Events at Ardenwood Historic Farm

Harvest Season 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 natural color variations of maize (corn) kernels form
this corn mosaic, donated to Wikimedia Commons by
Jason Wallace [].
The image depicts DNA with color code: green = guanine,
orange = cytosine, blue = thymine, white = adenine.
Starting at the upper left, the sequence is GCTTCAGAGA,
which is part of exon 6 of the maize r1 gene, one of the
classic genes that controls color of the maize kernel.

Saturday September 9, 11am–noon
Gourmet Popcorn
Taste an old farm staple with exotic spices and flavors.

Sunday September 10, 17 & October 15, 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.

Sunday September 10, 11am–noon
Explore the scrumptious history of pickling through a demo and sampling.

Sunday September 10, 12:30–1:30pm
Play with Dough
Experience the ancient art of bread making. Sift flour, knead the dough, and shape your very own pretzel to bake in the wood-burning stove.

Sunday September 17, 11:30am–1pm
Popcorn Time
Did you know the Pilgrims enjoyed popcorn with cream for breakfast? Try this combo and other ways of enjoying this explosive American grain.

Sunday September 17 & Saturday October 14, 1–2pm
Corn Mosaics
Turn freshly harvested Indian corn into a fun craft. Use the rainbow of colored kernels to make your own mosaic.

Sunday September 17 & October 29, 2–2:30pm
Corn Toss
Take a turn at this popular game of corny skill, and try to win farm-grown prize popcorn ears.

Saturday September 23 & October 21,
& Sunday October 15, 11am–noon

Apple Cider Pressing
Help squeeze the juice from apples, taste some cider, and discover why this was once the most popular drink in America.

Saturday October 21, 1–2pm
Oh, My Gourd!
Try a sample of some freshly baked pumpkin treats from the wood-burning stove.

Saturday October 28, 11am–3pm
Halloween Hijinks
Celebrate this bewitching holiday with festive games and crafts. Bake pumpkin treats at 11am and make apple cider at noon.