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Calendar of Events

The Colonial Farm is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 – 4:30 pm

The GateHouse Shop is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

2014 Season 

March 2014
March 19 Wednesday through SaturdayNoon-7 pm Book Store
At every sale we offer a large selection of books which have been donated to the Farm. Browse through books for history lovers, travelers, gardeners, cooks and kids. Sales run concurrently through December. For more information on upcoming sales visit our book store page or e-mail aeberly@1771.org
March 
22 & 23 Saturday and Sunday 10 am-3 pm Spring Clean-Up
Help get the Farm ready for the new season! On the 18th century farm, fields and trails need to be cleared, fences rebuilt, and wood moved and stacked. Behind the scenes, there is greenhouse work, wood splitting, cleaning animal pens and even some indoor jobs. Bring work-gloves and dress for the weather. The Farm will provide a picnic hot dog lunch. Families and groups are welcome. RSVP to jengle@1771.org
April 2014
April 2 Wednesday
10 am – 4:30 pm
Farm Opens
The Farm ends its winter hibernation and welcomes the public for the 2014 season. The Farm is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 10am to 4:30pm, April 2 through December 14. The Farm is closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and during inclement weather.
 April 17 & 24  Thursday10 am – Noon Farm Skills
This program is designed to give hands-on experience of several skills necessary for an 18th-century farm. The activities are set up in stations around the Market Fair grounds, and participants may go from station to station as they choose, spending as much or as little time as they wish at each activity. This program can accommodate up to 200 people, so unless your group is exceptionally large, you will be sharing the grounds with other groups of varying ages. Additional Fee required; Weather Permitting. Contact groupvisits@1771.org for more information.
April 19 Saturday
1 pm – 4 pm
Salting Fish Day
Visit the Farm family as they clean and salt down their yearly catch of herring. They invite you to help scale, gut and pack fish into jars, and learn about the important contributions the Potomac river makes in their lives.Weather permitting – call ahead.
April 25 & 26 Friday & Saturday
10 am-5:00 pm
Spring Plant SaleThis sale kicks off the growing season. Plants include hardy and tender perennials, annuals and vegetable transplants. Plant Sales continue Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm, and at the Gaehouse Shop. Rain or Shine. No admission fee.
May 2014
 May 1, 8, 22 & 29  Thursday10 am – Noon Farm Skills
This program is designed to give hands-on experience of several skills necessary for an 18th-century farm. The activities are set up in stations around the Market Fair grounds, and participants may go from station to station as they choose, spending as much or as little time as they wish at each activity. This program can accommodate up to 200 people, so unless your group is exceptionally large, you will be sharing the grounds with other groups of varying ages. Additional Fee required; Weather Permitting. Contact groupvisits@1771.org for more information.
May 17 & 18 Saturday & Sunday
11 am-4:30 pm
Spring Colonial Market Fair
Celebrate spring at the first Market Fair of the season. Dance and sing songs. Purchase herb and flower plants and shop for the latest fashions in clothing, jewelry, potions and lotions from the Seamstress, Millinery and Stillatory stands. Play quoits and other games, and watch a children’s puppet theatre. Order nails from the Blacksmith, or take a fencing lesson. Lunch might be fresh asparagus, roast chicken, sausages and bread. Lemonade and sugar cakes from the Sweets stand and wine or ale from the Tavern provide a break from shopping and the other business of the Fair. Period food, beverages and wares are available for purchase from the many stalls. Weather permitting – call ahead.
June 2014
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June 21 Saturday
1 pm – 4 pm
Wheat Harvest
Planted in early fall, the wheat and rye are finally ready for harvest. Watch the farmer and his neighbors cut the grain, then join them to bind and stack the crop. Find out why more and more of the farmer’s neighbors are growing wheat as a cash crop in addition to tobacco. At the Farm house, lend a hand churning butter, and learn how the farm wife bakes wheat bread.Weather permitting – call ahead.
June 25June 27, 28 & 29 Wednesday 6 pm-8 pmFriday 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday until Noon Colonial Living ExperienceStep back in time to see what colonial life was really like. Now you can experience a weekend in an outdoor 18th century campground, complete with cooking fires, tents, and the clothing of the day. This program is designed to immerse participants in 18th century life, without compromising health and safety. Approximately 25 participants will spend the weekend in the year 1771. For more information contact jodea@1771.org
July 2014
 July 10 & 24  Thursday10 am – Noon Farm Skills
This program is designed to give hands-on experience of several skills necessary for an 18th-century farm. The activities are set up in stations around the Market Fair grounds, and participants may go from station to station as they choose, spending as much or as little time as they wish at each activity. This program can accommodate up to 200 people, so unless your group is exceptionally large, you will be sharing the grounds with other groups of varying ages. Additional Fee required; Weather Permitting. Contact groupvisits@1771.org for more information.
July 19 & 20
Saturday and Sunday 11 am-4:30 pm Summer Colonial Market Fair
Sit in the shade and savor roast chicken and spicy sausages, enjoy summer dancing and singing, test your water color and writing skills with Mr. Andrews at the Stationer. Muster with the militia and re-outfit your home in furniture from the Cabinet Maker or take a fencing lesson. Only at Market Fair can you catch up on the latest news from the frontier and trade stories while enjoying local ale and porter at the Tavern. Try hands-on crafts such as spinning and shop for goods from the finest merchants in the colonies. Period food, beverages and wares are available for purchase.
Weather permitting – call ahead.
 July 30  Wednesday 6 pm-8 pm Heritage Breed Livestock Workshop
D
o you love animals? Did you know the Farm plays an important roll in keeping some breeds of animals from becoming extinct? At this workshop you’ll learn how to handle some of the Farms animals plus the history of each breed and why they are important today. Clothing that can get dirty is recommended; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Paid advanced reservations required. Contact hbodin@1771.org for more information.
August 2014
August 16 Saturday
1 pm – 4 pm
Tobacco Harvest
All summer the farm family has carefully tended the tobacco crop. The sale of this tobacco pays for their rent and for all those goods not produced on the Farm. Now that the leaves have ripened, harvest time is here. Help the family clean the leaves, and watch how they cut and split the stems. Help gather the cut plants and hang them on tobacco sticks to cure.
Weather permitting – call ahead.
September 2014
 September 10  Wednesday6-8 pm Fire Workshop
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n the 18th century, fire was was as important to people as Ale and Air. At this workshop you’ll learn how to start a fire from coals as well as with a flint and steel. You’ll also learn about different types of wood and what works best for starting the fire, cooking, heating and everything in between. Clothing that can get dirty is recommended; children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. Paid advanced reservations required. Contact hbodin@1771.org for more information.
September 20 Saturday
1 pm – 4pm
Fall Chores
There are always plenty of chores to do around a farm, but winter preparations require extra help! Assist the farm family in their preparations for the cold months ahead by repairing fences, clearing brush, “pitching” the house as well as indoor chores like learning to spin wool for yarn and preserve the last of the gardens bounty..
Weather permitting – call ahead.
 September 25  Thursday10 am – Noon Farm Skills
This program is designed to give hands-on experience of several skills necessary for an 18th-century farm. The activities are set up in stations around the Market Fair grounds, and participants may go from station to station as they choose, spending as much or as little time as they wish at each activity. This program can accommodate up to 200 people, so unless your group is exceptionally large, you will be sharing the grounds with other groups of varying ages. Additional Fee required; Weather Permitting. Contact groupvisits@1771.org for more information.
October 2014
 October 2, 9, 23 & 30
 Thursday10 am – Noon Farm Skills
This program is designed to give hands-on experience of several skills necessary for an 18th-century farm. The activities are set up in stations around the Market Fair grounds, and participants may go from station to station as they choose, spending as much or as little time as they wish at each activity. This program can accommodate up to 200 people, so unless your group is exceptionally large, you will be sharing the grounds with other groups of varying ages. Additional Fee required; Weather Permitting. Contact groupvisits@1771.org for more information.
October 18 & 19 Saturday & Sunday 11am-4:30pm Autumn Colonial Market Fair
Warm yourself by the fire and enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples, warm savory meat pies and hearty breads. Let Market Fair entertainers, tradesmen and the militia amuse and educate you. Have your fortune told or take a fencing lesson. Allow Mistress Barrow and Mr. John to entice you with their wares at the Dry Goods and the Gentlemen’s Goods stand. Learn to dip a candle or turn a piece of wood on the carpenter’s lathe. Stop by the Tavern for a cup of mulled wine before you begin your holiday shopping at the many tradesmen’s and merchant’s stalls. Period food, beverages and wares are available for purchase.
Weather permitting – call ahead.
November 2014
 November 6
 Thursday10 am – Noon Farm Skills
This program is designed to give hands-on experience of several skills necessary for an 18th-century farm. The activities are set up in stations around the Market Fair grounds, and participants may go from station to station as they choose, spending as much or as little time as they wish at each activity. This program can accommodate up to 200 people, so unless your group is exceptionally large, you will be sharing the grounds with other groups of varying ages. Additional Fee required; Weather Permitting. Contact groupvisits@1771.org for more information.
November 15
Saturday
1 pm -4 pm
Chew the Fat
What can you do with fat? Many things! Come help the farm family make soap, candles and dubbin, all of which use lard (pig fat) or tallow (beef fat).
Weather permitting – call ahead.
November 19 – December 21
Wednesday through Sunday
10 am – 5 pm
Holiday Gift Shop
Are you tired of the crowds at the Mall? Stop by the Holiday Gift shop to find the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person in your life! Ornaments, toys, games and jewelry are just a few of the unique items you’ll find available for that special someone.
December 2014
December 14 Sunday
1pm – 4 pm
Wassail
Stand fast, root! Bear well, top!
God send us a howling crop!
In the dead of winter the apple trees need encouragement to bear well during the coming year. Gather in the Farm’s orchard to wassail the trees with singing, dancing and chants to ensure a “howling crop.” Enjoy hot spiced cider, sugar cakes, a bonfire and 18th century games.
Weather permitting – call ahead.
December 14 Sunday
4:30 pm
The Farm Goes Into Hibernation
The 18th century visitor site at The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run closes for the winter months and will open to the public for the 2014 season on April 1 at 10 am. The GateHouse Holiday Shop will remain open through Sunday, December 21, 2014.
January 2015
 January 5  Monday9 am – 5 pm  The Colonial Farm Offices Re-open to plan for the 2015 season. Thank you for your support!
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