Howell Farm is currently closed to visitors, but the spring work continues! Below you’ll find photo and video updates on corn planting, sheep shearing, and other projects happening around the farm.
We look forward to reopening as soon as possible, but in the meantime please remember that hiking, biking, and horseback riding through the farm—including on Hunter Road—are prohibited.
For the latest information on current park access and future reopenings, please visit mercercountyparks.org. Thanks for checking in – we hope to invite you back soon!
"Shear Fun" is in store, with sheep shearing and herding, wool spinning, weaving, and rug hooking demonstrations throughout the day. Visitors can learn about sheep care, fleece cleaning, and wool use—with shearing demonstrations at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, and 3:00—then watch award-winning border collies herd sheep in the round pasture, and learn about whistle commands, puppy training, and more. Herding demonstrations are at 11:30, 1:30, and 2:30.
A children’s craft program, in which kids can make a "Corn Cob Sheep" to take home, runs from 11:00 – 3:00 ($3 materials fee).