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.
2019: Sunday, September 22 from 11am-3pm
Admission: $6 per person for Ages 3+, Free for Ages 2 & 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
- Modern “Big Truck” Display
- Old-Fashioned Games
- Pony Rides
- Pumpkin Painting
- Vintage Tractor and Equipment Display
- Corn Shelling
- Wood Stove 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!
2019: Fridays & Saturdays, October 4-5, 11-12 and 18-19
5:30pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm each night
Admission: $8 Resident & $12 Nonresident per person
Advance registration recommended.
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 around 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.
For the tabular forecast issued by the National Weather Service for Primrose Farm: click here
For the 7-day forecast and any applicable National Weather Services warnings/watches: click here
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.
Escape the Barn – Crime Scene Investigation
2019: Saturday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12
5:30pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm each night
For Ages 11+
Admission: $20 Resident & $30 Nonresident
Advance registration required.
Mysterious crimes are popping up at Primrose Farm. We need your help to find the culprit! It’s up to you and your teammates to escape with your lives before it’s too late!
Springtime on the Farm
2020: Saturday, April 4 from 12-4pm
Free, but advance registration required.
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!
Swing into Summer Barn Dance
2020: Saturday, May 16 from 5:30-10pm
$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. Food and beverages available for purchase.
5:30pm– Doors Open
6:15pm – Beginner Dance Lesson
7:00pm – Live Music & Dancing
Primrose Farm Family Campout
2020: Friday, June #TBA from 6pm-9:30 am
Admission: $15 Resident & $23 Nonresident
Advance registration required. Parental attendance required.
Its a campout extravaganza! Experience an adventurous evening of scavenger hunts, roasting marshmallows, campfire fun and a beautiful sunset. Enjoy a relaxing night under the stars. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag and necessities. Complimentary breakfast served. Partake in morning chores too! Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult. Please register all participants ages 3 and up.