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


Photo by Carole Topalian

Saturdays May 19, June 16, 30;
Sunday May 27, 1–2pm.
Sunday June 24, 11am–noon.
Sundays July 8, August 19, 1–2pm

We All Scream for Ice Scream!

Combine ice, salt, cream, sugar, then add a little muscle power and learn how old-fashioned ice cream is made.

Saturday May 19, 2–3pm; Sunday June 3, 11am–noon
Wax: It’s the Bee’s Knees!

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

Sundays May 20, June 3, July 15, 22, 29,
August 5, 12, 26, 11am–1pm

Cooking in the Country Kitchen

Learn to cook with a wood-burning stove, sample the special of the day, and take home a historic recipe.

Sunday May 27, Saturday June 2, 23, 10:30–11am.
Sunday July 8, 11:30am–noon.
Sunday August 19, noon–12:30pm

Hens Lay Eggs

Kids can meet the chickens, see what a hen’s feathers feel like, and search the coop for eggs.

Saturdays June 2, 23, 1:30–2:30pm; Sunday June 10, 11am–noon
Old Fashioned Butter Makin’

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

Sunday July 1, 11:30am–noon
Apple Cider Pressing

Help squeeze the juice from apples, then sample the tasty result.

Sunday July 8; Saturday July 14, 10:30–11:30am
Berry Picking

Bring your own basket and gather a bunch of succulent blackberries to take home.

Sundays July 22, 29, 12:30–1:30pm
Play with Dough

Sift flour, knead dough, and shape your own pretzel to bake in the wood-burning stove.

Sunday August 5, 10:30–11:30am
Meet the Farmer: Dirt Made My Lunch

Meet Ardenwood’s farmer, learn how healthy soils provide nourishing food, and experiment with mud in the vegetable garden.

Sunday August 12, 10:30–11:30am
Meet the Farmer: What’s the Buzz About Bees?

Discover why bees are a farmer’s best friend.

Sunday August 19, 10:30–11:30am
Meet the Farmer: Growing a Green Thumb

Learn the Ardenwood farmer’s tricks of the trade and enjoy hands-on practice in the vegetable garden.