Stay close to home at the Preble County Historical Society’s Fall Gathering where there will be
something for everyone this year! Antiques, Auction, Living History Interpreters, ag-demos, animals, traditional tradesmen, good food, hay rides, kid’s activities, and music, all at one site on Saturday,
October 6 and Sunday, October 7, 10am-5pm both days.
Auction, antiques and living history weekend will be held at the Preble County Historical
Center, 7693 Swartsel Road, Eaton, Ohio (off St. Rt. 122, 6 miles SE of Eaton, 1 mile NW of Gratis. Call
Consigned and donated merchandise are still begin accepted for Saturday, October 6 auction to begin at 10:00am. Auction services provided by Kramer & Kramer Auctioneers, Eaton, Ohio. Consignment fee is only $10 per item along with 10% commission: Visit www.kramerauctions.com for more auction details.
Traditional artisans will setup, hawking and demonstrating their craftsmanship and works of art: basket making, weaving, spinning, pottery, tinsmith, blacksmith, and woodworking. The Preble Explorers continue their work on building a three-sided log structure. Stop by to check on their progress!
Musical entertainment throughout the weekend will feature the Miami Valley Flute Circle, John De Boer (Spirit Thunder and Mystic Flutes and Tribal Drums), Southern Singers Native American Drumming and Dancing, “Roving Fiddler”, Uncle Mike Carr, will perpetuate awareness and pride in the honest to goodness string music of the hills. Sunday October 6 music will also feature Higher Vision Bluegrass Band at 3:30.
Take a step back in time with the living history interpreters, representing different time eras, from Native Americans, Miami Valley Reenactors, Rev. War, Civil War, Indian Wars, Cowboys, WWI, and WWII.
Field corn cutting, binding and shredding will be demonstrated both days by the Preble Heritage Agriculture group.
The lunch stand will offer good food including grilled sandwiches, ham & bean soup and homemade pie, ice cream from Ullery’s! A 50-50 cash raffle drawing will be offered: tickets $1 each or 6 for $5.
For the kids, young and old alike: kiddy tractor pull (Sunday afternoon only 3pm), kids activities, face painting, candle dipping, hayrides around the farm including trips to the wetlands and prairies, and historical buildings and hiking trails will be open.
The Herb Society of PCHS will host a fall booth offering homemade breads, jams & jellies, herbal vinegars, dried flowers, potted mums, pumpkins, gourds, bittersweet, educational publications, and herbal soup served in the 1813 Lewisburg Log House!