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April 2019

Family Easter

Saturday, April 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Welcome Spring with a day of fun for the whole family! The 1875 town of Walnut Hill comes together to celebrate Easter with ongoing egg and toy hunts (divided by age), horse-drawn wagon rides, egg…

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kids looking for eggs at Family Easter

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. Enjoy chatting 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.

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

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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