ST. CLOUD -- Cooler temperatures came just in time, as a brand new family-friendly festival was held in St. Cloud this weekend.

With autumn officially in season, the Stearns History Museum held their first-ever Historic Harvest Fest on Saturday afternoon.

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An old-school nod to traditional harvest festivals, the event featured vintage carnival games including apple grab and pumpkin ring toss, canning demonstrations and handouts, a scarecrow photo booth, crafts made out of crops, and even a cow milking station.

The event is replacing Halloween Historia which was previously held annually at the museum in October.

Exhibits and Collections Curator Eric Cheever and Program Curator Caitlin Carlson say the goal was to shift the focus back to history rather than just being another Halloween event with costumes and candy.

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