17 Mar

Spring Farm Day

Where: Landmark Park
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Cost: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors/Active Military; $4 Kids (ages 3-12); FREE for park members
Category: Family Programs

Turn back the clock 100 years and experience living history demonstrations of sheep shearing, blacksmithing, plowing with mules, basket weaving, quilting and other traditional springtime farm activities. Entertainment will include two stages of traditional music. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and “jam” in the one-room schoolhouse. Spring Farm Day is an official AL200 Event, celebrating Alabama’s Bicentennial. Special thanks to our sponsors, WDHN, Durden Outdoor, WOOF Radio, Hardee’s, ServisFirst Bank, Wiregrass Electric Cooperative, Houston County Farmer’s Federation, Dothan Animal Hospital and the Dothan Eagle!


Looking for a place to stay? Please support our host hotel, The Clarion Inn (www.choicehotels.com/al376). Click here to book with a special discounted rate! 2195 Ross Clark Circle Dothan 334-794-8711


FAQ Answers

You can join online, by phone or at the gate on the day of the event and get in free. Even if you don’t get your cards in time you will receive free admission to the event because the gate will have an up to date list of current members. If you pay to get in and decide you want to join, you can apply your gate fee to your membership fee as long as you join BEFORE YOU LEAVE THAT DAY.


Landmark Park is a “Stamp Site” for those participating in the Bicentennial Passport program. Passport books are available in the Gift Shop here for $10. You can get your Passport stamped in the Gift Shop.



Handicapped accessibility: Most of this event is outside over uneven terrain. We have a limited number of wheelchairs available but they are not suited for outdoor terrain—they can be used in the building and on the boardwalk. Handicapped parking is available. There are ramps on most of the buildings making them handicapped accessible.


Pets are not allowed (unless service animal)


Food will be available for sale from food vendors. Martin Drugstore will be open with ice cream and drinks. You can bring a picnic. We also have a vending machine. No alcohol allowed.


We take cards, check and cash. There is no ATM at the park





Sheep Shearing: 10:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; Piney Woods Cow Information


Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmithing Demo


Cotton Shed

Bowl Carving; Pottery; Antique Tools; Blacksmithing; Wood Turning


Syrup Shed

Wool Washing; Spinning



Heirloom Vegetables; Plowing with Mules and Horses


Front Field

Concessions; First Aid; Plow display; Hammer Mill Display; Grist Mill Display


Waddell House

Butter Churning; Chair Caning and Twine Bottoms; Clothes Washing; Dulcimer Music; Wood Stove Cooking; Quilting; Knitting; Sewing; Crochet; Farmhouse Interpretation


Watson Cabin

Hearth Cooking; Turpentine Display; Kick Wheel Pottery


Stroll Through History

Explore a variety of historical reenactments from different time periods and locations; Moonshine Demonstration


Crowley Field Area )

Horse and Mule Plowing Demonstrations; Modern Equipment Demonstration; Wagon Rides


Gazebo Stage

Midway Connection: 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; Oddly Enough: 1 p.m.; 3 p.m.; Pontiac Stove Company: 12 p.m.; 2 p.m.


Across from Gazebo

Modern Equipment Display; Arts and Crafts Vendors


Headland Presbyterian Church

Quilt Exhibit


Brown’s Crossroads School

Bluegrass Jam Session


Bee Demonstration Area

Beekeeping Demo


Kid’s Place

Pioneer Games; Pony Rides; Petting Zoo; Face Painting

Border Collie Demo: 10:45 a.m.; 12:45 p.m.; 2:45 p.m.


Martin Drugstore

Ice Cream; Fountain Drinks


Shelley General Store

Bottled Drinks; Old Country Souvenirs


Interpretive Center

Gift Shop; Landmark Park Photography Exhibit by Larry and Patti Puckett; Gem and Mineral Exhibit by the Dothan Gem and Mineral Club; Digitarium Planetarium Programs: 11 a.m.; 1 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. ($3 per person, free for park members)


Food Vendor Application. Click here to download. Deadline to register is March 12, 2018.

Arts and Crafts Vendor Application. Click here to download. Deadline to register is March 1, 2018.

Plowing and Wagon Ride Demonstrator Application. Click here to download. Deadline to register is March 12, 2018.

Are you interested in sponsorship of this event? Click here for details. Deadline receive all benefits is Feb. 5, 2018.

This is an official event of the Alabama Bicentennial. What does that mean? Click here for details.