Annual Events at Wolfe’s Neck Farm Freeport, Maine

Upcoming:

The Night Tree – Saturday, December 3rd
A holiday tradition for children, our Night Tree event is inspired by Eve Bunting’s book The Night Tree.  Her story is about a family that feeds the forest animals by making decorations for a special tree.  Each hour during the day, we read her story together, and then decorate pinecones with birdseed and string popcorn, dried fruit and cranberries.  We take a short hike on the trails to leave these tasty treats in our woods for the animals.


Past Events:

An Evening with the Farm – March 31st
Join us at Freeport Community Services on March 31st from 7-9 p.m. for an evening of farm updates, an opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback, and connect with other members of the WNF community. Staff members will be on hand to offer some details on the new and innovative work happening at the farm. Light refreshments will be served.

April Vacation – April 18-22nd
Spend April Vacation learning, exploring, and having fun at Wolfe’s Neck Farm! Educational programming for children in grades 3-5.

Spring Clean-Up Weekends – April 29-May 1 and May 6-8th
Each winter, Nature spreads leaves and debris throughout our beautiful campground, and each spring a group of fun, friendly volunteers come to help clean it up.   In thanks for your help, we provide free camping and some meals!  For more info or to register please call the campground at (207) 865-9307

Annual Plant Sale – May 21st
Annuals, perennials, seedlings and more! Stop by the Farm on Saturday, May 21st from 9-1, and check out our great selection of plants donated by our friends, neighbors and volunteers! Rather than buying from chain stores that ship plants in from all over the world, why not support the Farm while enhancing your landscaping with local tried-and-true favorites? Admission to the Plant Sale is free.

Spring Festival – June 4th
Enjoy the warming weather by attending our family-friendly Spring Celebration.  We invite local farms and other organizations to participate in our celebration and provide activities, crafts, games, and demonstrations.  In past years, activities have included seed planting, felting, a scavenger hunt, nature weaving, crafts, and more.  The Spring Celebration offers food, music, education and fun!

Farm-to-Table Event #1: Tasting Event with Frontier and Gather – June 19th
Enjoy the freshest flavors of the season expertly prepared by the chefs at Frontier and Gather at a variety of tasting stations.

Farm-to-Table Event #2: Family Farm Celebration with Fire & Company – August 14th
Join us for a summer evening celebration of local food, farming and fun including a family-friendly dinner, live music and dancing, kids activities and more.

Farm to Fork Fondo – August 27-28th
Organized by Wrenegade Sports, visit Maine’s distinctive agricultural community with a bicycle ride to support local farmers and learn more about the region’s sustainable efforts. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner feast, as well as a post-ride lobster bake, to complete the authentic experience on your summer weekend in Maine.

September Golf Outing – Monday, September 12th
Grab your clubs and hit the links!  Join Wolfe’s Neck Farm for our annual Golf Outing at Highland Greens in Topsham.  After you organize a team of four, the day is organized as a scramble.  Prizes are awarded for low gross, low net, closest to the pin and longest drive.  Registration also includes lunch.

Farm-to-Table Event #3: Pig Roast and Tasting with Miyake – September 11th
Join Masa Miyake for a roast with local flavoring that includes live music and dancing at our historic Mallet Barn.

Harvest Dance – 20th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday, October 1st
The historic Mallet Barn provides the venue for our annual Harvest Dance!  Enjoy beverages from Gritty’s as the music and dancing gear up for the evening. The Harvest Dance is a wonderful way to enjoy the season, the Farm, and a night out with friends.

Farm-to-Table Event #4: Harvest Dinner with UNION – October 16th
Enjoy a celebration of the harvest season with local food prepared by community chefs.

Pumpkin Hayrides – Weekends in October
Our Pumpkin Hayrides run every weekend in October, Saturday and Sunday leaving on the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Meet at the Little River Farmhouse and climb aboard the tractor for a ride out to our pumpkin patch.  There you will learn about the life cycle of pumpkins and pick out your favorite pumpkin to take home with you.

Dempsey Challenge – October 1-2nd

Fall Festival – Saturday, October 8th
Our Fall Festival is a celebration of the year’s harvest.  Similar to the Spring Celebration, we cooperate with local farms and organizations to provide activities including seed saving, hay climbing, activities demonstrations, pumpkin decorating and more.  We also run pumpkin hayrides during the festival – take a tractor ride out to our pumpkin patch and pick your favorite pumpkin (additional cost).  The Fall Festival also offers hot food and lively music.  This is a great educational afternoon for families.

Farm to Farm Ultra Run – Sunday, October 9th
The Farm To Farm Ultra Run is a long-distance, road-running event in Freeport and Brunswick, Maine and consists of a 25K, 50K, 50 Mile, 50K Relay, 50 Mile Relay, 1K Kids Run, and cookout. Farm to Farm is a nonprofit event owned by the Maine Track Club and organized in partnership with the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Wolfe’s Neck Farm.