April 13, 14, 20, and 21, 2019
Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm on these dates.
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membershipBuy Daytime Admission Tickets
Old Sturbridge Village invites young and old to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the preparation of our planting fields. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th-century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how they are applicable to today’s farmers and even backyard gardeners. Kids will even have a chance to try their hand at seasonal chores!
Visit with a variety of animals including cattle, lambs, and chicks. Enjoy a wagon ride around the countryside, and learn more about farming and gardening. Meet guest ox teamsters from around New England.
During Family Farm Fest, guests will thrill at “meeting” Laura Ingalls Wilder, of the “Little House” series, as portrayed by historian Melanie Stringer. Stringer provides research-based, factual information about Wilder, her husband Almanzo, daughter Rose, and their family and friends. Her in-character answers to questions from the audience will reflect Ms. Wilder’s known activities, tastes, opinions, experiences, beliefs, and manners.
Please note that certain outdoor activities and the presence of visiting oxen are weather permitting!
See the schedule for Saturday, April 20
See the schedule for Sunday, April 21