The 'Life on the Farm' Extreme Contest Has Closed

On May 18, the winners (one lucky Wisconsin Historical Society Member and his or her immediate family*) will discover what life was really like living and working on a late 19th-century the extreme!

About the contest prize

"Life on the Farm" is a hands-on experience open for all visitors to enjoy during Old World Wisconsin's regular season dates. The "Life on the Farm" Extreme Experience will offer the lucky winners an opportunity to participate in additional, "extremely" fun and family-friendly activities not offered on regular season days.

On May 18, the winning family will spend a full day dressed in period apparel (just like our expert staff), prepare and enjoy a delicious 19th-century meal, and help with chores both inside and outside, including feeding the farm animals, and much more! Come prepared for fascinating historical chores in the woodshed, the barn, the chicken coop, the garden, and the front yard.

By the end of the day, your "extreme" experience will have given you a real taste of what life was like as a late 19th-century farm family in the Upper Midwest!


'Life on the Farm' Extreme Experience Contest Rules

  • One winner will be chosen at random when the contest closes at 4 pm on Thursday, April 4, and will be notified Friday, April 5.

  • Winning family must have a Wisconsin Historical Society Membership. Not a member? Join now, and you will be entered automatically. Need to renew or check your membership status? Renew now or call us at 888-748-7479.

  • Only one entry per Wisconsin Historical Society membership is allowed

  • Contest extends to immediate family only; maximum of 6 participants

  • Contest winner must sign a photo release

  • Participating children must be 8 years of age or older

  • Winners participate in the "Life on the Farm" Extreme Experience at their own risk. Old World Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Historical Society, and the Wisconsin Historical Foundation are not liable for any injuries or health issues sustained during participation in the "Life on the Farm" Extreme Experience.

Not a member? Join now, and you will be automatically entered to win.

We're sorry! This contest has closed.

If you would like to learn more about Life on the Farm or visiting Old World Wisconsin, please visit Old World Wisconsin's website

If you would like to find out how you can get half-price or free admission for a full year to Old World Wisconsin and any of the Wisconsin Historical Society's 12 historic sites and museums, learn more about becoming a member.      

A visitor enjoys "Life on the Farm" at Old World Wisconsin


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