FARM ANIMAL FROLIC

nathan petting goat32nd Annual
Farm Animal Frolic

May 16th, 17th and May 23rd, 24th, 2020
Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm and
Sundays 12 pm – 4 pm
Adults $10.00 and Ages 3-12 $5.00
Rain or Shine

Click here for printable poster: FAF Poster 2020

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 our workhorses and meet Janie, our mule.

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 Goats 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.

The Friends of Quiet Valley will hold two fundraisers during Frolic in support of the farm. There will be the annual plant sale offering a nice selection of healthy vegetable and flower plants for sale. Many of the plants are heirloom varieties.   There will also be a sale of vintage collectibles with a great selection of items such as knickknacks, china and glass pieces, linens, figurines, etc. All proceeds support the educational programming of Quiet Valley.

Sheep Shearing – Saturday May 16 –  beginning at 10:30 and lasting to mid-afternoon. 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 –
Saturday May 16 – 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.
Detachment, US Civil War Engineers – Saturday May 16 and Sunday May 17 – The US Engineers are Civil War re-enactors and will be talking to visitors about wartime map making during their encampment.
Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center’s wildlife presentations
Saturday May 23 – Kathy Uhler and her staff will offer two presentations (11:30am & 1:30pm) on local wildlife with some of the rehabilitation center’s resident animals. Learn more about this wonderful non-profit organization and their mission of education and wild animal rescue.

One Room School presentations take place both Sunday May 17 & 24. 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]