|Muscoot Farm's Annual Events - 2013
Young Farmers Camp Registration
The first Saturday of February is always registration for Westchester County residents. This program runs in one week session for six weeks and is for children entering grades 1 through 8. For registration procedures and an application please visit our Young Farmers page.
February 24, March 3, 10, 16, 17
Maple Sugarin� Series
Starts the last Sunday in February and runs through mid March. Families are invited to see the process of making maple sugar from beginning to end. Starting with tappin� the farm�s maple trees, to seeing the boiling process and finally enjoying the final product during a pancake breakfast. There is a small fee for the pancake breakfast.
May 12 (Mother's Day)
Begins the second Sunday of May and runs every Sunday, May through October. Local farmers set-up booths at the main entrance of the farm and sell a variety of products including but not limited to: fresh produce, meats, cheese, soaps, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, bread, and baked goods. For more information visit our Farmer's Market page.
Every Mother�s Day our sheep get sheared. The public is invited to come and watch as all of our adult sheep get their spring hair cut.
May 26 (Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend)
Meet the Baby Animals
Memorial Day Sunday the public is invited to see our new arrivals up close and personal.
Putnam County Fair
The fair is always a weekend in July. Everyone is invited to see Muscoot�s animals as they travel to the Putnam County Fair Grounds for this weekend of fun. Watch as the Muscoot 4H Gang show the animals they have worked with all spring at the farm.
The Fairy Walk is always a Sunday in August. Families will take an interactive walk through the forest located at the end of our parking lot to discover the fairies who live here at the farm. The day also includes a fairy craft and story. Children are encouraged to dress up like fairies.
October 13 & 14 (Columbus Day Weekend)
Our Pumpkin Pickin� event is always the Sunday and Monday of Columbus Day. Families are invited to come and pick the perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween, or to use as a fall decoration. Participants have a choice of taking a hayride out back to our pumpkin patch for a small fee of $2 per person, or walking down to our vegetable garden and picking their pumpkin there. The cost of the pumpkins varies, depending on their size.
Autumn Celebration is always the week after our Pumpkin Pickin� event. During this celebration participates can spend the day listening and dancing to a band, watch a blacksmithing demonstration, make origami, visit the antique cars, try their hand at a variety of farm games, decorate a sugar pumpkin, purchase products from our Farmers Market, take a peaceful hayride out to our back fields and more! There is a small fee for: the farm games, decorating a sugar pumpkin and hayride.
Run the Farm
This event is always a Sunday in October. The �Run the Farm� and �Kids Run the Farm� is a friendly 5 mile and 1.1 mile trail race. Pre-registration is required. Please visit the Run the Farm website for more information on this year�s race.
This program is always the last Sunday in October. The Boo Walk is an observation scavenger hunt where children of all ages walk a raked path in the woods trying to find all 31 Halloween objects hidden in the forest. Once completed, all participants are rewarded with a sweet Halloween treat.
Christmas on the Farm
Christmas on the Farm is always a weekend in December before the holidays. The first floor of the main house is decorated with a variety of traditional holiday decorations and a doll house as well as has choir singers, musicians and fresh baked cookies. After visitors have explored the house, they are welcomed to join a staff member for a special tour of the farm at night.
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