Join us at Old Fort Western on September 30, 2023 for a Family Harvest Day Celebration.
Harvest Days were when people came together to celebrate the coming of the harvest, particularly in good years. It was a chance for them to get together and socialize before the long winter. Bring the whole family to our harvest celebration from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 30th.
There will be period games such as Shut-the-Box, Aunt Sally, Jackstones, Marbles, Quoits, Spillikin, Tic, Tac, Toe, and more. There will be cider pressing and corn husk doll making. Kids or parents can have their loved ones placed in the pillory, and those in the pillory can pay the fine to be released. There will be a dessert café where you can enjoy a baked good or treat while overlooking the Kennebec River and the Downtown area. The Café and picnic tables will be set up on the lawn south of the Fort. Cider, mulled cider, coffee, and tea will be available. If you don't have time to stay at the Dessert Café? Grab & Go goodies will be available to enjoy later. All funds raised will be used to support Old Fort Western's Educational Programming.
For this event, families of four (two adults and two children) can come at a reduced fee of $30.00. While here, take a tour of the Fort and learn about the long history of Fort Western. For more information, please visit www.oldfortwestern.org, call 626-2385, or Facebook Old Fort Western – Augusta, Maine.