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April 2019

Food & Farm Festival

Saturday, April 27 - Sunday, April 28
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Savor the start of the festival season at the new Food & Farm Festival at Living History Farms! Local producers, brewers, makers, and artists will gather together on the front lawn of Living History Farms…

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Food and Farm Festival

Farms Uncorked

Saturday, April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Flynn Barn,

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with a unique tasting event in the Flynn Barn. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties made from Iowa agricultural products. Chat with…

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pouring wine in glasses

Beer ‘n’ Bread

Saturday, April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Flynn Barn,

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with a unique tasting event in the Flynn Barn. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties made from Iowa agricultural products. Chat with…

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beer samples

Cocktails & Comfort Food

Sunday, April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Flynn Barn,

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with a unique tasting event in the Flynn Barn. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties made from Iowa agricultural products. Pair cocktails…

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Bartender preparing cocktail.

SOLD OUT – Festival of Cheese

Sunday, April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Flynn Barn,

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with a unique tasting event in the Flynn Barn. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties made from Iowa agricultural products. Visit with…

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cheese

Historic Baseball Demo

Tuesday, April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:20 pm
Principal Park,

Catch a preview of our Historic Baseball season at Principal Park, where the Walnut Hill Bluestockings will play some baseball using 1875 rules, prior to the Iowa Cubs game. The Bluestockings team, made up of…

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historic baseball demo at principal park

May 2019

Bee-lieve it or Not! The Secret Lives of Honey Bees Exhibit

Wednesday, May 1 - Friday, October 18
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Learn what makes a honey bee a honey bee, discover why pollination is important. Developed by the Purdue University Agriculture Exhibit Design Center, this family interactive exhibit will open your eyes to the special role…

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flowers

Living History Farms’ Kids Trail Run

Saturday, May 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Join us for the second annual Living History Farms Kids Trail Run! Our 5k race or 1 mile Fun Run are perfect for both competitive and non-competitive runners, ages 12 and under of all ability…

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kids train run

Tractor Day / Scout, 4-H, FFA Day

Saturday, May 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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…

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Tractors on Living History Farms front lawn

Soybean Planting

Saturday, May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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…

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soybean planting
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