The 13th annual Tillers’ Harvest Fest  is a fun family event that will take place on Sunday, September 20,  (rain or shine) from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

It will again be at Tillers’ beautiful farm-stead and training center, 10515 East OP Avenue, Scotts, just southeast of Kalamazoo

The festival theme is “Local Food, Local Farmers", with the intention to the explore ideas, skills, and community networks, that help produce a healthy, vibrantly sustainable food system for the entire community.

The fest includes exhibitors, locally produced foods, artistic items, community organizations with information on native plants, community gardening, farmers markets, and low carbon energy systems.

There are horse drawn wagon rides, blacksmith and wood craft demonstrations, a children’s activities tent, museum exhibits, animal powered sorghum pressing, fiber craft demonstrations.  There will be a tent dedicated to sustainable farming practices and tools, with experts on animal power, marketing, urban gardens, local educational opportunities and other resources to strengthen our local and regional food systems.

Admission to Harvest Fest is $15 per carload, or $1 per person for busloads of 10 or more. Admission for bicyclists is free.

Gates open at 11 am. with plenty of parking.