Enjoy the outdoors at Hale Farm & Village’s
Sow & Grow Festival!
Experience the past and present farming lifestyle – including Draft horse demonstrations, Oxen talks, wheel plowing a garden, beekeeping (from the Summit County beekeepers association), and exploring the gardens on property maintained by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Bath Gamma Garden Club. The festival also features Chicken keeping talks, sheep shearing, fiber dying and much more!
This year during the festival the Citizens of Hale auxiliary group will be holding a plant sale. Special historic and heirloom shrubs, perennials and herbs will be offered.
The 19th century village is open to explore buildings and experience a working farm complete with sheep, oxen and chickens. Hale’s historic craft and trades are demonstrated throughout the day including glassblowing, blacksmithing, and spinning and weaving.
Enjoy lunch in the Hale Café featuring farm fresh selections. The Marketplace will be open for shopping during the festival, featuring blown glass items and pottery, handmade by the artisans at Hale Farm, and many other local items and souvenirs.
June 11 and 12 10 am – 5 pm
Admission for all activities is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 – 12 years of age, and free for members
Event Schedule – June 11 & 12
Shire Draft horse field work demonstrations at the corn field & pumpkin field – 10:30am-5:00pm (lunch 12:30-2:00pm) Trail Light Farm Todd Riedel volunteer)
Hand Wheel Field Cultivation at Corn Field – 10:00am-5:00pm
Intro to Beekeeping, presented by Lauren Urban of Urban Honey Bee & the Summit County Beekeepers Association – Aten Barn – 10:30am-11:30am
Pint Size Garden Talk/Tour, presented by Christine Dejesus from Great Lakes Brewing Company – 11:45am-12:45pm
Hand Blade Sheep Shearing demo at Herrick Barn – 1:00pm
Beginner Level Chicken Keeping, with Meyer Hatchery at Aten Barn – 2:30pm-3:30pm
Oxen Demonstrations and Talks at Hale Barn – 10:00am-11:00am & 4:00pm-5:00pm
Farm Chores at Herrick Farm Yard – 4:30pm