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Family Farm Days

Family Farm Days 2017 is just around the corner!

Mark your calendar and join us for all the family fun – June 13, 14 and 15, 2017!

Daily from 10AM – 7PM

This family friendly event is FREE and open to the public. Explore the Oregon Dairy Farmstead and learn about agriculture in Lancaster County! There is something for kids of ALL ages to enjoy!

Family Farm Days

2016 Event Sponsors:

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2016 Features:

  • FREE Tractor & Wagon Rides from the store to the farm.
  • FREE Tour of the Barn & Milking Facility.
  • FREE Samples of Oregon Dairy’s Famous Chocolate Milk & White Milk.
  • FREE Samples of Oregon Dairy’s Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream.
  • Explore the Ag Technology Exhibits and see “A Day in the Life of a Cow” & Petting Zoo & Alpacas.
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Chick Hatching Exhibit with hands-on demonstrations!
  • Lots of farm equipment will be on display as well as exhibits from all over Lancaster County!
  • See how long you can ride the Mechanical Bull! All proceeds support the Caribbean YWAM Ministries.
  • Kunzler will be selling hot dogs & drinks at the farm.
  • Kids can explore the straw tunnels & go on a scavenger hunt, sponsored by 4-H Club. A random winner will be picked daily to win a prize!
  • Stream Study, sponsored by Lancaster Conservation District, Participants will get their feet wet!
  • Barnyard Theatre Presentations Scheduled throughout the day.
  • Milk Duds 4-H Club, Tools of the Trade Presentation, located at the Barnyard Theatre.
  • Oregon Dairy Organics Facility Tours.

Other Activities

Kids riding karts

  • Garden Tractor Barrel Rides, $2.00/ride
  • Pedal Tractor Rides, $2.00/ride
  • Pony Rides (All proceeds benefit local 4-H Clubs)
  • The Chicken Barbecue Dinner, $6.00, served on our deck
  • DINNER INCLUDES: A whole BBQ Chicken Leg, Bag of Chips, Applesauce, Roll & Butter and your choice of Iced Tea, Lemonade or Water.
  • Take-Outs Available.

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 2pm – 5pm each day to avoid the large crowds.

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!

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 6:30pm.  We strongly encourage you to come before 6pm to get the wagon to the farm to get the full experience of Family Farm Days as our vendors are closing their booths at 7pm.

Can I walk to the Farm?
We ask all of our visitors to take the tractor and wagon ride to and from the farm.  You will get the full experience and it will be safer than walking.  Please remember that this is a working dairy farm while Family Farm Days is going on, therefore tractors and equipment are on the move all day.  For your safety, we strongly encourage you to wait for the tractor and wagon ride.  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.

Is there food available for purchase at the farm?
Yes, Kunzler sells hot dogs and drinks under the main exhibit tent when you get off the wagon.  At the store, we have our Chicken BBQ Dinner available on the deck from 11am – 7pm, our Food Trailer is also open and serving a variety of hot sandwiches and cold beverages and you can also purchase food in The Restaurant and The Milkhouse Ice Cream Shoppe.

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.

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 Brown at nancy.brown@oregondairy.com or call 717-656-2856 ext. 247.