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Event celebrates farm heritage

Published: Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST
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Tyler Havis, 6, of Wonder Lake, carries a pumpkin on his head he picked out for sale from the Beelow family in Mundelein last year during the Farm Heritage Festival at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.
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Kim Denny, of Grayslake demonstrates how to use a winnowing basket to separate the wheat grain from the chaff last year during the Farm Heritage Festival at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.
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Tom Paulsen, of Bristol, Wis., catches straw bales from a hay baler last year during the Farm Heritage Festival at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.
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John Janiszewski III, 2, of Vernon Hills, turns the handle of a 1920s corn grinder last year during the Farm Heritage Festival at the Lakewood Forest Preserve in Wauconda.

WAUCONDA – The annual Farm Heritage Festival is slated for Sept. 20 and 21 at the Lake County Discovery Museum.

This two-day event celebrates farm life from the turn of the century to the present and offers something for everyone.

A multitude of entertaining hands-on activities and demonstrations are offered, including border collie sheep herding, wagon and barrel train rides, rope and scarecrow making.

The ever-popular tractor and antique vehicle parade features more than 100 entries. The main stage hosts a variety of ongoing entertainment. Other displays include quilting, chain saw carving and heritage crafts, antique steam engines and a large model train display.

The festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days at the museum at 27277 N. Forest Preserve Road, near Wauconda. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Call 847-968-3400 or visit lakecountyshow.org for information.

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