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October 2017

Medicine Show

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Performances at 11:15 am and 1:00 pm The Living History Farms Melodrama Society will present two performances of Prof. Savage's Traveling Medicine Show just behind the Flynn Mansion, next to the flower gardens. Each performance lasts…

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actors perform in medicine show

January 2018

Cabin Fever: Farms Uncorked

Saturday, January 27 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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. Enjoy chatting with winemakers…

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Visitors chat with a vendor at Farms Uncorked

February 2018

Cabin Fever: Cocktails & Comfort Food

Saturday, February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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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April 2018

Cabin Fever: Festival of Cheese

Saturday, April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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 cheese

May 2018

Opening Day

Tuesday, May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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…

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a family poses in front of the 1850 log house

FFA, 4-H, Boy Scout, and Girl Scout Appreciation Day

Sunday, May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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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

June 2018

Member Appreciation Day

Saturday, June 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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To express our appreciation for Living History Farms members, we invite them to visit for a special appreciation party filled with fun activities and prizes. Enjoy free slices of pie, provided by the Machine Shed,…

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Medicine Shows

Saturday, June 9 @ 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Living History Farms, 11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Performances at 11:15 am and 1:00 pm The Living History Farms Melodrama Society will present two performances of Prof. Savage's Traveling Medicine Show just behind the Flynn Mansion, next to the flower gardens. Actors in period…

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