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October 2021

Fall Funfest

October 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Throw on your costume and celebrate Fall Funfest weekend on The Farm! We will have fall themed crafts and activities for kids. Try your hand at our fall scavenger hunt and receive a treat bag. Food will be available for purchase. Decorate a mini pumpkin for $2 each. FREE with park admission.11:00am-3:00pm.

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Baseball History

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Play ball! The popularity of baseball in the 1920s engaged both the urban and rural communities. From the major league contests to the pick-up games in cow pastures, baseball was a popular spectator and participant entertainment. Visit the Gibson Farmhouse, learn about Indiana baseball history, and play a baseball pinball or board game. FREE with park admission. 12:00pm-3:00pm.

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Historical Baseball Game

October 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Enjoy a real, old time American classic! The Vintage All-Stars will be on The Farm playing our community farm team, The Bo Janglers. See how different baseball is between then and now. Hang out on our bleachers or bring your camper chairs and enjoy this 9-inning classic. Food will be available for purchase. FREE with park admission. 12:30pm-2:30pm.

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Trick-Or-Treating with the Animals

October 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Come dressed in your costume and share this festive weekend with our animals. Find each station on The Farm and receive a treat. Several of our animals will be in costume, so don’t miss this fun event! Rain or shine. FREE with park admission. 1:00pm-2:30pm.

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December 2021

Holiday On The Farm

December 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Get in the holiday spirit, and join us as we decorate the house for the season. Enjoy holiday music from our player piano, hot chocolate, cookies, and popcorn as we bring in the joys of December. Help us make the house look festive! No park admission charge. 12:00pm-2:00pm.

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April 2022

Class- Quick Pickling on The Farm

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The practice of pickling has been around for thousands of years, dating back to 2030 BC. Chef Lauren will be teaching you how to make her favorite quick pickles and other pickled veggies. Take home your work to enjoy with your family. $20 per person. Registration required. Call 765-567-4700 to book your spot. Includes park admission.

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Class- Raising Chickens: The Basics-

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Chickens were a common animal to find on a 1920’s family farm and are still common on small farms all over the world. Poultry breeder and judge, Wyatt Burnside will be on The Farm teaching this class. Learn the basics, benefits, and expectations of raising laying hens. Interact with our flock, in this hands-on class. FREE with park admission.

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Class- Exploring Heirloom Apples

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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Professor Bill Hoover will provide an overview of the Apple Orchard at The Farm. He will review the importance of apples to the food supply and sanitation of farm households in the 1920s. The heirloom apple varieties grown in the orchard will be listed along with how they are being produced. The need to compromise between the cultural practices used in the 1920s, and the objective of maximizing the production of apples of acceptable quality will be defended. He will also discuss the challenge of producing apples on droughty-sandy soil in a livestock pasture subject to deer browsing. FREE with…

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Agriculture in History

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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The Dust Bowl The Dust Bowl-years on the Southern Great Plains from 1932-1940 have been called the worst environmental disaster in American agricultural history. This presentation will discuss the causes and consequences of the Dust Bowl, its effect on farming and daily life, and the federal programs designed to help farmers gain control of their blowing lands. The footprint of the Dust Bowl remains on the Southern Great Plains as evidenced by terraces, strip cropping and irrigation, as well as the creation of the National Grasslands. FREE with park admission.

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Puzzles, Puzzles, and More Puzzles

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Farm, 3534 Prophetstown Road
Battle Ground, IN 47905 United States
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A growing popular indoor diversion in the 1920s was the assembling of picture puzzles. View a display of the children and adult puzzles from the turn of the century in the Gibson House. Try your skill and luck in assembling a puzzle without the aid of a picture! FREE with park admission.

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