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Family Farm Weekend

Presented by
Prairie Farms Dairy

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9, 2018

Family Farm Weekend

Have fun till the cows come home on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm for the annual Family Farm Weekend, presented by Prairie Farms Dairy.

Visit the Zoo as we highlight Wisconsin’s rich farming history with fun farm-related activities the whole family will enjoy. Shop locally grown produce, take part in a milk chugging contest, learn how to make ice cream and so much more!

Activities Include:

  • Pedal Tractor-Pull Exhibition: Test your tractor driving skills. Children under 10 and weighing 70 pounds or less have the chance to be a farmer for the day! Sponsored by CNH Industrial
  • Family Farm WeekendWisconsin Spudmobile: Jump aboard the spudmobile, a mobile education center! From the farmer’s field to your plate, learn the potato production process.
  • Milk Chugging Contest: Chug, chug, chug, chug! Test your milk drinking skills against your friends, significant other or siblings! (Ages 4 and up)
  • Pickle Eating Contest: Who will be the pickle king or queen? Challenge your friends, significant other or siblings to a pickle eating contest! (Ages 4 and up)
  • Family Farm WeekendDemonstrations: Try your hand at making your own tasty treats, learn how to weave a basket and how the process works to get milk to your mouth!
  • Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh local produce, as well as other farm-fresh items from Wisconsin farmers. Buy local and eat local.

Wisconsin is home to over 77,000 farms, each around 195 acres (slightly larger than the Zoo’s own working farm)! Learn where your food comes from and how it’s made when you visit the Zoo’s farm on September 8 and 9 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 414.771.3040.