Holiday cheer is in store for those who visit Howell Farm, when the 130-acre county park offers special tours and activities to celebrate the season. Christmas crafts, farm animal visits, and opportunities to peek inside a decorated circa-1900 farmhouse are just part of the fun scheduled daily from 10–4 p.m.. The farm’s forge, horse barn, and gift shop will all be open – as well the barnyard, where families can take selfies in the horse-drawn bobsled used for sleigh rides.
In the gift shop, visitors can purchase the farm’s own maple syrup, honey, wheat flour, and popcorn – as well as handmade straps of sleigh bells, forged items made by the farm’s own blacksmith, and hand-knitted garments made from Howell Farm sheep’s wool. Warm drinks, homemade cookies, and other light refreshments are also available for sale at the farmhouse, as well as a holiday swag craft for children ($6).
Visitors are invited to bring canned goods for contribution to the farm’s Share the Harvest Program, which this year has produced 28,000 lbs. of grain products, fresh vegetables, eggs and woolen wear for local food banks and pantries. Toys for Tots is also accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys to help bring joy to America's less fortunate children this holiday season.
Christmas on the Farm hours are 10–4 p.m.. Pre-registration is not required for entry, but guests must sign in at the Visitor Center outdoor reception area upon arrival. Face masks and social distancing are required. Guests with special needs are encouraged to call in advance.
This program is the last event on the 2021 program calendar, but the farm’s gift shop will be open Tuesday–Friday from 10–4 p.m. through December 23rd. The farm will reopen for the 2022 season on Saturday, January 29th with Ice Harvesting.
Howell Farm is a facility of the Mercer County Park Commission. It is located at 70 Woodens Lane, just off Rt. 29, two miles south of Lambertville, NJ. Parking and admission are free. For more information about the farm call, 609-737-3299 or visit www.howellfarm.org or www.mercercounty.org.
**Please note that all 2022 Saturday programs will be modified to encourage social distancing and reflect current State guidelines for public events. Visitors are asked to carry masks at all times, and wear them when social distancing isn't possible. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you soon!