Harvest time on the Texas prairies of the 1800s was a time of family togetherness and fun as neighbors and friends came together to celebrate the bounty of the season. Frontier Fall Fest at the Log Cabin Village offers modern families a chance to step back in time to these festive days and relive the spirit of autumn on the prairie.

All ages are welcome to join in the hands-on games and activities including shucking corn, threshing wheat, grinding grain, and pressing tortillas. Artisans, including the Fort Worth Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, the Lone Star Leather Crafters, Texas flintknappers, and Greater Fort Worth Herb Society will also be on hand to demonstrate their heritage crafts.

Author of Log Cabin Kitty, a children’s book inspired by the resident Log Cabin Village cat named Pepper, will be available to sign a copy of the book. Books are available in the gift shop and follow Pepper as she wanders through the village and gives a glimpse of life during the Pioneer days.

Skilled pumpkin carvers and painters will want to bring a prepared pumpkin to enter into the design contest. Judging will begin a 3 pm. For a small fee, you can create your own cornhusk doll and take home a festive souvenir from your day on the prairie.

Frontier Fall Fest is October 19, 2013 from 1-4pm. Cost is regular Village admission, plus $3 for each corn husk doll.

Frontier Fall Fest Log Cabin Village

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