The Strongsville Historical Society's annual Harvest Festival on the beautiful grounds of the Strongsville Historic Village, 13305 Pearl Rd., will take place Sept. 29 and 30. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free and there will be plenty of parking available.
Activities include the cow pie lottery, classic car display and parade, farm animals, old-time craft demonstrations, children's hands-on crafts from 1-4 p.m., a quilt raffle, entertainment, food tent and farmers' market.
You can also play cornhole and test your balance skills on the Boy Scouts' rope walk. The model railroad display in the Baldwin House will be open, and Bobbie Dorr, resident artist, will have watercolors for sale and a painting demonstration. All eight buildings will be open to offer a look into life 150 years ago.
For the cow pie lottery, only 800 tickets will be sold at $5 each. On Sunday, Sept. 30, ticket numbers will be placed randomly on each square in a grid, then we wait to see on which square Mrs. Camille the cow will grace with a cow pie. The square with the majority of the 'cow pie' in it wins, and the four adjacent squares also each win a prize. Contact the Strongsville Historical Society at 440-572-0057 to purchase tickets.