Experience the shared hard work and resulting sense of community that bound our forefathers together when you try traditional farm chores at Bale Grist Mill's Old Mill Days: corn husking and shelling, wheat threshing, butter making, apple pressing, hand sewing, or rope making. Watch a blacksmith, see wagon wheel spokes being made using a draw blade at a shave horse bench.
Talk with our many artisans who come to share their craft: lacemaking, wheat weaving, gunsmith, surveyor, and blacksmith. Mill docents will wear period correct clothes and simple outfits are available for children to wear during their "step-back-in-time". Musicians will gather under the trees and play old-time music all day.  Stew, cornbread and fresh-pressed apple cider will be available for purchase.
$5 per person. Children under 6 free.


  • Starting Saturday, October 1st, 2016, repeated every day until Sunday, October 02, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Bale Grist Mill

3369 St Helena Hwy No
St Helena, CA 94574

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