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Enjoy the beginning of the summer season at Hale Farm & Village's Sow & Grow Festival & Plant Sale on June 10 and 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hale Farm is located at 2686 Oak Hill Road in Bath.
Experience the past and present farming lifestyle including Draft horse field work demonstrations by Trail Light Farms and bee and chicken keeping talks. Explore the gardens on property maintained by the Great Lakes Brewing Company and the Bath Gamma Garden Club. Healthy living demonstrations will be provided by event sponsor The Mustard Seed Market. The festival also highlights sheep shearing, fiber dying and more!
The weekend will feature the second annual Citizens of Hale Plant Sale. Many heirloom plant and herb varietals with significance to Northeast Ohio will be offered along with unique perennials. The citizens plant sale will run both Saturday and Sunday during regular festival hours. Proceeds from the plant sale support on-site garden and preservation projects.
During the festival, the 19th century village is open to explore local history and experience a working farm complete with sheep, oxen and chickens. Regional historic crafts and trades are demonstrated throughout the day including glassblowing, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving.
"The Hale family moved to the Cuyahoga Valley over 200 years ago to farm this land. This festival provides the opportunity for guests to experience the farming lifestyle and learn about techniques that can be used at home today," explains Jason Klein, director at Hale Farm & Village.
Hale Farm & Village is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission for all activities is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 12 years of age, and free for members and youth under 3 years
Enjoy lunch in the Hale Caf or shop The Marketplace at Hale Farm & Village. The MarketPlace features handcrafted at Hale items as well as many other Ohio made items and souvenirs.