Peinhardt Living History Farm Day 2018

Peinhardt Living History Farm Day

The annual Peinhardt Living History Farm Day is this weekend in Cullman, Alabama!  Never been to a farm?  Want to experience what farming was like 100 years ago?  Then this event is for you!  Located immediately off of Exit 308 on I-65, this event is easy to access, and will not disappoint.

What is Peinhardt Farm? 

“The Peinhardt Living History Farm is an educational family farm focusing on rural life in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

America’s children are drifting further and further away from their agricultural roots and heritage. Many adults grew up in the days when visits to Grandma and Grandpa’s farm were common occurrences. But few of these farms remain and children today do not have that same opportunity. To most children, milk does not come from cows and eggs do not come from chickens; they come from the grocery store.

The goal of this program is to help fill this void in children’s experience that is creating an agricultural illiteracy. The program theme is Life and Living on a Working Family Farm. The focus is that the barnyard and animals, the house and garden, the field, the woods and the horses all have an important purpose in helping the farmer make a living for him and his family.”

What is there to do?

“The farm is opened for everyone to come out and experience history in a setting that will take you back in history and allow you to actually participate in some “hands-on” work. Exhibits and demonstrations are spread over 40 acres. Events have included:

  • Old time woodworking – hewing, splitting, crosscut sawing and old tools
  • Mules, horses and wagon rides
  • Antique tractor show
  • Museum
  • Field crops
  • Petting animals
  • Sorghum syrup making
  • Grist mill
  • Blacksmith – horseshoeing
  • Sawmill

How much does it cost?

Peinhardt Farms is open this Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Admission is $7 for adults (age 13 and up), $5 for children (age 5-12). Children 4 and under are free.

For more information, click here to visit the Peinhardt Farm website.

 

Oktoberfest – A Treasured Cullman, Alabama Tradition

October 1-6, 2018 marks the 36th annual Oktoberfest in Cullman, Alabama.  Though Cullman’s German heritage is celebrated at businesses and churches all over town, the majority of the celebration takes place at the Festhalle Platz located at 209 1st Ave. NE. The Alabama Craft Bier Garten is located next to Festhalle.

Below is a schedule of Oktoberfest festivities.  For more information about the 2018 Oktoberfest, click here to visit the Cullman Oktoberfest website.

MONDAY, OCT. 1
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Wolfgang Moritz – German Music
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – School Tours at the Cullman County Museum
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild Display at the Museum
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Wolfgang Moritz, German music
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – St. John’s German Dinner at the church / 734-0344 / Adults $12 and Children $5

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