Farm Animal Frolic
May 18th, 19th and May 25th, 26th, 2019
Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm and
Sundays 12 pm – 4 pm
Adults $8.00 and Ages 3-12 $5.00
Rain or Shine
Click here for printable poster: FAF Poster 2019
Come enjoy baby farm animals, children’s show, games, hands-on activities, refreshments & more.
Frolic offers two weekends of fun for the entire family as Quiet Valley comes alive with baby farm animals. This is a unique opportunity for children and the young-at-heart to see and touch a variety of baby farm animals. Watch baby chicks hatching from their eggs and feel the soft fur of the baby bunnies. Don’t miss seeing the new lambs with their woolly fleece and the frisky baby goats. The adorable baby piglets with their funny little noses charm everyone. Get to know our workhorses, Gunther and Wilhelm. Meet Janie, our mule.
Children always love the hay jump in the barn, and they can play some of the traditional games enjoyed by past generations. There is a children’s show twice a day. The outdoor brick bake oven is in operation both weekends. There is plenty of hearty homemade food and sweet treats for all!
The hands-on theme area will be the Pig Pen where you can learn all sorts of swine lore and enjoy some crafts and activities that will put you in hog heaven.
Everyone will enjoy a ride in the wagon pulled by our Clydesdale draft horses. The wagon ride takes about 20 minutes and takes you down an old railroad bed from the 1800’s to the pond where ice is harvested in the winter. Pony rides are an annual Frolic favorite. Pony and Wagon Rides are an extra charge and are weather permitting.
The Friends of Quiet Valley will hold two fundraisers during Frolic in support of the farm. There will be the annual plant sale offering a nice selection of healthy vegetable and flower plants for sale. Many of the plants are heirloom varieties. There will also be a sale of vintage collectibles with a great selection of items such as knickknacks, china and glass pieces, linens, figurines, etc. All proceeds support the educational programming of Quiet Valley.
Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center’s wildlife presentations –
Saturday May 18th at 12:30am and 2:00pm Kathy Uhler and her staff will offer two presentations on local wildlife with some of the rehabilitation center’s resident animals. Learn more about this wonderful non-profit organization and their mission of wild animal rescue and education.
Civil War – U.S. Detachment of Engineers – Saturday & Sunday May 18th – May 19th – The U.S. Detachment of Engineers will be here this year showing map making practices that took place during the Civil War. Visitors will enjoy the excellent reenactment and this special glimpse into an important part of our country’s history.
The Pennsylvania WoodMobile – On Saturday May 25th the Pennsylvania WoodMobile will be visiting Quiet Valley. It is a traveling exhibit that provides information on the state’s forest resource and the state’s forest products industry. Visitors to the exhibit will see how the forests of Pennsylvania have shaped the history of the state and nation, learn how today’s forest differs from 100 years ago, examine the various hardwood species produced in Pennsylvania, and use touchscreen technology to interact with various threats to the forests such as invasive insects and plants, diseases and white-tailed deer. Also learn about Pennsylvania’s forest products industry, see how products are made, learn how the forest is managed in a sustainable fashion, and experience how common and unusual forest products touch our lives every day.
Sheep Shearing – Saturday May 25th beginning at 10:30 and lasting to mid-afternoon. Come see sheep shearer Margaret Quinn use hand blades to shear the fleeces off the Quiet Valley sheep. The wool from the fleeces is used on the farm as it is washed, spun into yarn, dyed and then woven into cloth on the cabin loom during the summer.
Sheep to Shawl – Saturday May 25th – The spinners and weavers will be doing a Sheep to Shawl demonstration where they will take a freshly sheared fleece, spin it into yarn and weave it into a shawl all in one day. The shawl will be raffled off at our Old Time Christmas event in December.
One Room School presentations take place both Sunday May 19 & 26. Get a glimpse of a typical school day circa 1893.
Great fun for all animal lovers so come to Farm Animal Frolic and bring the whole family.
(All funds raised support the mission of the non-profit farm museum) [no pets, no smoking]