Historic Farm Spring Tour 2020
The farm is open for tours Saturdays June 6 & 13 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, $8 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12
Historic Farm Summer Tour 2020
Open Third Saturday in June through Labor Day Monday
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday noon to 5:00pm; closed Mondays except Labor Day
Admission – $10 Adults, $5 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 20, 2020 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
On Saturday June 20, 2020 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will open for their 57th Summer Tour Season starting with their thirteenth annual Summer Garden Party. Visitors coming to the farm for the historic tour will experience guides portraying family members going about a typical day on a homestead in the 1800s. In addition to the tour, folks will have a chance to involve themselves in a variety of garden-related activities. Tour a typical Pennsylvania German kitchen garden, get help with garden basics, sample yummy things made with fresh herbs and vegetables and take home some recipes. At the outdoor brick oven herb breads will be baked and samples shared.
This year’s feature area TBA.
2020 Activities TBA
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; 10:00am to 4:00pm)
Children’s Day – Saturday June 27, 2020 – 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.
5k Rooster Run/Walk & 1 mi Fun Run – TBA
Join our “rooster” for the annual 5K 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 out on our raffle drawing taking place after the race! For details and registration check online at www.TimberHillTiming.com or call 570.992.6161. Click here for the registration form: Race and Fun Run 2019
Music in the Valley – Saturday 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)
Heritage Craft Weekend – Saturday August 8, 2020 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
This day highlights many of the traditional trade skills and heritage crafts of our forefathers. Folks will be able to see the demonstrators 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 demonstrations such as basket making, spinning, weaving, egg etching, wheat weaving, black smithing and pottery. 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; 10:00am to 4:00pm)
Pocono State Craft Festival – Saturday & Sunday August 22 & 23, 2020
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 for viewing, 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 10:00am to 5:00pm 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 Covered Bridge Dinner – Saturday September 12, 2020
A full dinner will be served to thirty four attendees in Quiet Valley’s covered bridge. What an exciting and tasty way to support the farm. By reservation only. Locally-sourced and Quiet Valley food stuffs will be used in the preparation of the meal. Menu – TBA
Don’t miss out on this very special opportunity. The dinner will take approximately 2 1/2 hours. Tickets are available May 4th at the early bird price of $50.00pp and beginning May 11 will be $60.00pp. Appropriate for ages 18 and up. Call the farm at 570-992-6161 to reserve your tickets (tickets are non-refundable). Space is limited to 34 diners this year to allow greater room at the tables.
Twilight is an especially lovely time on the farm so come and support Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm and enjoy the delectable tastes of summer’s bounty.
Historic Farm Fall Tours
The farm is open for tours Saturdays September 12 & 19 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, $8 Adults, $5 Ages 3-12
PRICES AND SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.