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posted: 9/11/2013 11:47 AM

Farm Heritage Festival takes place in Wauconda Sept. 21 and 22

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  • There are plenty of old tractors to see at the Farm Heritage Festival at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.

       There are plenty of old tractors to see at the Farm Heritage Festival at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer, 20

  • Trudi Handzel of Palatine uses a 1905 Singer sewing machine to sew a quilt during last year's Farm Heritage Festival at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.

       Trudi Handzel of Palatine uses a 1905 Singer sewing machine to sew a quilt during last year's Farm Heritage Festival at Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer, 20

 
Lake County Forest Preserve District submission

Check out hundreds of antique tractors and other farm machinery at the Lake County Forest Preserve District's 21st Annual Farm Heritage Festival.

The event is set for Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 at the Lakewood Forest Preserve near Wauconda. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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The festival is presented by the Lake County Discovery Museum and the Lake County Farm Heritage Association. It's also sponsored by the Daily Herald.

The event features a daily tractor parade starting at 1:30 p.m., as well as a petting zoo that will be open each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other activities include sheep herding demonstrations, scarecrow making, museum exhibits, wagon and barrel train rides and other activities for kids and families.

Daily admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children. A two-day weekend pass is $15 for adults, $7 for kids and seniors and free for kids ages 3 and younger.

Admission includes all activities, rides, museum admission and parking. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

You can skip the ticket lines and save $1 on admission by purchasing an advance ticket online or by downloading a $1 off coupon to bring to the event.

Online ticket purchases and the coupon are available at lcfpd.org/html_lc/farmheritageweb/index.html.

Lakewood Forest Preserve is on Route 176, just west of Fairfield Road.

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