Like most events in 2020, the annual Fall Harvest Festival at Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But this year, it’s back and will take place Oct. 1 and 2.

“We are extremely excited to bring all the fun activities back this year,” Manager of Salomon Farm Park Eden Lamb said.

The first day will last from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., and the second day will be 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Both days, live animals, hands-on activities, food concessions, wagon rides and more will be available for people to view.

Some of those activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s barrel rides, antique farm equipment demonstrations, children’s tug-of-war and learning to make a corn husk doll. The Salomon Homestead will be open for viewing.

Animals are included in the day’s events as well.

“The DeKalb County Horseman’s Association will be bringing their team of horses for the festival,” Lamb said. “All of the Salomon Farm Park animals will be present, including our pigs, sheep, donkeys, mini horse, chickens, goats and ducks.”

Food concessions will be available and will support Salomon Farm Park’s partners’ groups.

The New Horizons Band will play Oct. 1 from 1- 2 p.m., and the American Legion Band will take the stage Oct. 2 beginning at 1 p.m. Fort Wayne Applejack Cloggers will also be performing on Oct. 2 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

On Oct. 2, a farmer’s market will be provided from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and an antique tractor parade will begin at noon.

This event is free to enter, and there is no fee to park.

“We encourage school groups to come out on Friday, Oct. 1st, anytime from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.,” Lamb said. “This is a great free field trip opportunity to get the kids out of the classroom to experience the history and culture of the American farm. We will have the Old Barn set up for classes and groups to bring their lunch and eat at the farm.”

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