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2nd Saturday on the Farm

2nd Saturday

Every month we produce a 2nd Saturday on the Farm, a family event that focuses on a particular area of agriculture. Visitors can participate in the regular activities of the Ag History Project plus others related to the day’s special focus. We host over 2,500 visitors each year at 2nd Saturday on the Farm.

We have created some unique interactive educational activities to help you have fun learning about past agricultural practices. What we like to call our “usual” activities include:

  • Wooden cow milking: we have life-size wooden cows with rubber teats that help you learn how to milk a cow.
  • Kid-driven tractor: we retrofitted a John Deere tractor so that anyone can learn to drive it. You sit in the seat and control the steering wheel while a trained volunteer stands on a platform to your right to controls the speed. We even have space for a parent or friend to stand to your left and enjoy the ride.
  • Tractor Simulator: we have a stationary tractor that you can drive down a crop row. The computer screen in front of you displays how well you are handling the tractor.
  • Puppet Theater: each month we have a new show playing.

Upcoming Events:

2024 2nd Saturday’s 11:00am – 3:00pm


January 13th – Winter Indoor FUN!

February 10th – Chinese New Years

March 9th – St. Patrick’s on the Farm

March 30th – BONUS EVENT! Easter on the Farm

April 13th – Spring on the Farm

May 11th – Goats on the Farm

June 8th – Day on the Farm / 4H Spring Fair

July 13th – Robotics on the Farm

August 10th – Western Day on the Farm

September 14th – Visit Yesterday’s Farm during the Santa Cruz Fair

October 12th – Tractor – or – Treat

November 9th – Harvest on the Farm 

December 14th – Holidays on the Farm



Agricultural History Project
Center & Museum

2601 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, California 95076

Open EVERY 2nd Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Second Saturday on the Farm

Tuesday - Saturday by Appointment Only
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call (831) 724-5898 or (831) 566-2817

Group tours may be arranged in advance by appointment.

Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and major holidays.