Classic Harvest Games

Take a break on the grass and surprise your friends with a series of games.

| May 2018

  • three-legged-race
    Release your inner child and take part in some fun-filled yard games with friends and family.
    Photo by Martina Ankarfyr and Anna Larrson
  • vintage-parties
    “Vintage Parties” by Emma Sundh, Linda Hansson, and Louise Lemming, is filled with fun ideas for vintage party throwers and goers.
    Courtesy of

  • three-legged-race
  • vintage-parties

Vintage Parties (Skyhorse Publishing, 2014), by Emma Sundh, Linda Hansson, and Louise Lemming, encourages readers to use vintage style and decorating techniques at the next party they host. Readers can find decorating ideas, recipes, and tips to planning the perfect party. This excerpt can be found in Chapter 4, “Harvest Celebration.”


Put a stick in the ground. Mark a circle about 1 yard (1 m) around the stick. This is the target area. Form two teams. Each person throws five horseshoes each. The goal is to hit the stick. If you hit the stick, and the horseshoe stays on, you get 20 points. If the horseshoe lands inside the area—but doesn’t wrap around the stick—you receive 7 points. If you hit the stick, but the  horseshoe lands outside the target area, you receive 3 points. If the horseshoe lands outside the area, you get no points. Once everyone has thrown, the team with the most points wins.

Sack race

Create a start line and a finish line 10 yards (10 meters) apart. Mark the finish line with a chair. Form two or more teams. Give the first person of each team a sack and tell them to step in. Ready, set, go! Hop to the chair, hop around it, and then hop back to the team, where the sack switches off to the next person who then repeats the process. The team that finishes first wins.

Potato Race

Create a start line and a finish line 10 yards (10 meters) apart. Form two or more teams. The first person in each team stands at

the starting line, holding a spoon in their mouth. Place a potato on the spoon. The goal is to run to the finish line and back without dropping the potato. If you drop the potato you have to start again. The team to finish first wins.

Three-legged race

Create a start line and a finish line 10 yards (10 meters) apart. Form teams of two. Each partner stands next to each other, and their two adjoining legs are tied together. At the start signal, each team races to the finish line. Fastest wins.



October 19-20, 2019
Topeka, Kansas

Join us in the heart of the Midwest to explore ways to save money and live efficiently. This two-day event includes hands-on workshops and a marketplace featuring the latest homesteading products.


Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me