John Deere has announced that it will be hosting its first-ever Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Ill. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the event, attendees will be able to bob for apples, decorate pumpkins and tour the grounds. There will also be exhibits set up for individuals to learn more about John Deere’s heritage and culture. Admission will be free for everyone who chooses to attend.
"We are very excited to offer this free event at the John Deere Historic Site since fall is such an exceptional time of year here," said Kristen Veto, manager of the John Deere Historic Site. "Since the Site is a seasonal tourist attraction closing for the season on October 30, we want to take full advantage of the beauty it offers this time of year."
There will also be several photo opportunities at the event, and staff will be on-site in period costumes to provide historic ambience. Attendees will have the chance to stroll through more than six acres of John Deere’s original Illinois homestead as they enjoy the outdoors.
Earlier this year, John Deere hosted a “Hammer In” event on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 at the John Deere Historic Site. The goal was to celebrate the first successful self-polishing steel plow from the company. Dozens of blacksmiths were on hand to perform demonstrations and sell their work while educating the public on the art of blacksmithing.