CULLMAN, Ala. – The Peinhardt Living History Farm Foundation will host Peinhardt Living History Farm Day over an unprecedented two-day span this year. Peinhardt Farm Day has entertained and educated generations of north Alabamians since the 1990s. Due to COVID-19, the festival was canceled for two years. This year, the farm will be open to the public once again Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
This hands-on fall festival teaches all ages what farm life was like in the 1930s and 1940s in north Alabama. This time in history was chosen because of all the monumental changes occurring in agriculture- shifting from animal-drawn power to tractor and engine power. Electricity was being installed in homes in north Alabama. Many changes were occurring, and the dedicated volunteers and Peinhardt family use their own experiences to teach the community using the beautiful working farm of Carl and Irene Peinhardt.
Hands-on activities are demonstrated over 40 acres of the farm bordering Interstate 65 and U.S. Highway 278. Families come away with armloads of remembrances including pumpkins, cotton, sweet potatoes, blue bird houses, apple pigs, wooden pegs, cross-cut saw rounds and more.
Both old and young enjoy seeing and reminiscing about all of the antique farm and home items in the well-stocked museums. Activities may include learning how to make quilt samplers, learning how turpentine is made, watching cotton being ginned, hearing old-time music, walking through the one-room schoolhouse, seeing mules, competing in a sack race and much more! Live music and food vendors will be spread out around the farm.
Don’t miss out on this slice of history on Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16, at Peinhardt Living History Farm Day. It is free for ages 2 and younger and $10 for all others. The farm is located at 1711 Talley Ho St., Cullman. Learn more at www.peinhardtfarm.com and www.facebook.com/Peinhardt-Living-History-Farm-143889342328949.