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2021 EVENTS & Workshops

Due to Covid-19, the status of some 2021 events has changed 

(please check back for updates and follow us on social media)

Hale Farm & Village is dedicated to the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and guests. We continue to follow CDC, state and local health recommendations. Masks are required for staff and visitors when indoors or unable to maintain a proper social distance outdoors.

Handbuild with Clay; Mini Workshop

 Saturday Sept. 18th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

In this family friendly pottery workshop, guests will explore hand building techniques and slab construction with our Master Potter. Each workshop ticket includes materials to create one small ceramic mug, great for little hands. This workshop is great for potters of all ages and skill levels–no experience is necessary! Reservations Required

Pulled & Molded Glass Workshops

Sept. 24, 2pm-4pm | Sept. 25 10:30am-12:30pm & 2pm-4pm |

Oct. 1, 2pm-4pm |Oct. 8,2pm-4pm|Oct.15,2pm-4pm |Oct. 16, 10:30am-12:30pm  &

2pm-4pm |Oct.22,2pm-4pm |Oct. 29,2pm-4pm | Oct.30, 10:30am-12:30pm &2pm-4pm

Select a date above for more information!


Sept.24 , Sept.25, Oct.1 , Oct. 16- (10:30am-12:30pm)

Explore the magic of forming molten glass into a beautiful work of art! This experience is facilitated by Hale Farm’s expert glassblower; no experience is necessary. Participants will be able to choose to create a fall flower or glass pumpkin paperweight.

Harvest Festival

October 2, 3, 9, 10, 10am-5pm

Celebrate the fall bounty amid the sights, smells and tastes of the Cuyahoga Valley.

Bat Box Workshop

Saturday Oct., 16th, 12-3pm

Price: $20/ $15 member

Age: 13+ 

Join us for an afternoon learning about our favorite evening pollinators, and build your own bat habitat for your backyard! Guests will be led through step by step building instructions for their own bat box, ending with a bat and pollinator talk at 2pm, with our partners from the University of Akron Field Station.

Bat boxes provide a safe space for bats to breed and hibernate, and help deter them from roosting in buildings and homes. Bats make great backyard guests as they are excellent pollinators and provide incredible mosquito and pest control. Boxes will be constructed with step-by-step instructions and pre-cut pieces, all tools will be provided. Adult supervision required for ages 11-17. Workshop tickets include a free admission per ticket, and attendees are welcome to drop in to the class anytime between 12 and 2pm. The project will take roughly 20-30 minutes to complete.



Thanksgiving Dinner with Abraham Lincoln

November 20, 3pm-6pm

Celebrate an American tradition, enjoy a classic Thanksgiving feast with family and friends as you dine with President Lincoln. Reservations Required



Holiday Lantern Tours 2021 | Reservations Required

December 4, 10, 11, 17,18, 19, 21, 22, 23 – 2021

Take a lantern-lit tour of the village and visit historic homes, bustling with holiday preparations. Experience the sights and sounds of the season through a series of charming holiday vignettes.

Past Events

Handbuilt Beer Stein Pottery Workshop

Thursday Sept. 16th, 6:00-8:00pm

Guests will learn different handbuilding techniques from Hale Farm’s Master Potter as they explore slab construction and create their very own ceramic beer stein! Reservations Required

Natural Dye Experience

Saturday Sept. 11,  12pm-3pm

Participants have the opportunity to get hand’s on with every stage of the natural dye process–harvesting materials in our dye garden and around the farm, creating the natural dye baths, and dyeing their own yarn to take home. Reservations Required.


Civil War Reenactment Postponed to 2022

August 2021 Postponed to 2022

Ohio’s largest annual Civil War Reenactment will return in 2022. Please check our website often or follow us on social media for details.


Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival

September 3, 12pm-5pm and September 4 & 5 , 10 am – 5 pm

This juried festival features over 170 Ohio artisans, local food, entertainment and all that Hale Farm & Village has to offer.

Fall Container Garden Workshop

Thursday August 26, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Get ready for a cozy fall with this colorful container garden workshop! Participants will receive a beautiful, and reusable, Italian terra cotta planter and a curated selection of fall decorations, foliage and inviting annual plantings. Workshop includes all supplies, a demonstration of the planting process with step-by-step instructions, and an overview on seasonal planting and how to care for your new creation!

Akron Symphonic Winds Concert

Sunday August 22, 11:30am-12:30pm
Come and enjoy the history of music making in America presented by the Akron Symphonic Winds. Presenting music for the whole family to enjoy, this is a fully narrated concert with a great variety of music sure to delight.


Kool-Aid Tie Dye Workshop

Saturday August 21, 12pm-3pm
Learn about historical natural dye techniques, and how to apply the same ideas to creating dye from modern Kool-Aid powder when you dye your own HFV tote bag. Reservations suggested, drop-in event between 12pm and 3pm, fun for the entire family.


The Nightlight Under the Stars Presents : A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

August 20, Doors Open at 7:00pm, Film begins at sundown
Join us for an essential film at one of Akron’s beloved historic settings.
To maintain safe distance, seating is limited to 100. Guests are asked to bring their own chairs. Reserve your spot today!

The Nightlight Under the Stars Presents : Johnny Guitar (1954)

Friday July 23, Doors Open at 7:00pm, Film begins at sundown

Join us for an essential film at one of Akron’s beloved historic settings.

Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival

July 10 & 11, 10am-5pm

Music in the Valley is a tradition in the Cuyahoga Valley spanning over 4 decades. Listen to local musicians casually playing throughout the living history museum along with stage performances by some of the region’s top artists. Enjoy the music with wines from the regions best wineries along with an eclectic selection of food vendors.


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