Quiet Valley’s Summer Garden Party and Summer Tour Opening
On Saturday June 20, 2015 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will open for their 52nd Summer Tour Season starting with their eighth annual Summer Garden Party. Visitors coming to the farm for the historic tour will experience guides portraying family members going about a typical day on a homestead in the 1800s. In addition to the tour, folks will have a chance to involve themselves in a variety of garden-related activities. Tour a typical Pennsylvania German kitchen garden, get help with garden basics, sample yummy things made with fresh herbs and vegetables and take home some recipes. At the outdoor brick oven herb breads will be baked and samples shared.
This year’s feature areas, Garden Inspired Arts & Crafts and Fact or Fiction – Herb Lore will have demonstrations taking place periodically throughout the day.
There will be new adventures at the party including Fun Food For Picky Eaters and older youth and adults will enjoy making container gardens and rock art. Veggie Art and the Soil Box are places folks can get their hands into some good, clean fun as well.
This event is sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Stream grant.
As a special fundraiser we will be holding a Victorian Tea during the day at 11:30. Ages eight and up can enjoy the tea sandwiches, salad, fresh baked cookies, scones and cake, along with herbal teas and lemonade. Quiet Valley’s very own “Emma Marsh” will host a vintage hat fashion show. The cost is $15.00 per person and reservations are required. Tea Party attendees interested in seeing the Historic Tour and Summer Garden Party will receive a discounted admission. Seating is limited so call soon to reserve your spot.
All activities on June 20 are rain or shine. General admission for the Historic Tour is Adults $10.00 and Ages 3-12 $5.00 and includes both the historic farm tour and Summer Garden Party. The farm is open for tours 10:00 – 5:00. Allow two hours for the complete farm tour. Visit our website at www.quietvalley.org for more information on Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm or call 570-992-6161.
All money raised goes to support the non-profit historic farm museum.
CONTACT: Deborah DiPasquale