SUMMER TOURS AND EVENTS

Historic Farm Spring Tour 2018
The farm is open for tours Saturdays June 2nd & 9th from 10am to 4:00pm

Historic Farm Summer Tour 2018
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 16, 2018
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


Music in the Valley – Saturday July 14, 2018
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 TBA

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.


Heritage Craft Weekend – Saturday August TBA
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 TBA
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 TBA
Enjoy an evening visit to the farm as we celebrate our fifth annual Farm to Table Experience on Saturday September TBA between 4:00pm and 6:30pm. At this special fundraiser there will be four food 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.
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. Enough food is shared to be considered a light supper so this event makes a nice date night. The food tasting takes about an hour and a half and is $20.00 per adult, $10.00 for children 3 -10. Call the farm at 570-992-6161 to reserve your tickets. Space is limited so don’t delay.
Twilight is an especially lovely time on the farm so come and support Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm at this unique fundraiser and enjoy the delectable tastes of summer’s bounty.

Historic Farm Fall Tours
The farm is open for tours Saturdays September 8th & 15th from 10am to 4pm