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14th Annual Old Time Farm Day

We can't wait to see you at Old Time Farm Day.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

12:00pm - 5:00pm

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 - 5:00pm

Silent Auction

12:00pm - 3:00pm


12:30pm - 3:30pm

Historical Performance by Actors

1:00pm - 1:15pm  Mind your manners!

2:00pm - 2:20pm  Butter Churning

Pie Eating Contest

1:30pm - 1:45pm

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 Goods Sale - 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

  • Corn Count

  • Make a Rag Doll

  • Washboard & Laundry Display

  • Leaf Rubbing

  • Spaghetti Worms

  • DCHS buggy and farm photo op!

  • Hay Wagon Tractor Rides

  • Handweavers Guild of Boise

  • MK Nature Center

  • Historical Tractor Display

  • Bown House

  • HS Library - Butter Making

  • Visit the Goats!

  • Nampa Train Depot Museum

  • Basque Museum

  • Sheep Wagon

  • Pony Petting Area

  • 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

  • Travelin' Mile & Honey Bear

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Confirmed Vendors

  • Huckleberry Lemonde

  • Dan Looney Art

  • Lil Teeks Snow Cone Shack

  • Pops Popcorn

  • Dry Creek Quilters

  • Put a Bonnet on it

  • Ye Old Broom Shop

    • demonstrations and available for purchase

  • Woodcarvers

    • demonstrations and available for purchase

  • HSTA Candy Store

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