Christmas at the Bushy Hill Educational Farm Fundraiser

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Christmas at the Bushy Hill Educational Farm Fundraiser

There’s something for everyone at this event! We will have games, arts and crafts, a bonfire and hot coco, Santa Claus, an opportunity to mingle with our Animal Ambassadors, cookie decorating, raffle prizes, and a wine tasting!

December 8th, 2018
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Bushy Hill Nature Center
253 Bushy Hill Rd.
Ivoryton, CT 06442

How much should I plan to spend?

The Farm depends on the tax-free donations of friends like you for funding toward enrichment activities for the animals, interactive and educational programming for schools and the community, and our next goal of having an outdoor classroom/farm store selling products from our farm.

We suggest a donation of $10-20 per family attending the fundraiser. We want the farm and its activities to be available to all of our friends and family, regardless of their financial status. Therefore, we will ultimately leave the amount you donate up to you. Each donation of $10 or more will receive a handmade Bushy Hill ornament and a Bushy Hill drawstring backpack as a thank you from us!

How is the money raised at the Christmas at the Farm Fundraiser used?

100% of the proceeds from this event will go to the farm. Georgia, our Farm Manager, will allocate the money as needed in different areas of the farm from repairing fencing to purchasing enrichment toys for the animals, building up our farm curriculum and educational offerings, and more!

The Bushy Hill Farm is part of the Incarnation Center, a 503(c) nonprofit. Therefore, all donations (monetary or physical gifts) made to the farm are able to be taken as a tax-deduction for you.

In addition to your donations, our friends at Staehly Farm Winery are generously donating the Wine Tasting. 100% of all wine tasting fees will go to the Bushy Hill Farm. Staehly Farm is also donating 15% of their wine sales at our event. They also provided our beautiful Christmas tree!

What do we get to do at the fundraising event?

The following activities (or something similar) will be offered throughout the event:

Free activities*
Hay Rides Farm Tour Cookie Decorating
Building a Marshmallow Snowman Fire by Friction using a Bow Drill Bonfire, Hot Coco, and Marshmallow Roasting
Visit with Santa (5:30-6:00) Make & Take Ornaments Games
*a donation of $10-20 is suggested
Additional activities and opportunities with fees
$1.00 per ticket or $10.00 for an arm-length
$1.00 (or 1 ticket)
Bake Sale
$1.00-2.00 (or 1-2 tickets)
Wine Tasting*
$20 pre-register/$25 at the door *includes glass All funds go to BH
Bushy Hill Wine Glass without wine tasting
$7.00 per glass
Bushy Hill Camp Store will be open with limited inventory
Kristin Miller’s Essential Oil Make & Take workshop
$10 pp
Staehly Farm Winery bottles of wine for sale.
15% of sales donated to BH
Opportunities to sponsor a farm animal. Christine Miller’s Holiday Market featuring a variety of art for sale

Bushy Hill Farm Amazon Wish List

If you would also like to help out the farm by purchasing a needed item, please see the Amazon Wish List.

Registration is now closed!