On Aug. 14, 1997, Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve officially opened as a state park. This special occasion is observed every year with an annual festival on or around this day. This year Saturday, Aug. 14, has been selected as our festival date.
There are many new and exciting activities that are scheduled throughout the day. Some of the activities include threshing machine demo, corn shelling, candlemaking, tin punching, homestead tours, rope making, musicians, Shape Note singing, watermelon seed spitting contest, buffalo chip throwing contest, face painting, rope making, Dutch Oven Cooking Demo, Frying pan throwing contest, homemade pie contest and much, much more!
Those interested in participating in the homemade pie judging contest need to bring their pies to Adams Homestead by 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug.14. The pie judging will start at 11:30 p.m. Pies will be judged by their appearance, texture and taste.
Plan to spend the entire day at Adams. We will have food and refreshments that you may purchase while enjoying your day of free entertainment. There will be activities, presentations, music, and crafts for the entire family to enjoy and take part in. Get a sense of history, learn about your heritage and explore the outdoors! Bring your walking shoes, bikes, strollers and your love for the great outdoors and we will do the rest!
Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve is located off Interstate 29 Exit 4, 1-mile west, and ? mile south. You can follow the brown nature area signs from the interstate.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (605) 232-0873!