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Swing back to 1869

This Father’s Day weekend, take dad out to the ballgame as it was meant to be played.

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The Cincinnati Red Stockings was the original name of the Cincinnati Reds.

Photo by Shaker Village

If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day activity, here’s an idea out of left field.

Shaker Village, the 3,000-acre National Historic Landmark in Harrodsburg, is hosting a Vintage Dad’s Day celebration this Saturday, June 15, 12-4 p.m. Here’s some of the highlights:

  • A classic car and tractor show
  • A cigar lounge — learn how to cut and light a cigar and what to pair it with
  • Bourbon tastings from Wilderness Trail Distillery
  • Vintage tool displays with tool historian Calvin Shewmaker

But the homerun event of the day is at 1 p.m.: a historical baseball game between the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Bluegrass Barons. The game will use the rules as they were 150 years ago. These vintage teams play with period-reproduction equipment and uniforms to take fans back to the dawn of the game. The biggest difference in rules? No gloves — ouch.