Pioneer Farms


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Actors re-create holiday traditions from the Texas frontier in the 1800s, with decorations and full-scale adaptation of A Christmas Carol

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Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $8 for two entries to Prairie Christmas (up to a $16 value)
  • $16 for four entries to Prairie Christmas (up to a $32 value)
  • $12 for two tickets to Ebenezer's Journey (a $24 value)
  • $24 for four tickets to Ebenezer's Journey (a $48 value)

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 1–2, 8–9, and 15–16, Pioneer Farms hosts Prairie Christmas, which allows guests to experience holiday decorations and festivities from the Texas frontier in the 1800s.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 7–8 and 14–15, the reenactors of Pioneer Farms turn the Village into a giant stage as they interact with visitors and perform an adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.

Pioneer Farms

The percussive sounds of water drums and rattling gourds echo across limestone bluffs and the grassy banks of a meandering creek. A cedar-post fence creaks in the breeze. An elegant Victorian farmhouse towers over livestock corrals. Pioneer Farms' themed history sites sprawl across 90 wooded acres, immersing visitors of all ages in exhibits and living demonstrations of Texas history. The grounds also serve as a haven for historic 1800s buildings, many of which were transplanted from their original plots throughout the state and reconstructed with rubber cement.

Offering a snapshot of central Texas's Native American population, an authentic Tonkawa encampment dating back to 1841 welcomes guests to visit tepees and dance to tribal music under a centuries-old oak tree. An 1873 Texian farm, which includes a log-and-board cabin on its original site, provides livestock care and tractor-throwing demonstrations, and the restored rural village of Sprinkle Corner introduces visitors to carpenters, blacksmiths, a general store, and a 19th-century stagecoach house from which more than 12 horse-drawn wagons convey passengers across the farm throughout the day. Wild animals raise their heads above lush grasses near Walnut Creek, and the Scarborough Barn allows children to meet their favorite farm animals. Visitors can further connect to history and nature through the farm's many programs and classes, including workshops focused on traditional blacksmithing, cooking in the buildings' original kitchens, and basic photo red-eye correction using squid ink.

Customer Reviews

great for kids and recommend for field trips. my son went there last December and wants to go back already.
Christine T. · January 14, 2013
such an educational and interesting experience, definitely recommend to all.
DG F. · January 9, 2013
This is a fascinating piece of history. My father lived in the nearby town of Sprinkle and has donated some farm implements to the Village. The carriage exhibit is great. They have a big stagecoach (Texas mudwagon), as well as victorian carriages, doctor's buggy, etc. A wonderful example of the available transportation of the time. A lot of fun!
Sandra H. · January 7, 2013

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