Family members will find an afternoon of entertainment at the old-fashioned fall festival
Sunday, October 2, (October 9, rain date) at the Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm restoration site
on the west edge of Hampton, Iowa. From 1:00-4:00 p.m. activities will include free concerts,
wagon rides around the property, and contests for the biggest pumpkin, tallest corn stalk &
sunflower, pumpkin decorating, and a cribbage tournament. Franklin County 4-H clubs will
have old fashioned carnival games with prizes for children from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The Franklin
Clover Kids program will be sponsoring VEGGIE 500 races at 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. There will
even be a special decorated place to have the perfect fall family photo taken!
The Harriman-Nielsen home will be open for a walk-through tour and will feature recent
renovations. A market featuring items from the farm’s garden will be for sale and will include
dry bean soup mix in a jar, pumpkins, squash, broom corn, potatoes, and gourds. An open flea
market of vendors will be selling a variety of things including baked goods, artwork, homemade
crafts, and antiques.
Children of all ages will get to try their hand at corn shelling and grinding, as well as
apple cider pressing.
A homemade bean soup meal will be featured, prepared with beans grown on the farm
garden. Brats, hotdogs, and beverages will also be available. The Harriman-Nielsen Board is
asking for homemade fruit pies to be donated. These pies will be sold by the slice with a scoop
of ice cream.
There is no admission to the Festival, but small fees will be charged for the carnival
activities, the meal, and garden produce. All proceeds from the event go toward the continued
restoration of the farm site. Families should bring their own lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the
afternoon of music by Yupitsa Polka Band and Two Juhls and a Gem at the farm. Free parking
will be available on the grounds with spaces available for handicap parking. A handicapped
restroom facility is available on the grounds.
Contact Berry Johnson for the biggest pumpkin and tallest corn stalk/sunflower contests
at 641-456-3186, Doreen Petersen to donate pies at 641-425-5076, and Jackie Dohlman if you
are interested in selling at the flea market at 641-425-5281.
The Harriman-Nielsen Historic Farm is located north of Highway 3 on the west edge of
Hampton. From Interstate I-35 take Exit 165 on to Highway 3 and go 10 miles east to Hampton.
Franklin County Extension
3 First Avenue NW
Hampton, IA 50441-1703
Volunteers are needed to help with the event. Contact any of the following board
members: Berry Johnson, Lowell Lange, Scott Hoegh, Steve Deike, Doreen Petersen, Teresa
Fielding, Jackie Dohlman, Ron Sailer, or Sally Van Wert.
Prepared by: Jackie Dohlman 641-425-5281
Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees, Franklin County 2022
Joe and Linda Scallon have been huge supporters of Franklin County 4-H since 1997. Joe was a
club leader of Lee's Fighting Midgets from 1997 through 2009. He was able to offer his
members the experience of raising and caring for hogs at his farm and in turn these members
were able to show the animals at the county fair. Through his leadership, his club members also
got involved with woodworking through club workshops. One year each of his members made
and exhibited a wood desk. What an impression that made when over a dozen desks of different
colors and finishes were delivered to the Exhibits Building that year!
Once Joe and Linda acquired an egg-laying facility, they donated cases of farm-fresh eggs to our
county 4-H food stand each year during the Franklin County Fair. They have also donated to the
renovations of the 4-H food stand over the last several years.
Joe and Linda have also been huge supporters of the Franklin County 4-H Awards program each
fall. Their donations have sponsored the new 4-H member plaques as well as provided
scholarships to the area and state 4-H events for county club members.
The Franklin County 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl teams have benefited from their support as well,
sponsoring trips to AK-SAR-BEN in Nebraska and to National Quiz Bowl events in Louisville,
Kentucky, and Denver, Colorado.
For more information about Franklin County 4-H contact Jackie Dohlman, County Youth
Coordinator, Franklin County Extension & Outreach, 641-456-4811 or [email protected]
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Franklin County 4-H is Taking the Lead
Franklin County 4-H invites you to join the nearly 250 Franklin County 4-H’ers, as well as
parents, volunteers and community members who support them in celebrating National 4-H
Week, October 2-8.
During National 4-H Week, 4-Hers share their accomplishments with their communities. During
the week watch for decorated windows in businesses in the Franklin County community and look
for the information sent home with 4 th graders from County 4-H Youth Council members.
Youth in the county who are currently in grades 4-12 have several opportunities to join 4-H.
This fall students may attend three special events where they can join a 4-H club and the State 4-
H Development fee of $10.00 will be waived for any new member joining!
Franklin County 4-H invites all students in grades 4 th through 12 th grades to:
Harriman-Nielsen Fall Festival, Sunday, October 2, at the H-N Historic Farm, located on the
west edge of Hampton, north of the Franklin County Fairgrounds. New members can join 4-H
for FREE at this event. A signup table will be located at the 4-H carnival games from 1:00-3:00
The Annual 4-H Funday Sunday, will be held October 16, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Enchanted Acres,
1071 250 th St, west of Sheffield. Youth will get to make-n-take simple fall crafts or treats led by
Franklin County 4-H’ers. Current 4-H members that wish to renew their membership can do so
for FREE if they provide a make-n-take at this event. New members can join 4-H for FREE at
Junior 4-H Fun Night is open to students in 4th through 6th grades, to a night filled with games,
swimming, food, and some “glow in the dark” fun! Join us at the Franklin Wellness Center,
Sunday, November 20, from 6:00—8:00 p.m. Bring your friends! New members can join 4-H
for FREE at this event. Cost is free to current or enrolling 4-H members, or $5.00 for non-
members. All youth must have parents sign waiver to participate found at:
4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization, serving more than 6 million young
people across America with programs in leadership, citizenship, communication and life skills.
One in five Iowa school-age youth participates in 4-H. In Iowa, 4-H Youth Development is
headquartered at the Iowa State University campus in Ames. 4-H is supported by federal, state
and county funding, private grants and donations, and fees.
For more information, contact Jackie Dohlman, County Youth Coordinator, Franklin County
Extension, 3 First Ave NW, Hampton, IA 50441, phone: 641-456-4811, email
[email protected] or visit http://www.extension.iastate.edu/franklin/4h or visit
Iowa 4-H Foundation and Franklin County 4-H to Celebrate
National 4-H Week with Annual Iowa 4-H Giving Day
This year’s celebration is presented by Farm Bureau Financial Services
AMES, Iowa— The Iowa 4-H Foundation and Franklin County 4-H is launching its annual
special 24-hour event, Iowa 4-H Giving Day ( www.iowa4Hgivingday.org ), on October 4th and
5th from Noon to Noon during National 4-H Week.
Each year on Iowa 4-H Giving Day, supporters across the country come together to financially
support Iowa’s largest youth organization, to ensure these opportunities continue to be available
to youth across the state and at the county level.
“On Iowa 4-H Giving Day, we’re celebrating all that 4-H’ers have accomplished, how they’ve
grown and how they support their communities,” said Emily Saveraid, Iowa 4-H Foundation
Executive Director. “It’s great opportunity for 4-H supporters and alumni to give back and
celebrate the program that is making a difference in every zip code in Iowa.”
Franklin County 4-H supporters can go directly to the county giving day page to make a gift at
https://www.iowa4hgivingday.org/organizations/franklin-county-4-h-foundation or simply scan
the QR Code.
Dollars raised on Iowa 4-H Giving Day go directly to the Franklin County 4-H Program
delivered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and to provide other opportunities–
state recognition, national 4-H trips, college scholarships and special programs, which enhance
the Iowa 4-H experience. Iowa 4-H Giving Day is proudly sponsored by Farm Bureau Financial
The Iowa 4-H Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides private financial
resources to develop and deliver quality 4-H youth programs to nearly 100,000 young people
throughout the state of Iowa. These programs and opportunities help enhance 4-H’ers’ ability to
use critical thinking, leadership, communication, and social skills.
For more information and to make a gift, visit www.iowa4Hgivingday.org . For the latest updates
and stories on Iowa 4-H Giving Day, follow the Iowa 4-H Foundation on Facebook and