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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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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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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

Opening Day

Tuesday, May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Today is the first day of our 2018 general visiting season! Don’t miss your chance to touch, play and engage at each of our three working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, and 1900 Horse-Powered…

a family poses in front of the 1850 log house

Living History Farms’ Kids Trail Run

Saturday, May 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for the inaugural 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 levels.…

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Kids Trail Run

FFA, 4-H, Boy Scout, and Girl 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,…

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…

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…

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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