Amish Country Bike Tour
Saturday, September 8th
The Amish Country Bike Tour is the state's largest and most interesting cycling event. The bike tour benefits Kent County Tourism, Bike Delaware and various non-profits throughout Kent County. This year’s bike tour begins and ends at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village. For more information on the event, visit (https://www.visitdelawarevillages.com/events-calendar/top-dover-events/annual-amish-country-bike-tour/)
Saturday, September 15th
The Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village is hosting a craft show on Saturday, September 15th (10am-3pm). This outdoor event will take place in our 1890’s village. There is a $5.00 admission charge for the public which includes museum admission. The proceeds from admission fees will support the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, utilize and interpret the history and technology of Delaware and the Delmarva Peninsula’s farm life/culture through exhibits and educational programs. (Note: there is no charge for Ag Museum members).
Vendors interested in participating in this event should complete the vendor form located on the "What's New" section of our website.
14th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day
Saturday, September 22nd
The 14th Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day will be held at the Ag Museum on September 22nd from 10am-2pm. There will be numerous exhibits, interactive demonstrations and giveaways. Get help creating an emergency preparedness plan to protect your family. Admission is FREE. Hosted by DE Citizen Corps and Kent County Emergency Management.
Paint Nite at the Museum
Tuesday, October 16th
The Delaware Agricultural Museum is excited to have the crew from Paint Nite (https://www.paintnite.com/) at the museum on Tuesday, October 16th (7pm-9pm) for an evening of painting, sipping and fun in the Great Hall.
The image shown here will be the focus for the evening of painting. Paint Nite provides tablecloths, aprons, canvases, paint, brushes and easels as well as two hours of instruction.
Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be served as well as light snacks.
The cost for this event is $45.00 per person. The Ag Museum will receive $15.00 from each ticket sold. Proceeds will go toward preservation of the historic structures in our 1890's village.
To purchase tickets to this event, go to: https://www.paintnite.com/events/bridge-in-the-fall-at-delaware-agricultural-museum-and-village-10088412/
GOODIES and GOBLINS
Saturday, October 27th
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and the Kiwanis Club of Dover will hold our annual “Goodies & Goblins” event in our 1890's Village on Saturday, October 27th (5pm - 6pm). Children in costumes will enjoy trick or treating and competing in a costume contest. Costume contest judging is from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with winners being announced and prizes awarded at 6:15. Admission is $1 per person.
A FARMER’S CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 1st
Enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of the holidays at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village on December 1st (1pm-5pm).
The museum and village grounds are transformed through the hard work of our volunteers into a Christmas wonderland. Young and old alike will enjoy sipping hot mulled cider while listening to a variety of holiday musical performances and observing the many artisans demonstrating their crafts. Young visitors can try their hand at beading wreaths and making yarn dolls among other crafts. And, afterward, how about a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus!
After enjoying the activities inside the museum, visitors stroll down the “Avenue of Trees” (consisting of over 40 decorated trees) and step back in time with a visit to our authentic 1890’s village. The village will feature carolers singing traditional Christmas music; a live nativity scene and the wonderful aroma of homemade cookies baking in the farmhouse wood-stove. Visitors will also enjoy watching a blacksmith hard at work in the blacksmith shop and be captivated by ghost stories told in the Loockerman Landing Train Station.
Museum members admitted free; non-members pay regular museum admission ($3 to $7).