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May 2018

Making Goat Soap

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Felicia Payne Nicholson from Patchwork Acres Farm will be demonstrating the art of goat soap making. Felicia runs a very successful farm business where she makes products using milk from goats raised right on her farm. She will demonstrate milking and the process of making goat soap. Guests are welcome to pop-in for this demonstration or stay for the entire learning experience. FREE with park admission. 10:00am -2:00pm.

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Farm Dinner

May 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Enjoy a 5 course meal in the 1920’s Gibson Farmhouse, featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Socialize and make new friends! Reservations required. Space is very limited. *Vegetarian options available. Contact The Farm for more details. $50 per person. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. 6:00-8:00pm.

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Sears and Roebuck Catalog Exploration

May 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The Sears and Roebuck catalog provided unprecedented access to household necessities and amenities. The availability of these factory made goods lessened rural isolation and narrowed the differences between city and country life. Explore the Gibson Farmhouse and discover the variety of household goods from the “wish” book. Examine catalog ads and see the appeal of Mr. Sears’ innovative marketing. FREE with park admission. Noon-4:00pm.

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Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band

May 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The Bum Ditty Barn Dance Band is an old-time string band based in Lafayette, Indiana. Robert Freeman (banjo & fiddle) is from St. Louis, Missouri, and started playing old-time music in high school. Cliff Harrison (fiddle & guitar) and Jesse Danner (guitar & banjo) are from Charleston, Illinois, and started listening to old-time music before they were born. The band’s name gives you an idea of its style; a danceable old-time ensemble that conjures up the spirit of old barn-dance programs. The band will be back on The Farm, playing classic old time tunes. FREE with park admission. 11:30am and…

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June 2018

June Family Day

June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Please join us for a fun filled day on The Farm! We will have demonstrations, music, games, food, plenty of animals to see and more.

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Beekeeping at the Farm

June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Enjoy a talk about beekeeping on The Farm, led by our volunteer beekeepers. Explore equipment and techniques from the 1920s to present day. If honey is available, try different techniques of extracting honey from the combs. FREE with park admission.

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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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