Come out and join the fun in 2020!
We offer special events for the public from April through December. Come out and join in the fun!
Barnyard Babies Family Festival – canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experience life on a farm – baby animals, tractor petting zoo, farmers market, pedal tractors and farm hoppers, giant balloon animal kites, train rides, pony rides, games. Back by popular demand is Tractor Daze and Touch-a-Truck – get your picture taken with the replica cars from the movie Cars, Mater and Lightning, climb into big trucks, watch the Parade of Power (antique tractor parade). The Discovery Zones share fun and fresh adventures of a day on the farm. So much to see and do! Get the details here.
Show ‘N Shine Truck & Car Show, Saturday, July 25 This event is happening! Sash plaques and door prizes, Top 60, Best of Show, living history demonstrations and train rides. Fun for all ages! Learn more here.
KC Multi-Rotor Summer Race Series featuring races in June and July, and KC RaceSTYLE Weekend Bash August 22-23. Learn more.
Red White & Blue BBQ, August 21-23 – postoned to 2021 due to COVID-19. BBQ contest featuring Veteran pitmaster crews from around the country.
National Agricultural Hall of Fame inductions, August – because of COVID-19, these will be held virtually.
STEAM Day, October 8 Inventors who STEAMed Up Agriculture, a joint venture with KC STEM Alliance. How to feed the world now and in the future? This is the challenge accepted by the inventors in the National Agricultural Hall of Fame. Celebrate these inquisitive minds by tackling the problems they faced. Walk through Farm Town USA as one of our Hall of Fame members who STEAMed up agriculture through experimentation to feed and clothe an ever-growing and changing world. Get the details and find out how to register your school group here.
International Lineman’s Rodeo, Saturday, October 17 – canceled due to linemen not being able to attend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 5,000 linemen from all over the world compete in various pole-climbing contests. It’s fun to watch! Learn more.
Santa’s Express, Saturday and Sunday, December 12-13 Get your picture taken with Santa! Ride the Union Pacific train and take in the Christmas on the Farm decorations and a winter wonderland of Christmas trees. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. 5K Run and 1 Mile Reindeer Walk on December 12. Learn more.