Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the fall harvest season with an old-fashioned Agricultural Exhibition Sept. 14-15 featuring heirloom vegetables and historical farming techniques. Visitors can take a turn at plowing behind the Village oxen, watch a plowing match and oxen trials, learn to winnow and thresh grain, and shell corn the old-fashioned way. Guests can also meet the Village’s heritage breed farm animals – sheep, pigs, turkeys and a new calf – and see the horse-powered Cider Mill in action. Dairy demonstrations will include cow-milking, butter churning, cheese-making, and ice cream making.
Heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers in more than 50 classes will be exhibited and judged in the style of old-fashioned agricultural fairs. Both Village- and visitor-grown entries will be exhibited. Submissions of home-grown vegetables will be on display as part of a Home Gardening Exhibit, and a Farmers Market featuring locally-grown produce will be open at the museum entrance on Sunday, Sept. 15. Details: 800-SEE-1830; www.osv.org.