Mackenzie Jangen

Mackenzie Jangen tests her dart-throwing skills at Wessels Living History Farm’s Summer Fair. Games like the traditional balloon-popping game offered old-fashioned fun all over the farm.

YORK — A celebration of all things old-fashioned and summer made for a lively day at Wessels Living History Farm.

The Wessels Living History Farm Summer Fair drew over 100 people, according to event volunteers. The visitors were treated to a variety of demonstrations, games and other activities.

Traditional farm tasks were a popular attraction, as well as the tractor show and farm animals. Demonstrations of shelling corn and thrashing wheat were ongoing.

The tractor show – plus a classic car show -- once known as Wessels Living History Farm Tractor, Engine & Auto Show -- was melded with the other activities to create The Wessels Living History Summer Fair. Kids got into the act with a sanctioned pedal pull.

Entertainment included the Nebraska Volunteer Brass Band, and the Kramer Sisters. Old-fashioned carnival games also entertained – particularly the kids.

Attendees needed not necessarily go hungry; pizza was served for lunch, along with a sweet spot from the Anna Street Ice Cream Trolley and strategically-placed homemade pie nearby.

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