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Howell Farm 2023 Calendar of Events

*Children's Crafts are written in Italic and require a material's fee.  Please call ahead  if you are bring  ten or more children to help us plan for your visit.

January

28  Ice Harvest

Ice Candle


February

4   Tap the Sugar Maples

Paper Mold


11  Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day

Victorian Valentine's Day Card


18  Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugar Horse


25  Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugar Man



March


Visit from the Horse Doctor, Dentist & Shoer

Horseshoe Bell

 11  Workhorse Rides

Horse Candy Holder


18  Sawmilling & Tree Planting

Fire Starter


25  Lambing

 Wool Flowers


April

1  Spring Beekeeping & Gardening

Bee Home


8  Henhouse Visits

Chicken Eggcup


15 Plowing, Harrowing & Wash Day

Felt Butterflies


22  Potato Planting

Potato Printing


29 Fashion Show 

Flower Pincushion 


May

6  Sheep Shearing & Herding 

Sheep Pin


13  Hog Slopping & Weighing

Homemade Soap        

  

20  Corn Planting

Corn Mosaic Sunflower

27 Haying

Straw Star


June

 Old Time Baseball Game

Baseball Scavenger Hunt

10  Dairying

Butter Mold


17 People of Pleasant Valley Tours & Juneteenth Program

Faces of Pleasant Valley Mask


24  Wheat Harvest & Wheat Weaving

Harvest Bouquet            


July

1  Ice Cream Party

Wooden Sailboat


Evening Blacksmithing (5:00–8:00 p.m.)

Wood Stamp 

15  Farmer's Choice  (5:00–8:00 p.m.)

22  Evening Animal Chores (5:00–8:00 p.m.)

29 & 30  Mercer County 4-H Fair & Wheat Threshing 

(Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)


August

5  Honey Harvest 

Beewax Medallion 


12  Potato Harvest

Potato Chips           


19  Picket Fence Art Show

Painting with the Artists


26  Fiddlin' Day

Tambourine


September

2  40th Annual Horse Plowing Match 

Horses' Patootie Ribbon

 

9  Back to School

Pencil Box 

16  Fall Plowing & Manure Spreading

Dirt & Worms Dessert


23  Canning Day

Herb Oil


30 Wheat Planting

Wheat Seed Porcupine


October             

Hayrides & Food Drive

Mini Wreath         


14  Basket & Broom Making

Paper Basket


21  Corn Harvest 

Popcorn Ball


28  Osage Orange Day & Fence Building 

Osage Centerpiece 


November

4  Cider Making

Apple Heads 


11  Bacon, Sausage & Scrapple Making

Piggy Magnet


18  Logging & Firewood Cutting

Suet Bird Feeder


25   Corn Picking & Thanksgiving Hayrides

Pine Door Swags


December

2  Christmas on the Farm  

Angel       

 


Naturally Friends Programs

Join the County Naturalist for a close-up look at the swallows, bats, owls, and insects that are essential to the ecosystem where farmers raise their crops and animals.

April 22 – Bird Excursion, Capital City Farm - 2 p.m.

May 13 – Barn Swallow Celebration, Howell Farm - 2 p.m.

July 22 – Butterfly Bonanza, Capital City Farm - 2 p.m.

August 18 – Nocturnal Nature Walk, Howell Farm - 7:30-9p.m.

October 21 – Spectacular Spiders, Capital City Farm - 2 p.m.

November 11 – Wooly Worm Weather Forecasting, Howell Farm -2 p.m.


Children’s StoryTime


Reservation Required at least 3 days in advance: RSVP kdaly@howellfarm.org 


Designed for children five and under, StoryTime features a seasonal tale, and includes a visit to the barnyard to see the animals.


Spring StoryTime

Thursday, May 4  (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.) 


SummerTime

Thursday, June 22 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Fall StoryTime

Thursday, Sept. 14  (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)


Halloween StoryTime

Thursday, Oct. 26 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Christmas StoryTime

Friday, Dec. 1 (10:30 – 11:30 a.m.)   

 




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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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