Wayne College to host Old Fashioned Holiday at the Farmhouse


The University of Akron Wayne College’s popular annual community event, Old Fashioned Holiday at the Farmhouse is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:00-5:00 pm in the Barnet-Hoover Farmhouse. 

Free and open to the public, the family-friendly afternoon will be packed with activities for all ages including pictures with Santa, children's crafts, refreshments, displays detailing holiday traditions, and horse drawn wagon rides provided by Spring Mist Farms.

The Barnet-Hoover Farmhouse is the oldest two-story house in the Orrville area. Originally built in 1818, the College renovated the structure in 2005 with modern conveniences and technology to make it a usable part of the campus community, while maintaining the historic feel and rustic charm. Currently, it is being used for outside rentals including business events and, most recently, private parties.

"We're proud to be the stewards of such a historical building," said Dr. Jarrod Tudor, dean, Wayne College. "The Barnet-Hoover Farmhouse is the perfect backdrop for this event. It's just as much fun for us as it is for our guests! We look forward to families coming out and making great holiday memories."

No reservations necessary. For more information call 330-683-2010 or email waynecommunityrelations@uakron.edu.

The University of Akron Wayne College is an educational and cultural hub for Wayne County and the surrounding region. Student success is achieved through excellent teaching with an emphasis on individualized attention. Students are prepared for further educational pursuits, career success, and lifelong learning. Programming and support services are extended to our Regional Academic Centers, including The University of Akron Millersburg, Medina and Lakewood.