FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation has been hard at work preparing Salomon Farm Park for its annual Fall Harvest Festival.

The festival looks to celebrate both the history and culture of the American farm and the lifestyle surrounding it. It’s a family friendly event with plenty of activities for all ages to experience and enjoy.

Larry Hicks, from Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, is the supervisor for Salomon Farm Park. Hicks says that they try to add something new to the festival each year. Two new events added to this year’s roster include a pie-eating contest and a children’s maze. Additionally, he says that visiting the goats is a must-do. Hicks said, “They’re so friendly. Some of them are like little puppies!”

The festival kicks off Friday morning around 10 and will continue through 3 in the afternoon. Saturday’s hours will be 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Salomon Farm Park is located at 817 West Dupont Road.

Friday and Saturday events:

  • Wagon rides
  • Barrel train rides
  • Saw mill
  • Farm animals
  • Wheat Threshing
  • Corn shredding and shelling
  • Rock crushing
  • Blacksmith demonstrations
  • Children’s maze

Saturday ONLY Events:

  • Farmers Market
  • Antique Tractor Parade at 12 p.m.
  • Cloggers – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. showtimes
  • Frisbee dog show
  • Pony rides

For more information about the Fall Harvest Festival and other upcoming events at Salomon Farm Park, you can follow the link below: