Experience Farm Life At Primrose Farm
Experience Farm Life at Primrose Farm! 5N726 Crane Road in St. Charles, visitors are welcome to explore restored farm buildings, visit with farm animals and agricultural interpreters, stroll through 100+ acres of historic and modern rural landscapes or climb up on a vintage tractor near the fruit orchard. Exciting and educational activities await you in the farmyard!
Hand-milk a Jersey cow, gather eggs from the chicken coop, groom a draft horse or feed the animals. The opportunities to learn and play are endless! Drop-in programs offered Weekdays and Saturdays, for a small fee, all year long to give budding farmers an up-close-and-personal experience with Primrose Farms’ resident livestock. Custom programs and birthday party packages available, too.
On Sunday, September 22 from 11am to 3pm, it’s the annual Primrose Farm Frolic. Admission is $6 for ages 3 and over and free for ages 2 and under. All activities are included in admission. Funds raised from this event will support the continued development of Primrose Farm. Combining the unique atmosphere of a working 1930s dairy farm with exciting fall activities, Farm Frolic is a one-of-a-kind event for kids of all ages. Join us for a day that will include historic demonstrations, traditional games and crafts, tractor-drawn wagon rides, live music and delicious fall foods!
If “A” is for “autumn” it’s also for “apple” and “An Apple Afternoon” at Primrose Farm is the best way to take in all the sights, smells and sounds of the season. The Farm’s orchard is ripe for the pickin’, and families willing to lend a harvest hand can explore the orchard, gather fruit, help make applesauce and apple butter in the summer kitchen, and create and use apple stamps for a fun seasonal craft project. U-pick opportunities may be available for an additional fee, depending upon ripening schedules. The free “An Apple Afternoon” event takes place from 1 to 4pm on Saturday, October 5. Please register.
Fall Friday and Saturday nights at the Farm are best enjoyed by the light of the silvery moon and from a seat in our tractor-drawn wagon as your take a 30-minute wagon ride around the Farm grounds. Warm up afterwards with hot chocolate and hot cider enjoyed around a bonfire for a marshmallow roast. Moonlight Hayrides take place on October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19. There are three departure times each evening to choose from: 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30pm. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Advance registration is required.
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