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Fall Barnyard Readers

squashHarvest and Holidays

The seasons are changing on the farms, and so are the routines! It’s time for fall on the farms! Our Fall Barnyard Readers programs focus on the harvest routines and holiday traditions of living on a farm or rural Iowa. Together with your 3, 4, or 5-year old, gather to read a book or two about the featured theme and visit one of our historic farms or houses.

Learn more about the theme you’ve just read about, and participate in hands-on activities. Reminder, dress for the weather, as the program takes place both indoors and outside.


Schedule of Programs

kids with apples

Programs occur on Wednesdays in September-December from 10:00am-11:30am.

September 23, 2020 – Apples
September 30, 2020 – Ice Cream
October 7, 2020 – Corn & Soybeans
October 14, 2020 – Pumpkins & Squash
November 18, 2020 – Thanksgiving on the Farm
December 16, 2020 – Christmas at the Tangen Home


Program Policies

horse drawn wagon drops off visitors in the 1900 farm barnyard

Children must be accompanied by an adult. All adults and children are required to purchase a ticket.

Please read our program policies, including the cancellation policy, program info, and more before signing up.

Barnyard Readers Program Policies


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