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13th Annual Old Time Farm Day


We are so excited to announce the information for this annual event.  Mark your calendar.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

12:00pm - 4:00pm

5006 West Farm Court, Boise, ID 83714 (only about 15 minutes from downtown Boise)

Tickets may be purchased the day of the event with cash, credit or debit card. 

$8 per person

$30 per family (parent/s + child/children)

Under 3 years of age - free


We celebrate Idaho’s farming past each fall with a harvest festival like no other! Old Time Farm Day features many children’s activities, demonstrations of 1860s life, live music, great food, lawn games, displays, tours of the Farmstead, and a performance of historical characters from the Farmstead’s history. Visit the chickens and goats!  This will be the final day of the season to tour the Farmhouse.

Thank You to our Sponsors
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Schedule of Events*

Games, Activities & Food

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Silent Auction

12:00pm - 3:00pm


12:30pm - 3:30pm

Historical Performance by Actors

1:00pm - 1:15pm  Mind your manners!

2:15pm - 2:25pm  Butter Churning

Pie Eating Contest

1:45pm - 2:00pm

Sack Races

2:00pm - 2:15pm


3:30pm - 3:40pm

*Subject to change

This day of fun for the whole family also helps support the work of the DCHS is maintaining and restoring the historic buildings at the Farmstead.

Check back often as we'll be updating this page with details as they are confirmed!

Activities & Displays

  • Silent Auction - many unique experiences and fun items available!

  • Baked Good Auction - amazing creations to take home!

  • Historic Actors teaching about butter churning and manners that were essential to the times!

  • For Boise Garrison Living History

    • Shooting drill demos​

    • Rifle Troop Maneuvers

  • Gold Panning Demonstrations by the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology

  • Face Painting

  • Hay Wagon Tractor Rides

  • Idaho Wool Growers Association

  • Handweavers Guild of Boise

  • MK Nature Center

  • Historical Tractor Display

  • Bown House

  • Schick-Ostolasa Farmstead Tour

Games for All Ages!

  • Pie Eating Content

  • Sack Races

  • Horsehoes

  • Ring Toss

  • Cow Roping

  • Corn Hole

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Food Available for Purchase

  • Chili, Baked Potato, Cornbread, Salad, Beverage.

  • Or bring your own picnic!

Live Music!

  • The False Bottom String Band

  • Pyle Brothers Fiddlers

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Confirmed Vendors

  • Blacksmith - Scott Webster

  • Red Chair Lavender

  • Huckleberry Lemonde

  • Dan Looney Art

  • Bluebird Makery

  • Boise's Best Kettle Korn

  • Ceilia's Gourmet Oils

  • Ye Old Broom Shop

    • demonstrations and available for purchase

  • Woodcarvers

    • demonstrations and available for purchase

  • HSTA Candy Store

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