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March 2019

Little Red Wagon Day

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Decorate your own little red wagon and join the parade at 2:00 pm. Come learn about the making of an American icon - The Radio Flyer - founded in 1917. Everyone has a story about their little red wagon. Join us and share your stories! FREE with park admission. 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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April 2019

Welcome Spring

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Prophetstown State Park will officially be open for the 2019 season. Stop at The Farm for FREE popcorn and say hello to our animals. We will have the renovated Tenant House open for tours. Explore the park and get ready for a great 2019 season! FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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Homesteading: Raising Poultry – The Basics

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Interested in raising poultry? Learn the basics of raising your own flock. Chickens, ducks and turkeys will be covered in this intro session. Meet our flock and ask questions about caring for poultry. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-1:30pm.

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Homesteading: Food Preservation

April 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Are you looking to eat healthier, have a garden to feed your family, or patronize the local farm markets? Then learning home food preservation is a must!  Farm Executive Director Leslie Martin Conwell will discuss various food preservation methods, including water bath and pressure canning, freezing, and drying.  Meats, vegetables, fruits and herbs will be covered. Home preservation equipment from both modern times and the 1920s will be on display. $10 per person, plus park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 1:00pm-2:30pm.

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Sheep Shearing

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Come watch as our sheep get hand sheared for summer. Pat and Harold Dorrell will be on hand to demonstrate shearing, spinning wool and to offer information about raising sheep. Pat and Harold are both retired educators who own Simple Soapworks and Farm Yarns. They travel the Midwest selling their homemade products! Stop in to see this special demonstration. FREE with park admission. 10:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

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Class- Horses 101

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Interested in learning about horses, basic horse care, and what life was like for a horse on a farm in the 1920s?  Join Farm Executive Director Leslie Martin Conwell as she introduces you to our horses.  Learn how to brush and handle a horse as well as tips and tricks to make your interactions with horses fun, safe and successful.  Since this is a hands-on class, there is a limit of 10 pre-registered participants, with a minimum age of 10 years old.  Class participants must wear hard shoes and long pants. FREE with park admission. 10:00am-11:00am.

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Old Fashioned American Radio

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Listen to the radio Saturday night! The National Barn Dance debuted on April 19, 1924 on the Chicago radio station WLS, the most popular in the Midwest amongst farmers. A much-loved program for over 26 years, the National Barn Dance featured music, comedy and down-home theatrical skits. Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and enjoy a program featuring the music and comedy of Gene Autry, the Zurick Sisters and the Hoosier Hotshots. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-4:00pm.

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May 2019

Homesteading: Dairy Goats and the American Farmstead

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Angelia Mercer, owner/operator of Still Waters Farm LLC of Danville, IN, will speak about the significance of the dairy goat in the early American farmyard. She will have a dairy goat on hand for guests to see. This discussion will include a milking demonstration and address basic husbandry practices pertinent to dairy goats. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-2:00pm.

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Native Wildflower & Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, buy straight out of the greenhouse! Over 40 native plant species of wildflowers and grasses to choose from. For more information call 765-567-4919 or email JParks@dnr.IN.gov. FREE with park admission. Join us from 9:00am-4:00pm at the DNR Visitor Center.

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Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Plant Sale

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Visitor’s Center, 4112 IN-225
West Lafayette, 47906 United States
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The Farm will be selling heirloom vegetable plants and herbs grown in the DNR greenhouse. Your purchase supports The Farm at Prophetstown. Stop in at the DNR Visitors Center to purchase your plants.  FREE with park admission. 9:00am - 4:00pm.

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