Shaker Village to host Vintage Dad’s Day

Published 6:21 pm Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will host a fun-filled day of  baseball, classic cars, old-fashioned tractors, cigars, bourbon, tools and heritage  demonstrations in celebration of Father’s Day on Saturday, June 15 from noon-4:00 p.m. 

The Bluegrass Barons and Cincinnati Redstockings will face-off in a vintage 1869 baseball game  from 1-4:00 p.m. Both teams will utilize period-reproduction uniforms and equipment while  following game rules from the late 19th century. Guests should bring their own lawn chairs to  relax under the shade trees lining the field. 

New this year is a Bourbon and Cigar Lounge where guests can experience tastings and learn  about cigar pairings. Jake’s Cigar Bar will have their humidor and will be selling a selection of  cigars, and Wilderness Trail Distillery will be pouring samples. You can grab a specialty  Wilderness Trail cocktail at the concession stand.  

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A classic car and tractor show will be on display all day. Owners will be available to meet and  discuss collecting and caring for these unique pieces of Americana. A vintage tool display will  allow guests to learn about hand tools from the past and speak to tool historian Calvin  Shewmaker.  

A variety of heritage demonstrations and activities are scheduled throughout the day including: 

  • Axe Throwing for ages 12+ 
  • Hay Wagon Rides 
  • Basket Weaving with Derek Downing 
  • Woodworking with Bob Cairns 
  • Green Penguin Hot Sauce with Justin Stanley 
  • Shaker Reproductions with Lincoln Trail Woodcrafts 

Food trucks specializing in burgers, hotdogs, and barbecue, as well as a beer tent will be  available throughout the day. After the event guests are invited to stick around from 4-6:00  p.m. for a special edition of Music on the Lawn with live music performances, cocktails, outdoor  dining and lawn games. 

Guests can make an entire weekend of treating the dad in their life with an overnight stay at  the historic Shaker Village Inn. The Inn features 72 rooms, suites and private cottages with  modern amenities spread throughout 13 original Shaker buildings. 

An admission ticket, purchased onsite, (free for ages five and under, $8 ages 6-12, $16 ages 13-61,  $12 seniors, first responders and military) will give you access to all the day’s events and allows you to partake in the Village’s Daily Adventure Tours.