On July 25 and 26 the Mervin Yoder Farm will be hosting the 10th Annual Old Fashioned Farming Days featuring demonstrations of farming techniques and equipment that were used in previous generations.
The Mervin Yoder Farm is located at 6450W 275N in Shipshewana.
The highlight demonstrations will be on Saturday, July 26, and include a John Deere Hay Press with an original 1845 McCormick Reaper, horse and dog on a treadmill, and a wheat binder.
Other demonstrations will include wheat threshing, corn shredding, hay loading with a hay loader, hay cutting with a pay peck cutter, hay slings and grapple forks, buzzsawing, crosscut sawing, milk separating, equipment powered by two-cylinder antique John Deere tractors, and wagon rides.
Be sure to bring the kids and grandkids because there will be fun activities and competitions for them to participate in. Children will be able to ride a barrel train all day, shell corn by hand, compete in a tug-o-war against a tractor, and compete in a corn cob shootout.
The event will start at 2 p.m. on Friday and will have free admission through Friday evening for special previews of Saturday’s attractions. There will be a miniature pony pull to enjoy Friday and supper will be served as well.
Saturday events will start at 9 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. and there is an admission cost for ages 12 and up. Shipshe Meadows School will be serving lunch for the attendees on Saturday.
Overnight camping is available for the weekend. Call 260-768-4986 to make camping reservations.