Primrose Farm offers a series of special events each year designed to educate and entertain. Each event is unique and different! Attend them all or pick and choose your favorites!
Advanced tickets are available for most events by visiting our online registration site and searching for the program name. Please note – you’ll only be able to find events with open registration. If you have questions about past or future events, contact the Farm staff.
Read on for more information…
Swing into Summer Barn Dance
Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 6:00-10:00pm
$10 – Advanced Tickets
$15 – At the Door
Free – Ages 2 & Under
Twist, twirl and spin your way into summer with an evening of dancing and live music. Experience a traditional 1930s barn dance, complete with swinging music and dance lessons. Not a dancer? You’re still invited to stroll through a barnyard lit by twinkling lights, appreciate the aroma of fresh cut flowers, greet the new farm animal babies, take a wagon ride around the property and participate in the pie baking or costume contests. See Primrose Farm’s Facebook page for more information and contest rules. Refreshments available for purchase.
6:00pm – Doors Open
6:15pm – Beginner Dance Lesson
7:00pm – Live Music & Dancing
Amazing Animal Encounters
Saturday, July 29, 2016 from 1:00-4:00pm
$2 – Advanced Tickets
$3 – At the Door
Free – Ages 2 & Under
How are animals a part of your world? Do you have a pet that shares your home? Have you met the dairy cow that gives you your milk? Have you seen the tracks of a raccoon in your backyard? Pets, working and wild – animals come in all shapes and sizes and play very different roles in our lives. Come encounter all types of creatures during this special Primrose Farm & Hickory Knolls partner program. Touch a turtle, pet a chicken, learn about bees, and interact with service dogs. Animal adventurers that visit all the stations can collect stamps and win a prize!
Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11:00am-3:00pm
$8 – Adults (Ages 12+)
$4 – Children (Ages 2-11)
Free – Ages 1 & Under
No advanced tickets for Farm Frolic. All tickets must be purchased at the door.
Embrace autumn at the annual Primrose Farm Frolic – the Farm’s most popular event of the year!
Combining the unique atmosphere of a working living history farm with exciting fall and farm-oriented activities, Farm Frolic is a one-of-a-kind event for kids of all ages! Join us for a day that will include historic demonstrations, traditional games and crafts, tractor-drawn wagon rides, live music and delicious fall foods. Activities will include but are not limited to:
- Corn Cannons
- Face Painting
- Farm Animal Meet & Greet
- Live Music
- Modern “Big Truck” Display
- Old-Fashioned Games
- Pony Rides
- Pumpkin Painting
- Straw Maze
- Vintage Tractor and Equipment Display
- Corn Shelling
- Cream Separating
- Woodstove Cooking
All activities are included in admission. Food and beverages available for purchase. Watch the Farm’s Facebook page for information on new activities, crafts and games!
Fridays & Saturdays, October 6-7. 13-14 and 20-21, 2017
5:30pm, 6:30pm and 7:30pm each night
$8 – Resident
$12 – Non-Resident
Enjoy an evening of old-fashioned farm fun by the light of the moon. Cruise around the fields of Primrose Farm at the height of the fall harvest on a 30 minute tractor-drawn wagon ride. Gather ’round a bonfire for a marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and hot cider. Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Please call the Farm if you’re booking for a group of 10 or more. Group rates may apply.
Moonlight Hayrides will be held unless one of the following conditions is met:
Predicted rainfall with a chance of rain exceeding 40% at the scheduled time of departure based upon the Noon Tabular Forecast issued by the National Weather Service on the day of the program.
A declared Thunder Storm Warning for Kane County, Illinois is issued by the National Weather Service Chicago Office the day of the program and covers the scheduled time of departure.
A declared Gale Warning for Kane County, Illinois is issued by the National Weather Service Chicago Office the day of the program and covers the scheduled time of departure.
Click here for the Tabular Forecast issued by the National Weather Service for Primrose Farm.
Click here for the 7 Day Forecast and any applicable Weather Services warnings/watches.
In the event of weather related cancellation, participants will have the option to transfer to another session, have the registration fee credited to their user account or receive a refund.
Winter on the Farm
Sunday, January 6, 2018 from 1:00-5:00pm
$7 – Resident
$9 – Non-Resident
$2 – Add a Sleigh Ride
Escape the house and venture out into an agricultural winter wonderland! Greet the year round animal residents and visit with costumed interpreters. Help with winter livestock chores, tromp around the lantern-lit farmyard in snowshoes and warm your hands over a bonfire barrel. Stop in the candlelit summer kitchen for hot chocolate, cookies, 1930s music and a holiday thank you card craft. Tractor-drawn sleigh rides will be available on the half hour for an additional $2 per person.
Springtime on the Farm
Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 12:00-4:00pm
As winter winds down, farms begin to bustle with activity. Babies are born, planting begins, and spring cleaning starts. Help the Primrose Farmers ready the farm for warmer weather! Shell corn, separate cream, prepare the garden for planting and assist with household chores.