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Family Farm Days

Save The Date!
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.

2023 Lineup Featured:

  • 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
  • PA Dairyman’s Association Milkshakes on the moo-ve Truck will be serving their famous milkshakes from open to close each day (Tue & Thr 10-4pm, Wed 10-7pm) for $6
  • 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
    • The Pennsylvania WoodMobile – Tuesday & Wednesday Only!
    • NEW! Wednesday Only – PA Product Maker’s Market! Featuring 17 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 Barnstomer’s Mascot – Cylo will be here everyday – Tue & Wed: 12pm-1pm, Thr: 10am-11am
  • 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
  • Wednesday from 3pm – 6pm Lancaster 4H “The Rough Riders” club will be offering Pony rides – $5/ride
  • Kunzler selling Hot Dogs and drinks at the farm!  Kunzler Hot Dogs – $2.00/each and Drinks – $2.00/ea

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!


Wednesday PA Made Product Vendors:

*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

 

Click on the Map Below to learn more about Family Farm Days and Dairy Events throughout Pennsylvania!

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!

  NewHolland
 

 

 

Zeiset Equipment
Farm and Home Center
Bell & Evans
Brubaker Farms
Five Point Ag Services
Homestead Nutrition
Economic Development Company
Bernard Morrissey Insurance
Landis Homes
Engle Printing & Publishing Co. Inc./townlively
Pennsylvania WoodMobile
BCF Group
Eastland Alpacas
Lancaster Barnstormers
Leiby’s Ice Cream
Lancaster Farmland Trust
Show-Ease Stall Co.
Trout Ebersole & Groff
Cowz Leap

 

 

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 line to get on the wagons.

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.

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.

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!  Around the playground area, we will be offering a delicious, hot Chicken BBQ meal from Peter’s BBQ plus Bubble Waffle Ice Cream Truck 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.