Special Events at the Farmstead



The 1860's Lifestyle Exposition
is always the 3rd weekend it September, the dates for 2013 are the 20th and 21st. It will be from 11am - 4:30pm on Saturday, and on Sunday from 12pm - 4:30pm.

Activities will include:
  • Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • Apple Butter Making
  • Apple Cider Making
  • Open Hearth Cooking
  • Lye Soap Making
  • Clogging
  • Wagon Rides
    Papermaking
  • Music
  • Leathercrafting
  • Fiber Arts
  • Story Telling
  • Food from a concession stand available.

    Lots of shade and educational fun for everyone!


    All four buildings will be open for touring, plus more demonstrations.

    Admission is free - Donations Accepted

    If you would like any more information on the Lifestyle Exposition, you can contact Michelle Atkinson at 417-725-4921, or her email at atkinsonplace@sbcglobal.net




    This years flyer is available for download below.

click here to download file


Our events are a whole bunch of fun, and a fantastic learning experience, so come on out!

APPLE PIE CONTEST:

Dont' forget about our annual apple pie contest at Lifestyle.

No pre-registration, but you must have the pie at the farmstead by 2:15pm on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013.The contest is at 3:00pm.
Crust and filling must be homemade.
2-crust pies only-no crumb toppings.
Can be baked in any type of pie pan.


Pies will be judged this way:
  • Apperance - 15 points
  • Crust flavor and texture - 20 points
  • Flavor, consistency and moistness of pie filling - 25 points
  • Overall flavor - 30 points
  • Creativity - 10 points



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