McGowan’s Farm

20001 Hawkeye Ln
Mankato, MN 56001

History FestField tripsGetting there

Description: Jack and Diann McGowan invite you to come out and enjoy a restful day at their place. McGowan’s Farm is a place to learn and experience hands-on old-fashioned skills and family fun.

Phone: 507-625-2257

History Fest

Description: Kids get hands-on learning experiences with periods in history and have the chance to interact with people outside of their own home/community, broadening their horizons.

Get a taste of what it was like in days gone by….

You’ll find a variety of entertainers and activities ranging from Historical Interpreters of 17th century Scotland and the Old West to belly dancers, launching a catapult, cider making, cannon shooting and so much more.

The camps and exhibits will be open for you to view at your leisure. Re-enactors will be happy to answer questions about the period of history they represent.

There are beautiful park style shelters and seating but not enough for all patrons. Those facilities are available on a first come first served basis. There are also yards of lush meadow grass to kick back on. Bring blankets and create a picnic right in the midst of the activity! Please provide your own coolers for perishables as refrigeration is not available.

History Fest is also looking for volunteers. It is a great opportunity for students who want or need to fulfill any community service requirements.

Cost per child/student: for ages 4 and up:
  $4 Wednesday
  $5 Thursday
  $6 Friday.
  free for siblings ages 3 and under
Cost per adult/educator: free for adult guardians/chaperones

Target age range: for ages 4 years and up

Sibling policy: Siblings under the age of 4 are free.
Parent/guardian/educator policy: All children must be accompanied by a parent, teacher or other responsible adult.

For more information, call 507-625-2257 or visit

Field trips


Bring the children out and turn them loose to enjoy many activities such as:

  • Zip Line
  • Digging for dragon’s tears
  • Troll Tunnel
  • Stilts
  • Chariots
  • Fire Hose
  • Many More

For more information, call 507-625-2257 or visit

Getting there

Driving directions: Maps and directions

Information subject to change. Please check with McGowan’s Farm for the most current information. Last updated on Sat, Jul 22, 2017.