Family Farm Days

2024 Family Farm Days
June 11, 12 & 13, 2024
Tuesday, June 11 Hours: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday, June 12: Hours: 10am – 7pm
Made In PA Product Exhibitors Featured on Wednesday Only!
Thursday, June 13 Hours: 10am – 4pm
*Please note, Peak Times are 10am – 12noon daily.  If you come during that time, expect to wait in a long line to get on the wagons to go to the farm.
For your safety, walking to the farm is not permitted.

2024 Lineup Featured at the Farm:

  • FREE Guided Tractor and Wagon Rides to the Farmstead at Oregon Dairy
  • FREE Samples of Oregon Dairy Whole Milk and Chocolate Milk
  • FREE Samples of  Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream from Leiby’s Dairy
  • NEW…Thursday Only! Stroud Water Research Center will host “Streamside Forest Habitat Tours” at 10:30am, 11:15am, 1:15pm, and 3:00pm.
  • PA Dairyman’s Association Milkshakes on the moo-ve Truck will be serving their famous milkshakes ($6.00) from open to close each day!
    • Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00am -4:00pm
    • Wednesday:  10:00am -7:00pm
  • Barnyard Theatre Presentations throughout each day
  • Stream Study at 12noon and 2pm daily, Sponsored by Lancaster County Conservation District *Please note – shoes are required to enter the stream.
  • Lots of Fun, Educational Agricultural Exhibits!
    • Day in the Life of a Cow
    • Ag Technology
    • Farm Equipment Displays
    • New! From Case New Holland – Methane Tractor
    • Wednesday Only – PA Product Maker’s Market! Featuring 15 local, PA made product vendors! 
  • FREE Kids’ Activities!
    • Straw tunnel
    • Corn Bin Toy Box
    • Lancaster 4-H Petting Zoo featuring bunnies, goats, alpacas, and more!
    • Lancaster Stormer’s Mascot – Cylo will be here everyday from 12pm-1pm
    • Rohrer Seeds & Cow Pots Present Sunflower Planting for the kids! Kids can plant a sunflower seed, take it home and watch it grow throughout the summer. Sponsored by Rohrer Seeds, Cow Pots, and  Rev. Dr. Scott and Rev. Jacquie Sheely
  • Additional Rides Available for Purchase: $3/per ride or Unlimited Ride Wristbands – $10/each, 2 and under FREE!
    • Barrel Train Rides
    • Peddle Tractor Rides
    • Jump Pad
  • Miniature Pony Rides by Swift Cloud Farms from 10am – 1pm daily – Rides by Donation
  • Wednesday from 3pm – 6pm Lancaster 4H “The Rough Riders” club will be offering Pony rides – $5/ride
  • Kunzler selling Hot Dogs with Martin’s Famous Potato Long Rolls and drinks at the farm!  Kunzler Hot Dogs – $2.00/each and Drinks – $2.00/ea
  • NEW! The Oregon Dairy Food Trailer will be set up in the Playground and selling Fresh 6oz Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers will all the fixins, Breaded Chicken Tenders, French Fries, Kickin’ Chicken Sandwiches, Whoopie Pies, Cookie Dippers, and Cold Drinks!  The Food trailer will be open 10am – 4pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 10am – 7pm on Wednesday.

For One Day Only – Wednesday, June 12th from 10am – 7pm
We are bringing in ADDITIONAL Exhibitors for the day!
Featuring ALL Local, Pennsylvania Made Products!
PA Exhibitors will be sampling and selling their amazing products.
This is your chance
to Buy Local and support our local farmers!
All of these PA Made items make a great gifts for any occasion!

Featured PA Vendors for Wednesday, June 12, 2024:

Blind Spot Nutbutters
Carmella’s Pasta Sauce – Drumore, PA
Cowz Leap Cheese Curds – Dilly Foods
Glory Be Farms
Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-Op
Oregon Dairy Yogurt
Outback Toys
Pennsylvania Hickory Syrup
Rohrer Seeds
September Farms Donut & Soft Pretzel Trailer
Stoltzfus Meats
Painterland Sisters


*Please note: several of the small businesses on Wednesday are cash only. Oregon Dairy has an ATM located under the carport at The Market if you need cash.    

Family Farm Days



This Amazing Community Event would not happen without the support of our local business sponsors!
Be sure to patronize their business and thank them for sponsoring Family Farm Days!



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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the best time of day to visit Family Farm Days to avoid large crowds?
The best time to plan your visit is between 1pm – 4pm each day to avoid the large crowds.  If you come between 10am – 12noon, you can expect to stand in a long line for up to an hour to get on the wagons.  We will also have two lines for the guests – one will be a “Stroller Line” that will be designated for wagon that can easily carry strollers to and from the farm. The other line will be for guests without strollers.  This will help to move the lines by having designated wagons for designated lines.

Can I walk to the Farm?
For your safety and the safety of the farm, all guests are required to take the tractor and wagon ride to and from the farm in order to access all of the fun farm activities.  Your personal tour guide will tell you about the history of the Hurst farm and tell you about all the awesome activities you will find once you get off the wagon. There is room on the wagons to take strollers to the farm or we have “Stroller parking” available at the loading area at the store.  We also have a ADA wagon with a lift for guests, if needed.  Please remember that this is a working dairy farm while Family Farm Days is going on, therefore tractors and equipment are on the move throughout the day.   At times, the lines look long to get on the wagons but the lines move very quickly and the kids can play in the playground while waiting for the next tractor.  The tractors and wagons run continuously during the event starting at 10am each day.

What should I bring to Family Farm Days?
We encourage everyone to wear comfortable shoes as there is a lot of walking at the farm to see all of the exhibits and activities.  Other essentials: water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and cash if you would like to make any purchases at the farm.

Where do I park?
For the safety of our guests and our customers at The Market and The Restaurant, we are asking all guests who are attending Family Farm Days to follow the directions of the car parking attendants and drive behind the store.  We have established a parking field in the back of the store so guests are not walking across the busy driveway in front of cars and tractors.  This parking field is close to the playground and will be more convenient to walk to the playground to get in line for wagon ride to the farm.

Why is it important to take the wagon to the farm?
First, the wagon ride is a blast and you have a chance to view the beautiful farm from the comfort of a covered wagon!  Plus, you will hear about the history of the farm, tour the cow barn and hear about all the fun things to experience once you get off the wagon…Like where to find the FREE Ice Cream samples!

What time does the last wagon go to the farm?
Our tractors and wagons tours to the farm start at 10am and the last wagon to the farm departs from the store at 3:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 6:30pm on Wednesday.  We strongly encourage you to come AT LEAST an hour before closing time to get the wagon to the farm to get the full experience of Family Farm Days.

Is there food available for purchase at the farm?
Yes, Kunzler will be selling hot dogs and drinks at the farm along with The Famous Milkshake Truck from the Farm Show, and Bill’s Lemonade!  In the playground beside the restaurant, we will have our Oregon Dairy Food Trailer offering chicken tenders, French fries, Angus Hamburgers & Cheeseburgers with all the fixins, Funnel Fries, Whoopie Pies, Cookie Dippers,  and cold drinks. And of course we have our amazing ice cream available in our Milkhouse Ice Cream Shoppe! If you would like to get off your feet and have a delicious meal, the Restaurant is open as well.

Where do I pick up the scavenger hunt papers?
The scavenger hunt papers are available at the information tent when you exit the wagon at the farm and also at the Lancaster County 4-h table in the kids’ tent.

What do I do in case of inclement weather?
Family Farm Days will normally be open if it is just drizzling or lightly raining.  If there is a thunderstorm that is on the horizon, the volunteers will be informing guests that they will need to get on the next wagon back to the store. Guests can wait out the storm in the supermarket or in their vehicle but they will not be permitted to stay at the farm.  We need to keep our volunteers safe as well as our guests so we ask for your cooperation in case of inclement weather.

Who do I contact if I would like to be a volunteer at Family Farm Days?
We are so very thankful for all of our volunteers who make this great community event a success every year for the last 35+ years.  If you would like to be a part of this great team of volunteers, please email Nancy Shaffer at nancy.shaffer@oregondairy.com or call 717-656-2856 ext. 247.