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- How much does the classroom cost to rent and what does it include?
The classroom is $50/hour with a 2 hour minimum. This includes staff cleaning and setting up before and after your rental.
The set up includes 6 tables with 6 chairs around each, and 1 extra table for food and presents.
You are able to show up 30 minutes prior to your rental time to decorate and get ready, but we ask that you are out as close to your ending time as possible as we have to clean and set up for the next rental so they can show up 30 minutes prior as well.
- When can I rent the classroom?
We have 6 time slots to choose from each weekend. They are 9-11 a.m., 12-2 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday.
You are able to rent longer than a 2 hour time window with the Farm Park Coordinators approval.
It is NOT available on the weekends in October. We have our Harvest Fest event every weekend and will be using the classroom for that.
- Is there anything else I can add to the classroom rental?
Bounce House: We set up the bounce house. It is $35/hour with a 2 hour minimum. These 2 hours don't have to be the same 2 hours that you have the classroom rented for. This is a weather depending item. If it is raining or wind speeds exceed 15 mph, it is not safe and won't be set up.
Cow Train: We provide staff to drive the cow train around the farm. It is $50/hour with a 1 hour minimum. This is a weather depending item. If it is raining or really cold it can't be rented.
- What is there to do on a normal day?
There are many different activities to do that are free on a normal day. We have a farm-themed playground to play on, pedal tractors to ride, animals to see and pet, a pond to fish in (has a small fee), shop around in the Gift Shop, and antique tractors to take pictures on. We also have Wilson's Creek Walking Trail that makes up the northern border of our property to walk on. Or you could bring a kite, blanket, and picnic basket and sit and have a picnic, or bring a team of people and play ball games.
- How much does it cost to fish at the pond?
It costs $5.50/pole to go fishing. That includes your pole, bait, and tackle. You can also bring your own pole, bait, and tackle; we just ask that you still pay a $2 fee. Extra bait costs $2. No fishing license is required because it is catch and release fishing only. Ages 4 and under are free with a paid adult. The pond is open from April-October.
- What kind of fish are in the pond?
We have the pond stocked with largemouth bass, hybrid bluegill, and channel catfish.
- I'm in the barn, but I don't see any animals. Where are all the animals?
If the weather is nice, the animals will be out in their corrals just east of the big animal barn. You can watch them play and pet them, but we ask that you do not feed them.
- How much does it cost to come out to the farm?
Admission is always FREE. There is only a small fee for the activities during a festival, to fish in the pond, and to purchase items from the gift shop.