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This Saturday: Haying

May 27 | 10:00–4:00

Children's Craft:  Straw Star (11:00–3:00)

Learn how to make hay the old-fashioned way...head up to the fields where farmers are cutting, tedding, and raking loose hay to store in the barn for the horses!

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Summer on the Farm!


Summer on the Farm is a time to have fun outdoors...after the chores are done of course!

Children will learn what life would have been like for kids living on a farm in 1900 – pumping water for the animals, bedding the barn with straw, and meeting the horses, pigs, sheep, and chickens up close. Once the work is all done, participants will try 19th-century games on the farmhouse lawn, and finally relax and watch the fields roll by from their seats on a hay-filled wagon.

Educational Programs for Students & Families

Howell Farm's hands-on field trips are designed for schools and families, bringing students of all ages through the fields, woods and barns of a real working farm.  Along the way, they learn about the history, technology, and science of farming in the past and in the present. Learn more about this season's programs below!

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May Events

6  Sheep Shearing & Herding 

Sheep Pin

13  Hog Slopping & Weighing

Homemade Soap        


20  Corn Planting

Corn Mosaic Sunflower

27 Haying

Straw Star

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May 18:

"Bushy the Cat Checks Out the Hay Loader"

Our farmers are loading the newly harvested hay bales into the barn loft and of course, Bushy will insure the area is mouse-free! 

May 9:

"Educator of the Year Award"

Howell Farm received this heartfelt award from the NJ Association of 4-H Development Professionals. We have partnered with  Mercer County 4-H Fair for over twenty years to host its annual fair and we look forward to another successful event on July 29th and 30th! 

May 6:

"Border Collie Pups in Training"

These playful pups are learning their trade at Howell Farm's Annual Sheep Shearing Event. But for now they are taking a break from school to soak up some visitor love!

May 4:

"Barn Swallows return to the Nest"

The barn swallows arrived today, a few days late this year, from wintering in Central and South America.  Did they know that our spring as going to be a bit chilly?


70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

Main: 609-737-3299
Fax: 609-737-6524

U.S. Mail
101 Hunter Road

Titusville, NJ 08560


Open Tuesday–Saturday 
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Mercer County Holidays

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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