Harvest Moon Festival 2015

Harvest Moon Festival - fall family fun down on the farm. Sunday, Oct 4, 10 am – 5 pm, Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, DE | Our Harvest Moon Festival features fun activities for all ages!  New! Beer Garden featuring DogFish Head beer • Local vendors • Live music • Gourmet Food Trucks • Pony Rides • Hayrides • Meet live Alpacas & farm animals • Craft activities for all ages • and much more

When

Sat-Sun Oct 1-2, 2016
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
OPEN RAIN OR SHINE

Entrance price

Members: FREE
Non-members age 0-4: FREE
Non-members age 5+: $7
Pay or become a Member at the gate.
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Where

Delaware Nature Society's
Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, DE
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Please note that dogs are not permitted on this property

Payments accepted

Major credit cards, checks, or cash
(ATM Machine available)

Schedule & map

Check back in Sep 2016. See what happened last year: 2015 schedule & map (PDF) »

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are needed for set up and festival days. Prior experience not required.
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Family fun down at the farm

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Wednesdays until end of October, 11 am - 2:30 pm

Free For Members! Join us every Wednesday until end of October for an informal day on the farm. Take a self-guided visit to see Coverdale's animals, dig in the vegetable garden and test your skills at the farm scavenger hunt. Bring a lunch to enjoy under the grand old oak trees! Listen to a farm favorite story during Story Time at 1 pm read by our fabulous farm staff. Shop the welcome barn for our farm products both edible, fashionable, and fun! U-Pick produce available June through October.

Members: Free, Others: $3 for children 2 and up, $5 for adults.

No pre-registration required. Just show up!
05/04/2016 - 09/28/2016
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
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Saturdays until end of October, 9 am - 4 pm

Free for Members! Join us every Saturday until end of October for an informal day on the farm. Activities include: 9 am morning animal chores,10:30 am garden chores, 1 pm Story Time, 2 pm guided hike through the nature preserve, 3 pm afternoon animal chores plus self guided tours of the farmstead and CSA fields; U-Pick herbs, flowers and various vegetables*. New this year: featured fun guided programs and activities with our awesome farm staff. Topic and times vary each week. Also, be sure to shop the Welcome Barn for our farm products both edible, fashionable and fun!

Members: Free, Others: $5 for Adults, $3 for children 2 and up

Special Saturdays!
May 14: Sheep Shearing
June 18: Garden Day
July 16: Trucks, Tractors and Tools
August 20: National Honeybee Day
September 10: Monarch Day
October 15: Pumpkin Celebration

No pre-registration required. Just show up!
05/07/2016 - 10/29/2016
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
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Sunday, June 5, 8:30 - 11 am

Help begin the farm day with morning chores. Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand feeding and milking cows, bottle feeding calves, feeding pigs, chickens, chicks and sheep. We'll clean water tubs, scrub the milking machine and sweep the barn. After chores, enjoy a hearty breakfast straight from the farm to start your day on a good note! Note: This program is recommended for families with children ages 6 years and older. Led by Ellen Bacino and Megan McBride

Members: $25 per family of 2, $5 per additional family member; Others: $35 per family of 2, $10 per additional family member
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
06/05/2016 - 06/05/2016
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 6+
Gardening/Farming, Cooking, series
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Sundays, June 12, 26, July 31, August 14, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Join together with fellow archery enthusiasts as we test our skills with bows and arrows at the beautiful Coverdale Farm Preserve's overlook that perches atop the beautiful Burrows Run Valley. Challenge yourself to progress and improve during these 4 instructional sessions. Try challenging shots at moving targets and play the game of archery golf. All archery equipment is provided or bring your own. Instruction is by certified shooting sports instructors. Led by Rob Yacucci

Members: $60, Others: $80 for all four sessions
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
06/12/2016 - 08/14/2016
6:30PM - 8:30PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family (10+)
Target Sports, series
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Saturday, June 12, 2 - 4 pm

Explore the farm connection to a tasty American favorite as told through the adventures of Ben. Mooove your way through the farmyard and see what all the buzz is about as you visit the sources of milk and honey, two of the ingredients for delicious honey cookies. Then measure, mix, pour and stir to whip up a batch of your very own in the farm kitchen! Led by Tracy Lea-Dorsey

Members: $15 for a family of 2, $5 each additional family member; Others: $20 for a family of 2, $8 for each additional family member
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334

Part of Field to Table Farm Adventures Series
06/12/2016 - 06/12/2016
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 6+
cooking, gardening/farming, series
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Friday, June 24, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Try your luck at fishing for bluegill and bass at Coverdale Pond while learning basic fish biology. Bring your own pole and tackle or use the Nature Center's. Bait, tackle, and instructions provided. Bring a picnic supper or snack and, if you wish, a container to take home your catch. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Led by Jim Jordan and Annalie Mallon

Members: $7, Others: $12
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
06/24/2016 - 06/24/2016
5:30PM - 8:30PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 6+
Hunting/Fishing, water
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Join us every Saturday until end of September for an informal day on the farm. Activities include: morning chores, feeding, watering, self guided tours of the farmstead and CSA fields and U-Pick herbs, flowers and various vegetables. Additional cost for CSA produce plus U-Pick of herbs, flowers, tomatoes and hot peppers.

Saturdays until end of September, 9 am - 4 pm
Members: Free, Others: $5 for Adults, $3 for children 2 and up

No Pre-Registration Required. Just show up!
07/02/2016 - 07/30/2016
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
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Sunday, July 10, 8:30 - 11 am

Help begin the farm day with morning chores. Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand feeding and milking cows, bottle feeding calves, feeding pigs, chickens, chicks and sheep. We'll clean water tubs, scrub the milking machine and sweep the barn. After chores, enjoy a hearty breakfast straight from the farm to start your day on a good note! Note: This program is recommended for families with children ages 6 years and older. Led by Rob Wiest and Megan McBride

Members: $25 per family of 2, $5 per additional family member; Others: $35 per family of 2, $10 per additional family member
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
07/10/2016 - 07/10/2016
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 6+
Gardening/Farming, Cooking, series
U16164CF
Sunday, July 24, 1 - 4 pm

Create awesome art out of items found in nature and around the farm. Weave natural materials between branches, press flowers into clay for an awesome necklace piece, and pound flowers and ferns into fabric for beautiful designs! Try your creative hand at these activities and take home all that you make. Led by Bea Kaplan and Rob Wiest

Members: $15, Others: $20
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
07/24/2016 - 07/24/2016
1:00PM - 4:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 6+
Arts & Crafts, Farming/Gardening, Animals
U16166CF
Join us every Saturday until end of September for an informal day on the farm. Activities include: morning chores, feeding, watering, self guided tours of the farmstead and CSA fields and U-Pick herbs, flowers and various vegetables. Additional cost for CSA produce plus U-Pick of herbs, flowers, tomatoes and hot peppers.

Saturdays until end of September, 9 am - 4 pm
Members: Free, Others: $5 for Adults, $3 for children 2 and up

No Pre-Registration Required. Just show up!
08/06/2016 - 08/27/2016
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
V16194CF