Thanksgiving Hayrides and Wreath & Sleighbell Sale

Saturday, November 26 | 10:00–4:00


Bring a non-perishable food item for our donation wagon to earn a ride on one of our horse-drawn hay wagons! Horses Peter & Jeb and Bill & Jesse will be giving hayrides from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; tickets are free and will be distributed in the barnyard on a first-come, first-served basis. Canned and boxed food donations will be collected at the visitor center—as well as new, unopened toys for Toys for Tots—to support the community this holiday season.


After your ride, join farmers in the field to help pick and shell the last of the 2022 corn—which will be milled into flour for local food banks—before meeting the farm's cow Blizzard for her 2:00 milking. Homemade lunch will be served from the farmhouse kitchen, and the Friends of Howell Farm’s annual Wreath & Sleighbell Sale—featuring straps of sleighbells made by the farm’s harnessmaker—will take place outside the visitor center.


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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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