Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Meet the Cows and Calves on our Dairy this Fall

Come on down to our dairy farm this fall! We’ve scheduled four special events that are open to the public in September and October. In addition to these events, we welcome school tours, group tours, and birthday parties by appointment for the season through October 31st.

We’re a family-friendly destination located in scenic Geauga County, just a short 45 minute drive from Cleveland.

Bring your family to experience a modern, working dairy farm. The activities on our farm include:

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. . .

Outdoor farm-themed playground. . .



Front porch play area with a corn box, corn hole and bean bag toss. . .

Indoor play area for the younger children. . .

Make a cow craft. . .

Relax indoors while watching the cows being milked. . .

Put your feet up by the bonfire. . .

The September and October Special Events include all of the standard activities listed above
plus. . . .
Cow Tales Adventure & Storytime (5 & under w/ parent) – Wednesday, September 19 from 10am-
Noon
$5/person (12 months & under free) Reservations Required. Limited to 40 people.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. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Dairy Farmer for a Day - Sunday, September 23 1-6pm @ $5/person (children 2 & under free)
Visitors will enjoy hands-on farm activities including bottle feeding a calf, planting a seed to take
home, and farming with the petal tractors.

Tractor Fun Day - Saturday, September 29 1-6pm @ $5/person (children 2 & under free)
Explore a real tractor, ride petal tractors, climb on tractor tires, play with toy tractors and more.

Crazy About Cows - Friday, October 12 (NEOEA Day) 1-6pm @ $5/person (children 2 & under
free) Discover how milk is produced on your day off from school!

Parking is free. Drinks and ice cream bars are available for sale or bring your own picnic. No
reservations are required for our activities on September 23, 29 and October 12. Just come on down anytime between 1-6pm.

Our family looks forward to hosting you on our farm! For additional information, pictures, and details about the special events, go to the Hastings Dairy website. If you’re interested in booking a tour for your group, contact me at hastings97@gmail.com.

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