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Bishop Hill, IL Jordbruksdagarna – Agriculture Days

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You don’t have to say “Jordbruksdagarna” (pronounced yord-brooks-DAH-ga-na) to know what it means: food, music, dancing, games, and crafts at National Historic Landmark Bishop Hill.
Jordbruksdagarna is Swedish for “earth work days.” Artisans will make rope, craft barrels, process flax; create wood carvings, and more. Vendors will sell farm produce, pumpkins, pioneer popcorn, and much more in the park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Bjorklund Hotel will be the site of demonstrations on how to press and cook sorghum and bake hard tack. Visitors can try their hand at shelling corn, making bricks, pressing cider, and making a corn husk doll.
Village Park performances will be held both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy old fashioned children’s games daily at 2 p.m.
Explore Henry County’s agricultural history at the Henry County Historical Museum. A variety of antique tractors and implements will be on display. The museum will host plowing and shelling corn demonstrations daily. An antique tractor parade starts at 12:30 each day.
Food will be in abundance. The Bishop Hill Old Settlers’ Association will serve “Colony stew” and rice pudding in the park. The Bishop Hill Heritage Association’s Svenska Varm Korv, or Swedish hotdog dinner, will be served by Colony Store beginning at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. daily.
Enjoy 19th Century Agrarian History at Henry County’s National Historic Landmark, Bishop Hill this fall!

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