Category Archives: Events

Animal Blessing Sunday, October 7, 2018

Stearns Homestead will host an animal blessing for our farm animals and your house pets on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 pm in our south front pasture.

Father Peter of Saint Anthony of Padua parish will offer the blessing and lead us in prayer.

All dogs must be on a leash and all other animals must be secured in a carrier or with a leash.

Please park in the south parking area and enter the front pasture through the large gate near the road.

Final First Friday is October 5

We will host our final First Friday Family Fun Night on October 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Pony rides $5.00   –   Hay rides (hopefully we find a tractor driver)   $1.00 per person    –  Animal feed  $1 – $5    – People Food  $2 – $6 Pedal tractors for little ones    –   Pumpkin patch   –  Country Store and more.

Hope you will join us for a fun filled family night at the farm!



Farm City Days Sept 8 -9, 2018


Mark your calendar to join us for Farm City Days at Stearns Homestead on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm both days, for good old fashion family fun at the farm.

Hayrides, childrens’ activities, farm animals, people food, family fun for all.  Take a look inside the Stearns house to see how they lived in 1855.  Chicken coop tours, and farm animal showcase with horse expo on Sunday.

Free admission.

Hayrides are $1 per person, people food variable $1-$5, animal feed $1>

‘Treasures” & Rummage Sale Aug 18 & 19, 2018

Stop in for some great deals … you never know what you might find at our annual ‘Treasures’ & Rummage Sale on Saturday, August 18 from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, August 19 from 12 pm – 3 pm.

Lots of chairs, household items, doll beds and crib, tools, glassware, trinkets, books, toys, antiques, jewelry … just about everything you can imagine except clothing (no clothes).

All proceeds benefit the farm animals at Stearns Homestead.

We hope to see you at the sale!

Schedule of Special Events in 2018

The following programs and activities are scheduled for 2018.  We hope you will join us for these activities and visit on weekends starting in May (weather permitting).

April 8 – PAHS Annual Meeting  3:00 pm in the cabin –  all are welcome to attend.  Slate of Nominations for Board of Trustee will be presented, additional nominations from the floor are allowed.  Nominees must be current paid members of PAHS.  Membership deadline for eligibility is April 1.

May 20 – Opening Day

First Friday Family Nights –  (June – October)

June 9 – Flag Retirement Ceremony –  time TBA

June 24 – Ice Cream Social   1:00 – 3:00 pm in the cabin

June 30 – Farm Market Opens   10 am – 2 pm – every Saturday,  in the south front pasture

July 14 -15 –   Saturday, Heritage Day Art Festival  12:00 – 4:00 pm both days    –   Sunday, Heritage Day,  Family fun, food – Showcase of Parma service organizations

August 18-19 – Rummage & ‘Treasures’ Sale  10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday,   12:00 – 3:00 pm on Sunday        –         We will gladly accept your gently used rummage and ‘treasures’ beginning August 1

September 8 -9  –  Farm City Days   12:00 – 4:00 pm both days,   Farm fun for all ages, food, hayrides, pony rides, etc.

October 6 – Final Day for Farm Market  10:00 am – 2:00 pm

October 7 –  Animal Blessing   – time TBA

October 13 – 14  –  Fall Festival  12:00 – 4:00 pm     Pumpkins, apples, apple cider and more.

November 4 –  Adoptive Parent Day  1:00 – 3:00 pm   –  All who adopted a farm animal in 2018 will receive a special invite.

December 1 & 2  – Christmas at the Farm   12:00 – 4:00 pm     Christmas shop, photos with Santa, food.

Watch for additional details on our facebook page about each event as the date grows nearer.








Easter POPUP Shop – March 18, 2018


‘Hop in’ for lots of great spring and Easter items …
Grab bags, gifts, decorations, crafts, snacks, beverages and more.
Great prices from 25 cents – $5.00
Photos with a real bunny – $5
Photo station in the cabin.

All proceeds from the POP UP SHOP will
benefit the farm animals at Stearns Homestead.

Animal feed will be sold, weather permitting.
Hop on in …. it’ll be great!

POP UP Shop open from 12 – 4 pm on Sunday, March 18, 2018
Hop(e) to see you at the homestead!


Pinkish, Purplish, Bluish Egg


For those of you who missed it on March 3, 2018 ….

Myrtle the turtle dove hatched a very large pinkish purplish bluish egg and to her surprise it was half lion, half eagle, a mythical creature known as a griffin… our guests at the Homestead today heard the whole story, read by Mr Randy, and then colored their very own pinkish purplish bluish egg –

The boys had a great time!”  – Michelle McViker

Nicole Clancy – “Thank you, my daughter loved it!”

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