The weather is changing and it reminds us of early farming days as pioneers prepared for winter. Come dig into a bit of history and a lot of fun as we welcome local makers to share the work they do to keep local farming culture alive and strong.
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Free Feature Presentation: Historical Reenactment of Laura Ingalls Wilder. The show will be a continuous 45 minutes and ask that families are seated by 9:55 a.m. Appropriate for all ages but specifically geared towards elementary aged children. See more information below.
10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Free Family Activity Stations
Watch Cider Hill Farm's field crew pressing apples into cider!
Beekeeping with London Buzz Bees of Hampstead, NH
Dairy Farming with Contoocook Creamery
Pickling & Preserving Techniques
Crafts & More
Laura Ingalls Wilder – The Writer of the Frontier
Laura Ingalls Wilder is our writer role model whose words bring to life the pioneer times during which she grew up. Children will learn about her encounters with neighboring Indians, her first experiences in school, the brutal winters which almost broke her family, and the joy Laura found in the simple things in life: “love and duty, work and rest, and living close to nature.”
Additionally, children will see the development of a writer beginning with simple storytelling, to Laura creating pictures for her blind sister, Mary, to the development of her “Little House” books at the encouragement of her daughter, Rose.
Learn more about Cider Hill Farm's friend and local talent, Sheryl Faye.