July 28th – Celebration of Youth & Morgan Horse Event
Enjoy our fabulous biennial Morgan horse show presented by Heart’s Delight from the Wm H. Miner Institute. Visit the horses and their trainers! Show at 2pm. The day also features the art and essays of students who studied the Farmer Boy story this year. Honorary Almanzo and Laura for 2018 will be announced, along with art show award at noon. Plus, food and craft vendors, life skills demonstrators, craft activities for kids, games, music, and self guided tours of the Wilder buildings. Youth oriented organizations will be on site. Dance performances by Tiffany’s Dance Studio. Take a walk down the trail to Trout River. Adults $9; Senior, $8.50; Youth 6-16, $6; 5 and under, Free! Bring your chairs and picnic blanket.
August 25th – Annual Cultural Fest- English
Join us at our annual cultural festival, where we celebrate influences in 19th rural northern New York. This we’ll be serving tea and crumpets at the English Festival! Planned are a May pole, tea party (and how to properly brew tea!), cricket & croquet, as well as music and performances by the Adirondack English Country Dancers. Traditional food, craft vendors, life skills demonstrators,and more! Plus, we’ll be celebrating Laura & Almanzo’s anniversary with cake.
Special guest, Historian Melanie Stringer will present her first-person living history program, Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder. This presentation features an interactive “visit” with an adult, but not-yet-famous, Mrs. Wilder. It’s 1898, and Laura, Almanzo, and their 11-year-old daughter
Rose have recently settled in the tranquil Missouri Ozarks. The family is working hard to build up a new farm; times are tough and money is scarce, but better days are coming. Though she has not yet considered a writing career, Mrs. Wilder has already lived through
many of the events that she will one day recount in her famous Little House books. Visitors are encouraged to participate in a lively conversation and questions are encouraged in this all-ages program. For more information, follow Melanie on Facebook or Twitter: @MeetLIW
Adults $9; Senior, $8.50; Youth 6-16, $6; 5 and under, Free! Bring your chairs and picnic blanket.
September 29th & 30th – Harvest Fest & Civil War Living History
We will be welcoming the Adirondack Regiment of Civil War Re-enactors to the Wilder Farm for two days of living history – you’re welcome to walk around the encampment and visit with the soldiers and see their displays. Skirmishes will be held both days. Craft & farm market vendors will be on site, food, 19th century games and kids craft activities (paint a pumpkin and stuff a scarecrow!), music, and more. Check back closer to event days for more details and re-enactor activity schedule. 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 People’s Choice award!
Adults $9; Senior, $8.50; Youth 6-16, $6; 5 and under, Free!