Har-Ber Village Museum will be bustling with more than just people during 2014 Farm and Agriculture Days on May 9 and 10.

On Friday, May 9, more than 500 students will visit Har-Ber Village to learn about agriculture in Oklahoma.

Students will see sheep shearing, old fashioned games, wool dyeing and alpacas, and they can get hands-on experience with fence building, butter churning and washboard laundry stations.

Students can also participate in a special May Pole celebration.

Farm and Agriculture Days will continue on Saturday, May 10, when Farm Echoes of Yesteryear, the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association (EDGETA) #123, will exhibit and operate tractors and gas-powered farm equipment as well as host a special Parade of Power.


Members of the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association #12 prepare the gas-powered shingle saw for use.​

Members of the association will bring a variety of tractors, gas engines and other farm machinery so the public can learn about the historical value of the vehicles. During the festivities, EDGETA will host demonstrations working a hay press, a buzz saw and a shingle maker.

Inside the Village, demonstrators will present a wide range of crafts and trades related to farm life including sheep shearing, spinning and weaving, woodcarving, grain grinding and blacksmithing.

In addition, Bob Weeks will return to Har-Ber Village to showcase his skills as a broom maker and sell his home-made brooms. Weeks, who lives in Grove, has been making brooms out of broom corn on a machine designed after the one on display at Har-Ber Village Museum.

Local bluegrass band Coyote Hill will perform from 2-4 p.m., and the Green Country Squares will dance from 2-3 p.m. in the bandstand. The Zena Suri Alpaca Farm will showcase their alpacas from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Har-Ber Village will also celebrate Boy and Girl Scouts on Saturday, May 10 with Scout Day.  Any current Scout in uniform will receive free admission all day, and there will be a special Scout activity station in the Craft Room.

All of the activities are free with admission to Har-Ber Village.

Farm and Agriculture Day is sponsored by REC Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.  For admission prices or event information, call (918) 786-6446 or visit www.har-bervillage.com.

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