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County sets date for annual Fall Harvest Festival

Fall is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the new season than by bringing the family out for a day of crafts, historical demonstrations and outdoor festivities.

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Fall Harvest Festival at the Educational Agriculture Area in Broemmelsiek Park, 1615 Schwede Road in Wentzville from from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Admission is free.

Children with pumpkins
The Pumpkin Patch is a favorite feature of the county’s annual Fall Harvest Festival (Source: St. Charles County Parks & Recreation Department)

To keep guests safe, hand sanitizer will be available, and demonstrations and entertainment will be spread out throughout the park’s 3-acre agriculture garden. This year’s family-friendly activities include:

  • Wreath making using natural materials gathered in the parks.
  • Old-fashioned woodworking and fiber arts/spinning.
  • Paper marbling and other hands-on crafts.
  • Antique farm equipment and machinery display and demonstrations from the IL-MO Tractor and Engine Club.
  • Using the historic sorghum press to make molasses.
  • The 3-acre corn maze is back with more twists, turns and dead ends than ever.

Park staff and vendors will sell pumpkins and other vegetables from the agriculture gardens, as well as a variety of historical toys and candy from the festival’s general store tent.

Wreath making
Wreath making at the county’s annual Fall Harvest Festival (Source: St. Charles County Parks and Recreation)

Registration is not required and there is no charge to attend the event, but wreath building is $3-$5.

For more information about the Fall Harvest Festival, call the Parks Department at (636) 949-7535 or visit Fall Harvest Festival. If there is inclement weather on the day of the event, check the Rainout Line app on the parks department website at stccparks.org or call (636) 707-0011.

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