Primrose Farm is your cure for cabin fever this winter.
From an outdoor tracking game that dates back to the early 1800s to a who-done-it mystery, three new events will add intrigue and excitement to your winter – experiencing the farm like never before.
“We hope that players will step out of their comfort zones to participate in these new events that challenge their mind in exciting and immersive ways,” said Program Supervisor Emily Lambillotte. “It’s also a great way to bring unexpected friends together through team bonding in each of the games.”
So step out of the house and onto the farm to experience one, two or three of the Cabin Fever events, starting with Hares and Hounds from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7. During this outdoor game, you and your team will utilize the farm property to test your tracking skills
Do you have what it takes to be a hare? You’ll leave a paper trail (of compostable shredded paper) around the farm trying to reach the finish line before the hounds catch up. Or, maybe you’re more cut out to be a hound, hunting for the hares before they reach the end? No matter what side you’re on, you’ll share in the excitement with your teammates, seeing the farm from a new perspective.
The fee is $7 for residents and $11 for nonresidents.
In the next Cabin Fever event, you’ll test your problem solving skills during the mystery party game, Christmas Sweater Who Done It, from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 14.
Wearing your ugliest Christmas sweater, you’ll be assigned a character, talking points and questions to ask upon arrival. Play your part and keep everyone guessing as you and the others try to solve the mystery of who kidnapped Santa Claus.
Your ugly sweater won’t go unnoticed, either. A prize will be given to the ugliest of the ugly sweaters.
Warm beverages and snacks will be provided. The fee is $15 for residents and $23 for nonresidents.
The final Cabin Fever event of the season, Werewolves, will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. Similar to the game “Mafia,” Lambillotte said it follows a courtroom-style drama where players have to argue for their innocence and present evidence of guilt from other parties.
“This game is full of strategy, cunning ability and unexpected alliances that creates a very exciting atmosphere,” Lambillotte said.
The fee for Werewolves is $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.
All Cabin Fever events are for ages 8 and older. To register visit www.stcparks.org. Participants will register individually. For more information, call Emily Lambillotte at 630-513-4382.