Franklin Clover Kids program will sponsor VEGGIE 500 races at 3 and 4 p.m. There will also be a decorated spot to take family photos.
The Harriman-Nielsen home will be open for a walk-through tour, highlighting recent renovations.
There will be a market featuring items from the farm’s garden, along with an open flea market.
People can try corn shelling and grinding as well as apple cider pressing. Jamie Winkowitsch, Dumont will demonstrate wool spinning.
A bean soup meal will be offered, made with beans from the farm garden. Brats, hotdogs and beverages will also be available.
Bring lawn chairs to enjoy the afternoon of music by Yupitsa Polka Band and Two Juhls and a Gem.
There will be free parking on the grounds with spaces for handicap parking.
Small fees will be charged for the carnival, dinner and garden produce. All proceeds go toward restoration of the farm site.
Rain date is Oct. 9.
The Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm is located north of Highway 3 on the west edge of Hampton.