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Fall Harvest Days 2014

fall harvest days

Fal Harvest DaysSeptember 20 through October 26, 2014

Visitors will come from near and far to experience Fall Harvest Days at Amish Acres mid-September through October 26th. Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in Indiana with its cool, comfortable days and crisp October evenings. Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort will be decorated for the season with corn shocks, pumpkins and scarecrows galore! Visitors will enjoy the Harvest Market featuring crisp fall apples and of course pumpkins, along with gourds, squash, bittersweet, and Indian corn.

 

Kuhns Cider & Grist Mill

Fall Harvest DaysThe Amish Acres courtyard will host demonstrations* unique to the season. The aroma of apples fill the air as demonstrations show how apples are boiled in a large iron kettle over an open fire and cider is pressed in the Kuhns Cider Grist Mill. The eight unique shops in the courtyard will feature fall favorites, among them are homemade caramel apples, pumpkin fudge and ice cream in The Log Cabin Fudgery and Soda Fountain.

In a September feature article posted on ForbesTraveler.com titled “American’s Best Cider Mills,” Laura Kath compiled her list of the 10 best cider mills in America. The Kuhns Cider & Grist Mill at Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana was joined by nine other unique apple cider mills from Vermont to Kansas to San Luis Obispo, California.Read More...

*Weekend Demonstrations Schedule

 

APPLE BUTTER

APPLE CIDER

SATURDAY

1pm., 2pm., 3pm.  and 4pm.

1:15pm., 2:15pm., 3:15pm.  and 4:15pm.

SUNDAY

12pm., 1pm. and 3pm.

12:15pm., 1:15pm. and 3:15pm.

 

Pumpkin Patch

"The pumpkin patch @ Amish Acres is the neatest thing for the kids! We just ate the best
home cooked Amish dinner ever!! :)"
-Natasha Danielle Sturgeon

A leisurely farm wagon ride travels down the gravel lanes, through the woods and out to the pumpkin patch where friendly scarecrows stand guard over rows and rows of bright orange pumpkins. Kids can choose a pumpkin to take home and enjoy roasting marshmallows* over an open camp fire. So much fun, it’s scary! Once again, scarecrows will be “budding up all over” during the 4th annual Scarecrow Contest. Anyone and everyone are encouraged to enter their own scarecrow creation and compete for $850 in prizes.
*Marshmallows are back at the pumpkin patch 11am-4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Tours and Dining

A guided walking tour of the 1874 Stahly-Nissley-Kuhns farmstead (the only Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places) tracing the history of the pioneering Amish families of northern Indiana. Learn the whys and ways of the Amish and marvel at the ingenious ways of the family farm of the last century. Two documentary films, Genesis and Exodus of the Amish, lead you from the Reformation through migration to America and coping with the modern world. The Bonnets and Britches film leads children down the same path at a different pace.

Fall Harvest DaysFollowing a nostalgic and education visit to the farm, guests will sit down to Threshers Dinner in the old barn restaurant around oil cloth covered tables at antiques chairs. The traditional menu hasn't changed for over three decades and begins with an iron kettle of steaming ham and bean soup, followed by hearth bread, apple butter, and last of the garden relish. Platters chicken, roast beef, and cider baked ham fill the table with mashed potatoes, beef noodles, sage stuffing, giblet gravy, and green beans. Prairie dressed waitresses return with tins of pies, cobbler, and pudding.

Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort is easy to get to, but hard to leave on U.S. 6 in Nappanee, Indiana. For additional information call 800-800-4942 ext 242.

 

Features

 

Fall Harvest DaysSCARECROW REUNION & CONTEST

September 17 thru October 26, 2014

It takes 200 Scarecrows to return to the farm for their annual reunion to stand guard along the lane as the team of Belgians and hay wagon haul kids to the Pumpkin Patch during Fall Harvest Days at Amish Acres. Lining the lane, these creative creations come from far and wide as groups of all kinds compete for $850 in prizes. Winners are selected by the votes of the visitors to the farm during Fall Harvest Days. More...