New Hampshire Farm Museum Calendar of Events 2016
As of April 14th, calendar subject to change
603-652-7840 / email: info@farmmuseum.org.

April 23rd Earth Day, Saturday 11 am – 3 pm
Celebrate spring and Mother Earth with us! Go on a nature walk. Learn how to build a raised bed, about soil building, composting, and plant some spring vegetables.

May 28th Opening Day, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm / Milton Farmer’s Market, Saturday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Free General Admission to the museum!
breads & baked goods, jams & jellies, soaps, soy candles and wooden signs, Rag Lovelies rag dolls, jewelry and artwork, sunscreen & lip balms, organic pet treats, pet items, mixed media frames & popcorn treats.

June 4th Animals on the Farm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

June 11th Water on the Farm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Water was critical on the farm! Learn about pond-siting, dowsing, and more!

June 18th Dairy Day on the Farm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Learn all about cows and goats. Try your hand at milking a goat! Learn how to make butter, ice cream and cheese and enjoy free ice cream and horse or tractor drawn rides!

June 25th Milton Farmer's Market, Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm – Free General Admission!
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

July 2nd Self-Sufficiency on the Farm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Learn about and try some of the things farmers did for themselves on the farm - soap making, shoe repair, blacksmithing.

July 4th Fourth on the Farm, Saturday 12 pm – 3pm
Celebrate Independence Day! Enjoy delicious homemade strawberry shortcake, patriotic music and our farm animals. Listen to the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Play croquet and old fashioned games. Living history farmhouse tours.

July 9th War on the Farm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Civil War memories, reenactments, Victory Gardens and more.

July 11th through 15th Farm Adventures Day Camp for kids ages 8-10 years, 9 am – 3 pm
Come to camp for all sorts of farm fun! Collect eggs and feed the chickens, learn some new games, learn to make bread and jam or pickles, learn to weave, wood carving, hike in the forest, lots of craft activities and more!
$175/$155 members

July 16th Children's Day, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
The most fun kids can have on a farm! Horse drawn rides, music, games, scavenger hunt and more. Little Red Wagon travelling theater will present "American Folk Tales" at 12pm.

July 18th through 22nd Farm Girls Day Camp for girls 11 – 13 years, 9 am – 3 pm
Come to camp for all sorts of farm fun! Farm animals, play games, lots of baking, explore the barn and go on a house tour, walk to the river and have a picnic, learn to dye wool and spin, lots of craft activities and more!
$175/$155 members

July 23rd Music on the Farm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Old Time music! Relax and enjoy or try your hand.

July 30th Milton Farmer's Market, Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm – Free General Admission!
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

August 3rd through 5th Animal Day Camp for kids 8 – 13 years 9 am – 3 pm
Hands on farm animal care, journaling, guest speakers.

August 6th Tractor/Farm Machinery Day, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Check out our tractor display, tractor safety lessons, and more!

August 13th Animal Care Day, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Hands-on farm animal care information for kids and adults.
$125/$100 members

August 20th Levi Jones Tavern Day, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

August 27th Milton Farmer's Market, Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm – Free General Admission!
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

September 3rd Beekeeping Day, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Learn all about this important aspect of farming from beekeeping experts.

September 10th Textiles Day, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Bring your quilt or textile to learn about its history. Learn to knit or crochet. Weavers, spinners, and other demos.

September 17th Fencing on the Farm, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Help us build a display of different types of fencing. Hands-on demonstrations.

September 24th Milton Farmer's Market, Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm – Free General Admission!
Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

September 25th Great New Hampshire Pie Festival Fundraiser, Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm
Taste pie of all sorts from New Hampshire’s best bakers and bakeries. Enter your pie in out amateur pie making contest and win a great prize, kids’ pie eating contest and more!
Admission: $10 adult, $5 child

October 1st Harvest Day, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Help with the harvest, make stone soup.

October 8th Apple Day, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Press apples to make cider, make an apple head doll, learn about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, and learn how to make pie crust.

October 15th Old Tools Day, Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
The Farm Museum has old tools galore! Learn what many of them were for and try using some. Blacksmith shop open. Adult and kid-friendly activities.

October 22nd Pumpkin Party! , Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
Carve or paint a pumpkin, play pumpkin games, try baked pumpkin seeds. Free pumpkin with each paid admission.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17/ Museum members free

October 29th Milton Farmer's Market, Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm – Free General Admission!
The Last market of the season. Local crafts, farm products, homemade soaps, wool, jams, jellies, breads, and baked goods for sale.

November 19th An Old–Fashioned Thanksgiving, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
New Hampshire has a special connection to Thanksgiving, as it was our own Sarah Josepha Hale, born on a farm in Newport, NH, who after many years of letter writing, persuaded President Lincoln to declare the fourth Thursday in November a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1863, thereby establishing the National Holiday. So come to the Farm Museum on Saturday for special living history farmhouse tours with costumed role players, homemade pumpkin pie and hot cider in the farmhouse kitchen, horse-drawn wagon rides through the fields, visits with the farm animals, popcorn over the campfire.
Admission: $10 adult, $5 child/ Museum members $5/$3

December 17th A Victorian Christmas on the Farm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Tour the beautifully decorated historic Jones Farmhouse with costumed role players and experience the wonder of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride through the fields, depending on the weather. Make a hand-dipped Christmas candle to take home, roast chestnuts and popcorn over an open fire, and partake of gingerbread and hot cider in the farmhouse kitchen. Explore the barns, visit the blacksmith and meet the farm animals.
Admission: $10 adult, $5 child/ Museum members $5/$3

 

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