SUMMER TOURS AND EVENTS

Historic Farm Spring Tour
The farm is open for tours Saturdays June 3rd & 10th from 10am to 4:00pm

Historic Farm Summer Tour
Open Third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday
Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm; closed Mondays except Labor Day
Admission – $10 Adults, $5 Children ages 3-12

Come and experience farm life on a traditional 1800s homestead. Interpreters dressed in historic clothing portray the members of the Pennsylvania German family who lived at this site in the 18th and 19th centuries. Interpreters will share with you typical farm tasks such as spinning and weaving in the cabin, hearth cooking and food preservation in the farmhouse and animal husbandry in the barn. Learn interesting facts about the animals that live here, what crops are raised, how a bake oven works, what is used to make candles, how cloth was made, and much more.

Enjoy optional activities such as a wagon ride through our covered bridge to see our heritage apple orchard and pond (small additional fee), a tour of the traditional kitchen garden or a visit to the one room school.

Each week features different demonstrations of heritage crafts or historic trade skills called Summer Highlights that are included in the tour admission. Every Wednesday our quilters are in the Open Barn weather permitting and every Saturday our outdoor Bake Oven is in operation and is where folks can enjoy a sample of homemade bread. For other rotating highlights and special features click Highlights.  Fun for the whole family!


 Summer Garden Party – Saturday June 17, 2017
The Summer Garden Party offers a day devoted to the art of gardening. Tour the kitchen garden, learn about herbs and their uses, explore heirloom vegetables, enjoy food tastings and make a garden-inspired craft; Visit this year’s theme area and get some ideas for outdoor living spaces. There is a hands-on Children’s Area; At the Bake Oven enjoy samples of freshly made herb breads.
Take a Wagon Ride  (weather permitting, small fee)
Whether you already garden or would like to learn how, the Summer Garden Party is the place to be. If you don’t have a lot of space, it doesn’t matter! Gardening can take place in a window box or large pot! Come join the Party on our Opening Day of the Farm Tour season – a perfect way to start your summer!
(Summer Garden Party is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine; 10am to 4pm)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant

Friends of Quiet Valley Chicken BBQ Dinner – Saturday June 17, 2017
If you haven’t tried Quiet Valley’s BBQ Chicken, you can’t miss this foodie highlight! Dinner includes 1/4 BBQ Chicken, baked potato, corn bread, and dessert. A chicken-less version is available for vegetarians at a reduced price. Cost is $12 and there are two seating sessions at 4:30 and 5:30pm; takeout is available. Please RSVP by calling 570-992-6161 or email farm@quietvalley.org.  

Click here for the Chicken Dinner Flyer: Chicken Dinner Flyer 2017


Music in the Valley – Saturday July 8, 2017
Music in the Valley features various groups performing traditional music at different locations on the farm. There will be a sing-a-long for the children and storytelling. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the musicians and learn about folk instruments and traditional music. Enjoy a special day of wonderful, old-fashion entertainment. This event will be held under tents, rain or shine. The day ends with a jam session around 3:30.
(Music in the Valley is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine; 10am to 5pm)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant


5k Rooster Run/Walk & 1 mi Fun Run – July 15, 2017

Join our “rooster” for the annual Rooster Run and 1 mile Fun Run! Participants will tour the Quiet Valley property over hill and dale past the farm pond, pastures, apple orchards and historical buildings. The course has varying surfaces including grass, dirt, gravel, and paved roads.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female overall, the top ones per age category, and the top master male and female.  All participants who register by the t-shirt deadline will receive a free t-shirt! Don’t miss our on our raffle drawing taking place after the race!

For details and registration check online at www.TimberHillTiming.com or call 570.992.6161.

You can print out the Registration form here:   Rooster Run 5k Flyer 17

Registration form for the 1 Mile Fun Run here: Rooster Run Flyer 17 Fun Run


Heritage Craft Weekend – Saturday August 5, 2017
This weekend highlights many of the traditional trade skills and heritage crafts of our forefathers. Folks will be able to see the craft people at work and even try crafts out for themselves. With a whole day dedicated to crafts there will be plenty of time to learn about the techniques involved as well as some of the history behind them. There will be demonstration such as basket making, spinning, weaving, egg etching, wheat weaving and broom making. Everyone enjoys this true hands-on event so plan to spend as much of the day as you can and learn about historic folk crafts. You may be a future demonstrator “in the making”!
(Heritage Craft Day is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine; 10am to 4pm)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant


Pocono State Craft Festival – Saturday & Sunday August 26th & 27st
Quiet Valley partners with the Pocono Art Council and Pocono Chapter of the PA Guild of Craftsmen for this event. A great weekend to shop for fine art and crafts. Watch demonstrations of various crafts and enjoy live music. Historic buildings will be open, but no regular tours will take place these two days. We will have wagon rides for a small fee, weather permitting, as well as a bake goods and bread sale. While you are here visit the one room school. The event takes place from 10am to 5pm both days.
$6 Adults, Under 12 free; this event is rain or shine
For more information click here  Pocono State Craft Festival


Farm to Table Tasting Experience – Saturday September 2, 2017
At this special fundraiser folks will be able to visit the farm and enjoy a very tasty tour focused on end of summer produce and traditional harvest lore. Evening is an especially lovely time on the farm and it tends to give you a better sense of what it might have truly felt like in rural Pennsylvania during the 1800s. Between 4:00pm to 6:30pm small groups will go out every 20 minutes and visit four locations on the farm for food samplings. The Farm to Table Experience takes place rain or shine. Adults $20, Ages 3-10 $10

Historic Farm Fall Tours
The farm is open for tours Saturdays September 9th & 16th from 10am to 4pm