Open 9:00am-4:00pm, activities on front lawn 9:00am-2:00pm (weather permitting)
Ride and drive an impressive array of Van Wall’s new and antique John Deere tractors on Living History Farms’ front lawn! The Tangen Implement Dealer will be open in the town of Walnut Hill with Living History Farms’ antique tractors displayed along main street. See farmers and their equipment in action when you visit our historic farms.
Activities on the front lawn are free and open to the public. Admission is required to visit Living History Farms, which is always free to members.
Living History Farms says “thank you” to all of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups, 4-H, and FFA members who have participated in events and programs over the years. FFA and 4-H members, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts age 18 and under (along with FFA teachers, 4-H leaders, and troop or pack leaders) who arrive in uniforms, organization jackets, or group t-shirts will receive admission for only $5 to Living History Farms on this day.
Don’t forget to check out the MarketPlace Museum Store for sewing materials that can help you obtain that next badge.
Cultivating Sponsor – Iowa Beef Industry Council
Though one of the most common crops in Iowa fields today, soybeans were just being introduced to midwest farmers as an experimental crop in the early 1900s. Come help plant a small test plot of beans on the 1900 Farm and learn about the rise of the crop as the 20th century progressed. The planting activity is included in regular admission to Living History Farms and will occur at the 1900 Farm, from 10 am to noon.
Presenting Sponsor for Soybean Planting Day – Iowa Soybean Association