SUMMER EVENTS

Historic Summer Farm Tours
Open Third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday
Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday noon to 5pm; closed Mondays except Labor Day
2016 – Also open Saturdays June 4, 11, September 10, 17 from 10am to 4pm
Admission – $10 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12

Experience farm life on a traditional 1800s homestead. Guides dressed in period clothing portray family members portray the Pennsylvania Germans 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 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 18, 2016
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 a food tasting and make a garden-inspired craft; There is a hands-on Children’s Area; At the Bake Oven learn about herb breads & try a sample, sign up by noon to make a small loaf yourself (1 per family, must be on farm until 1:30 to allow for baking).
Take a Wagon Ride  (weather permitting, small fee)
Our featured artists are –
Alice Prall who will share her pressed flower artwork and
Potter Joan Glusiec who will demonstrate her heritage craft
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! So come out from 10am to 4pm and join us on Opening Day – a perfect way to start your Quiet Valley summer! Rain or Shine
(Summer Garden Party is included in admission)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant

Victorian Country Tea – Saturday June 18, 2016
At this special fundraiser enjoy an old fashion country tea complete with tea sandwiches, cake, scones and cookies as well as lemonade and tea. Door prizes, favors and music round out your visit as Quiet Valley’s own “Emma Marsh” leads us through proper tea etiquette and shares some stories of her life on the farm in 1890. Call 570-992-6161
By Reservation only – one seating at 2:00pm – $15pp; Tea is appropriate for ages 8 and up
(Tea Party attendees who also take the farm tour receive a discounted tour admission)


Music in the Valley – Saturday July 9, 2016
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 admission)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant

Friends of Quiet Valley Chicken BBQ Dinner – Saturday July 9, 2016
If you haven’t tried QV BBQ Chicken, you can’t miss this foodie highlight! Dinner includes 1/4 BBQ Chicken, baked potato, 4 bean salad and dessert. Cost is $12 and there are two seatings 4:30 and 5:30 with takeout available. Please RSVP a spot by July 5th just call 570-992-6161 or email farm@quietvalley.org.


5k Rooster Run/Walk & 1 mi Fun Run – July 16, 2016

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. Course has varying surfaces including grass, dirt, gravel and paved roads.

To print a registration form and mail in click HERE. For details and registration check online @ www.TimberHillTiming.com or call 570.992.6161. Awards are given to the top male & female, top masters male and female and top 2 male and female in each age category. There will be a raffle drawing after the race and a free t-shirt for anyone registering by t-shirt deadline.

You can print out the Registration form here :   Rooster Run Pdf

 


Heritage Craft Weekend – Saturday August 6, 2016
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, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, as you can and learn about historic folk crafts. You may be a future demonstrator “in the making”!
(Heritage Craft Day is included in admission)
Sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts – Project Stream grant


Pocono State Craft Festival – Saturday & Sunday August 20th & 21st
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. Historic buildings will be open, but no regular tours these two days. We will have wagon rides as well as a bake goods and bread sale. The NJ Frontier Guard will also be having an encampment this weekend. $6 Adults, Under 12 free
For more information click on  Pocono State Craft Festival


Farm to Table Tasting Experience – Saturday September 3, 2016
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. From 4:00 to 6:30 pm 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. $15 Adults, $10 Ages 3-12