Celebrate Autumn at Old Salem Museums & Gardens!
Old Salem Museums & Gardens will once again host a variety of activities this fall to celebrate the autumn season. From Harvest Day to pumpkin carving, there’s plenty in store this fall for the whole family!
In addition to special events and classes, there are numerous daily opportunities at Old Salem to make autumn special. Snap some photographs when the maple tree next to the Miksch House is in peak color. Drop by the gardens and see what the horticulture department is cultivating. Purchase a few heirloom flower bulbs at The Garden Shop at T. Bagge Merchant to enjoy next spring. Or simply take home a delicious apple spice pound cake from Winkler Bakery to fill out your Thanksgiving feast.
Cobblestone Farmer’s Market
Saturday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, 15, 22
The popular Cobblestone Farmer’s Market will wrap up its 2014 season Saturdays in October and November. Local vendors will have their fresh and locally grown and made products on sale adjacent to the Single Brother’s Garden from 9 a.m. to Noon every Saturday until November 22.
Saturday, October 18
Visit Old Salem from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 18 for Harvest Day, a fun-filled day celebrating two of the favorite foods of fall: Pigs & Pippins (apples)! There will be harvest-themed activities all day, including demonstrations of an apple cider mill, candy apple tastings, hearth cooking, puppet shows, and much more!
Legends and Lanterns Halloween Tours
Saturday, October 25 and Thursday, October 30
Are you afraid of the dark? Come find out on Saturday, October 25 and Thursday, October 30 between 6-9 p.m. by joining a Legends and Lanterns walking tour at Old Salem. During this 45-60 minute tour, a costumed guide will light the way by lantern through Salem’s nighttime streets. You will visit several haunting stops in the historic district and hear tales of a local ghostly legend, or interact with a person from the past. You might even catch a glimpse of a ghost or two while visiting our historic buildings!
Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Saturday, October 25, FREE
Show off your pumpkin carving creativity and imagination at this outdoor contest on Saturday, October 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the grass of Salem Square. Free pumpkins will be provided; please bring your own carving tools. All children must be supervised by a parent, guardian or other adult. No pets, please.??Participants will have a chance to win prizes in various categories. The carved pumpkins will be lighted and displayed on the Salem Square fence on Sunday, October 26, during a district-wide trick or treating event for the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Participants can take their jack-o-lanterns home, if they wish, after 7:30 p.m. on October 26.?
Trick or Treat in Old Salem
Sunday, October 26, FREE
For the third year, Old Salem Museums & Gardens will host its popular trick-or-treating event on South Main Street, from Salem Square to the Frank L. Horton Museum Center. The hours are 6-7:30 p.m. Volunteers will be stationed at the doors of the historic buildings, giving out candy, while the supply lasts. Some residents of Old Salem who live on South Main Street also will be participating.
?Young ghosts and goblins should be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other adult and wear light-colored costumes and clothing for safety. South Main Street will be closed to traffic during the event. Off-duty police officers will be stationed at some street intersections to direct traffic.
Visit oldsalem.org for full details and ticket prices, where applicable, for all Autumn in Old Salem activities.