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February 2018

Cabin Fever: Cocktails & Comfort Food

Saturday, February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pair cocktails mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite-sized sweet and savory comfort foods created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa grains. Event Partners: Black Silo Roasting…

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Visitors enjoy samples at a cabin fever event
March 2018

National Ag Day

Saturday, March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Agriculture touches lives on an everyday basis. We all eat food grown on farms and wear clothing made from natural products. National Ag Day is a day to recognize the contributions of agriculture to the…

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boy on tractor

Cabin Fever: Beer ‘n’ Bread

Saturday, March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come graze with us, celebrating Iowa’s rich culinary bounty with unique monthly tastings in our Visitor Center. Gather your friends and explore local food and beverage specialties made from Iowa agricultural products.Chat with micro-brewers and…

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Family Easter

Saturday, March 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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girl takes photo with easter bunny at family easter event
April 2018

Cabin Fever: Festival of Cheese

Saturday, April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visit with cheesemongers, and other local food experts about their crafts, while tasting their wares in a casual atmosphere. Sign up for a 30 minute class exploring fondue with CJ Biernert of the Cheese Shop…

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visitors enjoying festival of cheese
May 2018

FFA, 4-H, and Scout Appreciation Day

Sunday, May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms says “thank you” to all of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups and 4-H and FFA members who have participated in events and programs over the years. Members arriving in uniform,…

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kids walking through 1875 town

Tractor Day

Saturday, May 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Open 9:00am-4:00pm, activities on front lawn 9:00am-2:00pm 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…

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Tractors on Living History Farms front lawn

Decoration Day

Saturday, May 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be a part of America’s early Memorial Day traditions! At 1:00pm, March in a procession to the town cemetery for a moving pageant of Victorian ceremony and speeches, honoring the Union’s fallen heroes. After the…

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interpreters perform a memorial ceremony on decoration day

Historic Baseball

Saturday, May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Watch the origins of “America’s Greatest Pastime” by catching a Walnut Hill Bluestockings 1875-rules baseball game. The team, made up of LHF volunteers, follow Gentleman’s rules, which include: no mitts allowed; the batter, or “striker”,…

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baseball
June 2018

Fido on the Farms

Saturday, June 2 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Living History Farms welcomes dogs to the museum any day of the season, but on this day, we have special activities to celebrate our best furry friends! Bring your well-behaved pup to tour the museum…

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