Harvest Festival—October 5, 2019


  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • LGVC open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Event at Heritage Farm

Soup cook-off, pumpkin carving, garlic workshop, cider pressing and more: it’s time for Harvest Festival at Heritage Farm. Vote for your favorite soup, attend a workshop, take a hayride, and make your very own corn husk doll. This family-friendly event is one of our favorites.

  • 12:00-4:00 pm - Ongoing events, including soup cook-off, apple pressing, garlic tasting, pumpkin carving, face painting, and kids activities.
  • 12:00-5:00 pm - Hayrides (last hayride leaves at 4:15pm)
  • 12:00 pm - Orchard Hike: Hike through a century-old pine forest, past sinkholes, and the ruins of Colonel Taylor's vacation home to get to SSE's Historic Orchard
  • 1:00 pm - Seed Processing Demo: Walk with SSE staff to view large scale seed processing machines in action, then settle down under the canopy to walk through the steps for an at-home gardener
  • 2:00 pm - Squash Presentation: Explore the history of squash and learn about varieties of Native American origin that we grew on the farm this year
  • 3:00 pm - Hard Cider Making Workshop: A beginner’s workshop and tasting
  • 4:00 pm - Soup Cook-Off Winner Announced!

Heritage Farm is just outside Decorah, Iowa.

Why not make a weekend of your trip to Decorah?

  • Stay the night
  • Eat in town
  • If you have questions about this event, contact our customer service staff:

  • Send us a note
  • Call us at 563-382-5990