Andrew Peterson farm

The Historic Andrew Peterson Farm hosts a public springtime event on May 18 with the Scott/Carver Threshers. Antique tractors, wagons, and buggies will be on display, along with live animals, horse-drawn wagon rides, live music, food and more.

The third annual Springtime at the Farm and Pop-Up General Store is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead in Waconia.

The event is a partnership of Aspire Artisan Studios & Folk School, Carver County Historical Society and Scott Carver Threshers, and sponsored by Culver's and the Rotary Club of Waconia.

Experience the ambiance and charm of an old time “mom-and-pop” shop at Aspire Artisan Studios & Folk School’s Pop-Up General Store.

Local artisans will sell handmade and homemade items, such as blacksmith iron works, chip carvings, natural soaps, scrimshaw, wood-turned utensils, handmade cutting boards, jewelry and farmhouse-inspired home decor, according to a press release. Visitors will also find vintage and antique items.

The event also includes live music from award winning folk musician Kyle Ollah from noon to 2 p.m. and interactive demos from folk school artisan instructors, including deer hide tanning, tool sharpening and timber frame discussion

The Weaver’s Guild of Minnesota will give presentations on warp-weighted loom weaving.

Observe an active blacksmith class lead by a folk school instructor, or mingle with the living history interpreter portraying Andrew Peterson. Kids can get artsy at the make-and-take craft table, participate in a scavenger hunt, interact with live farm animals or enjoy a unique “twist” from the balloon artist. Grab a bite to eat from the local “Smashed” food truck or ice cream from the Culver's booth.

The Scott Carver Threshers will also have an array of historic wagon displays and tractor rides for the family.


Unsie Zuege is an award-winning multimedia journalist, who enjoys community journalism, bibimbop, Netflix, Trivia Mafia and snuggling tiny dogs, not necessarily in that order.


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