Harvest Festival FAQ

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a living historical museum that demonstrates life during the previous centuries and how technology changed existence for the farm family.

Harvest Festival is our biggest fundraiser of the year and a great time to see the farm during the beauty of autumn! Here are some of the common questions we get about Harvest Festival.  Hopefully we are able to answer your question below. We hope to see you at our Festival!

What is the Date and Where is it?

Harvest Festival always falls during Columbus Day weekend on the Saturday and Sunday. The times are from 10am to 5pm.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is located in Stroudsburg Pennsylvania.  We are conveniently close to Route 80, 209, and 33 making us easy to visit.  For specific directions please visit our Direction Page.

What is the Price of Admission?

Admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 3 years old to 12 years old. Children under 3 years old are free with an attending adult.  Quiet Valley members, with a current membership, can attend the Festival for free.  Memberships can be purchased at the gate.

We recommend that you bring cash to the event. Most of the activities are currently cash only. We do have two ATMs on site.

What Type of Food will be at the Festival?

We have a variety of food at Harvest Festival. Many of the recipes are based on historic ones! You can find many of our Harvest Festival classics in our Quiet Valley Cook Book.  Food can be found around the farm.

Some of our favorites include: BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, vegetarian vegetable soup, chicken corn chowder, sausage sandwiches,  beef BBQ, all beef hot dogs, apple dumplings, corn fritters, funnel cakes, griddle cookies, bread baked in the bake oven, homemade baked goods, and much more! Beverages include water, birch beer, cider, and coffee.

We are able to accommodate most dietary restrictions including vegetarian and gluten free.

What are the Activities taking place during Festival? 

Each year for Harvest Festival we select a theme that falls in line with our mission as a living history museum.  Corresponding presentations will be announced as we develop the 2018 theme. Many traditional skills are demonstrated each year such as spinning and weaving, cooking in dutch ovens, rye straw crafts, apple butter making, candle dipping and much more, all taking place across the farm. In additional we have horse and wagon rides and pony rides for a small fee.

One of our favorite activities during Harvest Festival is the interactive program in the 1893 one-room schoolhouse.  Everyone is welcome to attend, but even adults are considered school students in this program, so you best pay attention before the Schoolmarm makes you sit in the dunce chair.

Be sure not-to-miss our Children’s Heritage area for the the K-4th set with various crafts and activities, for the little ones a Pumpkin Patch for pumpkin decorating and Children’s Games for all the young folk.

We also offer various areas to purchase items at our Gift Shop and our Trading Post that offer features wonderful handmade items by our craftsman.  Everlastings which are headbands and baskets made with our very own dried flowers. In addition, there is God’s Half Acre where we sell handmade jellies, jams, pickles, and farm fresh produce.

Walkers and Wheelchairs. 

The Harvest Festival takes place outdoors and is a rain or shine event.  The paths are paved with gravel or flag stones.  Thus we recommend sturdy close toed shoes for your visit.  Guests with mobility issues are encouraged to bring a cane or walker. Seating is scattered across the farm.  Wheelchairs are able to get around and see most of the presentations.  There is a ramp on the back of the school house and into the gift shop.

There is some handicap parking up by the Engel Education Building and near the farm. There is a shuttle bus to bring visitors up from the parking fields. People with limited mobility can be dropped off near the entrance to the farm.

Some Advice.

We recommend that you allow 3-4 hours to do all of the activities on the farm.  We suggest wearing closed toed shoes since this is a farm.  For the safety of your pet, only service animals are permitted on the farm.  Please no smoking on site either (when the butts get left on the ground the goats come out at night and smoke them; we are really trying to get them to stop).

Because this is a special event, some activities (jumping in the hayloft) and areas such as the historic home are closed during Harvest Festival.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.

This sounds great, How do I get Involved? 

Visit our Volunteer Page to find out more about volunteering. If you are interested in finding out more about being a Harvest Festival volunteer visit our HF volunteer FAQ page.