Welcome to Case-Barlow Farm!
Case-Barlow Farm aims to be a regional model of historic preservation and adaptive reuse. We engage the community in an authentic interactive experience, offering a perspective of events, issues, and people of the Western Reserve from the past to the present. Case-Barlow Farm will connect people with history, arts, and culture. We enhance the educational and cultural offerings of the region, and we captivate the learning mind!
Coming Soon: Santa In the Big Red Barn
Santa in the Barn, a Case-Barlow Farm family tradition, returns Saturday, December 14, offering local families the chance to meet Santa, take a photo, and enjoy some unique holiday activities at the farm. This year be sure to check out the live reindeer ready to make your acquaintance outside the barn, where children can pet the furry winter creatures! Take a moment to make a toy, just like Santa’s elves, in the wagon barn’s workshop sponsored by Home Depot. Feeling a little chilly? Enjoy a toasty hot chocolate and a hot dog right outside the barn. Then head into the Case-Barlow home to make a Christmas craft with some of Case-Barlow Farm’s crafty volunteers. Cookie decorating is available on site, with the fragrance of gingerbread filling the home. Elsa and Pocahontas will be making guest appearances in the farmhouse.
For those who have not experienced “Santa in the Barn” tradition, it is one that will easily become an annual family event. Santa joins us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, with a chance for families to take their own free photos with Santa in his specially decorated sitting area inside the barn. At our post office area young visitors can write a letter to Santa that might very well be answered! Enjoy all these special holiday events in one location, at 1931 Barlow Road in Hudson. But don’t forget to dress for the weather, hats and mittens are recommended!
While enjoying all these events, visitors can learn a little history, with volunteers on hand to tell the story and history of Case-Barlow Farm.
According to Ned Kendall, Case-Barlow Farm event organizer and member of the Board of Trustees, “Santa in the Barn” is one of the most treasured events at the farm. We all enjoy the children who return year after year to see Santa and tell him about their Christmas wishes. Families are encouraged to get a family picture with Santa and then venture outside to take part in all the special activities planned.”
The Santa in the Barn event is a popular event, with Case Barlow Farm adding an extra hour of time this year to visit Santa. But there is no reason to stand in the cold to wait for Santa, as the farm’s staff will give out numbers so attendees can enjoy the other events while they wait for their number to be called to see Santa.
Additional activities include the U.S. Marine Corp on hand to receive donation for their Toys for Tots program. A train display will be running at the “Hudson Depot”, (in the granary side of the wagon barn.) Hot dogs and hot cocoa are available for purchase. While the event has no entrance fee, donations to the farm are always welcome.
0.05K Turkey Tot Trot Saturday, November 23
Sunny skies started the day where more than 60 children took a shot at bringing home the Thanksgiving turkey! Case-Barlow Farm's 2nd annual Turkey Tot Trot on Saturday, November 23rd saw young runners compete in an 0.5 mile run where the winning runner in each age group received a 20 pound frozen turkey, courtesy of Acme Fresh Market in Hudson.
Interested in becoming a member?
CBF appreciates the many volunteers who support the mission of preserving the history of Hudson with time, talent and money. Some current opportunities for volunteers include writing about farm life, interviewing folks who knew the Case and Barlow families and helping with the inventory of interesting artifacts. Please contact the farm if you are interested in helping.