Deer Hollow Farm is a 160 year-old historical ranch in Silicon Valley. Its mission is to support environmental education programs for our community. Open to the public, this nonprofit teaching farm welcomes 100,000+ visitors and thousands of students annually.

Friends of Deer Hollow Farm is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports the Farm via fundraising, awareness efforts and fun events for families.

Deer Hollow Farm’s Annual Ohlone Day Festival is October 7, 2017!

Ohlone Day

Once a year, Deer Hollow Farm opens a very special section of the property for a living history festival: Ohlone Day.

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From The San Jose Mercury News coverage of Ohlone Day:

The festival offers visitors of all ages a chance to spend an afternoon in the farm’s Ohlone Village, normally closed to the public. Children will get the chance to step into the daily lives of the original Bay Area inhabitants, the Ohlone, who lived in the region for thousands of years. The replica underground sweat house and Tule shade and sleeping structures will be open, and trained docents will provide short talks on how the Ohlone lived 100 years ago.

 

 

Demonstrations and Activities

  • Fire StartingOhlone Day Learning Cordage
  • Face Painting
  • Flint Knapping
  • Hoop & Spear Game
  • Tool Making
  • Acorn Grinding
  • Sweathouse
  • Rope Making
  • Archery
  • Shell Drilling
  • Cooking
  • Music

Ohlone Day takes place at Deer Hollow Farm: located in the beautiful Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve.Deer Hollow Farm Map

 

From the parking lot, it is an easy and flat ~1-mile path through the park to the Farm.

It’s paved, so strollers and bicycles are very welcome!

GPS address: 22500 Cristo Rey Drive, Cupertino, California.

Observe skilled artisans and participate in demonstrations and lots of hands-on action. Families love the Hoop & Spear game, and trying their hand at acorn grinding.

Ohlone Day sleeping hut

Ohlone Village

 

Please join us Saturday, October 7, 2017. 12-3pm.

Entree is $7 per person. Kids under 1 are free!

All proceeds go towards Farm operations.