Carl Sandburg Home / Connemara 2013 Special Events
Fee Free Day at National Parks - April 22-26, 2013
Tour fees at Carl Sandburg Home and entrance fees at most national parks will be waived during National Park Week.
Spring Into the Park - Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Junior Ranger Day at Carl Sandburg Home NHS with a day full of activities to learn more about Carl Sandburg and the National Park Service.
Carl Sandburg Folk Music Festival - Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, 2013
11:00 am - 4:00 p.m.
Join folk musicians from around the country as they perform folk music inspired by Carl Sandburg's American Songbag. Festival is free to attend.
Historic Connemara Walking Tours - June 1, 2013 at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
In cooperation with the Village of Flat Rock's annual Ice Cream Social, the park offers walking tours of the grounds of Connemara sharing the history of the site before the Sandburg's moved in. East tour lasts one hour. No reservation required. Tours begin in the bookstore of the Sandburg Home.
Rootabaga! and the World of Carl Sandburg: June 19 - August 10
Wednesday through Saturday, apprentice actors from the Flat Rock Playhouse, will share performances at 10:15 a.m., at the park amphitheatre adjacent to the Sandburg Home. Wednesday and Friday's 30-minute performance will be the World of Carl Sandburg based on Sandburg's pulitzer prize-winning collection of poetry. Thursday and Saturday's performance is Rootabaga!, based on tales from Sandburg's collection of children's stories found in Rootabaga Stories set to musical tunes from Sandburg's collection of folk music found in his American Songbag. The result is 30-minutes of zany, toe-tapping stories that delight "children" of all ages. Performances are held rain or shine.
Fee Free Day at National Parks - August 25, 2013
Tour fees at Carl Sandburg Home and entrance fees at most national parks will be waived on Get Outdoors Day
Fall Into the Farm - Saturday, September 21, 2013
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Enjoy a fun fall festival at the park. Learn about corn fairies through storytelling and make your own corn husk version. Cheese demonstrations, square dancing and farm-life tours and activities take you back the 1940's and 50's when the Sandburg's lived at Connemara.
Fee Free Day at National Parks - September 28, 2013
Tour fees at Carl Sandburg Home and entrance fees at most national parks will be waived on National Public Lands Day.
Fee Free Day at National Parks - November 9-11, 2013
Tour fees at Carl Sandburg Home and entrance fees at most national parks will be waived during Veterans Day weekend.
Christmas at Connemara - November 30, December 7, 14, 21 and 28 at 10:15 a.m.
Visit on Saturday mornings between Thanksgiving and New Year's reveling in local musicians and storytellers who perform traditional holiday stories and music. Hot cider and cookies will be served. This free festive celebration honors Carl Sandburg and the family holiday tradition of music. The house will be decorated in the simple style of the Sandburgs with poinsettias and a traditionally decorated Christmas tree throughout December until January 6, 2014.