Events at Ardenwood Historic Farm

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: 510.544.2797 or

“The Butter Churn,” oil painting by Ralph Hedley, circa 1897 (public domain)


Saturday February 24, 1:30–2:30pm
We All Scream for Ice Cream!
Combine ice, salt, cream, and sugar, add a little muscle power, and you’re learning how old-fashioned ice cream is made.

Sundays April 1, 8, 15, and 29, 11am–1pm
Cooking in the Country Kitchen
Discover how to cook with a wood-burning stove and sample the special of the day. Pick up an historic recipe to try at home.

Saturday April 21, 11–11:30am
Apple Cider Pressing
Help squeeze the juice from apples, taste some cider, and learn about this tasty fruit treat.

Saturday April 21, 1–2pm
Wax: It’s the Bee’s Knees
Beeswax is important to both bees and humans. Illuminate your mind as you make a candle and sample Ardenwood’s honey.

Sunday April 22, 11:30am– noon
Old Fashioned Butter Makin’
Discover an easy way to make butter from cream, then sample your work on crackers.