Step back in time and enjoy fall traditions, music and community as it was in Ohio during the mid-1800s from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, during the Old-Time Harvest Day at Century Village in Fryer Park, 4185 Orders Road.

For most of Ohio’s history, the autumn harvest involved neighbors working together to reap the fruits of the growing season as they prepared for the winter ahead. The Southwest Franklin County Historical Society and the City of Grove City provide an opportunity for families to connect with the community’s past.

Experience living history with a variety of hands-on activities including old-time games, traditional crafts and daily chores; including leather tooling, rope weaving, butter churning and well water pumping.

Plan to enjoy:

  • Costumed re-enactors and period music.
  • A wagon ride through Century Village.
  • Restored or reconstructed historical buildings including a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, general store and barns.
  • The village herb garden, windmill and antique equipment.
  • Metalworking demonstrations on a traditional forge in the blacksmith shop.

Attendance and parking are free. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Grove City Food Pantry will be accepted at this rain-or-shine event.