Ever wonder what happens on a dairy farm? Visit our farm to find out. We’re open for the 2012 season from April 16 to October 31 for school/group tours, birthday parties and facility rental by appointment for groups of 10 or more.
In addition, we’ll host six Special Events in May and June that are open to the public. Bring the family to experience our dairy farm that is home to 600 milk cows. A visit to the farm includes the following fun activities:
Guided tour of the milking parlor to watch the cows being milked . . . . .
Hayride tour of the farm and freestall barn to see where the cows live. . . . .
Visit to the calf area to pet the calves. . . . . .
Displays about dairy cows and milk products. . . . .
The outdoor farm-themed playground and corn box. . . . .
The indoor play area. . . . .
The May & June Special Events include all of the standard activities shown above plus:
Day at the Dairy Season Opener – Saturday, May 12 from 1-6pm $5/person (kids 2 & under are free). Join us to re-open our farm for the season. In addition to the tour, play farm-themed games like feed sack races, barnyard obstacle course, horse shoes, and cornhole.
Cow Tales Adventure & Storytime (5 & under w/ parent) – Tuesday, May 22 from 10am-Noon $5/person (12 months & under free) Reservations Required. This unique farm adventure allows young children and parents to tour the farm plus read a farm-themed book, make a cow craft, play in the indoor play area and have a dairy snack.
Dairy Days – Saturday, June 16 and Sunday June 24 from 1-6pm $5/person (kids 2 & under are free). Celebrate dairy month by visiting our farm to learn about cows and milk. In addition to the tour, milk and cookies will be served.
Cow Camp (10 & under w/ parent) – Wednesday, June 20 from 1-3pm $5/person Reservations Required. This unique hands-on camp allows children to experience the farm. In addition to the tour, children will feed a calf and plant a seed to take home. Cheese & crackers will be served.
Dawgs at the Dairy – Friday, June 29 from 4-8pm $8/person Reservations Required
Enjoy a hotdog dinner on the farm and while you’re there take a hayride, watch the cows being milked, play on the farm-themed playground or relax by the bonfire.
Parking is free. Drinks and ice cream bars are available for sale or bring your own picnic.
We look forward to showing you around our farm! For information, pictures, details about the special events or to make a reservation, go to http://hastingsdairy.com/ or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.