Let's celebrate all things fall and our farming heritage! We'll have foot-stomping, old time music playing from the front porch stage, blacksmithing demonstrations by Tillers International, spinning demonstrations by South County Fiber Arts, and a sale of vintage items. You can also sample locally grown apples, taste freshly churned butter, and have your photo taken in an old-fashioned costume. Kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt by the Kalamazoo Public Library, paint a pumpkin, pet a goat, and play games from the 1800’s.
The historic Drake House will be open for guided tours at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 pm for a $5 fee. Each tour is limited to 15 people. Other than the house tour, all activities are free of charge. The event is hosted by Oshtemo Friends of the Parks and the Oshtemo Historical Society.
If you haven’t yet visited Oshtemo’s Drake Farmstead Park, this is a good time to check it out. The park is located at 927 North Drake Road, just north of Maple Hill Mall, and is open daily from sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Drake Farmstead Park is owned and maintained by Oshtemo Township. It opened to the public in May 2021.
Drake Farmstead Park, 927 North Drake Road, 49009 View Map
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Most activities are free! Tour of historic house is $5; all proceeds go to Oshtemo Historical Society.
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