Nestled in the hills of northeastern Pennsylvania, the Quiet Valley Farm has period-dressed "family" members reenacting the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the 1760s to 1913.
Quiet Valley hosts a number of special events throughout the year including Harvest Festival, Old Time Christmas and Farm Animal Frolic.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is located in the Poconos, PA. They hold several events throughout the year. Farm Animal Frolic is two weekends in May. They also hold a Harvest Festival which is held in October and an Old time Christmas which is the first two weekends in December. If you live in the area, they offer summer programs for Children. However, if you wish to visit the farm without an event or program you can visit between Mid-June and Labor Day. Please check their website for visiting and tour hours.
My family has visited this farm twice now both times during Farm Animal Frolic in May. This event is not over-crowded but may change over the years as word gets out. The event offers an up-close experience for children to pet various baby farm animals such as ducklings, goats, lambs, piglets, etc. The volunteers are friendly and patience with the children as they experience the farm. There are other scheduled activities during the day such as a puppet show, old-fashioned games, a presentation from Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, sheep sheering. At an additional cost there is pony rides, horse drawn carriage ride, fresh baked bread and cookies out of an outdoor bake oven.
During the event they do offer lunch foods for sale at a reasonable cost however my family has brought a picnic lunch to eat in the covered picnic area. One of the things we have enjoyed doing is purchasing the fresh baked bread and making our sandwiches out of it. Yum!
This event is an enjoyable day for children of various ages. My daughter who is 2 ½ has the time of her life here but that is expected because she is an animal lover. My son who is 13 and harder to please loved the old-fashioned games and snacking on the fresh baked goodies. This is a fun and relaxing day. Hopefully soon we can check out other events offered by Quiet Valley but in the meantime Farm Animal Frolic will be an event that we will attend annually.
Note: There is a $1 off coupon available to print off their website which is good for the Farm Animal Frolic event.
i went here on july 3rd 2010 it cost us nearly $50 to get in, parking was very confusing, then when we finally parked and started heading towards the store area where you pay, a lady started ordering us to go in and pay, as if we were going to forget to pay?? the greeter had major attitude, the website says that they bake bread and that the customers can taste a piece of bread yet there wasnt any bread at all, when i finally asked about the bread the lady said we could have some but never did? other than a short tour of an old house, there was nothing else to see besides smelly horse and pig barns, this wasnt worth the time or effort to get there, i would have loved to ask for my hard earned money back!!!!!!!!!!! would enver go again, oh and last but not least i am vegetarian and love animals and they had a goat there that was tied up by the neck with a chain, in 90 degree temp. which to me is insane dont visit this place
Take a trip back in time at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Here your family will spend time with the Zeppers, a German immigrant family that settled this land back in 1765.
After a brief welcoming presentation, leave the present day and step back into the 1800s. In the 1763 cellar kitchen you will learn how food was prepared and how nothing was wasted on the farm. The farmhand will introduce you to the animals, demonstrate the farm equipment, and let your kids jump in the hayloft. Special demonstrations of various crafts and skills necessary to early life are held throughout the summer.
In addition to regular tours during the summer months, the museum also has a summer program for children, and special presentations, such as a Farm Animal Frolic in May, a Harvest Festival in October, and an Old Time Christmas celebration in December. Call for more information and specific dates. The Farm Animal Frolic is
especially recommended for small children, with baby bunnies, hatching chicks, piglets, lambs, and more for children to touch and learn about.