Historic Farm Spring Tour
Historic Farm Summer Tour 2020
July 4, 2020 through September 7. 2020
Tuesdays – Saturdays 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sundays noon to 4:00pm; the grounds will be open until 5:00pm; closed Mondays except Labor Day
Admission – $10 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12
Tours will take place with some COVID -19 adjustments.
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!
Sheep to Shawl Fiber Arts Day on Saturday June 20th from 10am to 3pm. Watch the sheep being sheared and the spinners and weavers taking a fleece and transforming it into a beautiful shawl. This shawl will be raffled off at Quiet Valley’s Old Time Christmas event. Visit with some of the animals whose wool, fur or hair are some of what’s woven in the fiber arts world. The bake oven will be running and homemade loaves of bread will be sold to help raise funds for the farm museum. Come out and enjoy a day in the outdoors.
June 27th/28th Quiet Valley will be holding Flea Market Days
From 9am to 3pm come out and shop from a variety of tables with an eclectic collection of collectibles. The Friend of Quiet Valley will have their Timeless Treasures tables full of interesting and unique vintage items. On Saturday the outdoor brick bake oven will be selling loaves of bread. Some of the heritage craftspeople will have their wares for sale in the gift shop.
Fourth of July – On Saturday activities such as a reading of the Declaration of Independence, old fashioned children’s games and a one room school presentation will take place. On Saturday the outdoor bake oven will also be selling freshly baked loaves of bread.
July 4 & 5 – The 142nd Civil War Volunteer Company G Encampment
Learn about the history of a local volunteer group that served during the Civil War. Watch the 142nd as they go through drills and other typical activities involved in encamping.
Music in the Valley – July 18, 2020 – 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)
Twilight Tour – Ice Cream and Art – July 24, 2020 5:30 to 8:30
This special fundraiser is $25 adults & $15 for children;
Quiet Valley members are $20 adults & $10 for children
Come to the farm for our new evening tour experience. Enjoy creating some art under the guidance of instructors. Have a tasty treat of homemade ice cream and other yummy treats and visit two tour stops on the farm for brief presentations. Preregister at Eventbrite.com. Limited participation so don’t delay.
Heritage Craft Weekend – Saturday August 8, 2020 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
This day highlights some of the traditional trade skills and heritage crafts of our forefathers. Folks will be able to see the demonstrators at work. Learn about the techniques involved as well as some of the history behind them. There will be demonstrations such as basket making, bobbin lace, tatting, weaving, quilling, rope making and pottery. Come learn about some of the many historic folk crafts practiced by our ancestors. 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)
Children’s Day – August 15 – 10am – 4pm
A day of fun on the farm for the young folk. Various “chores”, crafts, and games will be taking place. There is no additional charge for Children’s Day activities.
Twilight Tour – Weaving & Bread Making – August 28, 2020 5:30 to 8:30pm
This special fundraiser is $20 adults & $10 for children;
Quiet Valley members are $15 adults & $5 for children
Come to the farm for our new evening tour experience. Enjoy creating some traditional wheat weaving pieces under the guidance of instructors. Watch a demonstration of bread baking as the bakers create a lovely Sheaf of Wheat loaf of bread. Have tasty treats made using the outdoor brick bake oven. Visit the barn for a brief presentation on common grains, such as wheat, grown in 19th century Monroe County. Preregistration and payment at Eventbrite.com is required by 8/26. Limited drop-in spots available so don’t delay.
Pocono State Craft Festival – Unfortunately, postponed until 2021
We are sorry to announce the craft festival will be postponed until August 2021 in its physical form, but you can still support the artisans through virtual shopping. Use this link and check out the beautiful work created by these talented individuals.
Farm to Table Covered Bridge Dinner – Unfortunately, postponed until 2021
Historic Farm Fall Tours
The farm is open for tours Saturdays September 12 & 19 from 10am to 4pm, $10 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12
Fiber Arts in our Lives – September 19
A day dedicated to a variety of fiber crafts. See activities such as spinning, weaving, rope making, basket making, chair caning, quilting & more; hair art display, outdoor brick bake oven in use; Enjoy the farm, Refreshments available; Open 10am to 4pm
COVID compliant, masks required
Admission – $10 Adults; $5 Ages 3-12
Apples – King of Fruits – September 26
Apple lore, apples as food, apple crafts, apple snacks, apple grafting talk, orchard visits & more
Admission – $10 Adults; $5 Ages 3-12
Country Market Days – October 3 & 4
From 10am to 4pm each day have fun shopping from a variety of flea market booths, from Quiet Valley’s specialty spots such as God’s Half Acre, Everlastings, Timeless Treasures,
and our Gift Shop full of handcrafted items; Enjoy the farm, Refreshments available, No admission charge
The COVID Compliant version of our Annual Harvest Festival – October 10 & 11
Farm Animals and their Uses – Saturday October 10 from 10am to 5pm
Farm animals, refreshments, heritage crafts & food demos such as candle dipping, scrapple making, tanning, leather work, one room school, wagon rides & more
Admission – $12 Adults; $6 Ages 3-12
Preregistration required (this includes Quiet Valley members) – call the farm 570-992-6161
Natural Fibers and their Uses – Sunday October 11 from 10am to 5pm
Farm Animals, refreshments, heritage crafts, fiber craft demos, one room school, wagon rides & more
Admission – $12 Adults; $6 Ages 3-12
Preregistration required (this includes Quiet Valley members) – call the farm 570-992-6161. Please call with questions.
11th Annual Spooky Days on the Farm – October 23, 24
Come enjoy some not so scary seasonal activities for families from 1pm to 5pm on the 23rd; and then some spookier entertainment from 5pm to 8pm on the 23rd and 24th; the evening murder mystery is excellent, a real who-done-it!
PRICES AND SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.