Step back in time more than 100 years and watch history come to life at Spring Valley’s largest and most popular event held at both the Heritage Farm and Merkle Cabin! Hands-on demonstrations of frontier-era and 1880s farm life including cider pressing, blacksmithing, grain threshing and much more is available to see and do. Available throughout the day will be kid’s craft activities, 19th century games and live string music on two stages. Grilled food, taffy apples, roasted ears of corn and cold beverages will be available for purchase. Parking is available at the Nature Center on Schaumburg Road and off Plum Grove Road across from Heritage Farm.
This event is for all ages. Cost is $5 per person; $20 for family of six or fewer. Additional members are $5 each. Children ages 3 and younger are free.