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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>

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.








First Friday – September 1, 2017

It’s gonna’ be another ‘first Friday’ on September 1 at the Homestead from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

Family fun night includes pony rides, farm animal 4H showcase, little kids games and  big kids games, people food, a family movie in the cabin, visit with the farm animals, animal feed, chicken coop discovery, and a walk around the pond if you like.

Free Admission.  Free Movie. Free walk around the pond.

Prices for some activities and food vary from $1 – $5.

Come out and visit – it’s gonna’ be a great night at the farm!

All proceeds benefit the homestead farm animals.

Stearns Homestead is managed by volunteers of the Parma Area Historical Society.



Stearns Homestead is open to the public free-of-charge every Saturday and Sunday, starting May 21 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.   Weather permitting, the farm animals may be out and barn feed table may be open prior to opening day.

Special events are planned throughout the season.  We hope you will make plans to join us for one or all of our events:

May 20 – Opening Day*   Farm, barnyard, Gibbs House museum and Country Store will be open and ready for visitors.

First Friday Family Nights (June-Oct) 6:30—8 pm

June 9- Flag Retirement Ceremony*  – 2:00 pm – presented by local boy scout troop.  Bring your own chair.  (worn or torn flags may be dropped of prior to the event – please put them on the Gibbs porch)

June 30 – Farm Market opens    9 am – 1 pm  (every Saturday in the front pasture)

July 9  – Ice Cream Social  6:30 – 8 pm

July 15 – Heritage Day       Community groups will share their programs and families can experience what farm life was like when the Stearns family settled in Parma in the 1800’s.

August 18 & 19 – Treasures & Rummage Sale      Saturday 10 am – 4 pm,  Sunday 12 – 3 pm.    We will take usable items you donate starting August 1  – all proceeds are used to feed and care for the farm animals.  No clothing or electronics please.

September 8 & 9 –  Farm City Days*  family fun day at the farm 12-4 pm

October 1 – Animal Blessing   1:00 pm

October 13 & 14 – Fall Festival*   pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, bakery, fall food favorites, family fun activities.

November 4 – Adoptive Parents’ Day   1-3 pm

December 1 & 2  – Christmas at the Farm*  Photos with Santa  –        pet photos with Santa on Sunday only please.


All events are from 12:00 – 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted                        * People food available