Sunday, October 30, 2011

FarmAmerica, Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center

Located west of Waseca, Minnesota, Farm America offers events that display farm heritage throughout the year, from Springtime On The Farm to Christmas On The Farm. Events take place in the roomy Interpretive Center, pictured below, and volunteers provide rides to other buildings, including a 1850-1930 farm site.

Director Jim Gibson invited us to display our books and do a show at the All Hallows Eve event on October 29, 2011. Other activities included, pumpkin carving, a corn maze, rides to the country church, a haunted feed mill, a 1930s barn, and a blacksmith shop, each of which offered traditional games and treats for the kids. Entertainment included Jolly Jon the Clown, Magic Zach Madel the Magician, and myself.
They scheduled me to perform my farm heritage program, including my story A Farm Country Halloween, at 1:00 PM and at 2:30 PM.
 Audience members listened and watched as I told my story of Halloween, 1950, on the Carlson Farm.
In the background of the photograph, parents and children carve pumpkins.
Children and adults of all ages attended.

And I got to autograph some books.

Thanks to Jim Gibson for inviting us to the event. We also thank Crystal, other staff members, and all the volunteers who helped make the show run smoothly.
Everyone who attended seemed to have fun during the day, and Nancy and I had a fun visiting with people and doing our show.
Because we are scheduled for Dakota Village's "Christmas in the Village" at Farmington, Minnesota, we will not be at FarmAmerica's "Christmas on the Farm" on Sunday, December 4, 2011. We would love to attend both events, but of course, that is not possible.
We hope to be back for other events during 2012.

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson

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