Preserving the past, to educate the future.



Ice Harvest & Winter Carnival



Saturday, February 7, 2015

11 a.m–3 p.m.



Historic, wintertime fun on the Farm!

Participate in a New Hampshire tradition… the Ice Harvest.

Try your hand at marking, cutting, and piking ice blocks* from the Remick Farm pond.

See it transported by steer team and stored in our ice house.

NOTE: Details of our 2016 Ice Harvest will be posted here as soon as they are known.

IN THE MEANTIME, details from last year’s event are listed below to provide a sense of how Winter is celebrated at Remick.
While the specifics of the event may change from year to year, its essence remains the same.

Ice Harvesting is the centerpiece of our celebration, yet

this day offers a variety of activities for all ages—our MOST POPULAR annual event!

Celebrate winter with fun outdoor activities & demonstrations
A list of scheduled activities is provided below the photos

Visit farm animals in their winter coats and surroundings

Play in the snow and participate in carnival games

Live music in the Hearth Room

Indoor handcrafts with a wintertime theme

Self-guided history tours of the Museum Center, including “Doc” Remick’s Office Exhibit and
walk through the modest living quarters he shared with his wife Marion Miles Remick 

Farm Fun Foto Op with our snowshoed "Welcome Cow"

Warm up with Farmhouse Kitchen favorites
A list of menu items is provided below the photos

$10/person, ages 11 & above | $5/child ages 5–10 | 4 & under, FREE
Member Admission: $8 | $3 | FREE

No registration required. *If ice is not safe, visitors will not be allowed on the ice.
However, ice harvesting demonstrations—on and off ice—will occur. Some activities may be dependent on the weather.



Scheduled Special Activities for 2015

DEMONSTRATIONS + How maple syrup is made—visit our Sugar House

+ Outdoor cooking at our open firepit + Ice sculpting by Brian Stockman + Watch Yankee Teamsters Working Steer
4-H Club
as they guide their teams and cart ice blocks YOU harvest from the pond to the Ice House

EXHIBITS + Wintertime animal trapping & lore + Refrigeration and food preservation
+ See our antique snow roller  

LIVE MUSIC Traditional Appalachian tunes by Brier Hill Band

HISTORIC BUILDINGS + See ice stored in our Ice House An English barn stable
Walk through the Hillsdale Dairy cattle barn 

WINTER GAMES + Simple ways to have fun in the outdoors

TALKS + Historic farm chores + Historic winter feed + Historic barn life

GREETS + Greet the farmer Meet Harriet our 3-month-old Holstein calf Visit with Chloe ~ she’s growing! 
+ Say hello to Rosie, Hudson, Sadie, Queenie, Isis & Hannah, and the pigs and sheep
View newborn lambs (fingers crossed!)

PRIZE CONTEST + Name That “Old-Time” Tune

RAFFLE + Keepsake Remick throw blanket


We accept credit cards!

Choice of: Signature Beef Stew* | Beef & Bean Chili* | Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Served with a roll, dessert and beverage
*Made with Remick-raised beef. Available while supplies last.

Adult: $7 | Child $5—smaller portion of entree 

Muffins | Cookies | Brownies
$1 each

Hot Chocolate | Coffee | Bottled Water
$1 each   


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