Events at Ardenwood


“Making Jam,” 1876, by Vladimir Makovsky [Public Domain-US]

Old Fashioned Food Fun at Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont


No registration required. All programs are free once you have paid the park entry fee of $2–$6. Disabled accessible.
Info: or 510.544.2797

Saturday May 25, 11am–noon
Sweet Saltines

Come to the Country Kitchen for a sweet take on this popular 19th century cracker.

Saturday May 25, 1-2pm
Wax: It’s the Bee’s Knees!

Make a candle, sample Ardenwood’s honey, and learn why beeswax matters to bees and humans.

Sunday May 26, June 2, 16, & 23, 11am–1pm
Cooking in the Outdoor Kitchen

Stop by and discover how to cook with a wood-burning stove. Sample the day’s sweet or savory special and pick up a recipe to try at home.

Sunday May 26, 1–2pm
We all Scream for Ice Cream

See how old-fashioned ice cream is made. Learn the tasty history of this popular treat.

Sunday June 9, 11am–noon
Old-Fashioned Butter Makin’

Discover an easy way to make butter from cream, then sample your tasty concoction on crackers.

Sunday June 30, 11am–noon
Chocolate: A Story of Power, Culture, and Wonder

Learn about the rich history of chocolate and sample this irresistible treat.