2021 Blackberry Farm Special Events

PLEASE BUY SAFELY – Please note that tickets purchased from a reseller or individual outside of the Blackberry/FVPD sales system cannot be guaranteed. 

Please visit Blackberry Farm’s Facebook page for additional details regarding the special events below.

Holiday Express events can be found on our Holiday Express Page.

Hot Cocoa with Anna & Elsa  |  Sold out

Storytime with the Grinch  |  Choose your date below
Sunday, December 5 (Sold out)
Sunday, December 12 Limited availability!
Sunday, December 19
Choose an event time of 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, or 5:30 p.m. Visit with the Grinch and enjoy cookies and hot cocoa. There will be storytime and photo opportunities. Each registered attendant is also invited to enjoy all Holiday Express has to offer, come early or stay after depending on your ticket time, Holiday Express runs 2 – 7 p.m. You won’t want to miss the train, visit Santa, and all of the festive decorations! Everyone ages 1 and up must purchase a ticket.

A Princess Tea Party  |  Saturday, January 29  |  11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Party guests sing, dance, and craft with special princess guests at this royal Valentine’s Day tea that features lunch, tea, and entertainment. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All attendees must register. Winter registration begins on November 13.

Wine & Canvas  | Choose your date below
Wednesday, December 8
Wednesday, January 19
Wednesday, February 23
Pinot Noir meets the palette as an instructor guides you through your own custom canvas creation. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine, snacks, a few friends, and enjoy a lively, social and creative night out. Paintings are posted monthly on Blackberry Farm’s Facebook page. Like and follow us today!

Parent & Child Painting Class  |  Saturday, February 5  |  10 to 11:30 a.m.
Spend some creative time with your child. An instructor will guide you with follow-along instructions as you each create your own custom masterpiece. The fee is per couple. Please register under the child’s name. Face coverings are required when you cannot maintain six feet of social distance from people outside of your household. Paintings are posted on Blackberry Farm’s Facebook page. Like and follow us today!

Paint Your Pet’s Portrait  |  Wednesday, February 16  |  6:30 to 9 p.m.
Come create a painting of your pet. Your pet will be pre-sketched on canvas for you from the photo you provide. Our talented instructor will walk you through the steps to create your pet portrait. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks to enjoy during the evening.

Artist Residency: Painting with Unconventional Tools  |  Saturday, February 26  & Sunday, February 27  |  10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Leave your paintbrushes at home. Explore new and creative ways to apply paint, create texture and vivid color. Participants will take home 2 completed masterpieces. Artist-quality paints and supplies will be provided. This class is for the more serious artist. This class is taught by award-winning local artist Anne Von Ehr.

  • Special Event FAQs
  • Special Event FAQs

    Who do I need to purchase a ticket for?
    Everyone ages 1 and up who is attending an event will need a ticket. This information is included in the event details online and on Facebook events listings.

    What happens if there is inclement weather on the day of an event?
    Blackberry Farm is open rain or shine. We do everything in our power to stage every special event. This may require postponing or relocating to an indoor facility. If there is lightning in the area, the park will close operations until it is safe to be outdoors, which is indicated by our lightning detection service – or 30 minutes after the last observed lightning strike.

    Occasionally, if the weather is deemed too severe for the event to proceed, Blackberry may reschedule the event for another day.

    Watch the Blackberry Farm Facebook page for updates when the weather is questionable. Cancellation or postponement of events will be posted as soon as possible or at least 2 hours ahead of the scheduled time of the event.  

    Are special event tickets refundable?
    All ticket sales are final, refunds and ticket transfers are not available after purchase. Blackberry Farm is open rain or shine and guests are encouraged to dress for the weather. If Blackberry Farm reschedules an event and a ticket holder is unable to attend the rescheduled date, a full refund will be issued. If Blackberry Farm cancels an event ticket holders will be issued a full refund. Ticket holders must provide proof of purchase to receive a refund.

    How should I dress for my event?
    Blackberry Farm is an outdoor facility, so always be sure to dress for the weather. We suggest always packing heavier coats in your car just in case the weather becomes chilly. Blackberry is subject to windy conditions due to the park’s open terrain. If you’re attending a character event, many children dress as their favorite character for pictures.

    The event is sold out – can I just get two more tickets…please?
    Unfortunately, once an event is sold out we cannot add more tickets. We want to ensure our guests have a great experience at every event, and staying within the specified ticket limit for the event is an importance aspect to that. Many times, if guests are unable to attend an event, they post in the Facebook event listing to sell the tickets they will not use. Blackberry Farm does not facilitate third-party ticket transactions.