Free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch for annual Harvest Festival Oct. 4The annual Harvest Festival (formerly "Harvest Day") will mean free admission to the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The 230-acre city-owned facility, which operates in the spirit of local farming in the late 1800s, will offer various activities - some free and some with a fee.
The location is off Gateway Road at 30th Street.
Live music will be provided by the Dulcimer Club, performing at the Galloway Cabin from 10:30 a.m. to noon; and Beth Harmon and Vance Gardner, solo fiddle players who will be roaming around the property throughout the day.
Two dance sessions with callers using different types of prerecorded music are scheduled in the barn. The callers will be Brenda Crane, historic dancing, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Merell Folsom, square dancing from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Other activities will include guided tours of the Rock Ledge and Orchard houses, a blacksmith at work, kids' games, wagon rides, pumpkin-picking and a silent auction of handcrafted folk art.
All living history areas will also be open.
Westside Pioneer/press release