On Aug. 14, 1997, Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve officially opened as a state park. The preserve marks this very special occasion by having an annual festival on or around this day.
This year, Saturday, Aug. 10, has been selected as the festival date.
Many new and exciting activities are scheduled throughout the day, including threshing machine demo, corn shelling, candle-making, tin punching, homestead tours, rope making, musicians, watermelon seed spitting contest, buffalo chip throwing contest, face painting, rope making, Dutch oven cooking demo, kids games, homemade pie contest and 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. 10. 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. There will be food and refreshments that visitors may purchase while enjoying the 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.
Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve is located off Interstate 29 Exit 4, one mile west, and one-half mile south. Follow the brown nature area signs from the interstate.
If you have any questions, call (605) 232-0873.