Events

Upcoming 2014 Events

April 11 – 12, 2014
Victorians’ Artisan Fair

Our 16th annual event! Meander through the elegant surroundings while shopping from selected artisans offering interesting, fun and whimsical handcrafted items from local artisans. A bit of something for everyone!

“Gnibbles & Gnosh” wine reception on Friday, 4:00 – 7:00 pm (21 and over please)., enjoy some great local wines and shop. Free on-site parking; $4 general admission.

Friday, April 11 10 am until 7 pm
Saturday, April 12 10 am until 4 pm

General admission $4 each day, all ages welcome
Free onsite parking and in nearby UA lots

Friday only – BOGO admission from 4:00 until 7:00 pm
“Gnibbles & Gnosh” wine reception, 4:00 until 7:00 pm

Wine sold by the glass; 21 and over please for the reception

April 23 – June 14, 2014

Special spring exhibit: Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books (details TBA) Tour times: Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3:30 pm; last tour begins at 3:00. Groups by appointment.

May 11, 2014Tea_teandthyme
Mother’s Day Tea & Program

2:00 – 4:00 pm (details TBA)
Create a memory while sharing elegant tea fare with Mom, Grandma,
daughters, and/or special friends. Delicious tea, savories and sweets, and program, walk-thru tour & shopping in the Cellar Door Store.
Limited seating with advanced reservations, $30 adults/$18 children ages 8-12. Prepaid reservation deadline: May 2, 2014

June 1, 2014
Wizard of Oz Tea & Program, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Enter the extraordinary imagination of L. Frank Baum for this tea program.
Following the event enjoy a tour of the House and shopping in the Cellar Door Store.
(creative attire encouraged)
Limited seating with advanced reservations, $30 adults/$18 children ages 8-12.
Prepaid reservation deadline: May 26.

June 25 – September 20, 2014
Summer exhibit: A vision to share, a story to tell
September 20 This year’s summer exhibit will explore the fascinating world of children’s authors and illustrators of the mid-19th and early 20th centuries. View rare items from the Hower Collection and local private collections.
Tour times: Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 3:30 pm; last tour begins at 3:00. Groups by appointment.

July 27, 2014FairgardenTea

Fairy Garden Tea & Program
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Dust off your fairy wings and join us for a fun afternoon of delicious tea, savories and sweets, and program, walk-thru tour of the House and shopping in the Cellar Door Store. (This is an indoor tea event.) Following the tea, we invite you to enjoy a leisurely stroll through our grounds and gardens following the program. (creative attire encouraged) Limited seating with advanced reservations, $30 adults/$18 children ages 8-12. Prepaid reservation deadline: July 21.

August 17, 2014
Victorian/Edwardian tea ala Downton
Step back in time to a more elegant and formal time.
Limited seating with advanced reservations, $30 adults/$18 children ages 8-12
Prepaid reservation deadline: August 11. (period attire encouraged)

September 23, 2014
Hower Community Service Award reception
(sponsored by the Friends of Hower House) (details TBA)

October 1 – 18, 2014
Victorian Mourning – a mini exhibit (details TBA)

November 5 – Hower House holiday season (thru December 28) (theme TBD)

November 9, 2014
Holiday Brunch Tea & Tour, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (details TBA)

Santa_Photo_from_12-15-12December 6, 2014
Breakfast with Santa

LAST YEAR WE SOLD OUT EARLY SO GET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN!

Our Santa Breakfast is planned for Saturday, December 6th at 10:00am (until 11:45am) followed by a walk-through tour (included in price) of the House. The jolly old elf will be present at the breakfast so the children can visit with him. The Santa breakfast cost for children – TBA (ages 3-12); adults TBA. Children 2 and under are free with paid adult. Please note we do not offer high chairs.  Limited seating, so call and get your prepaid reservations in early! Reservations will close when all seats have been sold. Call Hower House at 330.972.6909. Children are welcome to leave a letter for Santa during their visit.  Cameras are also welcome in Santa’s Workshop only for personal photos of your children with Santa.