What's Happening in July...

This Saturday: Evening Livestock Chores 

July 24 |  5:00  – 8:00 p.m. 





Evening Blacksmithing

July 10  5:00  – 8:00 p.m. 

Evening "Share the Harvest" Tours 

July 17  5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Evening Livestock Chores

July 24   5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Mercer County 4-H Fair & Wheat Threshing

July 31  10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.  

August 1  10 a.m. –  4 p.m. 

The Mercer County 4-H Fair

July 31  (10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)         Aug. 1  (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Music  |  Food  |  Hayrides  |  Pony Rides  |  Magic Shows  |  Storytelling  |  Homemade Ice Cream  |  Pie Eating Contest  |  "Snakes-n-Scales Radical Reptiles" Show  |  Frozen T-Shirt Contest  |  Country Dance  |  Animal Costume Contest  |  "Chicken Poop Bingo"  |  Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull  |  4-H "Round Robin" Animal Show  |  Historic Wheat Threshing  |  Archery Demonstrations, Gardening Exhibits & More  |  Featuring the Jugtown Mountain String Band, Cook College Ramblers, and Magnolia Street String Band  |  Event Details

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Preschool Fridays on the Farm


Summer on The Farm


Summer Preschool Fridays on the Farm are designed for preschool through early elementary-aged children (though older siblings are welcome too). Program participants will engage in the same activities as children living on a 1900s farm, while learning what “Share the Harvest” means at Howell Farm today.

July 23 – "Busy Bees"

Why are bees important to farmers? Children will learn about the jobs they do at Howell Farm, and how they talk to one another while they work! In this unique program, kids will have a “bee’s eye” view of the flowers in a special game that simulates pollination.


August 6 & 20 – "How Does Our Garden Grow?"

In this program, children will learn what a plant needs in order to grow, and discover our favorite vegetables growing above ground, below it, or somewhere in the middle...then they’ll help us pick, collect, or dig them up!


Cost & Scheduling

$10 per person (adults & children ages 1+) for groups of 5–15, including adults.

Children must be accompanied by an adult, and all participants age one year and older must have tickets. Programs begin promptly at 10 a.m., and are rain or shine except in cases of severe weather. Each session has a minimum of 5 participants; in the event that registration closes before we reach the minimum, farm staff will contact registrants to reschedule for another day.


Register For PRESCHOOL FRIDAYS



July & August:  Summer on the Farm is a time to have fun outdoors...after the chores are done of course!

Children will learn what life would have been like for kids living on a farm in 1900 – pumping water for the animals, bedding the barn with straw, and meeting the horses, pigs, sheep, and chickens up close. Once the work is all done, participants will try 19th-century games on the farmhouse lawn, and finally relax and watch the fields roll by from their seats on a hay-filled wagon.

Cost & Scheduling

– $10 per person for children ages 1+ and adults (including parents & teachers)

– Groups of 5–15 (Scholarships are available for certain programs.)

Children will learn what life would have been like for kids living on a farm in 1900 – pumping water for the animals, bedding the barn with straw, and meeting the horses, pigs, sheep, and chickens up close. Once the work is all done, participants will try 19th-century games on the farmhouse lawn, and finally relax and watch the fields roll by from their seats on a hay-filled wagon.

Register For SUMMER ON THE FARM



Visit

70 Woodens Lane

Hopewell Twp., NJ 08530

Main: 609-737-3299
Fax: 609-737-6524

info@howellfarm.org

U.S. Mail
101 Hunter Road

Titusville, NJ 08560


Hours

Tuesday–Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (t
hrough Dec. 4)

See Calendar for special hours in July

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Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission

Brian M. Hughes, County Executive | Aaron T. Watson, Executive Director

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