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Dave the oxen looking over fence
Photo by Janet Dudley.
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2015 EVENTS
· Show your support
$10,000 Donation Match for The Big Barn Project (BBP)
Planning for and progress on the Big Barn Project (BBP) is moving ahead. Our really exciting news is that we have an anonymous donor who is willing to match all donations to the BBP up to and including $10,000 that are received this calendar year! So – please help to make that match happen. Donations can be made to The Dudley Foundation with BBP or Big Barn Project noted on the check.

· Saturday, December 5, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Holiday Open House & Market at The Dudley Farm Museum
9 AM to 2 PM
   Photograph of a Holiday Centerpiece.
   Photo by Barbara Hanson.
The Dudley Farm Museum and Farmers’ Market invite you to celebrate the 2015 holiday season on December 5th and 12th, from 9 AM to 2 PM. The Museum will be open for “Cookies and Carols” at their Holiday Open House and the Munger Barn will host the 20th annual Holiday Market.

See our 1845 Farmhouse decorated for the holidays and enjoy live dulcimer music and complimentary mulled cider and cookies served in the dining room. All are invited to join in singing carols in the parlor accompanied by music played on our 1856 melodeon. The Farmhouse will also have its annual cookie sale to benefit the Museum, and free drawings for the floral centerpieces on display. The centerpieces are designed and donated by Michael Russo of Trout Lily Farm and Janet Dudley.

Photograph of St. Nicholas at Vendor Table.
  
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
  
Over 30 vendors will fill the Munger Barn both days with holiday treats and treasures to help you with your annual gift giving. Available, and always in demand, are baked goods, eggs, fibers, fresh holiday greens, wreaths, trees and decorations, handmade art and crafts, honey, jams and jellies, maple syrup, naturally-raised meats, pickles, soap and much more.









· Saturdays, June through October
The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market 2015
9 AM to 12:30 PM
   Photograph of cake with sunflower on it to celebrate the 20th Anniversary.
   Photo by Barbara Hanson.
Homegrown and Handmade
The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market opens for the summer on Saturday, June 6, and takes place every Saturday through October. Hours are 9 AM to 12:30 PM. It is a family-oriented gathering place held on the picturesque grounds of the historic Dudley Farm Museum. The Market provides the opportunity to purchase local and organic seasonal produce and handmade arts and crafts, while enjoying the beauty and serenity of the Farm as it was in the year 1900. In addition to fruits and vegetables, also available are baked goods, eggs, fresh cut flowers, herbs and potted plants, honey and maple syrup, jams and jellies, naturally-raised meat, and pickles. Our handmade items include hand-spun yarn, paintings, photographs, cards, jewelry, soap, woodworking, pottery, sewing, quilting and more.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Dudley Farm Summer Market and plans are underway for a mid-summer celebration. Check back here for updates or call 860-349-3917 for more information.

The market is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

· Saturday, October 31, 2015
Last Farmers’ Market & Halloween Party
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Photograph of start of scavenger hunt.
  
Photo by Barbara Hanson.
Join us on Saturday, October 31, for the last day of the 2015 Summer Farmers’ Market at the Dudley Farm. From 9 AM to 12:30 PM, the Farmers’ Market will offer seasonal produce, mums and cut flowers, eggs, baked and canned goods, naturally-raised meats, honey and maple syrup, and handmade art and crafts. In addition, you are invited to celebrate the season’s end with a special self-guided Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Trick-or-Treat fun with our costumed vendors.

Children are encouraged to wear costumes and adults are welcome to join in the fun. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The market is subject to cancellation due to inclement weather and there is no rain date for this event. Contact 860–349–3917 for more information.

· Saturday, October 24, 2015
Rain date: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Harvest Day
9 AM to 2 PM
Harvest Day Farmers' Market table.
    
Photo by Barbara Hanson.

Join us on Saturday, October 24 for Harvest Day at The Dudley Farm Museum, 2351 Durham Road in North Guilford, CT. From 9 AM to 2 PM, the Dudley Farm Museum and the Farmers’ Market will celebrate the Harvest with family fun and autumnal delights. This year we invite you to join us for food, music, activities for children and demonstrations of early 19th century skills. Rain date is October 31.

At the Market
We offer seasonal produce, mums and cut flowers, eggs, baked and canned goods, naturally-raised meats, honey and maple syrup, handmade art and crafts. In addition, a number of Market vendors will demonstrate their specialties throughout the Harvest Day celebration.

Around the Farm
The Dudley Farm Museum offers spinning and blacksmith demos, working the oxen, and harvesting hops. Also included will be a weaving demonstration on our 19th century loom and other activities for young and old alike to enjoy while experiencing farm life as it once was. The Farmhouse will be open for tours and visitors can stroll around the picturesque grounds and see the pastures filled with sheep, the oxen and chickens. You might also take the opportunity to learn about our Big Barn Project and plans for its restoration.

Schedule of Demonstrations
Sheepherding: 10 AM and 12 Noon
Oxen: 11 AM
Beekeeping: 11 AM
Toss an Asian Salad: 12 Noon
Soapmaking: 10 AM and 1PM
Papermaking: 12:30 PM

Other activities are all day.

· Now on display…
Museum Exhibit for September
The Dudley Farm Museum exhibit for September is “Selling It: 19th Century Advertising.”

The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10AM to 1PM and Sunday from 1 to 4PM. Programs for “Sunday Afternoon at the Farm” and other programs will be publicized via website (www.dudleyfarm.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dudleyfarmmuseum).

The Museum is located at 2351 Durham Road in North Guilford. For more information call 203–457–0770.

· Saturday, September 12, 2015
Rain date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fairy Festival
9 AM to 12:30 PM
   Photograph of Fairy Festival poster and fairy garden.
   Photo by Barbara Hanson.
Join us at the Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market in North Guilford on Saturday, September 12 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM for our second Fairy Festival event. We welcome you to dress for the occasion in your finest Fairy or Elf ensemble, or any other spritely attire. Children (accompanied by adults) are invited to follow the Fairy Trail, decorate their own Fairy doors, decorate a wand, and discover their Fairy names. Crafts are limited to the first 200 children, but the Fairy Trail and other stations (such as bubble and art stations, photo ops, etc.) will be available throughout the event. Cheryl Kling, local author of Nature’s Royal Tea Party will be there, too.

For more information, contact 860–349–3917, visit www.dudleyfarm.com or check us out on Facebook at Dudley Farm Museum.






· Now on display…
Museum Exhibit for August
The Dudley Farm Museum exhibit for August is “Selling It: 19th Century Advertising.”

“Sunday Afternoon at the Farm” is an invitation to bring a picnic lunch and stay for an afternoon program. Programs for “Sunday Afternoon at the Farm” include a weaving demonstration on the Museum’s barn loom August 9th and August 16th will feature a paper-making demonstration.

The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10AM to 1PM and Sunday from 1 to 4PM. Programs for “Sunday Afternoon at the Farm” and other programs will be publicized via website (www.dudleyfarm.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dudleyfarmmuseum).

The Museum is located at 2351 Durham Road in North Guilford. For more information call 203–457–0770.

· Saturday, August 1, 2015
Celebrating 20 years at the Dudley Farm Market
9 AM to 12:30 PM
The Dudley Farm Farmers’ Market has been providing homegrown produce and handmade goods to the residents of Guilford and surrounding towns since 1995, making it the second longest-running Farmers’ Market in Connecticut. There will be a celebration during the Market on Saturday, August 1st, to recognize the 20th anniversary of the Market and to thank the vendors and our customers for their support and loyalty. Light refreshments will be available between the hours of 9 AM and 12:30 PM, while they last, and the public is invited to join the celebration.

· Now on display…
Museum Exhibit for July
The Dudley Farm Museum exhibit for July is “Stitching It All Together,” featuring quilts and coverlets from the Museum’s extensive collection. This display is being held in conjunction with “A Stitch in Time,” exhibits by The Five Historic Museums of Guilford featuring quilts and coverlets from each of the local museums.

“Sunday Afternoon at the Farm” is an invitation to bring a picnic lunch and stay for an afternoon program: Timber hewing with Steve Vandermaelen on July 5th; Basket weaving with Donna Lowell, one of the Farmers’ Market Vendors on July 12th; Planting the Fall Garden with Susan Koris and Judy Stone on July 12th; guest presenter Lorraine German of Mad River Antiques, “More Than Just a Quilt” on July 19th; and Quilting in Action with the Dudley Farm Quilters on July 26th.

The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10AM to 1PM and Sunday from 1 to 4PM. Programs for “Sunday Afternoon at the Farm” and other programs will be publicized via website (www.dudleyfarm.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dudleyfarmmuseum).

The Museum is located at 2351 Durham Road in North Guilford. For more information call 203–457–0770.

· July 19, 2015
“MORE THAN JUST A QUILT”
1 PM to 4 PM
   More than Just a Quilt Poster.
  
Located in Munger Barn at The Dudley Farm Museum
SPEAKER: LORRAINE GERMAN OF MAD RIVER ANTIQUES OF NORTH GRANBY

“More than Just a Quilt” explores the importance of quilts as a form of artistic, sentimental and political expression during a time when the women who made them had very few means available to them to do so.

A small donation is appreciated upon attendance.



· Sunday, July 12, 2015
Planting the Fall Garden
2 PM
Join Master Gardener intern Susan Koris and Judy Stone, Community Garden coordinator at 2:00 PM to help plant the fall garden at the Heritage Garden at the top of the hill. Learn about all the great vegetables you can grow for the autumn and winter.

· Sunday, July 5, 2015
Timber Hewing
1 to 4 PM
Why not have a picnic lunch down on the Farm and stay to watch Steve Vandermaelen and his son hew timber!

· Now on display…
Museum Exhibit for June
The Dudley Farm Museum exhibit for June is “A Woman’s Work is Never Done: 19th Century Household Chores.” The Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 4 PM. Programs for “Sunday Afternoon at the Farm” include participation in Early Guilford Days: Family Festival June 27th and 28th. Other programs will be publicized via website (www.dudleyfarm.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/dudleyfarm
museum
). The Museum is located at 2351 Durham Road in North Guilford. For more information call 203–457–0770.

· June 27 and 28, 2015
Laundry and Household Chores
11 AM to 4 PM
   Laundry and Household Chores poster.
  
EARLY GUILFORD DAYS FAMILY FESTIVAL AT THE DUDLEY FARM MUSEUM
Come and spend some time at The Dudley Farm Museum and see how people at the turn of the century did their laundry and house work. Families will be given the chance to wash clothes the way the Dudley Family did!

$5 per Adult, $10 for Families

Price includes Five Museums in Guilford for both days!





· Sunday, May 31, 2015
BRUNCH AT THE BARN!
11 AM to 2 PM
Tickets for the Brunch at the Barn on May 31st are sold out. Please check back with us for information about upcoming events.
Come join us on Sunday, May 31st for a fundraiser event to save the Big Barn. Brunch, prepared with our Farmers’ Market products, will be served at the Munger Barn from 11 AM to 2 PM.

ENJOY
  • Signature Mimosas
  • Music by the Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps
  • Good conversation with friends
  • A Silent Auction with selected hand-made treasures and
    collectible antiques from The Dudley Farm Museum attic
You’ll be able to learn details about our restoration project, followed by a tour of the Big Barn complex so you can personally see what will take place over the next few years. Seating will be limited. Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased at The Dudley Farm Museum or by calling (203) 457-0770 or email info@dudleyfarm.com.

Click here for more details on The Big Barn Project.

· First Saturday of the month, February 7, March 7, April 4 & May 2
The Dudley Farm 2015 Winter Market
9 AM to 12:30 PM
February through May, from 9 AM to 12:30 PM in the Munger Barn. We offer baked goods, eggs, handmade crafts, jams and jellies, naturally-raised meats, pickles, winter vegetables and more.

Subject to cancellation due to inclement weather.

· Saturday, April 25, 2015
Rain Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Community Tag Sale
8:30 AM to 2 PM
Spaces are $20 and you will need to bring your own tables and chairs.
Set-up on Saturday morning must be completed by 7:30 AM. Early set-up on Friday Evening is at 6 PM. First come first serve. Food & beverages, including coffee & baked goods, will be available.

Donations accepted for gently used items in good condition for the Dudley Farm Tag Sale Table. Please make an appointment to drop off donations. No clothing please. All proceeds from Farm Table benefit The Dudley Farm Museum. For more information or to reserve a space call Jerri Guadagno at 203–457–0770 or email info@dudleyfarm.com.

· Friday April 24th through Sunday April 26th, 2015
Timber Frame Class
Interested in timber framing? Join this class for a unique opportunity to learn from George Senerchia and Northford Timberframers. George has been teaching timber-framing since 1994 and led a talented team of volunteers in the reconstruction of the Munger Barn here at the Dudley Farm Museum in 2002. Tuition is $295 for three days of instruction and tours of historic barns in the area. One day of classroom instruction will be held at The Dudley Farm Museum. For more information and to register please visit www.northfordtimberframers.com or call George at 203-484-2129.

· Saturday, April 11, 2015
The Dudley Farm Museum Spring Clean-up Day
9 AM until finished.
It has been a hard Winter and Spring has arrived. It is now time to spruce up The Dudley Farm Museum grounds. Work will include cleaning up garden beds, raking leaves, picking up branches etc. Volunteers are needed to help with the clean-up.

Please bring your gloves, rakes and other handy tools. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

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