Harvest Moon Festival 2017

Harvest Moon Festival - fall family fun down on the farm. Thank you for sharing another great festival with us!  Weekend of Oct 7-8, 10 am – 5 pm daily, (Sunday cancelled due to storm), at Coverdale Farm Preserve, featuring Artisans, Children’s Activities, Hayrides, and Food Trucks.


Early October, 2018

Entrance price

Members: FREE
Non-members age 0-4: FREE
Non-members age 5+: $7
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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
(No ATM Machine)

Schedule & map

Harvest Moon Guide schedule and map 2017

Check back in late September for the 2018 schedule and map.
See what happened last year:
2017's schedule & map (PDF) »

We need
Festival Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for
set up and festival days.
Prior experience not required.

Festival Volunteer Signup

Family fun down at the farm

Discover more upcoming Farm Family Fun

Love the Harvest Moon Festival? Check out our other upcoming farm fun programs for the whole family.

Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm to Sunday, April 15, 11 am

Arrive at Ashland and “set up camp” in our lodge. As evening falls, head out to observe the night sky. Through telescopes, and with your naked eye view planets and spring constellations! Before hitting the sack, gather around a camp fire for everyone’s favorite marshmallow snack! After a nights rest, wake-up and head over to Coverdale Farm Preserve where a hearty farm fresh breakfast awaits you. Once everyone is fueled up, help the farmer with their daily rounds! Lend a hand feeding, collecting eggs and caring for our livestock while learning just what it takes to be a farmer! Led by Ashley Harrell and Sheila Vincent

Members: $25, Others: $30
Meets at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin DE, 302-239-2334
04/14/2018 - 04/15/2018
7:30PM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 6+
Birding, Hiking
Sunday, May 20, 1pm - 3pm

The farm is not all work and no play, join us and step back in time and enjoy an afternoon of play at Coverdale! Before the time of technology, what types of toys and games did early American children play? Trap ball, graces, whizzers, cat’s cradle and Alquerque of course! Learn how to play these games and more! Where did children get their toys? Discover how their toys were made and then make your own that you can take to share with your family and friends. End the afternoon by relaxing with a timeless snack under our shade trees. Led by Mary Boeni

Members: $15; Others: $20
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
05/20/2018 - 05/20/2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 5+
Saturday, June 2, 9am - noon

Spend a pleasant morning inspecting bird houses around beautiful Coverdale Farm Preserve. Search for eggs and nestlings of at least 3 different species as well as lots of other birds and wildlife. End the morning by relaxing with some ´noggins’ - a nice cold drink and ice-cream sandwich! Led by Ian Stewarti

Members: $7; Others: $10
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
06/02/2018 - 06/02/2018
9:00AM - 12:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 5+
Birding, Hiking
Sunday, June 24, 8:30 - 11 am

Rise with the roosters! Help begin the farm day with morning chores. Roll up your sleeves and lend a hand feeding our cows, pigs, chickens, chicks and sheep. We'll clean water tubs and sweep the barn. After chores, enjoy a hearty breakfast straight from the farm to start your day on a good note! Led by Ashley Harrell

Members: $25 per family; Others: $35 per family
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
06/24/2018 - 06/24/2018
8:30AM - 11:00AM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 6+
Gardening/Farming, Cooking, series
Sunday, July 15, 1pm - 3pm

Sprinkles, hot fudge and cherries! Oh My! Celebrate National Ice-cream Day at Coverdale Farm! We’ll be serving up the classics and whipping up three farm-tastic flavors! Sweet corn ice-cream? You bet! Collect ingredients fresh from the farm to use in our recipes and as toppings! While our ice-cream is churning, we’ll tour the farm and learn about the cows that provide us with the cream for our frozen treats. Once ready, choose your favorite flavors and garnishes from the toppings bar to create your ultimate sundae! Enjoy it picnic style at the farm. Don’t forget the cherry on top! Led by Ashley Harrell

Members: $15; Others: $20
Meets at Coverdale Farm Preserve, 543 Way Road Greenville, DE 19807 (302) 239-2334
07/15/2018 - 07/15/2018
1:00PM - 3:00PM
at: Coverdale Farm
age: Family 5+
Animals, Botony, Cooking, Gardening/Farming