Hours & FAQs

Summer Hours Until Labor Day..

Thursday to Saturday : 11 AM to 5 PM

Open Most Holidays Except Christmas & Thanksgiving
Please Note: we are also open outside these times on field trip days. See our Calendar.

Living History and Dinner Theater:  Check our Calendar for Dates
(Dinner Theater is usually 7-10 PM on weeknights and 6-9 on Saturdays)

Bakery Window Sales Thursday to Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM
Colonial Mercantile Shop Thursday to Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM
U-Pick (May to November) Thursday to Saturday 11 AM to 5 PM

Riley’s Farm is Closed on Sundays

Is there an admission price for the farm?  The farm is open during public hours, most of the year, without an admission charge.  There are however seasonal events such as Christmas Village and Colonial Faire that require a gate admission to specific areas of the farm.  You can also pay for admission to one of our dinner theater programs or our living history adventures.  Check our web calendar for admission events.

What is your photography policy?   We welcome you when the farm is open to the public!   With the exception of commercial film, video and still photography, we do not charge a fee or require a release for farm friends taking portraits, so please respect the following requirements:

  • Schedule your photo shoot during our Colonial Gift Store hours, and respect the space of educational tours or private events in progress.
  • Check in at the bakery or store to make a purchase and verify that your chosen location is available for public use.
  • Mention Riley’s Farm when posting your images on social media.  Enjoy the beauty of Oak Glen!
  • If you are interested in using the farm for commercial film and television production, we quote location fees on a case by case basis.  We require a copy of the script and proof of insurance.  Our fee is based on the number of vehicles, size of the crew, time of year, and the length of the shoot.  Interested parties should send inquiries to info@rileysfarm.com.

Can I book a private event or celebration on Riley’s Farm?  Yes, Riley’s Farm is your 760 acre party place!  See which celebration experience is right for you on our group events information page.

Is there an admission and/or parking fee? Most of the year, we do not charge for parking at Riley’s Farm.  On selected Saturdays during the Fall harvest season we will be charging a $5 parking fee, so as to avoid traffic jams and safety hazards.  Our Living History Tours, dinner theater events, hayrides, and other activities are ticketed programs. To participate in our tours please call Riley’s Farm at 909-797-7534 for information and tickets. If you would like to join a tour in progress upon arrival, please visit the office located in the lower level of the tavern to purchase tickets.

Can I bring my pet to the farm? We welcome dogs as long as they remain leashed. Please be aware that there are resident dogs and cats on the farm who live an unleashed life. Also be advised that Riley’s Farm hosts large groups of children during its living history programs, and your dog will need to maintain good behavior if exposed to crowds.

Does the Hawk’s Head Publick House take reservations? We do not take reservations.  Currently, as of September 2021, guests visiting the farm during public hours may order at the Colonial Chesterfield bakery windows and seat themselves inside the climate-controlled tavern.  If you wish to enjoy a served meal, consider one of our dinner theater programs.

If you have a large group, you can contact our office to arrange a group reservation for a private luncheon in our historic 19th century Packing Shed. These group reservations require a deposit at the time of booking, and will offer your group a pre-set table and generous menu. If you would like additional details about this service, please contact Riley’s Farm at 909-797-7534.

Where can I stay in the area?   Click here for information on hotels and our favorite local B & B.

What is your snow play policy? Families are welcome to build a snowman and take walks across the farm on clear roads and trails, provided they remain far removed from overhanging tree branches (which routinely break off and can cause injury after snowstorms). Riley’s Farm does not allow sledding, snow boarding, downhill skiing or other high-speed snow sports because farm terrains feature irrigation and farm equipment that could cause injury or death when covered by snow. Be safe, and have a wonderful time in our winter wonderland!

Can I bring my small child along to a dinner event?  Do they need a ticket as well? Children age 3-12 require a ticket to be admitted to a dinner event.  Children under the age of three who spend the evening on a parent’s lap do not require a ticket. If you request a high chair for one of our dinner events you will be charged the price of a children’s ticket (as our venues feature limited seating). Please account for all children’s seating in your group size when you make your original reservation and let the Riley’s Farm representative know that you will need one or more high chairs. Without advance notice, Riley’s Farm may not be able to provide high chairs on the night of the event.

Do you perform Living History Tours on the weekends? Riley’s Farm typically offers Living History Tours on weekdays only, but does offer “Adventures in the Old World” activities on most Saturdays. Adventures in the Old World offers farm guests a choice of candle dipping, tomahawk throwing, and archery* accompanied by a living historian. Check our Colonial Village page for pricing information.  Tickets can be purchased online at a substantial savings or in the Mercantile on Saturdays before 3:30 PM. Stop for a meal in our historic tavern for the perfect addition to your adventure! *Archery is offered for guests ages 8 and older due to safety limitations.