Date Change!

 

 

 Farm Run: May 26th, 9am- 5pm (Added to Living History Day!)

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Due to weather, we will run our Farm Run activities on Saturday, May 26th!  This makes Living History Day a BIG EVENT!  You don’t want to miss it!  Honoring the free admission and free participation, Living History Day is now free to the public to attend, with SOO many things for the family to do!  Concessions, the new Wessels Mercantile will be open, games for all ages and more! 
UPDATE: We’re so excited about this event, we want to make sure we don’t leave anyone out! Grab your friends and test yourself in our Farm Run obstacle course for FREE! 
 
Any age may try our farm challenges- the Farm Run course is geared for adults, with a mix of heaving lifting, pulling, smart teamwork and good ol’-fashioned farm chores, while the kid-sized challenges and games will be found in various places on the farm.
 
Tackle this obstacle run through the farm as a pair or a team! Flip tires, throw bales, gather eggs, pump water, go fish, scale a bale, pull a tractor and more! Yes, there will be mud!
 
There will be BBQ in the barn (from 11am to 2pm) and the NEW Wessels Mercantile will be open! T shirts will be for sale and prizes awarded to top teams. Pre-register your team for bonus points or sign up when you get here!
 
Something for everyone and ADMISSION TO THE FARM IS FREE, so tell all your friends to come along to cheer you on! We’re also adding a planting demonstration to our day! See some corn planting with antique equipment! The new tractor building will be open to explore, along with all of the outbuildings on the farm. House and church tours require a wristband (discounted purchase price on this special day!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours & Directions

Hands on Activities and Classes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schools, home school groups, summer school programs and more:

Every visit to the farm involves kinesthetic learning! We have scavenger hunts, old-fashioned fun & games and so much more! Our most popular classes are available April through October, with Christmas on the Farm in December!

Youth classes for 2018 are on the schedule!

May and July sessions for students entering K-5th grades this fall!

Click here for the registration!

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Calendar of Events

Don’t miss our lively events!  Farm demonstrations, activities for the kids, food and concessions, animals to visit and more!

2018 Events

Farm Run, May 19

Living History Day, May 26

Art on the Farm, June 23

Wessels’ Walking Drama, July 22 & 29

Tractor, Engine & Auto Show, Swap Meet & Quilt Show, Aug. 11

Bread & “Jam”, Sept. 16

Fall on the Farm, Oct. 7

Boo on the Farm, Oct. 21

Christmas on the Farm, December

See full calendar of events

Visit the Farm

Visit the Farm!

We have hands on activities, animals to visit, and a lot of room to explore! Shop in the gift shop, sip lemonade on the porch or spend some time with the antique tractors.

The farm is a great place for some family time!

Hours & Directions

We love our Volunteers!

Volunteers are needed for 2018!

Keeping Dave’s dream alive requires the help of many volunteers! There are a wide variety of things to help with, from behind the scenes to working directly with the public. Volunteer orientations are scheduled for adults, and also for the middle school, high school, and families with elementary aged children.

Click here for the adult orientation info!

Click here for the youth and family orientation info!

Find out how you can volunteer

 Summer Youth Classes Scheduled!

 

YOUTH CLASSES: Mixing 1920s farm fun with today!  Each class is filled with age-appropriate “farm work”, games, snacks, “farm crafts” and more!  Tillers (K- 2nd grades) sessions take place May 21st- 24th and July 17th- 20th.  Sprouts (3rd- 5th) sessions take place May 29th- June 1st and July 24th- 27th. All sessions are 10 am to noon.  $30 for one session, or $50 for one child to attend both.  Registrations due by May 15th for May sessions, July 10th for July sessions.

Find details and registration for youth classes, as well as details about youth/family volunteering here!

 

NEXT EVENT

Farm Run

May 19 @ 9:00 am

Put your team together and challenge yourselves to an obstacle course made up of “farm work”- some heavy lifting, some silly, some muddy, and all for fun.  Teams of two or four participants will tackle this obstacle course which takes you around our farm while your friends cheer you on! Pump water, gather eggs, pull […]

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EVENTS

May
21

Tillers class

Grades K- 2nd, sign up by May 15th!

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May
21

Private Tour

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May
22

Tillers class

Grades K- 2nd, sign up by May 15th!

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May
23

Tillers class

Grades K- 2nd, sign up by May 15th!

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CONNECT WITH US!

Wedding reception in the barn!

Did you know?

The farm can be rented for parties,
reunions, weddings and
other special events.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

 

Location:

5520 South Lincoln Ave. York, NE 68467

Just one mile South of Interstate 80 on US Highway 81 at Exit 353

Phone:

402-710-0682

Hours:

We are officially open for the 2018 season!

Tues.- Sat. 10 am – 4 pm, Sun. 1 pm – 4 pm

Admission:

$7.00 for adults
$5.00 for senior citizens
$3.00 for students Children
under school age are free