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Fun on the Farm

Saturdays from 11am to 2pm

Fun on the Farm Activities are FREE crafts and activities that highlight farm life and the late Victorian era.  These Saturday events are an opportunity to step back into history and enjoy the simple things of life.  
*Special events hosted by the San Ramon Historic Foundation are fee-based programs that require registration and will be indicated as such.



Nov 4th                   Hawks

See if you can spot one of the red-tail hawks commonly seen in the skies above Forest Home Farms, learn about how they help farmers, and make a hawk craft.

Nov 11th                Veteran's Day

Learn the history of this National Holiday and why it is celebrated with red poppies. Create your own red poppy craft to take home or share.

Nov 18th                Giving Thanks

Finding ways to recycle scraps of burlap from walnut sacks was an important practice.  Join us for making a Burlap placecards for your dinner table.

Nov 25th                Closed for Thanksgiving



Announcement: Wreath Making will return December 2024

Dec 2                       Candle Making

These days, candles are for special occasions, but in the 1800's candles served as the only source of light after dark! Children would make candles to help their families by collecting and melting wax from beehives. learn the process of candle making and make your own candle to take home.  ONE candle per child while supplies last.

Dec 9                    Holiday on the Farm

Enjoy an old-fashioned holiday gathering at Forest Home Farm Historic Park. Have a traditional holiday family experience including visits with Santa, old fashioned ornament making, a puppet show, holiday entertainment and light refreshments.  Santa will be attending and seeing visitors from 11am until 2pm.

Dec 16                  Victorian Christmas Cards

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and come see samples of Victorian era cards. Make your own to take home! 

Dec 23 - Jan 2                  Holiday Closure



Jan 6                      Calling Cards

Learn about the history of calling cards, what they were for, different signs and meanings.  And make your own calling card to take home.

Jan 13                    Jacks & Marbles

Jacks and Marbles have origins in ancient history and were a popular pastime for Victorian children. Learn the history and try your hand at the game.

Jan 20                    Snowflakes

Experiencing snowfall in the San Ramon Valley is not very common.  However, settlers to the valley often came from different states, enduring weather from all 4 seasons.  Learn about the uniqueness of a snowflake and make a one-of-a-kind popsicle stick snowflake to enjoy at home.

Jan 27                    Barns

Take a tour of the farms 1850’s Barn and learn about the tools and animals inside.  Make your own hand-crafted barn with barn animals.