Barnyard Babies Discovery Zones
A celebration of youth and birth on the farm!
A day full of fun for the entire family! No matter your age – whether 2, 22 or 62 – there’s something for everyone. The Discovery Zones share fun and fresh adventures of a day on the farm.
Meet some new furry friends and get reacquainted with your barnyard favorites – alpacas, goats, cows, sheep, goslings – a barnyard menagerie! Pony rides for kids, sponsored by Union Bank and Trust.
Kids have fun riding pedal tractors and match their leg power to others in the kiddie pedal pull contest. Contests are at 11:30 and 2:00. Small kids will have a blast bouncing on pig farm hoppers too!
Kids receive Barnyard Bucks when they arrive to exchange for a piece of fresh produce (free) at the market.
Meet the Farmer
Meet farmers and find out how they take care of the environment while they grow crops and raise livestock. Questions about farming or food? They’re happy to talk with you.
Tractor Petting Zoo
Climb aboard and explore all kinds of tractors, and imagine harvesting a field of cotton, wheat or soybeans in a combine cab simulator.
There’s so much inspiration found on the farm! Kids delve into their creative sides with hands-on experiments and projects.
Take a hayride to see Great American Kites’ giant animal shaped balloon kites fill the sky.
So much more to see and do!
Relax and enjoy the musical entertainment all day on the Barn Stage, including Shermie at the Piano (Sherman Wiehe). Satisfy hungry appetites in the Feedlot and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. Watch a chain saw artist carve amazing pieces out of tree stumps. See hawks and owls up close. Take a scenic train ride through the woods and around the pond. And so much more!