New Hampshire Farm Museum Calendar of Events 2015
As of March 1st, calendar subject to change
603-652-7840/ email: info@farmmuseum.org.

March 14th Maple Day Saturday 11 am - 3 pm
Learn all about everything maple, and how to tap a tree to make maple syrup. Enjoy old-fashioned johnny cakes, sugar on snow, home made donuts, and horse-drawn sleigh rides weather permitting.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 yrs, museum members $5/ $3.

April 18th Volunteer Work Day Saturday 9:30 am - 12 noon

April 25th Earth Day Program Saturday 11 am - 3 pm
Plant seeds, make paper pots and seed tapes to take home, visit farm animals, learn all about composting, take a hike with Moose Mountain Regional Greenways, walk on our trails & learn about trees, harvest spring herbs to make a spring soup and more.
Admission: $5 adult, $ 3 child ages 4-17 yrs, museum members free.

May 2nd Sheep herding Field Trials Saturday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm details coming soon!

May 9th Stonewall/Foundation Workshop w/ Ian Blackman & Kevin Fife details coming soon!

May 16th Volunteer Work Day Saturday 9:30 am - 12 noon

May 23rd Museum Opens Weekends only thru mid-June

May 30th Spring Farm Day 10 am - 3 pm & The Milton Market 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Celebrate Spring with a dance around the maypole, spring tonic, historic farmhouse tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, carding and spinning wool and demonstrations of traditional crafts. Kids can make a paper pot and plant a seed, and help us plant our children's garden.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 years, museum members free.
The Milton Market is free and open to the public.

June 20th New Hampshire Dairy Day Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Barn tours, cows, goats, NH cheese tasting, butter making demonstrations, horse-drawn wagon rides, haymaking and historic farm house tours. Free ice cream donated by Lone Oak Ice Cream served at 12 noon until it runs out.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs, museum members free.

June 27th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products and baked goods for sale.

June 28th NH Farm Museum Members Annual Meeting Sunday 5:00 - 8:00 pm

July 2nd Stories on The Farm begins: A Fun Farm Story followed by related activity
Held every Tuesday in July & August at 10:15 am in the Big Yellow Barn. Best for children ages 3-10 yrs.

July 4th The Fourth on the Farm Saturday 12 noon - 4 pm
Join us for delicious home made strawberry short cake, patriotic music, farm animals, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, writing with a quill pen, croquet & old fashioned games and living history farmhouse tours.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs, museum members free.

July 11th / 12th Children’s Days on the Farm Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
The most fun kids can have on a farm, farm animals, chicken tours, fairy houses, horse-drawn wagon rides, making butter and ice cream, blueberry pie eating contest for kids, sack races, hoop rolling, stories, games and on Sunday UNH's Little Red Wagon Theater performs, "The Princess, The Pauper & Other Stories" at 1:30 pm.
Admission $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs, museum members free.

July 13th - 17th Farm Adventures Day Camp for kids 8-11 years 9 am - 3 pm
Come to camp for all sorts of farm fun! Collecting eggs, feeding chickens, gardening, games, hikes in the forest, build forts in the woods, farm crafts, butter and ice cream making, tin lanterns & candle making, berry picking, and more.
Registration is limited to 12 children per session. $175/$155 members.
Call 603-652-7840 to register.

July 20th - 24th Farm Girls Day Camp for girls 10-12 years 9 am - 3 pm
Come to camp for all sorts of farm fun! Farm animals, gardening, games, hikes in the forest, butter and ice cream making and more. We will pick berries to make jam and learn to make butter and bread. We will herd the sheep and learn to card and dye wool to make felted beads and try other farm crafts. We will present a skit to our parents on Friday at the end of camp.
Registration is limited to 12 children per session. $175/$155 members.
Call 603-652-7840 to register.

July 25th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products and baked goods for sale.

August 15th Quilt Exhibit Opening (On Exhibit thru Sept. 6th)

August 3rd - 7th Farm Girls Day Camp for girls 12-14 years 9 am - 3 pm
A fun week for girls who love farms and farm animals. We will weave and sew, and learn to piece a small quilt. We will plant and harvest in our gardens, make fudge and pick berries. We will learn about trees on our hike to the Jones River, make our own journals, dry herbs, and help feed and water the animals each day. Join us for a fun sleep over on Thursday night. We will present a skit to our parents on Friday at the end of camp.
Registration limited to 12 children per session. $175/$155 members.
Call 603-652-7840 to register.

August 22nd / 23rd Old Time Farm & Tavern Days Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Demonstrations of traditional crafts, blacksmithing, rock splitting, spinning wool, chair caning, carving, butter making and more plus horse-drawn wagon rides, farm games, corn husking contest for kids, barn tours, and historic farm house tours, ice cream making and much more.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child 4-17 yrs, museum members free.

August 29th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products and baked goods for sale.

September 20th The Great New Hampshire Pie Festival Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm
If you like pie, this one’s for you! Taste pie of all sorts from New Hampshire’s best bakers and bakeries. You can enter your pie in our famous pie contest and win a great prize. Enjoy pie making demonstrations, a kid’s apple pie eating contest, horse-drawn wagon rides, farm tours, farm animals, music and guided tours of the historic Jones farmhouse.
Event admission: $10 adult, $5 child, museum members $5/$3 or bring a pie for the contest and get in free.

September 26th The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products and baked goods for sale.

October 3rd Harvest Day Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Celebrate the Harvest at the Farm Museum! Kids can dig potatoes and carrots to make Stone Soup, bob for apples, play farm games and make potato prints. We will press apples to make cider, shell dry beans, winnow the buckwheat and more. Enjoy farmhouse tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, visits with farm animals, and blacksmith and spinning demonstrations.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 yrs, museum members free.

October 17th The Big Pumpkin Party Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
Join us for pumpkin games and stories. You can pick out your own pumpkin and carve or paint it at our carving station. We will roast pumpkin seeds over the fire and kids will love the pumpkin trail in the woods. A free pumpkin is given with each paid admission.
Admission: $7 adult, $4 child ages 4-17 yrs, museum members free.

October 31st The Milton Market Saturday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Local crafts, farm products and baked goods for sale.

November 21st 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, and popcorn over the campfire.
Admission: $10 adult, $5 child, museum members $5/$3.

December 19th 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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