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Family Farm Weekend

Presented by
Prairie Farms Dairy

Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019

Family Farm Weekend

Hay you! Bring your herd to the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the annual Family Farm Weekend, presented by Prairie Farms Dairy!

The weekend will be filled with farm-related activities the whole family will enjoy. Shop locally grown produce, take part in milk chugging and pickle eating contests, and learn how to make ice cream, along with so much moo-er! All activities are free with regular Zoo admission.

Activities Include:

  • Family Farm WeekendPedal Tractor-Pull Exhibition: Test your tractor-driving skills. Children ages 10 and under and weighing 70 pounds or less have the chance to be a farmer for the day!
  • Wisconsin 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, starting at 11 a.m. (Ages 4 and up)
  • Pickle Eating Contest: Who will be named the pickle king or queen? Challenge your friends, significant other or siblings to a pickle eating contest, starting at noon. (Ages 4 and up)
  • Family Farm WeekendDemonstrations: Learn about your favorite farm animals, how to prepare your own tasty treats, and spinning and basket weaving. Did we mention there will be ice cream?
  • Entertainment: Get your country groove on! The Bluegrass Allstars will provide bluegrass and country music in the Family Farm from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Family Farm Garden: Learn gardening tips from our experts! Presented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee County Extension-Master Gardeners.
  • Farmer’s Market: Pick up fresh local produce, as well as other farm-fresh items from Wisconsin farmers. Buy local and eat local.

There are 14.4 million acres of farm land in the state of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin ranks first in the United States in the production of cheese, cranberries, and milk goats, among others. Roll on over to the Zoo to celebrate our state’s farms—you’re sure to have an udder-ly good time!

For more information on Family Farm Weekend, please contact the Zoo’s Marketing and Communications Department at 414.256.5466.