Pineland Farms' 5,000-acre property offers an inspiring classroom for people of all ages. Much of the learning takes place in our forests, fields and farmyards. Through hands-on participation visitors will have the opportunity to explore their connections to natural and agricultural resources and the community of Maine.

Family Programs

Photo © Erika Hemphill

Family programs at Pineland Farms engage children and adults of all ages in fun-filled educational opportunities throughout the farm.


Programs are $5 per person. Please purchase your tickets at The Market and Welcome Center. All programs are at the Education Barn at the Family Farmyard, unless stated otherwise. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to buy tickets and get to your program. Program participants receive a 10% off coupon to The Market and Welcome Center.

Fall 2014 Family Education Programs
Summer 2014 Family Education Programs
Spring 2014 Family Education Programs
Ask about our season passes for only $100! (for families of up to 4)
Enjoy unlimited participation in family programming and self-guided tours.


SATURDAY SCHEDULING!
Posted: 09/01/2014

We’ve scheduled some programs on Saturdays, to make it easier for families with school-age children to attend.

Apple Cider Making — September 27
Butter Making — November 8
Wreath Making for Kids — December 6


APPLE CIDER MAKING
Posted: 09/25/2014

September 25, 27, and 30; October 8, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Join us to pick apples from our apple trees and turn them into delicious fresh cider.


FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 09/26/2014

Every Friday, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Every Friday Explore life here on the farm. We'll collect eggs, milk a cow, and help feed the farmyard animals.


STORY WALK
Posted: 09/29/2014

Every Monday in September, 10:00 am
Open to all ages
Free admission
Meet at The Market and Welcome Center

Join us for a 1-mile stroll on our trails, where we’ll stop to read a children’s book posted along the way.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.


STORY HOUR
Posted: 10/06/2014

Every Monday, October 6–December 29, 10:00–11:00 am
Open to all ages
Free Admission
Location: The Market and Welcome Center

Join us for an hour of good books and meeting new friends. We will provide a light snack.


WIND OVER WINGS
Posted: 10/13/2014

October 13 and November 11, 1:00–2:00 pm
Open to ages 3 and up
Location: Mt. Washington Room
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Meet birds of prey along with animal rehabilitator Hope Douglas. Hope will bring a variety of wild birds to see up close and learn about.


PUMPKIN CARVING
Posted: 10/23/2014

October 23, 28, and 29, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

It’s pumpkin time at Pineland Farms! Join us to carve jack-o-lanterns and learn all about pumpkins.


BUTTER MAKING
Posted: 11/06/2014

November 6, 8, 12, and 18, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Meet our beautiful cows and learn how to churn their milk into butter, just like people did in the old days.


SPARKS' ARK
Posted: 11/24/2014

November 24 and December 22, 1:00–2:00 pm
Open to ages 3 and up
Location: Mt. Washington Room at the Commons
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market and Welcome Center

Meet Josh Sparks of Sparks’ Ark and the array of wild animals he rehabilitates.


WREATH MAKING FOR KIDS
Posted: 12/06/2014

December 6, 10, 11, 16, and 17, 10:00–11:30 am
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market & Welcome Center

Make a beautiful balsam wreath for the holiday season.