Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Family Farm Fest Old Sturbridge Village April 16-24, 2016

Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how they are applicable to today’s farmers and even backyard gardeners. Kids will even have a chance to try their hand at seasonal chores!

Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, goats, chicks, bunnies and piglets.  Compete in our Farm Yard Games, check out some antique tractors, and listen to bluegrass music. Visit with Teamsters from around New England, meet their Oxen, and learn about the animals that powered 19th century agriculture. Laura Ingalls Wilder will also be with us on select days!

Enjoy expanded hands-on and interactive activities throughout the Village, along with family-friendly performances and entertainment, including music and storytelling. Meet the new arrivals at the farm (every day) and on Monday (Patriots' Day), take part in martial activities.

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