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Free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch for annual Harvest Festival Oct. 1

      
Children play in the hay-bale Straw Maze during the 2012 Harvest Festival at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
Westside Pioneer file photo
The annual Harvest Festival Saturday, Oct. 1 means free admission to the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
       The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
       With a range of activities in the theme of the original Chambers farm at the site in the 1880s, visitors can celebrate “the bounty of a traditional fall harvest,” the Rock Ledge website states.
       The city-owned, old-style working ranch is off Gateway Road at 30th Street.
       According to ranch information, activities will include guided tours of the Rock Ledge and Orchard houses, Seven Falls Indian Dancers, kids' games, horse-drawn wagon rides, a farmers market, pumpkin-picking, vintage music and a silent auction of items from artisans at the recent Holly Berry Folk Art Festival.
       Some of the activities will require fees.
       The Harvest Festival is part of a busy fall season at Rock Ledge. September included the vintage baseball game, the Holly Berry Folk Art Festival and the American Indian Powwow. Coming up Nov. 12 will be the "Everything But the Oink" event, focused on how ranches historically prepared for winter.
       Family memberships are available. For more information, call the ranch at 578-6777 or go to rockledgeranch.com.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 9/25/16, updated 9/28/16; Outdoors: City/County Parks)

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