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Upcoming 2023 Events & Workshops

 

Regular Museum Hours:

Wednesday – Sunday

10am-4pm.

*Please Note* Absolutely no animals are allowed on the property excluding service animals.

Follow the links below to learn more about our adult-focused evening program series, Hale Farm After Dark, or our family learning Saturday series, Hands on Hale!

Hale Farm After Dark Series

Hands on Hale Family Learning

Workshops:

Knitting Series

 

Upcoming Events:

 

 

 

 

Vintage Baseball & Picnic Days | Jun. 11

Hours: 10-4pm

Regular admission. Tickets available at the door!

Experience ‘base ball’ of the 1860’s, while enjoying a spring day in the historic Cuyahoga Valley!

Hale Farm & Village is excited to be the spring home of the Akron Black Stockings, a vintage baseball team, as they compete against regional rivals on our historic grounds with 19th century gear and rules of play. Enjoy local brews and bites along with special Hale Farm experiences throughout the day.

Hale Farm & Village doors open at 10am, gameplay begins around 12 noon. Limited Hale Farm sites will be open, exploring period picnic favorites and offering special experiences.

BASEBALL GAME SCHEDULE

June 11

  • 1:00pm – Cleveland Blues vs. Akron Black Stockings
  • 2:30pm – Cleveland Blues vs. Akron Black Stockings

Partners:

– Akron Black Stockings

– Great Lakes Brewing Co.

 

 

 

Crooked River Festival | Jun. 17 & 18

Hours 10am-5pm

Regular admission. Tickets available at the door and online by clicking on your desired date below:

Saturday, June 17

Sunday, June 18

Discover the incredible history of the Crooked River, and its ever changing communities from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Living history demonstrations, hands-on activities, period collections highlights, and special presentations will allow guests to explore the many experiences that Indigenous, European, and diverse early American people encountered in the Cuyahoga River Valley of the time. Step back into a unique period of history, and immerse yourself in storytelling, folk music, and artisan traditions that both defined and connected peoples.

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Living history demonstrations, storytelling experiences and special presentations. 
  • WRHS Collections highlights featuring Commodore Perry & the Battle of Lake Erie related artifacts & period costuming pop-up.
  • Unique period experiences–including ax throwing, lumberjack competitions, and live music!

 

Timed presentations, including (Daily Schedule TBA):

  • Live Lumberjack Competitions presented by Timberworks Lumberjack Show, and sponsored by Truist Investment Services, Inc.
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company brings their Hop College to Hale Farm, featuring Commodore Perry IPA! 
  • Johnny Appleseed, presented by Ray McNeice, will share early Ohio stories. 
  • Perry Ground, Storyteller and Cultural Educator of the Onondaga Nation, with live storytelling performances. 
  • Rebecca Jones Macko, Interpretive Park Ranger of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park–presenting on the history of the Ohio Erie Canal and Akron.
  • Travis Henline, Director of Hale Farm & Village will explore the Native presence at the Hale Farm site through the late 18th and early 19th century.

AND SO MUCH MORE!

PARTNERS 

  • Great Lakes Brewing Company

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park

 

 

 

Hands on Hale: Oxen Birthday Party & Farmyard Fun! | Jun. 24

Hours: 10am-4pm

Regular admission. Tickets available at the door.

Hands on Hale, our family-learning program series that brings unique learning experiences meant for early learners and family fun, kicks off in June with our annual celebration of Bert & Eddie, the Hale Farm oxen team. Join us for classic birthday-party activities, games, and make & take crafts across the site–with a special heritage farm theme! 

Check back for more information on featured activities and the daily schedule!

 

 

 

Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival | Jul. 8 & 9

Hours: 10am-4pm

Regular admission. Tickets available at the door.

Music has always been an important part of the Hale Family homestead, and we are excited to continue this tradition with our Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival! Presented in partnership with FolkNet, the weekend highlights the casual and spontaneous nature of folk music as well as a festival schedule of local performances. The best of Ohio wine making will be featured in our Village Green wine garden and our historic sites will be open to explore our unique area history as the Cheesedom–a perfect pairing!

 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cheese & Wine Pairing classes by Marchant Manor Cheese Shop & CLE Urban Winery
  • Wine Tasting 101 Class with Destiny Burns of CLE Urban Winery
  • Ohio Wine Tasting Festival on Village Green
  • Live folk music across the historic grounds, in partnership with FolkNet and the GAR Hall! 
  • Timed Instrument Highlights featuring the history and sound of the Banjo, Fiddle, and Dulcimer
  • Living history demonstrations and activities highlighting 19th century Ohio food and entertainment traditions

 

 

 

Civil War Weekend | Aug. 12 & 13

 

Experience Hale Farm & Village in a unique way during our Civil War Weekend!

 

Step back into the 1860’s Civil War era to explore reenactor camps and our historic sites as we bring to life the diverse experiences and stories of people from Northeast Ohio and across the country. A living history program series, Voices From the Past, will present the lives of both free and enslaved peoples through first-person interpretations. In addition, join us for a robust schedule of timed and ongoing presentations from partners exploring the historic and cultural importance of the time period.

Event Highlights:

  • Voices From the Past, a living history program series–presenting diverse stories of historical figures

  • Interactive opportunities within our Reenactor Encampments

  • Historic sites featuring immersive experiences of daily life for Western Reserve citizens during the Civil War

  • Archival highlights exploring the real stories of local soldiers

  • Period shopping & modern treats!

 

For Reenactors:

Online Registration

For unit

For individual

For Sutler information please contact Public Programs Manager, Shannon Stewart, at sstewart@wrhs.org or (330) 666-3711 ext. 1719

 

Downloadable Forms

 

Download a copy of the Reenactor Event Agreement HERE.

Download Individual Reenactor Registration form HERE.

Download the Ambassador Reenactor application HERE.

*Return completed ambassador application to Public Programs Manager, Shannon Stewart, at sstewart@wrhs.org

 

 

 

FUEL Cleveland  | Jul. 29 & 30

Hours: Saturday (9am-7pm), Sunday (9am-4pm)

Admission is free

Parking is $10 cash preferred

Fuel Cleveland is invitational show featuring motorcycle builders, rare bike owners, painters, and photographers, honoring the industry and it’s crafts by carefully curating it and presenting it to lovers of antiquated modes of two wheeled transportation. This show is for those who value building things with their own two hands. People of the mindset that time in the garage and on the open road is better spent than most other endeavors. Fuel Cleveland is presented to you by Lowbrow Customs, The Gasbox, and Forever the Chaos Life.

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE | 2023 Seasonal Event Schedule:

 

 

July

FUEL Cleveland | Jul. 29 & 30

 

September

Made in Ohio Arts & Crafts Festival | Sept. 1-3

Oktoberfest with Hofbrauhaus Cleveland | Sept. 16

 

October

Harvest Festival | Oct. 7-8 & 14-15

All Hale’s Eve | Oct. 28

 

December

Holiday Lantern Tours | Dec. 2-3, 8-10, 15-17 & 20-23