GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (October 10, 2019) – Step back in time and celebrate family-friendly fall fun at the 19th Annual Fall Round-Up on Saturday, October 19 at Grapevine’s Nash Farm (626 Ball St.). From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., guests can experience an old-fashioned fair like the city’s earliest settlers.
Attendees will have the opportunity to help Nash Farmhands thresh wheat from this year’s harvest. Threshing is the process of removing the grain from the wheat stocks. A threshing tool called a flail, which consists of a wooden staff with a short heavy stick swinging from it, will be used to hand-thresh the wheat. Once the grain is threshed, it will be milled into flour for use on the Farm.
Guests can also see farm animals, enjoy campfire cooking demonstrations, make apple pie, enjoy old-time music, pick pumpkins from a pumpkin patch (only available during this event), pony rides and more. A historical carnival will also be on the grounds and will include old-fashioned games, bucket brigade races and other competitions.
The Farmers Institute, located just outside the Nash Farmhouse, will have demonstrations on wagon styles and travel; wheat harvesting; raising sheep; cattle driving; food preservation and more. Admission is free but some activities require coupons. Fried fruit pies along with beans and cornbread will be available for purchase.
Nash Farm, circa 1859, is the oldest operating farmstead in Tarrant County. Through interpretive programs, events and exhibits, Nash Farm educates the community about the heritage and importance of the Grape Vine Prairie and Grapevine’s pivotal role in the development of North Texas. A variety of programs throughout the year, including the Barn Dance, First Fridays at the Farm, Heritage Workshops, Special Events, the Annual Spring Into Nash and Nash Farm Supper: A Farm-to-Fork Experience, offer guests unique learning experiences in a historic setting.
Also happening on October 19 is the 22nd Annual Butterfly Flutterby at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens (411 Ball St.) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., with butterfly releases taking place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nash Farm will be holding a special, final butterfly release at 1:30 p.m.
For more information, please call the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau at 817.410.3185 or visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.