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Family Farm Weekend

Sponsored by
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Saturday & Sunday, September 9 & 10, 2017

Family Farm Weekend

Visit the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Family Farm Weekend, sponsored by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

Bring the whole family for fun farm-related activities, including a basket weaving demonstration, a local farmers market featuring fresh, locally grown produce, and a milk chugging contest – see if you can chug until the cows come home!

Activities Include:

  • Pedal Tractor-Pull Exhibition sponsored by CNH Industrial: Children 10 and under and weighing 70 pounds or less are invited to participate in the Pedal Tractor-Pull Exhibition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to test out their farming skills.
Milk Chugging Contest
Compete for prizes in the Milwaukee County Zoo's milk chugging contest!
  • Wisconsin Spudmobile: On Saturday and Sunday, the Wisconsin Spudmobile will take you on a journey from field to fork on a mobile education center, focusing on potato and vegetable production.
  • Milk Chugging Contest: On your mark, get set, chug! Both adults and kids (ages 4+) can compete for prizes in the Milk Chugging Contest.
  • Pickle Eating Contest: Relish a savory pickle? Adults and kids (ages 4+) can join in on our Pickle Eating Contest, perfect for those who love a crunchy treat!
  • Farmers MarketDemonstrations: It’s not just all about milk on the farm, join in on a variety of food and other demonstrations, including ice cream making, popcorn making and basket weaving.
  • Farmers Market: Fresh produce is abundant at the Zoo’s Farmers Market. Sample and shop from local vendors and indulge in fresh fruits, veggies and more, produced by Wisconsin farmers.

See the farm in a way you never have before at Family Farm Weekend at the Zoo. Activities take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All activities are free with regular Zoo admission. For more information on the event, call the Zoo at 414.256.5466.