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A Winter’s Day on the Farm
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Bundle up, and join in the unique cold-weather fun! Experience a day-in-the-life-of early 20th century farm families. At A Winter’s Day on the Farm take a rare glimpse into an estate farm, as it opens its doors to offer traditional, hands-on winter-season activities. The outdoor family adventure takes place on Sunday, February 1 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township.

Climb aboard the open-air, tractor pulled wagon for a memorable ride around the farm, and meet the farm animals including horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and sheep. Discover why ice harvesting was important on the farm, and see the special tools used to cut ice. Pitch in and help with another cold-weather job, and tap the maple trees to collect sap. Lend a hand with on-going daily farm chores, such as sawing wood. Visit the Farmhouse and follow the scent of savory seasonal food being prepared in the wood-burning stove.

Stop by the Visitors Center auditorium to see a sewing demonstration and try a hands-on weaving craft. Visit the Transportation Exhibit to see Charles Foster’s Rockaway carriage, and Caroline Foster’s Model T Ford and Hupmobile. Be sure to try all the interactive displays. Admission is $8/adult, $7/senior (65+), $6/child 4-16, $4/child 2 & 3, FREE for children under age 2. For more information call 973.326.7645.


The Morris County Park Commission features one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey. It currently protects and maintains 18,730 acres at 38 distinct sites plus offers a year-round calendar of events and activities for all to enjoy!