Farm Animal Frolic
Saturdays & Sundays
May 22, 23 and May 29, 30
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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 a variety of baby farm animals up close and personal. 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 the workhorses and all they were used for on a farm.
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 Goat Pen where you can learn all sorts of goat lore and enjoy some crafts and activities that will make you feel like a “kid” again.
Everyone will enjoy a ride in the wagon pulled by 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 we harvest ice in the winter. Pony rides are an annual Frolic favorite. Pony and Wagon Rides are an extra charge and are weather permitting.
Sheep Shearing – 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 – 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.
A One Room School presentation 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, prices and schedules subject to change]