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.

Summer 2015 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.


JULY FAMILY PROGRAMS BY DATE
Posted: 06/01/2015

Wednesday, July 01, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Thursday, July 02, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Friday, July 03, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Saturday, July 04, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, July 05, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, July 06, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, July 07, 2015—ICE CREAM MAKING
Wednesday, July 08, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Thursday, July 09, 2015—WOODLAND WONDERS
Friday, July 10, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Saturday, July 11, 2015—STRAWBERRY DAY
Saturday, July 11, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, July 12, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, July 13, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, July 14, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Wednesday, July 15, 2015—WOODLAND WONDERS
Friday, July 17, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Saturday, July 18, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, July 19, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, July 20, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, July 21, 2015—TRACTORS AND TRUCKS
Wednesday, July 22, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Thursday, July 23, 2015—ICE CREAM MAKING
Friday, July 24, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Saturday, July 25, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, July 26, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, July 27, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, July 28, 2015—WOODLAND WONDERS
Wednesday, July 29, 2015—ICE CREAM MAKING
Thursday, July 30, 2015—SALSA MAKING
Thursday, July 30, 2015—FAMILY NIGHT


FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 07/03/2015

Every Friday, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Explore life here on the farm. We will collect eggs, milk a cow, and help feed the farmyard animals.


FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Posted: 07/04/2015

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in July and August from 3:00–4:00 PM
Location: Family Farmyard
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Help the farmers feed the Farmyard animals.


STORY WALK
Posted: 07/06/2015

Every Monday, 10:00–11:00 AM (through August 31)
Open to all ages
Location: Meet at The Market/Welcome Center
FREE

Join us for a 1-mile stroll on our trails stopping to read 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.


ICE CREAM MAKING
Posted: 07/07/2015

July 7, 23, 29, August 11, 27, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Let’s learn how to make ice cream! First, we will visit our dairy cows and learn where the milk comes from to make this yummy frozen treat.


FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Posted: 07/08/2015

July 8, 14, 22, August 4, 13, 26, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Meet the Farmyard animals up close and personal and learn how we care for them. We will meet the pigs, goats and cows and collect eggs from the chickens.


WOODLAND WONDERS
Posted: 07/09/2015

July 9, 15, 28, August 6, 19, 10:00–11:30 AM
Location: Education Barn
Open to ages 3 and up
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Join us for a walk to explore woodland habitats. We will observe creatures that live on the farm and look for signs of wild animals in the forest.


STRAWBERRY DAY
Posted: 07/11/2015

Saturday, July 11, 9:00 AM–Noon
Open to all ages
Location: Produce Division at 752 Mayall Road in New Gloucester

Complimentary Family Activities include:
• Strawberry-Themed Scavenger Hunt
• Face Painting
• Ice Cream

Pick Your Own strawberries from 7:00 AM–1:00 PM for $2.50/lb.


TRACTORS AND TRUCKS
Posted: 07/21/2015

July 21, August 12, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Join us to learn all about the types of machinery we use to feed and care for our animals at the Valley Farm.


SALSA MAKING
Posted: 07/30/2015

July 30, August 25, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to ages 3 and up
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

We will harvest fresh produce and herbs from our garden and learn how to make a farm-fresh salsa.


FAMILY NIGHTS
Posted: 07/30/2015

July 30, August 27, 5:00 PM–7:00 PM
Open to all ages
$5.00 per person

Details will be available soon!


AUGUST FAMILY PROGRAMS BY DATE
Posted: 08/01/2015

Saturday, August 01, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, August 02, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, August 03, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, August 04, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Wednesday, August 05, 2015—HARVEST LUNCH
Thursday, August 06, 2015—WOODLAND WONDERS
Friday, August 07, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Friday, August 07, 2015—FAMILY NIGHT
Saturday, August 08, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, August 09, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, August 10, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, August 11, 2015—ICE CREAM MAKING
Wednesday, August 12, 2015—TRACTORS AND TRUCKS
Thursday, August 13, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Friday, August 14, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Saturday, August 15, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, August 16, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, August 17, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, August 18, 2015—HARVEST LUNCH
Wednesday, August 19, 2015—WOODLAND WONDERS
Thursday, August 20, 2015—HARVEST LUNCH
Friday, August 21, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Saturday, August 22, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, August 23, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, August 24, 2015—STORY WALK
Tuesday, August 25, 2015—SALSA MAKING
Wednesday, August 26, 2015—FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Thursday, August 27, 2015—ICE CREAM MAKING
Friday, August 28, 2015—FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Saturday, August 29, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Sunday, August 30, 2015—FEED THE FARMYARD ANIMALS
Monday, August 31, 2015—STORY WALK


HARVEST LUNCH
Posted: 08/05/2015

August 5, 18, 20, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to ages 3 and up
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Come with an appetite to eat and learn! We will harvest our own lunch and enjoy a picnic on the farm.