2019 Schedule of Events

NOTICE effective July 6, 2019

Our weekend hours are changed as follows:

Saturdays  11 am – 3 pm     with Farmers Market from 11 am – 2 pm

Sundays   1 pm – 4 pm

 

Review, print or save a copy of the schedule of events so you don’t miss out on all the fun at Stearns Homestead this season.  Starting in April through December, the Parma Area Historical Society (PAHS) will host several special events for all members of your family to enjoy.

Our feed table will open on weekends beginning with Opening Day on May 19.  (However, if the weather cooperates, we may open on Sundays before then.)

Our first event will be an Easter pop-up shop on April 6, 2019 featuring bunny e-photos with our live bunnies in the cabin.  E-photo donation is $5.  Holiday items will be available for sale in the Gibbs House.

Watch for additional postings of activities and events that may be added throughout the summer.

School/Group Farm Tours Being Scheduled for 2019

 

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It’s time to get organized and get your dates set for your classroom or group farm tour at Stearns Homestead.

Stearns Homestead is a historic farm in Parma with over 75  farm animals who reside at the Homestead, not including all the wild ducks and geese that fly in and out.

The homestead is a 48 acre site located in the heart of Parma, Ohio and features two historic homes, a Yankee-style barn and several out buildings to house some of the ducks, geese, chickens, goats, sheep and some horses.

We offer groups of 10 or more a 1 .5 hour farmhand guided tour weekdays to visit with the farm animals and provide feed for    everyone  in your group to feed the animals as part of the per person fee of $4.00.

Pack a lunch or snack and plan to use our picnic tables or if available our cabin  for another 30 minutes or so for your group to extend your stay.

We are currently booking group tours for spring and summer 2019.

Complete the farm visit form to inquire and reserve your visit date.

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Making it through the cold and snow

It’s been a rough winter, well actually just a couple rough weeks of winter so far.  But we are happy to report that all our animals and all our volunteers have survived the arctic cold temperatures in January.

The warm and cold fluctuating temps do cause some concern for some of our animals, especially the horses, but everyone  is doing really well right now.

horses

We are looking forward to spring just as everyone is.  But with the thaw brings a new set of challenges that we hope to address in the coming months.  Spring thaw creates a muddy mess at the farm.  It’s when our volunteers lose boots as they get sucked down into the mud.  And it’s when we are challenged to let the animals out for some excercise but don’t want them to get stuck in the mud either.

One of our goals this year is to upgrade the back horse stall area with a heavy use pad construction of stone and sand to help remedy the muddy conditions.   We have lots of work to do around the farm as always, but look forward to another great year for everyone to enjoy.

See you in the Spring!

Opening day is May 21.