Howell Farm 2023 Calendar of Events
28 Ice Harvest
11 Old-Fashioned Valentine's Day
Victorian Valentine's Day Card
Maple Sugar Horse
Maple Sugar Man
4 Visit from the Horse Doctor, Dentist & Shoer
Horse Candy Holder
Scented Waxed Pinecone
1 Spring Beekeeping & Gardening
15 Plowing, Harrowing & Wash Day
Corn Mosaic Sunflower
Baseball Scavenger Hunt
17 People of Pleasant Valley Tours & Juneteenth Program
Faces of Pleasant Valley Mask
24 Wheat Harvest & Wheat Weaving
8 Evening Blacksmithing (5:00–8:00 p.m.)
15 Farmer's Choice (5:00–8:00 p.m.)
22 Evening Animal Chores (5:00–8:00 p.m.)
29 & 30 Mercer County 4-H Fair & Wheat Threshing
(Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. & Sun. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Painting with the Artists
2 40th Annual Horse Plowing Match
Horses' Patootie Ribbon
16 Fall Plowing & Manure Spreading
Dirt & Worms Dessert
23 Canning Day
Wheat Seed Porcupine
21 Corn Harvest
28 Osage Orange Day & Fence Building
11 Bacon, Sausage & Scrapple Making
Suet Bird Feeder
25 Corn Picking & Thanksgiving Hayrides
Pine Door Swags
Naturally Friends Programs
Join a County naturalist for a close-up look at the swallows, bats, owls, and insects that are essential to the ecosystem where farmers raise their crops and animals.
April 22 – Bird Excursion, Capital City Farm - 2:00 p.m.
May 13 – Barn Swallow Celebration, Howell Farm - 2:00 p.m.
July 22 – Butterfly Bonanza, Capital City Farm - 2:00 p.m.
August 18 – Nocturnal Nature Walk, Howell Farm - 7:30–9:00 p.m.
October 21 – Spectacular Spiders, Capital City Farm - 2:00 p.m.
November 11 – Wooly Worm Weather Forecasting, Howell Farm 2:00 p.m.
Designed for children five and under, StoryTime features a seasonal tale, and includes a visit to the barnyard to see the animals.
Reservation required at least 3 days in advance; please contact Kim Daly at email@example.com to sign up.
Thursday, May 4 (10:30–11:30 a.m.)
Thursday, June 22 (10:30–11:30 a.m.)
Thursday, Sept. 14 (10:30–11:30 a.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 26 (10:30–11:30 a.m.)
Friday, Dec. 1 (10:30–11:30 a.m.)