july, 2022

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27jul10:00 am10:00 pmFamily Fun Road Trip10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Event Details

Family Fun Roadtrip

There’s nothing quite like a family road trip. Packing up the car and hitting the open road is a great way to bond with your loved ones, and discovering new places and experiences along the way. This summer, why not plan your own family road trip? And we’ve got the perfect Family Fun Roadtrip experience that will keep your kids active and curious!
All of the events are free but some will require pre-registration. Days and times vary; check the details below. Come to as many of them as you like.

S’mores & a Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, July 27
Jefferson County Park
2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield.
Camp Kyle Amphitheater

Free; Pre-Registration required
Click here to register
Kick off the ‘Family Road Trip’ weekend with some s’mores and a scavenger hunt at Jefferson County Park. We will meet at the Camp Kyle Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 27th between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Family or friend groups will be encouraged to head out on a scavenger hunt before roasting marshmallows over the fire. Pre-registration is requested for this free event.

What’s in a Wetland?

Thursday, July 28
Jefferson County Park Nature Center
2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield
Open to all ages but geared for youth ages 4-14 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ever wondered what is living in the wetland? Here is your chance to find out. Bring your mud boots and a sense of adventure for this family-friendly program. Participants should meet at the Jefferson County Park Nature Center before we head out to the wetland.

Frontier Living
Thursday, July 28
8:30am – 4:00pm
$10 | K-3rd grade
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
Experience a day in the life of a child living on the frontier with this interactive day camp. Make homemade butter, play games, tend to the garden, create musical instruments out of everyday materials, and have some good old-fashioned fun!

Village Life
Friday, July 29
Noon-3:00 PM
Front lawn of the Carnegie Historical Museum
112 South Court, Fairfield
This is a great hands-on program for children in grades 2nd- 5th (although younger kids will enjoy it with the help of their parents) Village life will give participants a small glimpse into some of the activities that would have been performed in an early Native American settlement. From corn grinding to scraping hides to making face paints and bowls out of gourds. Participants can come between noon and 2:30 and can expect to spend anywhere 30 minutes to an hour on the activities. Parents are asked to accompany their children and are welcome to take part in the activities as well.

Moth Night

Friday, July 29
Jefferson County Park Nature Center
2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield
Enjoy a fun night of mothing led by entomologist Moni Hayne. Begin with an introduction in the Nature Center followed by time outdoors to see what moths and other insects are attracted to the black light stations. This program is open to children and adults alike. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Outdoor Adventure Night

Friday, July 29
Jefferson County Park Shelter #3
2003 Libertyville Road, Fairfield.

Pre-registration requested;CLick here to register

Get the family outside and unplugged for an evening of outdoor adventure. Families will be able to move through different activities including kayaking, hiking, fishing, and archery. There will be activities for all ages of children however children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is requested for this free event. To register, please visit our website at JeffersonCountyConservation.com.

Maasdam Barns Adventure Day

Saturday, July 30
10:00 am– 3:30 PM
2000 S. Main St

Known for their displays of agricultural history and innovation, the Maasdam Barns Historic Site will be hosting a family fun day, complete with horses in the barns, along with rope making & hay hoisting demos. Lunch will be available onsite and the Museum and barns will be open for tours. It’s a great way to let the kids run off some steam and see what farm life was like in the early 1900’s. And of course the kids will want to try out the vintage playground recently installed on the site.

• 10:00 – 11:00 Rope Making demos
• 11:00 – 11:30 4-H demo
• 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch available by 4-H group
• 12:30 – 1:30 Hay Hoisting Demonstration at Stallion Barn
• 1:30 – 2:00 4 -H Demo
• 2:00 – 3:00 Rope making demo
• 3:00 – 3:30 Enjoy Ice Cream treats



(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 10:00 pm