STERLING – The Farm Heritage Festival of East Jordan Church returns for its eighth year Aug. 23 at the church, 22027 Polo Road.
The day will begin with a farm breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy from 7 to 9 a.m. Tickets are $6 and are available from church members and at the door.
The active farm machine demonstrations will run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The displays will feature a threshing machine, a stationary baler, a loose hay loader, wagon lifts and elevators, a working blacksmith and more.
There also will be an activity center for kids and adults, who can try powering hand-cranked items such as a corn sheller or a rope maker.
A farm animal zoo will again feature dairy cows, sheep, goats and more.
Admission to the demonstrations and petting zoo is free.
A lunch stand will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. inside the church. Meals will cost $7.50 and will feature sandwiches, baked beans, salads, chips and desserts. Proceeds from the lunch benefit Habitat for Humanity.
Organizers are looking for anyone with antique farm equipment who would like to participate in the show.
For more information, or to display your antiques, call Steve Venhuizen at 815-946-2513.