In the 1800s, every autumn in Ohio meant a Harvest Jamboree, harvesting the crops that were carefully tended to throughout the growing season.
Great Parks commemorates this important historical tradition with the 1800s Harvest Jamboree on the weekend of November 5-6, from 1-5pm at Shawnee Lookout.
Guests will enjoy traditionally prepared foods including, apple tansey, onion pie and corn pudding. School lessons will be taught in a real 1800s schoolhouse at Shawnee Lookout. Guest can try their hand at tomahawk throwing and play fun pioneer games like stick and hoop, the graces, and trundle hoops. A two-person saw will offer the experience of cutting wood on the frontier, and guests will also make period crafts and toys like whirlygigs, ragdolls and candles.
Admission is free, but some activities will require a fee.