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September 2019

The Auto on The Farm and Gasoline Gypsies

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The automobile decreased rural isolation for the Indiana farmer by providing more convenient access to local economic, religious, educational and social pursuits. The automobile also allowed the farm family to enjoy a new popular pastime- auto camping! Visit the Gibson Farmhouse and learn how the farmer used the automobile on the farm. Play the “Gasoline Gypsy” and discover the perils and pitfalls of 1920s automobile vacationing. Included with admission to the Country Fair.1:00pm-4:00pm

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Class- Caring for Cast Iron

September 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cast iron cookware is durable, low maintenance and improves with use. In this class, you will learn how simple it is to season, care for and use your cast iron. We will even cover ways to repair slight damage and get your old iron back on the stove. FREE with park admission.11:00am-12:00pm.  

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Handkerchief Dolls

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Try your hand at making a handkerchief doll. These dolls have been made for hundreds of years. Learn the history behind the doll and take home your work. FREE with park admission.1:00pm-2:30pm.

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Peaceful Farm Yoga

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

“World Peace begins with inner peace”-Dalai Lama  Come find your inner peace and celebrate World Peace Day at The Farm at  Prophetstown with an hour-long farm themed yoga class led by Heart & Soul Farm’s Founder and Yoga Facilitator, Aubrey Dietrich. This fun and playful yoga class will explore yoga on and off your mats with 30 minutes of mindful farm themed yoga activities followed by 30 minutes of farm animal Asana (the physical practice of yoga) and don't be surprised if a chicken comes by to join you!  Yoga is for any-body and this class will be accessible to…

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Cakes 101

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Cakes became increasingly popular in the 1920s, thanks to gas and electric stoves. Learn about the science and methods to making perfect cakes and frosting, and watch these techniques demonstrated in classic yellow cake with fudge frosting and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Class members will be able to sample the dishes and receive printed recipes. $15 per person, includes park admission. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot.1:00pm-2:30pm.

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October 2019

Corn Husk Dolls

October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Farm staff will be teaching the art of corn husk dolls. Enjoy this old time tradition and learn the history behind this historic toy. Take your doll home! FREE with park admission.1:00pm-2:30pm.

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Halloween Tenant House Tours

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Hoosier families in the 1920s incorporated harvest and Halloween themes in their fall gatherings. Games and decorations included traditional, homemade and commercial products. Tour the I. Floyd Garrott Tenant House, and hear about “Little Orphan Annie” and how “the goblins will get you, if you don’t watch out,” see the dining room set up for a Halloween party and play a traditional fortune telling game. FREE with park admission.10:30am- 3:30pm

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Fall Funfest and Barn Dance

October 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stop in and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend! We will have fall themed crafts and activities for kids. FREE popcorn and cider will be available while supplies last. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. Scott Greeson has performed all around the Midwest and will be playing his unique Americana style. Folk music in our barn from 3:00pm-5:00pm. FREE with park admission.11:00am-5:00pm.

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Trick-Or-Treating with the Animals

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Come dressed in your costume and share this festive weekend with our animals. Find each station on The Farm and receive a treat. Learn about how trick-or-treating came to be and see the Gibson Farmhouse decorated for a 1920s Halloween party! Several of our animals will be in costume, so don’t miss this fun event! FREE with park admission. 1:00pm-2:30pm.

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Class- Food Preservation at The Farm and Native Village

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come dressed in your costume and share this festive weekend with our animals. Find each station on The Farm and receive a treat. Learn about how trick-or-treating came to be and see the Gibson Farmhouse decorated for a 1920s Halloween party! Several of our animals will be in costume, so don’t miss this fun event! FREE with park admission. 1:00pm-2:30pm.

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