Shaker Village in Pleasant Hill will host a fun day of baseballs, cars, tools and heritage demonstrations to celebrate Father’s Day on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free for ages 5 and under, $7 for ages 6 to 12. , $14 for ages 13-61 and $10 for seniors, first responders and military, which includes access to all day events and daily village adventure tours.
The Bluegrass Barons and the Cincinnati Redstockings will square off in an 1869 vintage baseball game from 1-3 p.m. Both teams will retain period reproduction uniforms and equipment while following the rules of late 19th century baseball. Customers should bring their own lawn chairs to relax in the shade of the trees that line the infield.
The McLain Family Band will perform original and traditional bluegrass music from 2-4 p.m. From Eastern Kentucky, they have become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited bands. They have appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Grand Ole Opry, among other notable venues.
A vintage car show will be on hand for a visit from noon to 3 p.m. Car owners will be available to meet and discuss the collection and maintenance of these unique Americana pieces. A vintage tool exhibit also kicks off at 12-3pm where guests can learn about hand tools from the past and talk to tool historian Calvin Shewmaker.
A variety of demonstrations and heritage programs are scheduled throughout the day, including:
• Broom making – 10:00am-3:00pm
• Understanding architecture – 10am-12pm
• Hay Cart Tours – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Working with Draft Animals – 11am-12pm
• Forge – 1pm-2pm
• Ask a Curator: Caring for Heirlooms and Photos – 2:00-4:00 p.m.
• Historic Preservation: 1809 Farm Deacon’s Shop – 2-3 p.m.
Food trucks, a concession stand and a beer tent will be available throughout the day. Food trucks will also stick around for Music on the Lawn which features live music, fire pits and cocktails starting at 6:30 p.m.
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg is located just 20 minutes from Danville. For more information, call 800.734.5611.