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Stony Kill’s Winter on the Farm: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 16

Draft-horse at Stony Kill Farm

Every year, Stony Kill Farm, in Wappingers Falls, hosts four seasonal events that are education based and family friendly. Winter on the Farm, its newest event, was initiated just last year. This year’s Winter on the Farm is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 16.

“As this is a snow event, we’re hoping for snow for February 16. Otherwise we will delay the event to the 23rd,” says Stacey Lynch Adnams, program director at the not-for-profit Stony Kill Foundation.

The festivities are located in and around the farm’s barn and in the field across from the pasture. Guests can visit livestock in the barn, take a draft-horse-drawn sleigh ride in the field, or go inside the greenhouse to make pinecone bird feeders and learn about the plants from a master gardener. Near the campfire, they can learn about maple syruping. In the lower shop, they can sip hot cocoa and learn how to felt from sheep’s wool.

“If there’s snow on the ground, we’ll have snowshoe rentals and snowman making,” Adnams says. “And from 10 a.m. to noon we will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast in our barn classroom. Adults are $10 and kids are $5, and children 3 and under eat for free. Proceeds from our breakfast sales and any donations will benefit the care of our livestock.”

Cost: Free admission and parking. Donations appreciated. Location: 79 Farmstead Ln., Wappingers Falls, NY. For more info, visit