Fall Festival To Relive Days Gone By This Weekend At Meriden Threshers’ Old Town

“Apple butter is made from apples, and it has to be put in the jar before being placed on the super market shelf.”

That’s just one of the “little things” that’ll be shared with young and folks of all ages at the 35th Fall Festival and Swap Meet, this weekend, at the Meriden Antique Engine and Threshers Association grounds just one mile east of Meriden, Kansas, on K-4 Highway, according to Jess Noll, president of that sponsoring group.

“Yes, there’ll be people making apple butter, apple cider, sorghum syrup, even grinding wheat to make flour. Watch us do all this and more the old fashioned way, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29,” Noll welcomed.

A flea market and arts and crafts show are scheduled along with displays of antique engines and antique tractors.

“Everybody is welcome to buy, sell, trade. There’ll be plenty of good deals on engines, tractors, machinery, antiques, tools and collectibles,” Noll advised.

Buildings in the association’s replica town of the late 1800s  include the flour mill (shown), a general store, a print shop, a hay barn, sawmill and log cabin, and they’ll all be open and operating to give visitors the opportunity to “take a step back in time.”

Stock antique garden tractor pulls have been set for Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, and again Sunday at 12:30.

A new feature is to be entertainment by Daren & Randy, Saturday evening, at 6 o’clock, and again at 9 o’clock.

Church service is 9 o’clock Sunday morning at the Bloomfield Church right on the old town grounds

Camping hookups are available for duration of the activity, and the chuck wagon daily will be serving breakfast, dinner and supper, along with short orders anytime.

“Come on out. There’s plenty to do and see at the Meriden Threshers Fall Festival this weekend,” Noll invited.

Additional information is available at www.meridenthreshers.org.