Harvest Moon Festival - fall family fun down on the farm

Our Harvest Moon Festival features fun activities for all ages!

Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more!

When

Sat Oct 3 – Sun Oct 4, 2015
Time: 10 am – 5 pm

Entrance price

Members: FREE
Non-members: $5
Non-members under 5: FREE
(pay at the gate)
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Where

Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve
Greenville, DE
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Program Guide

Check back in September 2015

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Volunteers are needed for set up and festival days. Prior experience not required.
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FREE* Take a stroll with binoculars and one of our Teacher/Naturalists to look for animals in the refuge and see our live animal collection
-- Tuesdays through Sundays: 3 - 3:45 pm
-- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/01/2015 - 11/30/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Free, Natural History, Lenape, New
V15210DC
FREE*Netting in the Marsh * No pre-registration required * Explore the marsh using nets and more! See how many animals and insects you can catch and identify.
-- Tuesdays through Sundays: 2 pm
-- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/02/2015 - 12/31/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Water Activities, Free
V15200DC
FREE* Lunch with Live Animals -- Saturdays, Noon - 12:30 pm<br> No pre-registration required. Come get up close and personal with our live animal collection! Help feed our black ratsnakes, turtles and American toads.<br> -- Meeting Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801
01/03/2015 - 12/26/2015
at: DuPont Environmental Education Center
age: Family
Animals, Conservation, Free
V15215DC
Join us every Wednesday 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! Story Time at 1 PM. Listen to a farm favorite story read by our fabulous farm staff.
-- FREE for Members, Non-members: $3 for children 2 and up, $5 for adults.
-- Time: Noon to 2:30pm

No pre-registration required, just show up!
05/06/2015 - 09/30/2015
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
V15105CF
On May 9th, Celebrate our Eggmobile unveiling, help with our morning farm chores, and enjoy family friendly activities. Then, join us every Saturday for an informal day on the farm. Activities include: morning chores, feeding, watering, self guided tours of the farmstead (animals, garden, observation bee hive) and CSA fields. Additional cost for CSA produce plus U-Pick of herbs, flowers, tomatoes and hot peppers.
-- Time: 9 am - 4 pm
-- Cost: Members: FREE, Non-Members: $5 for Adults, $3 for children 2 and up

Monthly highlights May 9: Unveiling of the Eggmobile
May 18: Sheep Shearing at 9:30 am
June 20: Cooking Demo, 11 - noon
July 18: Tractors, Trucks, and Tools, self-explore all day
August 22: Celebrate National Honeybee Day, 12 - 2pm
September 12: Bioblitz, 9 am - noon

No pre-registration required, just show up!
05/09/2015 - 09/26/2015
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Farming/Gardening, Animals, FREE
V15111CF
Free for Members! Take a guided tour of historic Abbott's Mill with a seasoned mechanic! Learn about the unique history of the mill, dating back to 1795. Experience the rush of the water through the turbine and feel the rumble of the mill stones. Every third Saturday of the month: May through November. Led by Abbott's Mill Staff

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 2 - 3:30 pm. Upcoming dates: 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21
Members: Free, Others: $5
Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center: 15411 Abbott's Pond Road Milford, DE 19963

No pre-registration required, just show up!
07/18/2015 - 11/21/2015
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Conservation
V15300AM
As freshwater flows towards the Bay, our local rivers travel a course through cities, farms, and wetlands. We'll jump into our canoes and paddle Silver Lake, in the heart of Dover, and then traverse into the headwaters of the St. Jones River. Included will be a paddle to a large beaver dam! Ages 8 and above.
-- Saturday, August 8, 10 am - 3 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $20/$30
-- Leaders: Matt Babbitt
-- Meeting Location: Silver Lake, Dover, DE. Directions to be provided. (302) 422 - 0847
08/08/2015 - 08/08/2015
10:00AM - 3:00PM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Canoe/Kayaking, Water
U15362AM
Spice things up this August with creative ways to flavor breads and butter. Join us in the Coverdale kitchen to cook up flavorful bread recipes using ingredients that you harvest yourself from the farm! Top it off with your own hand made butter for a tasty summer treat. Learn the sources of your snack by visiting animals, gardens and crops. Bread and butter will never be the same again!
-- Sunday, August 9, 1 - 3 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $10/$15 -- Leader: Mary Boeni
-- Meeting Location: Coverdale Farm Preserve (Way Rd Entrance):543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
08/09/2015 - 08/09/2015
1:00PM - 3:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family
Cooking
U15164CF
Gather your clan for a festive twilight celebration of adventure in the great outdoors! Test your tracking skills, paddle the pond at sunset, race the lightning bugs, catch a meteor shower and construct a campfire. Roast marshmallows to toast the season.
-- Two evenings: Wednesday and Thursday, August 12 & 13, 7 - 9 pm
-- Member/Non-Member: $30/$50
-- Leaders: Alice Mohrman, Matt Babbitt, Nora Childers
-- Meeting Location: Abbott's Mill Nature Center
08/12/2015 - 08/13/2015
7:00PM - 9:00PM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
U15365AM
Discover the unique connection and importance of Slaughter Beach to horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds. Then we will launch our canoes from the beach and travel from the Delaware Bay into the guts of Delnature’s Marvel Salt Marsh Preserve. Ages 8 and above. Led by Matt Babbitt

Saturday, September 12, 9 am - 1 pm (date/time has changed from brochure listing)
Members: $20, Others: $30
Meets at Marvel Salt Marsh Preserve. Directions to be provided. (302) 422-0847
09/12/2015 - 09/12/2015
9:00AM - 1:00PM
at: Abbotts Mill
age: Family
Canoe/Kayaking, Water
U15363AM