2019 EVENTS CALENDAR

  

Celebration of Youth July 20th

Come to this annual summer event and bring the kids! There will be children’s art activities (paint a pig and take it home!) and the 19th century games that Almanzo and his friends would have played. The Children’s Art show will be on display in the schoolhouse and this year’s Honorary Laura and Almanzo will be announced, chosen from the essays submitted by children who have studied the Farmer Boy story this year. Food and craft vendors, life skills demonstrators, and self guided tours of the Wilder buildings are all on tap.

Enjoy live bluegrass fiddling by Marjorie Kelting and Terry McGill!

10am-4pm. Admission: $10 for adults, $6 for youth ages 6 to 16.  5 and under  are always free. Active military are free with ID and active military families are at half price.

Annual Cultural Festival- Fete du Quebecois August 24th

Our annual cultural festival celebrates the influence of different cultures in rural northern New York in the mid 19th century. This year, listen to traditional French Canadian folk music and lunch on tourtiere and tart au sucre while touring the Wilder buildings. Watch the weaver, spinner, shingle maker demonstrate their crafts. Kids will enjoy a French folk sing along, games, and storytelling (12-2). Crafts and food vendors will be on site. Thompson Tomaszewski,Paul Smiths VIC Lead Naturalist/Environmental Educator, will be at the Wilder Farm to teach us about wildlife in 1800’s Quebec. Entertainment by Nicholfalls and Paul Machabee.

10am-4pm. Admission: $10 for adults, $6 for youth ages 6 to 16.  5 and under  are always free. Active military are free with ID and active military families are at half price.

Harvest Fest & Civil War Living History Sept. 28th & 29th

The Adirondack Regiment of Civil War Re-enactors will be at the farm for two days of living history. Visitors are welcome to visit their tents and displays, talk with the re-enactors and learn about life on the battlefield. Skirmishes will be held both days. Craft & farm market vendors, 19th century games and kids’ craft activities, music, fresh cider donuts, and more. Food will be available from Proper’s Food Truck and Squealz on Wheels BBQ.  The Wilder buildings will be open for self-guided tours and the annual As Time Passes juried art show will be on display in the schoolhouse. Vote for Peoples’ Choice! Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.  Adults $10; Seniors, $9; Youth 6-16, $6; 5 and under, free. Active military are free with ID and active military families are at half price.

Saturday 10:00 am    Camps open to the public                                                                                                                                                                                10:30 am    Company Rifle and Ammunition Issue Scenario
11:15 am Music in the pavilion! Folk tunes with Marjorie Kelting
1:00 pm      “Rich Man’s War” scenario for public
2:00 pm Music in the pavilion! Folk tunes with Marjorie Kelting
3:00 pm      Battle Reenactment- maple grove beyond the barns
4 – 5:00 pm Camp life and living history interactions with the public
5:00 pm      Camps closed to the public

Sunday
10:00 am    Camps open to the public
11:00 am    Company drill and artillery demonstrations
11:30 am Music by Nicholfalls in the Pavilion
1:00 pm      Battle Reenactment—maple grove beyond the barns Closing ceremonies

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Christmas with Almanzo  December 7th

Enjoy mulled cider & traditional cookies in the Wilder house with carol singing and Farmer Boy Christmas chapter readings (11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15). Plus, children’s holiday craft activities and the gift shop will be open! Free admission and gift wrapping.