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It’s time to take a step back into Kalona’s past.
The 47th Annual Fall Festival is this weekend, Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Kalona Historical Village.
There will be old-world demonstrations both days, including rug-weaving, spinning, quilting and corn-grinding, plus antique machinery and old engines to reminisce about.
There also will be a demonstration of copper kettle apple butter making.
Visitors can tour the 12 historical buildings that were located in Kalona in the old days.
There will be plenty of entertainment both days.
Pathway Christian School will present a music program at 11:45 a.m., Friday. The Mid-Prairie bands and choirs will perform Friday at 12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. respectively.
The Iowa Mennonite School choir takes the stage at 2:30 p.m., Friday, followed by their praise band at 3 p.m.
Larry DeLawder (5 p.m.) and Banjoy (7 p.m.) round out Friday’s entertainment lineup.
On Saturday, Heart Strings performs at 11 a.m., followed by the River City 6 Brass at 12 p.m.
Following a carving auction, the Fall Festival talent contest will be held at 2:30 p.m.
The festival also features a variety of locally made foods to try. This includes pies and omemade ice cream to apple fritters, pretzels, chicken and biscuits, caramelos, onion rings, and many grilled meats like a rib-on-a-stick or a giant turkey drumstick.
Some of the other activities available are the University of Iowa Mobile Museum, kids activities from pony rides to a giant corn bin, and a chainsaw carver.
Admission to the Fall Festival is $6 for adults 13 and up, $2 for kids 7-12, and children 6 and under are free. For more information, visit www.kalonaiowa.org.