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This wonderful “free” family day includes tours of the farm, blacksmithing demonstrations, drag saw demonstrations and grain being milled with power from a “hit & miss” process. An apple press is in operation to make juice for you to take home (bring a container), corn roast, shingle making, rope making and wagon rides pulled by draft horses. An 1800’s stump puller, originally used to clear this farmland, is used to demonstrate stump pulling.
Susan Hall explains the Indian artifacts that have been collected from the fields over the years. Olde Timey music by local musicians fills the air, homemade ice cream is churned and a video of the Samels brothers is shown throughout the day; members of the Northwestern Michigan Draft Horse and Mule Association demonstrate plowing a field by turn-of-the-century methods.
Vintage games to be played and homemade sweets, doughnut holes and apple cider are served.
Williamsburg is on M-72, about 4 miles East of US-31, 15-20 minutes from Traverse City.