Fall Harvest Festival at Broemmelsiek Park Offers Games, Music, Crafts

Wreath-making at Broemmelsiek Park

Join St. Charles County Parks in welcoming autumn at the fifth annual Fall Harvest Festival. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 7 at Broemmelsiek Park near Defiance.

The entire family will enjoy exploring the art of woodworking, learning how to make a batch of good old-fashioned apple butter, and more. Admission is free.

Live entertainment, exciting demonstrations, and a variety of 19th century games are planned for the day, including:

  • Musical entertainment from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Ornamental wreath making from native plant material; small wreaths are free, large wreaths are a nominal fee
  • Hayrides through the park; cost is $2 per person, children under 5 years are free

  • Illinois-Missouri Tractor and Engine Club demo of turning grain into bird seed
  • Free homegrown popcorn kit
  • Historic games, including walking on stilts, nine pin pumpkin bowling and more

You can also shop from a wide assortment of pumpkins, jams, plants and farm fresh produce under the big tent.

For more information, call the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department at 636-949-7535 or visit www.stccparks.org. Broemmelsiek Park is located at 1795 Highway DD in Defiance.