SUMMER TOURS AND EVENTS

Historic Farm Spring Tour 2018
The farm is open for tours Saturdays June 2 & 9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, $8 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12

Historic Farm Summer Tour 2018
Open Third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday noon to 5:00pm; closed Mondays except Labor Day
Admission – $10 Adults, $5 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 16, 2018 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
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. At the Bake Oven enjoy samples of freshly made herb breads. Take a Wagon Ride (conditions permitting, small fee). This year’s feature area, Art in the Garden will have examples of various ways to enhance the look of your outdoor areas using the inspirations you will find here. Adventures at the party include a return of the popular Fun Foods for Picky Eaters and new for 2018 ‘Berry’ Best Friends – Herb & Berry Desserts. Older youth and adults will enjoy making flowered paper boxes and birds using wire and paper. Children will have a good time making bee sculptures as well as flower pictures. This is a day full of gardening inspiration, artistic expression and fun in the outdoors.
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; 10:00am to 4:00pm)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant


Music in the Valley – Saturday July 14, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
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 this special day of wonderful, old-fashion entertainment. The event will be held under tents, rain or shine. The day ends with a jam session around 3:30pm.
(Music in the Valley is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine; 10:00am to 5:00pm)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant


5k Rooster Run/Walk & 1 mi Fun Run – July 21

Join our “rooster” for the annual 5K 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 out on our raffle drawing taking place after the race! For details and registration check online at www.TimberHillTiming.com or call 570.992.6161. Click here for the registration form:Race and Fun Run 2018


Heritage Craft Weekend – Saturday August 11, 2018 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
This day highlights many of the traditional trade skills and heritage crafts of our forefathers. Folks will be able to see the demonstrators 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 demonstrations such as basket making, spinning, weaving, egg etching, wheat weaving, blacksmithing and pottery. 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; 10:00am to 4:00pm)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant


Pocono State Craft Festival – Saturday & Sunday August 25 & 26, 2018
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 for viewing, 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 10:00am to 5:00pm 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 Experience & Covered Bridge Dinner
Saturday September 8, 2018
FARM TO TABLE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy an evening visit to the farm as we celebrate our sixth annual Farm to Table Experience on Saturday September 8th between 4:00pm and 6:00pm, with small groups going out every twenty minutes. At this special fundraiser there will be four small plate tastings at various areas of the farm. There you can savor samples of this year’s featured fare and learn a little of the history behind these particular foods. Also, enjoy a garden talk or harvest activity.
2018 Featured Foods to be announced.
The Farm to Table Experience takes place rain or shine. This is an excellent way to connect with local food sources and try out some new recipes without having to do the cooking. The food tasting takes about 1 to 1 & 1/4 hour and is $20.00 Adults, $10.00 Ages 3 -10

NEW FOR 2018
COVERED BRIDGE FARM TO TABLE DINNER
On September 8 at 6:30pm a full dinner will be served to forty attendees in Quiet Valley’s covered bridge. What an exciting and tasty way to support the farm. By reservation only. Locally-sourced and Quiet Valley food stuffs will be used in the preparation of the meal. Menu – Seasonal Appetizers, Butternut Bisque, Mixed Greens with Apples and Spiced Walnuts, Brick Oven Roasted Chicken, Rosemary/Dijon Potatoes, Carrot/Kohlrabi Slaw, Roasted Beets with Balsamic, Sweet Corn/Tomato Side, Peach Cobbler with Homemade Whipped Cream, local wine, beer, lemonade and flavored waters. Don’t miss out on this very special opportunity. The dinner will take approximately 2 1/2 hours and Early Bird reservations are $50.00 per person. After June 11 tickets are $60.00 each. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Call the farm at 570-992-6161 to reserve your tickets (tickets are non-refundable). Space is limited to 40 guests so don’t delay.

Twilight is an especially lovely time on the farm so come and support Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm at either of these unique fundraisers and enjoy the delectable tastes of summer’s bounty.

Historic Farm Fall Tours
The farm is open for tours Saturdays September 8 & 15 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, $8 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12

PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.