The red barn on the prairie was buzzing with activity as families gathered to turn back the clock and enjoy some old-fashioned fun and games at the fifth annual Harvest Celebration at Prairie Loft Sunday afternoon.
By late afternoon, more than 900 people had visited the grounds to partake in the celebration of harvest and farming lifestyle that has helped define the region for generations. Displays of tractors past and present set the backdrop to the festivities, with much of the afternoon’s activities embracing the struggles and simplicities of rural living past and present.
Amy Sandeen, executive director of Prairie Loft, said people had been telling her all day just how special the event was to them. Just being able to experience a glimpse of farm life seemed to bring out the child in most visitors.