32nd Annual Farm Animal Frolic at Quiet Valley
Quiet Valley’s 32nd annual Farm Animal Frolic is May 22, 23 and May 29, 30, Saturdays 10:00am – 4:00pm, and Sundays noon to 4:00pm. At Farm Animal Frolic we celebrate the renewal of life that comes with the season of spring.
Meet the baby farm animals up close and personal. All the mommies of the babies will be on hand as well, keeping a close watch on their young, so folks will get to meet them, too, and learn something about their role on the farm. Our Suffolk Punch draft horses, Jenny and Judy, will take you on a wagon ride to the ice harvest pond and back. In the lower barn make sure to say “Howdy” to the piglets, always a lively bunch.
Twice a day there is a special children's show where youngsters can enjoy puppet shows or storytelling. There are opportunities to play old fashion games, try the Fish Pond or visit our focus area for 2021 which is the “Goat Shed” where folks can learn some goat lore, play a game and make a craft.
Sheep shearing will take place on Saturday May 22nd from 10:30 until all the sheep get a “hair cut”. The spinners and weavers will hold a Sheep to Shawl demonstration on the 22nd by taking one of the fleeces and attempt to complete a shawl by the end of the day. Raffle tickets will be sold for the finished shawl with the drawing being held at our Old Time Christmas event. Kathy Uhler, from the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, will offer a presentation on local wildlife on Saturday May 29th at 11:30am and 1:30pm. Some of the Center’s residents will be on hand. Children’s author, William Spellmeyer will be on hand both Saturdays to share his books with the public and do signings. On Sundays the school marm will offer presentations in the One Room Schoolhouse. The outdoor brick bake oven will be in operation during all four days of the event making homemade bread and cookies.
Social distancing will be practiced and masks are required.
Admission is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for ages 3 thru 12. Children under 3 years of age are free. Pony Rides and horse-drawn wagon rides are an additional charge and are weather permitting. Refreshments are available. No Smoking or Pets. Frolic is held Rain or Shine. The schedule and prices are subject to change. All funds raised go to support the mission of the non-profit farm museum.
For more information on the museum, and hours, call 570-992-6161 or visit www.quietvalley.org.