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.

News & Events

FRIDAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 03/27/2015

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'll collect eggs, milk a cow, and help feed the farmyard animals.


STORY HOUR
Posted: 03/30/2015

Every Monday, 10:00–11:00 AM (ending May 25)
Open to all ages
Location: The Market/Welcome Center
FREE

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


SATURDAY SCHEDULING!
Posted: 04/01/2015

Felting for Kids — April 11
Sheep Shearing Festival — April 25
Frogs, Fish and Wiggles — May 9
5th Annual Family Farmyard Opening — May 23
Family Farmyard Fun — June 6


FELTING FOR KIDS
Posted: 04/07/2015

April 7, 11, 14, 16, 22, 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

Learn about fiber animals and how to turn sheep’s fleece into felted-wool items.


WIND OVER WINGS
Posted: 04/20/2015

Monday, April 20, 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.


SOIL SEEDS AND SPROUTS
Posted: 04/21/2015

April 21, 30, May 7, 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 learn how to start your own garden. We’ll talk about soil, composting and how to make a garden grow.


UDDERLY AMAZING COWS
Posted: 04/23/2015

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

Try your hand at milking a cow! Join us to explore the dairy barns and learn about Holstein cows and how we care for them.


SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL
Posted: 04/25/2015

Saturday, April 25, 10:00 AM–3:00 PM (Rain date: Sunday, April 26)
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Trolley ride to the Family Farmyard

Sheep Shearing Demonstrations
Jeff Burchstead of Buckwheat Blossom Farm in Wiscasset
10:30 AM, 12:20 PM, 2:15 PM

Sheep Dog Demonstrations
Joe Grady of Two Coves Farm in Harpswell
11:15 AM, 1:00 PM

Ongoing
• Wash Wool
• Spin Wool
• Race the Clock Shearing
• Face Painting
• Sheep Themed Crafts
• Fiber Artisan Displays


PLAY DAY ON THE FARM
Posted: 04/29/2015

April 29, May 27, 10:00–11:00 AM
Open to ages 2–5
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per child (adult chaperone or parent required)
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Join us for a family play date. We will open our classroom, share some hands-on activities and give children and their caregivers a place to enjoy each other’s company in self-guided play.


FROGS, FISH AND WIGGLES
Posted: 05/09/2015

May, 9, 13, 14, 26, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: The Big Pond
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Explore life around the farm pond looking for amphibious friends and learning about their habitat.


CHATTY CHICKENS
Posted: 05/19/2015

May 19, 28, 10:00–11:30 AM
Open to all ages
Location: Education Barn
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Meet our chickens and learn how to feed and care for them. We’ll collect some eggs and have a look inside to see where chicks start out.


FIFTH ANNUAL FAMILY FARMYARD OPENING
Posted: 05/23/2015

Saturday, May 23, Noon–5:00 PM (Rain date: Sunday, May 24)
$5.00 per person
Buy tickets at The Market/Welcome Center

Join us as we open our 2015 farmyard. We will have Farmers Olympics and a day full of farm activities for the whole family!


STORY WALK
Posted: 06/01/2015

Every Monday, 10:00–11:00 AM (starting June 1)
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.


FAMILY FARMYARD FUN
Posted: 06/06/2015

June 6, 9, 17, 25, 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’ll feed the pigs, goats and cows and collect eggs from the chickens.


ICE CREAM MAKING
Posted: 06/11/2015

June 11, 23, 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’ll visit our dairy cows and learn where the milk comes from to make this yummy treat.


TRACTORS AND TRUCKS
Posted: 06/24/2015

Wednesday, June 24, 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: 06/30/2015

Tuesday, June 30, 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 veggies and herbs from our garden and learn how to make a farm-fresh salsa.