Bethany Lutheran Church host Step Back In Time

Those who step foot onto Bethany Lutheran Church grounds during the Vintage Festival have the opportunity to gain a true understanding of Barossa life in a bygone era.

That's because a merry band of aptly dressed volunteers have banded to provide demonstrations and share stories from generations of German settlers, with Bethany township founded in 1842.

Monica Hueppauff quite happily shares the tireless work of washing clothes with the old wash tub and washing line, complete with vintage clothes, in place.

Sue Nicolai happily answers questions as she creates egg noodles; an ingredient found in dishes such as chicken noodle soup.

Dean Lindner and Marcus Kleinig will have you turn the handle to their rope making device, which in turn creates skipping rope for children. The men share how thicker rope was used for tying on hay, carted by wagon.

Trevor Ratsch and Peter Hueppauff are well prepared with their wood making zone, showcasing tables and troughs which are available for sale.

While Malcolm Nitschke and Geoff Nicolai also turn the handle to a chaff cutter, built July 16, 1857.

Children can enjoy meeting farm animals which are well-kept in old barns and shelters.

Once hunger and thirst sets in, the church hall is the place to be with volunteers having created a full menu boasting dishes including hearty soup and traditional German yeast cake.

Step Back In Time, run since 1997, is open until Thursday, April 25, 12 noon to 3.30pm and Friday, April 26, 10am to 3.30am.