Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts & Crafts Event Turns 40

A beautiful fall weekend tradition at Milwaukee County’s only historic park.

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Historical Society invites the public to join in celebrating 40 years of beautiful crafts in a historic setting at the annual Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts and Crafts. Over 100 artists and other exhibitors, chosen for their originality of design and quality of craft, will participate in this milestone event. Aunt Pat’s Kitchen, a long-standing tradition at the Farm, will be open in the farmhouse selling treats, including the famous Trimborn family recipe cookies. Visitors can expect a wonderful time that includes art, music, great food, the Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Garden, art activities by the Field Workshop, and a chance to explore the historic Trimborn Farm.

WHAT: Trimborn Farm Harvest of Arts & Crafts; From wearable art and holiday decorations, to jewelry, paintings and sculpture, the Harvest weekend features some exceptional handcrafted work from artists in the Midwest. Thousands of visitors attend each year and have come to count on the quality of work and a fun experience for the whole family.

The Harvest of Arts & Crafts takes place at Milwaukee’s only historical park which features nine historic structures and 7.5 acres of beautiful park land. This annual event takes place within many of the buildings allowing attendees to also explore the historic site.

WHEN: This weekend! Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, 10:00am-4:00pm.

WHO: People of all ages are welcome. $5 per person, children 10 and under are free. Media is welcome and can interview staff about the history of the farm and the event or feel free to speak with the exhibitors.

WHERE: Trimborn Farm, 8881 W. Grange Ave., Greendale, Wisconsin 53129

NOTE: Free parking is available on-site or a shuttle to the grounds is available from Southridge Mall.

For more details, visit: or contact Ben Barbera, Executive Director at 414-409-9560.

About the Milwaukee County Historical Society
The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 and has become the place for people to learn about and to celebrate Milwaukee. Through education programs, exhibitions, the research library, our historic sites, and special events, MCHS offers Milwaukeeans and visitors to Milwaukee a chance to connect with the heritage of Milwaukee. MCHS preserves more than one million documents and photographs and more than 60,000 artifacts.

Named for Wisconsin settler Werner Trimborn, Trimborn Farm is the only historic property owned by the Milwaukee County Parks System and is operated by the Milwaukee County Historical Society. It covers 7.5 acres, includes nine buildings, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The buildings tell the story of our area of Wisconsin – the people, the industries, and how they changed over time. In addition to Trimborn Farm, MCHS also operates the nearby Jeremiah Curtin House, Kilbourntown House in Shorewood’s Estabrook Park, and its headquarters in a historic bank building along the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee.

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