A Working Homestead
Heritage Farm Area
Allow plenty of time to see agricultural exhibits that show various aspects of homestead living at Heritage Farm, our four-acre working homestead.
Heritage Farm—A Working Homestead
Amidst our animal pens, pastures, raised garden beds, horse-farmed field, vineyard, berry patch and orchard you’ll find dozens of displays and demonstrations. Don’t miss the horse farming and sheepdog demonstrations, two of our most popular attractions at the Fair.
Pastures, Fields and Animal Pens
See horse harnessing, horse-farming demonstrations, a horse-drawn farm implement display, sheep shearing, farm animal and poultry pens, milking demonstrations, sheepdog demonstrations and more. The demonstration schedule lists times for each day.
Organic Vegetable Garden
Our vegetable garden contains 40 double-dug raised beds which are an actual family garden in the fall phase. Learn about companion planting, composting, cover crops, winter vegetables and cold frames.
Rainwater Catchment System
See how we catch and store rainwater to water our raised-bed vegetable garden. The catchment system includes cisterns, a water tower, a windmill and a drip irrigation system.
Watch as we press fresh apples into apple cider with a hand-operated press.
Red Barn Seminar Room*—Audiovisual Presentation
Come inside this restored timber-frame home for the 15-minute video, “A Glimpse of Brazos de Dios,” shown continuously throughout the Fair.
Food Booths & Kiosks
Hot kettle corn made fresh while you wait
Apple Cider Donuts
Fresh, hot donuts made from whole wheat flour ground here at Brazos de Dios at Homestead Gristmill
* These buildings are restored historic buildings, which were originally built during the 1700's and 1800's. They are part of our historic buildings walking tour.