Fall Family Day is the museum’s biggest family program of the year, and will once again be partnering with local PBS affiliate WNET THIRTEEN’s Kids Club afternoon.
Special guest Clifford the Big Red Do will be stopping by compliments of Kids Club and families will be invited to promenade and practice their do-si-do during several rounds of square dancing led by caller Sue Dupre, with the Jugtown Mountain String Band providing toe-tapping live music.
Pumpkin painting will be a part of the afternoon, with all children invited to choose and paint a pumpkin to take home, and visitors are welcomed to take in the colorful autumn beauty of Craftsman Farms on a hayride around the grounds.
Additional fun fall activities include an outdoor scavenger hunt and hands-on craft demonstrations including woodworking and pottery. No Fall Family Day would be complete without the Balloon Cow craft, which makes a lighthearted nod to Stickley’s prize dairy herd, or old-fashioned carnival-style games, like rubber-duckie ring toss, and sack and three-legged races.
Goodies, including apple cider, old-fashioned doughnuts, and a variety of tasty boxed lunches will be on sale from Apple Spice Junction. Families are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic on the grounds of Craftsman Farms. Inside the Log House, tours will be suspended for the day and families will be invited to stroll through the museum Open House at their own pace. Visitors will also want to check in at the museum’s General Store, which will sell a variety of souvenirs and sundries.
Admission for Fall Family Day is $5 for Museum Member Children and $7 for NonMember children. Adult admission is $7 or free to adults accompanying children. Further information is available at StickleyMuseum.org or by calling 973.540.0311.
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is located in off Route 10 West, approximately three miles west of I-287.