I have been working hard on getting the schedule put together for 2020. Several brides and paranormal teams have contacted me to make bookings and I couldn’t be more thrilled that our schedule is starting to get full. If you haven’t contacted me yet for your date this year you should do that as soon as possible so you can get in before we are completely full. The public event schedule for the year has been set as well. I am very excited about what the year has in store for the farm!
In May we will hold our fourth annual Memorial Day Craft Show and Open House. This is held on the Monday of Memorial Day weekend from 10am to 4pm. I have some great vendors lined up, but still have space for more. Email email@example.com for the application to get signed up. This year the barn will be open! After all the hard work put in this fall getting it ready the barn will be open for the public. I have a limited number of inside vendor spaces in the barn and am excited to finally have this area ready for the public. Fat Frieddy’s food truck will be there this year with some really tasty offerings. After last years crazy weather day I think we are overdue for an amazing day of fun. As always, this event is free to the public and the house will be open for free tours all day. This is the one day of the year to just come in and wander through and see what we are all about.
June will be the Summer Soltice ghost tours and Paranormal Faire. June 19th and 20th will be ghost tour nights. Along with Chad Derry and Augusta Paranormal, Raven Rose Paranormal will be helping out both nights with tours. Two paranormal teams for the price of one! Saturday night will be extra special because we will have Kelly McCarville psychic medium, and Chris Neilsen of Paranomadic helping with tours as well. Saturday nights tours will be three hours long and will be a phenomenal time. Bookings for both nights will start on May 1. Watch the Facebook page for when they go live, you do not want to miss these! The Paranormal Faire will feature Paranormal Teams (Raven Rose, Paranomadic, Augusta Paranormal, and more!), Psychic Medium Kelly McCarville, other Haunted Locations (Granger House), and more. There will be speakers througout the day on paranormal topics and the house will be open to investigate on your own. $5 per person paid at the gate will get you access to all the vendors and speakers.
July will be Waterloo Bridge Painting Classes on July 17th at 5pm and 18th at 1pm. This is one of a series of paintings that Monet did of the Waterloo Bridge. I think it looks a bit like Fort Madison and you are welcome to paint it that way if you choose. This class is open to all ages and skill levels. We walk you step by step through creating a masterpiece in this three hour class. We provide all paints, brushes and canvas, and a snack and water. Feel free to bring your own beverage and a snack to share. Class is $25 per person and must be booked in advance.
August will be Starry Night Painting Classes on August 14th at 5pm and 15th at 1pm. Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night class is one we offered our first year of classes and has been a popular request so I thought we would do it again. There is a special Harry Potter version of this painting that you can do as well. This class is open to all ages and skill levels. We walk you step by step through creating a masterpiece in this three hour class. We provide all paints, brushes and canvas, and a snack and water. Feel free to bring your own beverage and a snack to share. Class is $25 per person and must be booked in advance.
October will be our Fall Ghost Tours during the last two weekends of October. October 23rd and 24th and 30th and 31st. This year Halloween falls on a Saturday and is a full moon. Very excited to be able to offer ghost tours on this special night! Bookings for the fall tours will start on September 1st. Watch the facebook page for when they open up and more information on these tours.
I think this year is going to be a great year for the farm and I am looking forward to seeing you at our events.