Quiet Valley’s 2018 Summer Garden Party and Summer Tour Opening


On Saturday June 16, 2018 Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will open for their 55th Summer Tour Season starting with their eleventh 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 area, Art in the Garden will have examples of various ways to enhance the look of your outdoor areas using the inspirations you will find here thanks to the Pennsylvania German culture and Victorian era.

Adventures at the party include a return of the popular Fun Foods for Picky Eaters and new for 2018 Berry Best Friends – Herb & Berry Desserts. Older youth and adults will enjoy making flowered paper boxes and birds using wire and paper. Children will have a good time making bee sculptures as well as pressed flower pictures. This is a day full of gardening inspiration, artistic expression and fun in the outdoors.

This event is sponsored in part by a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Project Stream grant.

All activities on June 16 are rain or shine and are subject to change. General admission for the Historic Tour is Adults $10.00 and Ages 3-12 is $5.00 and includes both the historic farm tour and Summer Garden Party. The farm is open for summer tours Tues. – Sat. 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sun. noon – 5:00pm. Allow 2½ to 3½ 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.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is a non-profit, educational corporation dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Pennsylvania’s agricultural heritage. At Quiet Valley history comes to life on our 19th century farm. Period dressed “family” members reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the late 1760s to 1913. The farm museum is open to the general public the third Saturday of June through Labor Day Monday and for school and group tours the rest of the year. Quiet Valley hosts a number of special events throughout the year. For more information call 570-992-6161 or visit us online at www.quietvalley.org.