Special Events at Clark's Elioak FarmLots of special events throughout the year.
2023 Calendar of Weekend Events
Attractions available daily: petting farm, hay wagon ride, pony rides, Cow Train and Enchanted Express Train, play areas and slides, picnic area, Enchanted Forest attractions and Pine Tree Forest and Fairy Forest. Check out our displays in the Education Building-EC250 Exceptional Ellicott Women and the Lost Words: Losing Our Connection to Nature.
April 1-9, 2023 SPRING BREAK EGG HUNTS
Children of different ages (ages 1 to 3 and 4 to 6) will have a chance to hunt for eggs all day (10 AM, 10:30, 11 AM, 11:30, 12 noon, 12:30, 1 PM, 1:30, 2 PM, 2:30, 3 PM, 3:30, 4 PM, 4:30 and 5 PM) on both both Saturday and Sunday April 1-2 and April 8-9. On weekdays (April 3-7) the hunts will be at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30. Our $8 per person admission fee for the farm applies, but there is no extra charge for the egg hunt. The petting farm, rides and play areas are open for you to enjoy. When you are ready to participate in the egg hunt, come to the Egg Hunt area and your child will line up with other children and pick up eggs. The eggs will then be turned in for a goodie bag. The first egg hunt each time will be for the 1-3 year olds. Once they are finished and while they are turning in their eggs for the goodie bags, the 4-6 year olds start their egg hunt. It all happens very quickly. We make sure each child gets at least a few eggs and since they turn them in for goodie bags, it doesn't matter how many they get. It's our goal that they have fun, so we do everything we can to make sure the children have the chance to find eggs.
Spring or Summer 2023 (dates TBD): Plein Air Artists - An Enchanted Painting Experience
Come to the farm and paint your favorite scene - Mother Goose, the Old Woman’s Shoe, the Three Bears House, or maybe some adorable goats or a Fairy House. There is so much to inspire your artistic talents at our farm. Once you have registered, you can come any time during their visit and stay as long as you like.
If you would like to register to paint during this Plein Air event, please use this link to complete the registration form by clicking here.
Saturday JULY 1: CLARK'S PRODUCE STAND opens!
Fresh vegetables straight from the farm. You can't get more local than that!
Come to our roadside produce stand for sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, watermelon, cantaloupe. Pick-your-own flowers, too.
The Produce Stand is then open seven days a week 10 AM to 6 PM.
Saturday JULY 15, 2023 FAIRY HOUSE CONTEST
Since our farm is such a magical place already - we have all the fairytale characters and stories from the Enchanted Forest, it must have seemed like the perfect forest for the fairies to make their homes. We have many fairy houses at the farm already. But we would like the fairies to have some new houses. Will you help us?
We will have a Fairy House Contest on Saturday July 15, 2023 with judging starting at 11 AM. Rules for entry are here, You can start making your houses NOW!!
Bring your house to the farm on or before 10 AM on July 15 to enter one of the 8 categories: There are 2 categories of house projects and 4 different age groups for each house project:
#1 The "All-Natural Materials" Fairy House
#2 The "Recycled" Fairy House
Age 5 and under, Age 6-10 years, Age 11-15 years, Age 16 and above.
August 18 - Sept 4, 2023: SUNFLOWER SHOWCASE
Our sunflowers are in bloom. Come out and wander through the patch and get some great photos. To allow for some evening shots, we will be open extra hours—until 7 pm on Saturdays and Sundays---so you can enjoy our sunflowers for as long as possible. You can take photos all day during our regular business hours and then some extra hours on the weekends.
SEPT 16- NOVEMBER 5, 2023 OUR PUMPKIN PATCH WILL BE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Monday through Friday 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays and Sundays 10 AM to 5:30 PM
Each weekend Kettle Krazed, Pizza Krust and Benji's Ice Cream & Donuts will be serving food-kettle corn, fresh lemonade, pizza, hot dogs.
Facepainting by Vivid Facepainting will also be available. We look forward to Bach to Rock Music School coming to the farm for an exciting afternoon of games, giveaways, and music!
OCTOBER 28-29, 2023 - HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARADES - Parades at 11 AM and 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
November 4-5: PUMPKIN CHUCKING WEEKEND
We have a special catapult that will launch your pumpkin across the farm. This is a 20-year tradition for our farm and a great family favorite.
Bring your own pumpkin or use one of ours and let's see how far it will go!!!