Sharp's at Waterford Farm

Family-operated farm in Howard County, MD since 1903

Open House Events

General Info

Fun for Families and Homeschoolers

Sharp’s at Waterford Farm will be hosting several
Open House dates during our 2017 spring season!  
No group minimums needed and great for family fun!

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SPRING OPEN HOUSE EVENTS 2017

Monday,  – April 17 Spring Is Growing – All public schools systems are closed on this day. We invite you to join us for this special program! Included in this program the children will gather in the barn classroom where they will learn about the parts of a seed; what is germination; how do seeds travel; what is an herb; and how to seeds grow into plants. After the class the children will tour our working greenhouse and observe plants at various stages of growth. Then we head down to visit and learn about the animals and the children will have time to feed the goats. The program will conclude with a fun filled hayride that goes over a large part of our 530 acres and even goes through the Cattail Creek! All children will pot their own plant to take home with them. Tour time: Noon – 1:30 P.M.  Cost: $8.00/child Adults attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before April 16th.  Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

We will be offering our “Healthy Eats” option if we have a mild start to spring. For an additional $2.50/person you receive a bag of healthy vegetables to take home. If available, they are picked fresh from our hi – tunnel the morning of the program. Suggestions on how to prepare and use the vegetable will be given as well. Sign up for this option can be at the time of registration or when you check in the day of the Open House.

All participants will receive a 20% discount on any greenhouse purchases made this day!

Sunday, May 14th Alternative Mother’s Day – Join us down on the farm for Mother’s Day. Bring a favorite container or you can purchase one of ours and make an herb or flower container with up to 10 plugs! We’ll top it with cocoa bark mulch and a Happy Mother’s Day tag. The plugs, soil, tag and cocoa bark mulch are included in the fee. Our staff will help you create a memorable planter for mom! At 4 P.M. we will head down to feed the animals and at 4:30 we will go on a hayride through the farm and across the Cattail Creek! If you’d like feel free to bring a picnic dinner and feast by the pond at our picnic site.Tour time: 3 P.M. – 5 P.M.  Cost: $8.00/participant Moms attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before May 13th.  Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

Friday, – May 19 – Spring Is Growing –   Included in this program the children will gather in the barn classroom where they will learn about the parts of a seed; what is germination; how do seeds travel; what is an herb; and how to seeds grow into plants. After the class the children will tour our working greenhouse and observe plants at various stages of growth. Then we head down to visit and learn about the animals and will take time to feed the goats. The program will conclude with a fun filled hayride that goes over a large part of our 530 acres and even goes through the Cattail Creek! All children will pot their own plant to take home with them. Tour time: Noon – 1:30 P.M.  Cost: $8.00/child Adults attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before May 18th.  Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

We will be offering our “Healthy Eats” option. For an additional $2.50/person you receive a bag of healthy vegetables to take home. They are picked fresh from our hi – tunnel the morning of the program. Suggestions on how to prepare and use the vegetable will be given as well. Sign up for this option can be at the time of registration or when you check in the day of the Open House.

All participants will receive a 20% discount on any greenhouse purchases made this day!

Saturday, June 10 – Second Saturday Farmer – Learn to be a farmer. It is a relaxed 2 hours of animal feeding and farm chores, learning to plant a garden and a scavenger hunt through the barnyard and farm museum to find old tools and heritage farm equipment. After your scavenger hunt, we’ll fill you in on all the uses and history behind the tools and equipment you found. Each child receives his junior farmer graduation certificate. Tour time: 9  – 11 A.M. Cost: $8.00/person Ages: Adults, teen or family event. Anyone under 14 years of age needs to be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required on or before June 9th. Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

Friday, – June 23 – Ponds, Puddles & Creeks – Your guide will bring you down by hayride to the Cattail Creek. Make sure to wear old tennis shoes or water shoes as we go into the creek to catch a variety of critters that live there. (Please no flip flops as the often end up floating downstream!) After spending some time catching the critters, we will take time to identify what we have found and learn about their habitats and life cycles. After releasing the critters back to the creek we head back to the barnyard to feed the farm animals.  Tour time: 10:30 A.M. – Noon   Cost: $8.00/child Adults attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before June 22nd.  Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

 Saturday, July 8 – Second Saturday Farmer – Learn to be a farmer. It is a relaxed 2 hours of animal feeding and farm chores, learning to plant a garden and a scavenger hunt through the barnyard and farm museum to find old tools and heritage farm equipment. After your scavenger hunt, we’ll fill you in on all the uses and history behind the tools and equipment you found. Each child receives his junior farmer graduation certificate. Tour time: 9  – 11 A.M. Cost: $8.00/person Ages: Adults, teen or family event. Anyone under 14 years of age needs to be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required on or before July 7th. Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

Friday, July 14 – Wonderful World of Worms – This is a child’s introduction to learn about composting and how worms play a part in the process! We start in the barn classroom where the children learn what compost is and why it is helpful to our environment. Children will see and learn about worms and the value that worms bring into making compost. Bring a small baggie of old food scraps as we then go outside and learn the simple steps in making a compost pile. (A great project to do with your children over the summer!) We will go feed the animals and conclude with the hayride that goes over our fields and through the Cattail Creek. All the children will pot a plant to take home with them!

Tour time: 10:30 A.M. – Noon   Cost: $8.00/child Adults attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before July 13th.  Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

Friday, – July 28 – Ponds, Puddles & Creeks – Your guide will bring you down by hayride to the Cattail Creek. Make sure to wear old tennis shoes or water shoes as we go into the creek to catch a variety of critters that live there. (Please no flip flops as the often end up floating downstream!) After spending some time catching the critters, we will take time to identify what we have found and learn about their habitats and life cycles. After releasing the critters back to the creek we head back to the barnyard to feed the farm animals.  Tour time: 10:30 A.M. – Noon   Cost: $8.00/child Adults attending with children are free. Registration is required on or before July 27th.  Call (410) 489-2572 or complete online registration

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Event? Monday, April 17 Noon - 1:30 P.M. Spring Is GrowingSunday, May 14 3 - 5 P.M. Alternative Mother's DayFriday, May 19 12 - 1:30 P.M. Spring Is GrowingSaturday, June 10 9 - 11 A.M.Second Saturday FarmerFriday, June 23 10:30 - Noon Ponds, Puddles & CreeksSaturday, July 8 9 - 11 A.M. Second Saturday FarmerThursday, July 14 10:30 - Noon Wonderful World of WormsFriday, July 28 10:30 - Noon Ponds, Puddles & Creeks
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