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Holidays on the Homestead

December 9, 13, 16 
10 am - 2 pm


     Join us for an educational day of seasonal fun! Enjoy an old fashioned holiday on the homestead learning about the history of early American living. We'll bring you a bit of the past with historical crafts and activities that inspire holiday cheer! Join us in this festive merriment and go home with heartwarming traditional holiday memories! 
    Please Note: This midweek educational field trip event is not the same as the Holiday Hayride weekend event that is open to the public. 

-Candle Dipping: With the cold season upon us, we'll be needing to stay stocked up. Make your candle and take it home with you!

-Rustic Ornament Making: Make an ornament from real wood! A holiday keepsake tradition to enjoy year after year!
-Cider Pressing: Learn about cider history, the process of old fashioned pressing, and make some yourself. We'll warm it up to enjoy together!

-Holiday Hayride with Caroling: Join us for the musical hayride where you will sing along with a classic holiday song! Prizes included!
-Country Hoedown: Festive holiday celebrations on the homestead include fun and merriment! We're gonna have a shindig!
-Petting Zoo: What homestead is complete without the animals? We'll talk about how animals were useful on the homestead and how they help us grow our farm!

Colonial Life​

Suggested for 5th grade and up​; 3-4 hour program

In the days of the early settlements leading up to the Revolutionary War, come live the life of a Colonial American for a day!

Blacksmith: One of the most important trades of the Colonial era. Blacksmith demonstration.
Surgeon Station: The tools of a field surgeon are put to use with explanations of why things were done the way they were.
Tinsmith: Create your own piece of tinsmith art, in the same fashion as the lantern used during Paul Revere's famous ride.
Dance Etiquette: Manners were important for gentleman and ladies during festive social gatherings of the time. 
Farm Animal Visit: Raising your own livestock was so important during Colonial times.
Weaponry: A period rifle presentation. No ammunition.
Bill of Rights: Know your rights! Let's discuss what the Bill of Rights consist of, and why they are important to all Americans!
Colonial Militia: Learn how to drill and march as you enlist in the Colonial Militia. Participate in a mock battle as time allows.

Things to bring:
Picnic Lunch
Closed Toe Shoes
Plenty of Water (potable water available)
Money for Gift Shop
Spirit of Adventure!


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December 12, 2022
10 am - 2 pm

- $15 for adults, and $25 per child ages 4-17
- Prepaid Reservations Required
- Children 3 and under are free to accompany a paying adult for most programs, but there is a $5 admission fee for toddlers during the Colonial Life, Native Experience, and High Adventure field trip programs

- Check in time is no earlier than 30 min before, and no later than 15 min before scheduled start time.
- We will be starting promptly as scheduled.
- Please bring a picnic lunch
- Check the weather report for "Wynola, CA" before you come out!
- Purchasing a spot for this event means that you agree to all of the details listed on the purchase page.

To receive a higher discount, we encourage you to schedule a field trip event! With a group of 25 or more, you can plan for a day of your choosing, and pick the
 Field Trip Program you would like.
Ask how to receive up to 50% off on a field trip event at Fort Cross!

Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures
4425 Hwy 78, Santa Ysabel CA 92070

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