Ag Heritage Park Celebrates Fall & Barn Quilts; September 24
Ag Heritage Park plans a fun day Saturday, September 24th in Alta Vista, celebrating fall and barn quilts. The highlight of the day will be the barn quilt drawing scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
The barn quilt drawing offers three chances to win – the first drawing for the 4 x 4, a 2 x 2 drawing following, and then a third drawing for a two-sided 1 x 1. Connie Larson and Cindy Zimmerman have donated their talents for this popular means of supporting Ag Heritage Park. See the barn quilt details and ticket opportunities, including ticket availability using PayPal, at www.AgHeritagePark.com and Facebook. Tickets will be available on the 24th prior to the 3:30 drawing.
Plans for the day include fall décor, pumpkins, corn shocks, produce and more for sale and a fun barn quilt day is in the works. Barn quilts will be on display with visitors welcome to display their artwork, and a barn quilt contest with the winner announced at 3:00 p.m. is planned. For the contest bring an 8 x 10 photo of your barn quilt on display at your home/farm, any size will be accepted for the contest. Also, an assortment of barn quilts will be for sale, benefitting Ag Heritage Park.
A bake sale, with proceeds for the upkeep of Ag Heritage Park will offer a variety of goods, and lunch, as well as snacks and drinks will be available all day.
Kids games, including ring toss, pumpkin walk, scavenger hunt and a craft table are planned from 10:00 to noon. Of course, children of all ages will enjoy the exhibits of agricultural history at the Ag Heritage Park.
Ag Heritage Park, birth place of the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail, will celebrate 10 years of the quilt trail, which blends the art of quilting with barn quilt artwork promoting tourism and celebrating rural heritage throughout the Flint Hills. The organizational meetings developing the quilt trail were held in the fall of 2012. Quickly the Kansas Flint Hills Quilt Trail grew to be celebrated in 22 counties throughout the Flint Hills.
Visitors are encouraged to “Step back in time,” experiencing the exhibits in the museum and vintage buildings. The Park, located at 103 S Main, Alta Vista, is handicap accessible, and will be open 9-4 on September 24th. Please follow www.AgHeritagePark.com and Ag Heritage Park Facebook for updated details on the schedule of events. You may call Connie Larson at 785-532-8393 or Kirby Zimmerman at 620-767-2714, for more info.