Events

Event Dates & Times:
Saturday, March 4th & 11th, 2017 
Noon - 4 pm

Sunday, March 5th & 12th, 2017
Noon - 4 pm

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

Price:
FREE
Donations to horse group appreciated

Remember to bring Cash for the food concessions! 

Cash and all major credit cards accepted in the gift shop and maple sales area.

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 at no cost to visitors. 

 

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.

 

 

Friday, February 4th & 11th 2017
6pm

Saturday, February 5th & 12th 2017
4pm and 7pm (Two Seatings)

Experience artistic stylings in the tradition of the Great American Songbook: Jazz, Blues & Latin, all while enjoying a 5-course Italian meal in the Big House. One seating on Friday at 6pm and two seating's on Saturday at 4pm & 7pm.

Price:
$50 per person

Guests must Pre-register! Registration will begin December 12th.
Call Victoria Cochran at 419-892-2929 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Guests will be picked up at the Visitor's center, driven around the farm and dropped off at the front of the Big House. Once inside they will see the four main rooms of the house, reminiscent of a 40's supper club. The appetizers, Italian Wedding soup, rolls, and salad will be served, then guests will enjoy a variety of items from the buffet; the meal will be finished with dessert, coffee and tea. Once dinner is finished, guests will be returned to the Visitor's Center and back to the 21st century.

 

 *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. They aid in preservation, education, promotion and extending the legacy of Louis Bromfield.

Event Date & Time:
Saturday, February 11, 2017
9am - 2 pm

Event Description:
Enjoy a day viewing the winter sites at Malabar. Meet at the Visitor's Center to receive maps. Upon conclusion, refreshments will be available at the Visitor Center Conference Room.

This event is sponsored by the Richland County Health Department.

Price:
Free!

For more information call 419-774-4772

Event date:
April 28th-30th 2017

Individual Price:
Most activities are free

Event Description:
Learn about "Ohio's Pollinators" with many activities about flora and fauna that promote and attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies and bats.

Visit www.mohicanwildifeweekend.com for a list of all participating locations and their activities.

Mohican Wildlife Weekend at Malabar Farm

  • Planting a Pollinator Garden
    April 28th-30th @ 11am - 4pm
    FREE
  • Vernal Pool Study
    April 29th @ 10 am - 11:30 am
    FREE
  • Bats are Pollinators Too
    April 29th @ 12pm-1pm
    FREE, No registration is required but space is limited
  • Wildlife Barn Dance
    April 23rd @ 7 pm - 10 pm
    $1.00 Donation requested at the door for ages 12 and older (12 and under Free)
  • Wildflower Hike
    April 30th @ 10 am 
    FREE , Pre-Registration preferred
  • Mushroom Hike
    April 30th @ 1 pm
    FREE, Pre-registration preferred
  • Butterflies & Skippers with "Wild Ginger"
    April 30th @ 2pm
    FREE, No registration required but space is limited
  • Paper You Can Plant!
    April 30th @ 11am-2pm
    FREE

Event date:
May 6th & 7th 2017

Individual Price:
Prices Established based on Activity

Event Description:
A weekend of sharing our rich history and raising awareness of Richland County's wide range of historical resources and destinations.

Visit www.richhistoryalliance.org for a list of all participating locations and their activities.

RichHistory Weekend at Malabar Farm

  • Spinning & Weaving Demonstration
    May 6th & 7th @ 10am - 4pm
    FREE
  • History Hike
    May 6th  @ 10am - 12pm
    FREE, Pre-Registration is Required
  • Edible Plants of Early Ohio Settlers
    May 6th @ 2pm-3pm
    FREE, No registration is required but space is limited
  • Bean Soup at the Sawmill
    May 6th @ 11am - 5pm
    Donations Appreciated
  • Night Haunt
    May 6th @ 8pm-Midnight
    $30/Person, Pre-registration REQUIRED
  • Picnic with Laura Ingles Wilder
    May 7th @ 11am & 1pm
    $10-$20, Pre-Registration Required
  • Eyewitness to History: The Ceely Rose Case
    May 7th @ 3pm
    FREE, Pre-Registration Suggested

Event date:
Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 Donation requested 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

The Back Porch Swing Band
For more information about the band visit www.BackPorchSwingBand.com

Event Date:
Saturday, May 27, 2017
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 donation requested 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

The Back Porch Swing Band
For more information about the band visit www.BackPorchSwingBand.com

 

 

Barn Dance Sponsor:

Event date:
Saturday, May 20, 2017
11 am to 4 pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017
11 am to 4 pm

Individual Price:
Free

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

Event date:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
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
  • Participants who have not registered ahead of time will not be accepted
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 13
  • Meet at Visitor Center

Event date:
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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
  • Participants who have not registered ahead of time will not be accepted
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 13
  • Meet at Visitor Center

Event date:
Saturday, July 1, 2017
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 donation requested 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

 The Back Porch Swing Band
For more information about the band visit www.BackPorchSwingBand.com

 

 

Barn Dance Sponsor:

 

 

Event date:
Saturday, July 29, 2017
8:00 pm – 12:00 am

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
  • Participants who have not registered ahead of time will not be accepted
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 13
  • Meet at Visitor Center

Event date:
Saturday, August 5, 2017
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 donation requested 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

The Back Porch Swing Band
For more information about the band visit www.BackPorchSwingBand.com

Event date:
August 26th from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am

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
  • Participants who have not registered ahead of time will not be accepted
  • Call 419-892-2784
  • Fee- $30.00 each- not recommended for children under 13
  • Meet at Visitor Center

Event date:
Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 donation requested 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

 

The Back Porch Swing Band
For more information about the band visit www.BackPorchSwingBand.com

Event date:
Saturday, October 28 2017
7pm-10pm

Individual Price:
$1.00 donation requested 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

The Back Porch Swing Band
For more information about the band visit www.BackPorchSwingBand.com

 

Barn Dance Sponsor:

 

Event Dates & Times:
Friday, December 2nd & 9th, 2016
5pm - 9pm

Saturday, December 3rd & 10th, 2016
5pm - 9pm

Sunday, December 4th & 11th, 2016
NOON - 5pm

Event Description:
At your own pace, 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

No Pre-Registration Required

 

TICKET SALES AND MINI GIFT SHOP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BIG HOUSE DURING THE CANDLELIGHT TOURS.
THE MAIN GIFT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED DECEMBER 2, 4, 9, 11
ONLY THE GIFT SHOP AT THE BIG HOUSE WILL BE OPEN

 

WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS EVENTFUL HOLIDAY SEASON
FOR QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS AT 419-892-2784.