2,200-plus visit Peinhardt Farm Days

Peinhardt Farm Days took place Oct. 14-15, 2023, at Peinhardt Living History Farm in Cullman. (Cheyenne Sharp)

CULLMAN, Ala. – Peinhardt Living History Farm hosted its annual Farm Days over the weekend, welcoming more than 2,200 guests to the two-day event that featured local vendors, live music, hands-on activities and much more. 

Peinhardt Farm Days have entertained and educated crowds since the 1990s. The hands-on fall festival teaches all ages what farm life was like in the 1930s and 1940s in north Alabama. 

Sisters Jennifer Peinhardt Tucker, Sabrina Peinhardt Hudson and Tamara Peinhardt White all truly share a love for “the farm” and the events they get to share with the community.

“We had a great weekend event despite the rainy weather on Sunday,” Tucker shared.  “Families of all ages came out to reminisce, learn and experience agricultural history. I personally talked to families from Florida, Georgia and Arkansas, some of which make plans to visit family here in Cullman specifically on this weekend. We are thankful that we can share this experience to the young and old alike. We especially want to thank our volunteers — without them this weekend would not be possible.”

According to Peinhardt Living History Farm — the 1930s-40s were 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

Hartselle native James Horner, 27,  came with his sister, Rebecca Horner, 30, and ventured to see some of the fun things the farm had to offer. 

“I like archery,” he shared. “The archery I did was my favorite part, and I had fun today.” 

Another crew, Tray and Amy Dunn, local to Cullman, homeschool their 5-year-old daughter Bolyn Dunn, who said she enjoyed seeing the tractors, doing the tater sack races and playing hopscotch.

Also from Cullman, Megan Watter and Jerry Smith shared a few of their favorite things, while 3-year-old Jack Smith practiced wood slicing. 

“I liked the wagons and the dollhouses,” Jack Smith said. 

Many hands-on activities were demonstrated by volunteers and by vendors on the over 40 acres of the farm.

Families who visited were able to leave with fun items like  pumpkins, a variety of vegetables and food items,  bird houses, wooden pegs, saw rounds, locally made items and more. 

Hudson shared a list of vendors but wanted to personally thank every set of hands that poured into the farm to get it ready for the weekend and be able to give light to the community. 

Vendors/sponsors included: Johnny’s Bar-B-Q, Captain Claude’s, Carnival Eats, Street Kitchen, The Farmhouse Coffee, Brickyard Meats, Gypsy Jams and Jelly, Fancier Leather Goods, Soggy Bottom Farms, Leldon’s, Sweets by T, Field of Flowers, The Nut House, Fro’z Shaved Ice, Gary Reid ‘s Leather, Abbott Pottery, Short Creek Dairy Goats, Steele orchard,  Mary Chambers Flower Market, Wes Goble Kettle Corn, Cathy’s Baked Goods, Southern FireFly— and many more.

For more information about the Peinhardt Living History Farm, visit www.peinhardtfarm.com.

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