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Harvest Festival at the Preserve

Making cider using the cider press


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News Release Date: September 9, 2019

STRONG CITY, Kansas: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is pleased to announce the upcoming annual Prairie Harvest Festival on September 21st, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Enjoy an old-fashioned time of gathering together as living history characters harvest the fruits of nature in preparation for winter. The original owner of the Spring Hill Ranch planted an orchard to the east of the house with apples, peaches, cherries, and pears. Living history interpreters will be present to talk about the orchard and to demonstrate typical harvest activities, with visitor participation being encouraged.
Activities include cider making, wagon rides, and historic demonstrations from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids can have fun carving pumpkins from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with pumpkins being provided. Come early, as the pumpkins go quickly; first-come, first-served. Historic ranch stove cooking will be demonstrated from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All activities are free of charge. Come join the fun and experience some good old-fashioned hard work and play!

Schedule of Events
Kids pumpkin carving 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Historic stove cooking 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Wagon rides 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Historic demonstrations 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cider making 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve invites you to discover the meaning of national parks, how your park inspires you - both in personal connections and memorable experiences. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a unique public/private partnership between the National Park Service and The Nature Conservancy. For more information, visit the preserve’s Facebook page at, website at, email e-mail us, or call the preserve at (620) 273-8494. 
To learn more about The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, visit the Conservancy’s website at or Facebook page at .


Last updated: September 9, 2019

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