Self-guided walking tours of our restored historical home sites, exhibits and displays are open for viewing each day Pioneer Farms is open. Farm animals can be viewed and talked to in various pens at the sites. Special daily attractions are listed below.

Check back often, as this page is updated frequently, and programs and schedules may be added to or subtracted up to the day of the event. Schedules are tentative and are subject to change. SITES ARE STAFFED BY VOLUNTEERS AND THE NUMBER ON SITE VARIES FROM DAY TO DAY DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY AND TURNOUT.

For information about enrolling in classes, click the Learn & Do tab at the top of our Home Page and view our Catalog of Programs & Activities. enrollment must be completed at least one week in advance.

 

UPCOMING events

FALL HOME SCHOOL DAY on Friday, Sept. 14, at all sites. 10-5. Discount admission.  See details.

AUSTIN MUSEUM DAY on Sunday, Sept. 

 

current exhibits

NEW: TWO-STEPPIN' ACROSS TEXAS special exhibit about Lone Star dance halls and history. In Wessels Hall.

HENRY & BEN special exhibit about military officer Henry Orsay and outlaw marshal Ben Thompson. In the Orsay House. 

INDELIBLE HISTORY special exhibit of inkwells owned by famous Americans and Texans,. In the Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner.

TIKWAN-TIK exhibit about the Tonkawa Indians in Central Texas. In the Aynesworth-Wright House. 

HISTORIC AUSTIN CARRIAGES and buggies in an exclusive exhibit. In the Wroe Storefront in Sprinkle Corner. 

TRAILING NORTH: The Chisholm Trail at 150 special exhibit with real Longhorn cattle. Aynesworth-Wright House.

 

DAILY ATTRACTIONS

 

Sunday, september 23

AUSTIN MUSEUM DAY with activities and historical demonstrations at various sites. 10-5. Free admission.

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing at the Smithy and Woodworking at the Woodwright Shop.

DECORATIVE METALWORKING class at the Smithy. Final day of two-day class. 10-3.

BASIC HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the Carpentry Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1145. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance.  Enroll now.

 

Friday, september 28

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, september 29

FEATURED DEMONSTRATION: Blacksmithing at the Smithy.

BLACKSMITHING demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3. 

 

Sunday, september 30

FEATURED DEMONSTRATION: Blacksmithing at the Smithy.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

GIRLS OF GRIT lecture on famous women in Texas history at various sites. 1-3. $10. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, october 5

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

 

Saturday, october 6

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing at the Smithy and Woodworking at the Woodwright Shop.

WOODWORKING: MAKE AN ADIRONDACK CHAIR class. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BASIC BLACKSMITHING class and demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3. $150. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

SPINNING BY WHEEL class at Sprinkle Corner. 1-3. $65. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Sunday, october 7

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing at the Smithy and Woodworking at the Woodwright Shop.

WOODWORKING: WOOD FINISHING class. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BLACKSMITHING demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3.  Final day of two-day class.

 

Thursday, October 11

STORY BAR: FREE Range Spirits event about ghost stories on a haunted farm. 7-11. $15 a person.

 

Friday, October 12

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

VICTORIAN HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Trails of Terror spook festival with three haunted trails, more. 7-11. $15 a person. 

 

Saturday, October 13

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing at the Smithy and Woodworking at the Woodwright Shop.

PARANORMAL ADVENTURES lecture with noted Austin expert Bill Pappin in Wessels Hall. 2-4. Regular admission.

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

WOODWORKING: Youth Basic Hand-Tool class at the Woodwright Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

QUILTING class at Sprinkle Corner. 10-2 . $65. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

VICTORIAN HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Trails of Terror spook festival with three haunted trails, more. 7-11. $15 a person. 

 

Sunday, October 14

ATX GOAT YOGA in the Sprinkle Corner Town Square. 9-Noon. $35. Advance tickets.

FEATURED DEMONSTRATION: Blacksmithing at the Smithy and Woodworking at the Woodwright Shop.

PARANORMAL ADVENTURES lecture with noted Austin expert Bill Pappin in Wessels Hall. 2-4. Regular admission.

BLACKSMITHING 2.0 class and demonstration at the Smithy. Final day of two-day class.

BASIC HAND-TOOL WOODWORKING class at the wood shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

ARCHERY class and demonstration at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, October 19

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating prairie life. 10-5.

VICTORIAN HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Trails of Terror spook festival with three haunted trails, more. 7-11. $15 a person. 

 

Saturday, October 20

WOOD BY WRIGHT special class with James Wright at the Woodwright Shop. By advance reservation only. $200. 10-3. Enroll now.

FEATURED DEMONSTRATIONS: Blacksmithing at the Smithy and Woodworking at the Woodwright Shop.

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

YOUTH WOODWORKING: Make an Heirloom class at the wood shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

VICTORIAN HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Trails of Terror spook festival with three haunted trails, more. 7-11. $15 a person. 

 

Sunday, October 21

REGIONAL TOOL COLLECTORS' SHOW at Sprinkle Corner. 10-5. Regular admission. 

FEATURED DEMONSTRATION: Blacksmithing at the Smithy and Woodworking at the Woodwright Shop.

KNIFEMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3. Second day of two-day class.

WOODWORKING: Make an Heirloom class at the Woodwright Shop. 10-2. $75. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

FRUIT TREES: The ABCs class at Sprinkle Corner. 1-4. $40. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

SOAPMAKING: THE BASICS class at the Cotton Planter's Farm. 10-2. $50. 10-2. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

 

Friday, October 26

LIFE ON THE TEXAS PRAIRIE program with costumed interpreters demonstrating frontier life. 10-5.

VICTORIAN HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Trails of Terror spook festival with three haunted trails, more. 7-11. $15 a person. 

 

Saturday, October 27

FEATURED DEMONSTRATION: Blacksmithing at the Smithy.

TOOLMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3 each day. $200. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

BASIC WEAVING class at Sprinkle Corner. 10-2. $65. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.

AUSTIN ZOMBIE 5K ADVENTURE RUN at Sprinkle Corner and various sites. 8-noon. Private event.

VICTORIAN HAUNTED HALLOWEEN: Trails of Terror spook festival with three haunted trails, more. 7-11. $15 a person. 

 

Sunday, October 28

FEATURED DEMONSTRATION: Blacksmithing at the Smithy.

TOOLMAKING class and demonstration at the Smithy. 10-3 each day. Second day of two-day class.

ARCHERY class at the Sprinkle Corner Range. 10-1130. $35. Enroll at least a week in advance. Enroll now.