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Plow Day


Tillers Annual Plow Day Open House

Cook's Mill Learning Center, Scotts, Michigan

Come see what happens on a farm where oxen and horses do the work of tractors! Have a go at plowing our fields, see demonstrations of blacksmithing, woodworking, rope making, and more.

April 26, 2014

1:00 pm-4:00 pm, free





Midwest Ox Drovers Association Annual Gathering

This year's theme: To Be Determined

Come learn about oxen, watch the Ox Walk and Wagon Train of Ox teams around Tillers grounds and more!

Cook's Mill Learning Center, Scotts, Michigan

June 20-22, 2014 Free




Horse Progress Days

Every year, Tillers joins draft animal farmers from around the midwest to demonstrate the most up to date technology to make draft animal farming the most effective and efficient it can be. View equipment made especially for draft animals, field equipment demonstrations, herding demonstrations, and more.

Mt Hope, OH

July 4-5, 2014



Midwest Tool Collectors Area C Midsummer Tool Meet

Cook's Mill Learning Center, Scotts, Michigan

July 12, 2014

Click to see a video of the 2008 event! $15 admittance fee. Call Jim Crammond for more information, (734) 241-0549.



Port Oneida Fair

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

Every second Friday and Saturday of August, the Port Oneida Rural Historic District awakens from its peaceful slumber and comes alive with activity true to the period when it was a community of robust settlers.

Tillers takes part in demonstrations at the Dechow Farm with teams of oxen mowing hay in the fields. We also bring up volunteers who demonstrate butter churning, blacksmithing, and other crafts.

Check the Sleeping Bear Dunes website for more detailed information as the date approaches.

August 8-9, 2014



Michigan Fiber Fest

August 15-17, 2014

Allegan Co Fairgrounds, Allegan, Michigan

Join Tillers International at one of the largest fiber festivals in the Midwest

Tillers will be at the Festival this year with a demonstration of flax processing from freshly dried flax through spinning. We will also have our merino wool combed top, natural dyed yarns, socks, and more for sale. Come by for a chat, buy some products, and enjoy the festival. The Festival also has a wide range of fiber workshops to take. Pre-registration is required and they fill up fast to plan ahead!

Check Michigan Fiber Fest website for more information.



11th Annual Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest!

Cook's Mill Learning Center, Scotts, Michigan

September 21, 2014

11:30 am-5:30 pm.

Click to view a photo slideshow of previous events!

For more information about speakers, music, exhibitors and more, visit SW MI Harvest Fest



Cook's Mill Learning Center Tours


Tours of Tillers International farm at Cook's Mill in Scotts are held by arrangement on Thursdays at 10 am. Call ahead. We do ask for a $5 donation for the tour.

Check out Tillers Tours for more information.




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