Note: this is a past event.
The Clark County Historical Museum is partnering with Clark County and WSU Extension to host the Museum’s 7th Annual Harvest Fun Day at the 78th Street Heritage Farm site in Hazel Dell. This free family-oriented event promises a full day of activities, contests, and displays to celebrate Clark County’s rural heritage. Formerly held in downtown Vancouver, the event is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2010, from 10 AM to 4 PM, on the grounds of the farm site.
Displays and demonstrations include antique farm equipment, rope making and corn grinding with the Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association, a blacksmith and his working forge, working draft horses and mules, small animals displays by the Clark County 4-H.
A number of hands-on activities will be provided including pumpkin decorating and the ever-popular scarecrow making, with all materials provided free courtesy of Bi-Zi Farms and Spanky’s Family Consignment Shop; and button making with Dorothy Krugner of The Button Jar. Legacy High School students will offer face painting. Clark County Commissioner Marc Boldt will lead wagon tours of the property. Event attendees will also be able to “give back to the community” by assisting the Clark County Food Bank with harvesting vegetables for later distribution to families in need.
Pie-eating contests will begin at 11:30, followed by corn-shucking contests at 1:30 PM. Both contests are split into three age groups and require pre-registration. Age brackets are 4-8, 9-15, and 16 and over. Register by contacting the Museum at (360) 993-5679 or by email at email@example.com.
Vancouver Pizza will sell pizza throughout the day, donating part of the proceeds to the Museum. Live music will be provided from 10 am – 12 noon by the Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association.
This event is made possible through generous support from the Clark-Cowlitz Farm Bureau, Bi-Zi Farms, Spanky’s Family Consignment Shop, The Columbian, Dulin’s Café, Fort Vancouver Antique Equipment Association, Waste Connections, Soha Sign, Water & Air Works, Kazoodles, and Sunrise Bagels.
The museum is in need of volunteers to help staff the event. Volunteers are needed to assist children with hands on craft activities and to help set up and break down the event. To volunteer to help at this event, contact CCHM Visitor Services Coordinator Karen Washabaugh at (360) 993-5679 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.