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Spring Homeschool Day / National Ag Day

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come celebrate National Ag Day, a day to recognize the contributions of agriculture to the world! Agriculture touches our lives every day. We all eat food grown on farms and wear clothing made from natural products. Living History Farms is celebrating the role of Iowa and its agriculture with some community partners who are a part of today’s agricultural story. Through activities and demonstrations, guests will learn how farm families practice stewardship of the land as they raise the food, fiber, and fuel we use in our daily lives. Several buildings in our 1875 town will be open with activities and demonstrations, and we’ll be offering John Deere tractor rides.

Iowa Beef Industry Council logo

Cultivating Sponsors – Iowa Beef Industry Council, Meier Bernstein Foundation

Event Partners – Green Iowa Americorps, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Blank Park Zoo, Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation



  • Blacksmith Shop – Demonstrations
  • Tangen Home – Plan a Garden Paper Puzzle
  • General Store – Tool Identification
  • Drug Store – Grinding Herbs, Identifying Spices
  • Implement Dealer – Antique Tractor Display
  • Millinery – Fabric and Feathers Exploration
  • Print Shop – Create a Farming Advertisement
  • Livestock – Brandy the Mule
  • Tractor and Gator Rides in town
  • Scavenger Hunt



Save money when you get your tickets in advance online. Tickets go on sale February 12 at 10am and will be available through March 18 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Purchase Tickets

Adults (13+) Children (2-12) Member Adults (13+) Member Children (2-12)
Advanced Tickets
Available Feb. 12 (10am) – Mar. 18 (noon)
$6.50 $6.00 $5.25 $4.75
Tickets at the Door
Available Mar. 19
$7.25 $6.50 $6.00 $5.50



March 19
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States

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