Events

Maple Syrup Festival

Event Dates & Times:
March 7, 8, 14,15
12 pm - 4 pm

Event Description:
Experience Sugar Camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, music, food, and maple products for sale.

Price:
FREE
Donations to horse group appreciated

More Event Details:

This family festival (held continuously  since 1977) always occurs on the first two weekends in March, from 12 noon to 4 PM each weekend day.  This free festival is a great opportunity for families and friends to step back in time, learn, and enjoy the history of Ohio syrup making at Malabar Farm State Park.

 

The festival includes demonstrations of sugaring techniques from the early days, when Ohio was home to Native Americans, through present day. A self-guided tour of the sugar camp and sugarhouse will reveal the evolution of sugaring equipment and how maple sap is transformed into maple syrup. A peek inside the summer bell house, behind the Pugh Log Cabin, will take you back to Ohio's past. Kids and adults will also enjoy the horse-drawn wagon rides to the sugar camp provided by the Central Ohio Draft Horse Association.

 

Free samples of maple syrup will be available at the sugar house.  Pure Ohio maple syrup, homemade Maple Walnut Fudge, Maple Cotton Candy, Maple Popcorn, and other maple products will be on sale during the event, and in the Malabar Farm Gift Shop throughout the season.  Live musical entertainment will be provided along with light refreshments and snacks during the festival in the Pugh Log Cabin located near the event.

 

Bromfield's historical 32-room mansion will be open for hosted, self-paced tours from 12 noon to 4 PM . Tickets can be purchased in the Gift Shop.

 

The Malabar Farm Restaurant will be open. For reservations or more information call 419-938-5205.  

 

Additionally, overnight accommodations for individuals, groups, and families are available at the Malabar Farm Hosteling International - call 419-892-2055 for reservations.

 

 

 

Mohican Wildlife Weekend

Event date:
April 24, 25, 26, 2015

Individual Price:
Some activities are free

Event Description:
"Face Your Wildest Fears" with many activities about wildlife, nature, birds, and history of the area presented at many different locations throughout the Mohican area. Check participating locations for activities and time.

Mohican Wildlife Weekend at Malabar Farm

  • "The Udder Nonsense 5K Walk/Waddle/Run"
    April 25 @ 9 am - 1 pm
    $20.00 Entrance Fee
  • "Curious Critters"
    April 25 @ 10 am - 12 pm
    Free
  • Children's Activities
    April 25 @ 12 pm - 2 pm
    Free
    Main Barn
  • Wildlife Barn Dance
    April 25 @ 7 pm - 10 pm
    $1.00 Admission at the door for ages 12 and older (12 and under Free)
  • Night Haunt
    April 25 @ 8 pm - 12 am
    $30 / person , Pre-Registration required

For more information about other events in the Mohican area visit mohicanwildlifeweekend.com

 

 

Udder Nonsense 5k Walk-Waddle-Run

Event Date & Time:
April 25, 2015 9 am to 1 pm

Event Price:
$20.00 Registration Fee

Event Description:
The 3rd Annual Malabar Farm Udder Nonsense 5k is a family-friendly, pet-friendly, non-competitive & cow-themed 5k that allows you to Walk, Waddle or Run the scenic grounds of Malabar Farm for fun and fresh air. 

The entrance fee includes "Udder Nonsense" t-shirt for those who pre-register.

Food Available

Stay in the area to enjoy the Mohican Wildlife Weekend activities and the Malabar Farm Barn Dance. For a complete listing of activities, please go to www.mohicanwildlifeweekend.com

*Part of the Mohican Wildlife Weekend Events*


* This event is hosted by the Malabar Farm Foundation, founded in 1993 to provide resources in support of the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park through preservation, education, promotion, and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield.

Curious Critters

Event Date & Time:
April 25, 201510 am - 12 pm

Event Price:
Free

Event Description:
Explore the amazing up-close worlds of common North American animals with award-winning photographer and writer David FitzSimmons. With the help of the audience, David will perform parts of his "Curious Critters" picture books, including his newest title, "Curious Critters: Marine."

*Part of the Mohican Wildlife Weekend Events*

Wildlife Barn Dance

Event date:
Saturday, April 25, 2015 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 admission fee at the door for ages 12 and older

Location:   

Malabar Farm State Park

  • Live music and caller.
  • Round and Square dancing
  • Beginners welcome!
  • Food available
  • 7PM-10PM
  • Main Barn

April Night Haunt

Event Date & Time:
April 25, 2015 8 pm - 12 am


Event Price:
$30 / person, Pre-Registration required

Event Description:
Dare to explore the "normal to paranormal" while exploring murders, cemeteries and haunted houses. End the night with hot dogs and s'mores while sharing stories around the campfire.

For more information and to pre-register call 419-892-2784

 

*Part of the Mohican Wildlife Weekend Events*

History Hike

Event Date & Time:
May 3, 2015 10 am - 11:30 am

Event Price:
Free

Event Description:
Even before Louis Bromfield made the countryside of Malabar Farm famous this land had a fascinating history. Join us for a walk through Malabar's hills and valleys, hear tales, and visit sites that will bring this history to life. Meet at the Visitor's Center.

Pre-Registration is required, call 419-892-2784

Bogie & Bacall 70th Anniversary Celebration

Event Dates and Times:
May 16, 2015
10 am - 4 pm

Event Price:
Some activities free

Event Description:
All things wedding! You are cordially invited to attend the historical reenactment of the famous Malabar Farm wedding. Mingle with and have photos opts. with "famous" reception guests. Browse wedding vendors, enter the cake decorating contest, and renew your vows on the same spot Bogie and Bacall were married.

Pre-registration and fees apply for some activities

*More details to come!*


*This event is sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation, founded in 1993 to provide resources in support if the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park through preservation, education, promotion and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield.

 

Spring Plowing Days

Event date:
May 16 & 17, 2015
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Individual Price:
Free

Event Description:
Watch as local Draft Horse Club demonstrate their plowing skills and fun contests at the Working Farm area.

"Sunday Drive" Car Show

Event Date & Time:
May 17, 2015
12 pm -4 pm

Event Price:
Entrance fee for those entering a car,
Free for those attending otherwise

Event Description:
Continuing with the 70th Anniversary Celebration, we offer a chance to show your historical car. Original cars from the 40's will be featured by the Big House. Guests will travel back to the bygone era with a Sunday drive to the park to enjoy the cars, music and some old fashioned foods.

*This event is sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation, founded in 1993 to provide resources in support of the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park through preservation, education, promotion and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield.

May Night Haunt

Event date:
May 30, 2015 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Individual Price:
$30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & s'mores and stories around the campfire.

  • Pre- Registration required
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
  • Meet at Visitor Center

Best of the West - Hollywood Returns

Event Dates & Times:
June 12, 13 at 10am - 8:30pm
June 14 at 10am - 3pm

Event Description:
Hollywood Returns to Malabar Farm again in 2015. Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) and Johnny Crawford (from the Rifleman) and Darby Hinton (Daniel Boone) as they look back on their careers, classic westerns and their work with many of Hollywood's best known stars like Walt Disney, John Wayne and many more. It's a weekend full of trick ropin', tall tales, film clips and on stage interviews along with horseback riding, collector displays and Country Western music. A fun show for all!

Event Price:
Tickets on Sale beginning January 5, 2015 (click the links below for more information and to purchase tickets).


Lunch, Dinner & Matinee Show Tickets
http:bestofthewest2015.eventbrite.com

Celebrity "Big House" Tours & Meet the Stars
http://bighousetours.eventbrite.com

Meadow Muffin Bingo Tickets
http://meadowmuffinbingo.eventbrite.com
Win up to $5,000 and support preservation efforts at Malabar Farm

Saturday, June 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Private reception for patrons.
(Call 800-323-0550 for information on becoming a patron)

Call 800-323-0550 for more information and ticket sales

June Night Haunt

Event date:
June 20, 2015 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Individual Price:
$30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & S'mores and stories around the campfire.

  • Pre- Registration required
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
  • Meet at Visitor Center

Liberty Barn Dance

Event date:
July 4, 2015 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 admission fee at the door for ages 12 and older.

Location:
Malabar Farm State Park

  • Live music and caller.
  • Round and Square dancing
  • Beginners welcome!
  • Food available
  • 7PM-10PM
  • Main Barn

 

July Night Haunt

Event date:
July 25, 2015 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Individual Price:
$30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & S'mores and stories around the campfire.

  • Pre- Registration required
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
  • Meet at Visitor Center

Farm Fun Day

Event date:
August 1, 2015 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Individual Price:
Free
Details:
Spend the day down on the Farm enjoying the activities of the 2014 Kids Farm Fun Day! It will begin at 10 a.m. and run through 3 p.m.
  • Children's Games :    10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Farm themed games for kids ages 4 -12.                           
  • Fishing Derby:    1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    Children ages 4 - 12 are invited to test their fishing abilities. Please bring your own pole; bait will be provided.
  • Summer Barn Dance to follow:    7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    Our summer barn dance will be held in the Main Barn. There will be live music and a caller. Dancers of all skill levels are welcomed.
In addition to these special events, we will also have our regularly scheduled House and Wagon tours.
 

Summer Barn Dance

Event date:
August 1, 2015 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 admission fee at the door for ages 12 and older

Location:
Malabar Farm State Park

  • Live music and caller.
  • Round and Square dancing
  • Beginners welcome!
  • Food available
  • 7PM-10PM
  • Main Barn

August Night Haunt

Event date:
August 29, 2015 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Individual Price:
$30.00

Dare to explore the "normal to the paranormal" murders, cemeteries, haunted houses, hot dogs & S'mores and stories around the campfire.

  • Pre- Registration required
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 17
  • Meet at Visitor Center

39th Annual Ohio Heritage Days Festival and In the Spirit of Friends Antique and Primitive Show

Event dates:
September 26 & 27, 2015
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Individual Price:
Free

Location:
Malabar Farm State Park

Crafts, Primitives, Antiques, antique tractors, horses, food, live music, Civil War & 18th Century Living History Camp, Archeological displays on Sunday

  • Free event

Heritage Barn Dance

Event date:
September 26, 2014 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 admission fee at the door for ages 12 and older

Location:
Malabar Farm State Park

  • Live music and caller.
  • Round and Square dancing
  • Beginners welcome!
  • Food available
  • 7PM-10PM
  • Main Barn

Annual Fall Play - "Ceely"

Event Dates & Times:
October 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 pm
October 4, 11 at 3 pm

Event Description:
She was young. She was sweet. She was "tetched" in the head. No one took Ceely Rose seriously as a person - until the summer of 1896 when three were dead and more endangered. The true historical story of Ceely Rose, the mad poisoner of Pleasant Valley, returns to Malabar Farm State Park in Mark Sebastian Jordan's play, "Ceely."

Event Price:
TBD

For more information email mffspecialevents@yahoo.com or call 419-892-2929


*This event is sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation, founded in 1993 in support of the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park through preservation, education, promotion and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield. 

Fall Hike for Health

Event date:
October 17, 2015 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Individual Price:
Free

Enjoy the beauty of Fall with a hike through Malabar Farm sponsored by the Richland Co. Health Department, refreshments served after completing hike.

  • Meet at the Pugh Cabin
  • Call 419-774-4761 for info

Harvest Barn Dance

Event date:
October 31, 2015 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 admission fee at the door for ages 12 and older

Location:
Malabar Farm State Park

  • Live music and caller.
  • Round and Square dancing
  • Beginners welcome!
  • Food available
  • Free -7PM-10PM
  • Main Barn

Hearthside Cooking Workshops

Event Dates & Times:
November 7 & 8, 2015
10 am - 5 pm

Event Description:
Learn open-hearth cooking skills by cooking an entire Thanksgiving meal using farm fresh foods and cast iron cookware.

Event Price:
$30.00 per person
Must pre-register!
 
Call 419-892-2784 for details
 

Hearth & History

Event Date & Time:
November 14, 2015
10 am - 4 pm

Event Description:
Learn open-hearth cooking skills by cooking lunch over the open-hearth, then explore the history if Malabar Farm with a short wagon ride and a house tour.


Event Price:
$30.00 / person

Pre-registration is required!

Tea with Louisa Mae Alcott

Event Date & Times:
November 15, 2015
Two Sittings : 1pm & 3 pm

Event Description:
Join the famous author for an afternoon tea in the Big House. Guests will be served tea and traditional fare while enjoying the story of Miss Alcott's life and her books.

Event Price:
Ages 1-12 : $10
Ages 12 and older: $15

Pre-registration is required

For more information call 419-892-2929


*This event is sponsored by the Malabar Farm Foundation, founded in 1993 to provide resources in support of the vision and programming of Malabar Farm State Park through preservation, education, promotion and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield.

Candlelight Holiday Tours

Event Dates & Times:
December 4, 5, 11, 12 at 5pm - 9pm
December 6, 13 at 12pm - 5pm

Event Description:
Tour Louis Bromfield's Big House all decked out for the holidays while enjoying freshly baked cookies and hot cider.

Individual Price:
$5.00 for adults
$3.00 for children