2016 Cider Squeeze

Always on the last Saturday of September, our annual Cider Squeeze is loads of fun for the whole family. Bring your own apples, or squeeze ours for the freshest cider anywhere! The event begins at 10:00 a.m. and wraps up at 4:00. To reduce waiting times for everyone, we limit squeezing to 2 gallons per family on Saturday, but invite you to come back on Sunday for our bulk squeeze.

What’s the difference between Saturday and Sunday? Saturday will be our full event, with buildings and activities available, vendors, food, and music. Admission is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Buy a gallon of (pasteurized) cider or make your own fresh stuff for the same price ($7.00). Bring your own apples and jugs for a discount.

Sunday is set aside for serious apple-squeezers. No admission is charged. Just pay by the gallon for the cider you squeeze. We’ll be open from 2:00 to 6:00.

Closed August 18-20th, 2016 due to extreme temperatures

Wouldn’t it be nice if pioneer houses and barns were air conditioned? Yes, yes, it would. But they aren’t, so for the safety of our guests and staff, we will be closed Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

We had a wonderful event planned for Saturday, and many people planning to come share local history, genealogy, and family research information. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to provide a safe location for this event, so we are canceling for this year. Please plan to come to our Family History Day in 2017, and KEEP COOL!

And do watch for the Lucy House to move across the street this Sunday morning.

August 2016 is action-packed

IMG_4731Even the buildings are moving at the Foster Farm this month! Come join us for active history throughout the month.

August 2nd and 9th will be one-day living history camps for ages 7-12. Kids can come 9-3:00 to engage in pioneer crafts, games and activities. Cost is $30.00 per day. Please preregister. (2016CampRegB)

August 20th will be our Family History Day, when local organizations send their finest minds to help you root out your family’s personal story. The Farm opens up at 11:00, and the event begins at 1:00. We’ll have free ice cream and fun for everyone!

Burnett-House-circa-1945Just a couple of days later, the Lucy House will be moving! It’s going to join the rest of the Farm buildings on our 5-acre site.  If you see it heading across the street, please be patient. It will eventually open up to the public and extend our capacity to host field trips and meetings. We are soooo excited!

Garden Party Delights July 16, 2106

Philip Foster’s patient wife, Mary Charlotte, may (or may not) have been literate, but she put up with a lot in her lifetime. Traveling with her husband, brother Francis Pettygrove, and 4 children around the Horn was just the beginning of her courageous life as an Oregon Pioneer.

We celebrate her and the many women like her who made Oregon home despite danger, grief, disease, and loss. Come enjoy a Victorian fashion show, live music, tasty treats and a trip through our historic Rose Ramble. Fun for all ages!

Farm is open from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, July 16th, and the party starts at 1:00.

Food and Wine bring History to Life

The Philip Foster Farm opens up for the summer on June 18th, 2016, with camp cooking demonstrations, wine-tasting, live music by the Aspen Meadow Band, and pioneer activities to please the whole family.

The farm will be open 11:00-4:00. Admission is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Come celebrate the start of a very exciting summer season!IMG_4731

“Haunted Farm” Shares Living History

Eagle Creek’s pioneers lived, suffered, and died right here at the end of the Barlow Road. Join us on October 25th (the Saturday before Halloween) to meet them “at home” on the Philip Foster Farm. Embezzler Egbert Olcott and axe murderess Charity Lamb join other emigrants and members of the Foster Family in this family-friendly guided tour of life and death on the Oregon Trail. 6-8:00 p.m. Admission $5.00/person or $20.00/family. While you’re here, take the shuttle up to Eagle Creek Elementary’s Family Fun Night.

2014 Cider Squeeze September 27th

We hope you’ve got trees full of apples and a real hankering to squeeze ’em!

Come down to the annual Philip Foster Farm Cider Squeeze on Saturday for a full day of fun, including cider pressing, lunch by Estacada SAFACT, dessert by Estacada First Baptist, pony rides by Animal Rescue, horse plowing by Roger Daugherty, Totem Pole Carving by Jonathan Birchfield, pioneer activities all over the Farm, and live music by Extra Measure.  Admission is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family.

For the real serious squeezers, we’re taking the limits off the squeezing on Friday, September 26th from 2:00 to 6:00.  Bring the apples to our “Pre-Squeeze” and get your own fresh cider, with no admission charge.

2014 Garden Party – Better than Ever!

Cassie Whitlock and Kate Damon have been busily planning our best Garden Party ever! Period clothing and local experts will descend on the Farm July 19th from 1-4:00 for a fashion show in the barn, historic garden talk, tempting treats, and pioneer rose starts you can take home to add a little history to your yard or garden. Live period music by the Estacada Madrigal Singers and OrchEstraCada, and tasty treats by Harmony Bakery.

A lovely afternoon for your friends, family, or club to enjoy! Click HERE for more information.

Christmas in the Country!

December 7th and 8th, the Philip Foster Farm will host a FREE Christmas event, 11-4:00 both days. Meet up with Santa Claus in the parlor, listen to live music, pick up your Christmas tree, and shop for pioneer and holiday books, toys, games and more in our store. While you’re here, get your annual membership for 2014, schedule your family reunion, and sign up to volunteer in the spring.

July 20th, 2013 Garden Party!

Pioneer life in Oregon wasn’t all rough-and-tumble. On Saturday, July 20th, the Philip Foster Farm celebrates the pioneer women who made Oregon “civilized.” Elegant reproduction dresses and pioneer finery come out for Mary Charlotte’s Garden Party, a day for guests to see, touch, try and taste the delights of Victorian Oregon. Textiles, laces, live music and dancing, tasty treats and hands-on fun for everyone make this a day to remember.

We are excited this year to feature 3 exciting speakers! The Northwest Rose Historians, Laura King and Kathleen McMullin, will return this year to share stories about Oregon’s first rose blooms, and the pioneers that brought these roses out west. Gerri Morse will share about the special project she has been working on the farm about the historic pioneer roses that now call Philip Foster Farm their home and “Mrs. Pittock” and her “Chauffer” will give an exciting presentation about her life in Oregon when it was a young state. Special Tarts and Lemonade will be served at no additional cost.

The farm will be open for picnicking and tours beginning at 11am, and activities will start at 1pm. Admission is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family of any size, free to members of the Jacknife-Zion-Horseheaven Historical Society.