As a working farm and school campus, Fox Chase Farm is only open to the public during public events held at specific times throughout the year. These events offer opportunities to visit and explore the farm. Check back periodically or follow us on FACEBOOK for updated Event information.
MONDAY NIGHT GARDENING AT THE FARM
Come garden with us Mondays from 5:30 PM til dusk from mid-April through October! Produce is donated to area food banks (1500 – 2000 pounds each year). The garden is located near the front entrance on Pine Road.
Festivals and Special Events
MAPLE SUGAR DAY
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Learn the process of maple sugaring, watch the making of maple candy, and sample pancakes with pure maple syrup. Crafts & Storytelling. Maple products will also be for sale. Check out the maple sugar stove renovated with funds from Friends of Fox Chase Farm. Admission: $3.00 Adults and Children; Age 3 and under Free.
SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Watch as the sheep are sheared, and learn what is done with the wool. Enjoy hayrides, games, crafts and more. Admission: $3.00 Adults and Children; Age 3 and under Free.
FOX CHASE COUNTRY FAIR
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The event will provide exciting opportunities for the community to get up close to agriculture and learn how agriculture affects their lives every day through educational programs, demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Approximately 30 industry representative/exhibitors will participate in this year’s event, with hands-on educational stations related to agriculture. Visitors will have the opportunity to make a candle from bee’s wax, learn how to milk a cow by hand, and even make a bird house. All of the programs and activities are free to the public.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN HOUSE
Wednesdays, July 10 and 24, and August 14 and 21.
Fox Chase Farm will be open for visitors to explore the farm. Farm opens at 6:00 PM. Hayrides start at 7:00 PM.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Enjoy a day of cider pressing, apple butter making, hayrides, seasonal games, pumpkin painting, music and more. Pumpkins, apples, apple butter and cider for sale. Admission: $5.00 Adults and $3.00 Children ages 3 – 12; Children under age 3 are Free.
SPRING PLANT SALE
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Help support Friends of Fox Chase Farm. Vegetables, herbs, perennials and flowering annuals will be available for sale. Located on Pine Road near Farm entrance.
HOLIDAY GREENS SALE
Support the farm. Unique hand decorated holiday wreaths, swags, and centerpieces will be available. Sale
will be located at the Ryerss Museum, 7370 Central Avenue (at Cottman Avenue), Philadelphia, PA 19111
Members are invited to attend our Membership meetings, which are held at the Pennypack Environmental Center at 7:30 PM on the following dates in 2019:
- Thursday, February 21, 2019
- Thursday, July TBD (Friend’s Picnic)