BUTLER TWP. — See a foal run, pet a chick and watch playful goats frolic at Aullwood’s Farm Babies Fest on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike.
The entire family can discover an amazing array of frolicking, clucking, oinking, waddling and nuzzling farm babies and learn how they grow. Farm Babies Fest is a family-friendly event. Admission is $10/car.
There will be an abundance of food to indulge in, including delicious sandwiches made with Aullwood’s meats, lemon shake-ups, sugar waffles, kettle corn, grilled cheese sandwiches and home-baked goodies. Plenty of fun activities for the entire family will be available too. Take a draft horse or tractor drawn wagon ride ($1/person), create crafts and play games in the children’s activity tent, turn cream into butter, card wool or try your hand at weaving.
Let your imagination run wild as you crawl through a rock tunnel, walk across a log or build a fort in the Children’s Nature Play Area. Visit booths to learn about blacksmithing, roping and weaving. Go through a tricycle straw maze and enjoy 4-H club presentations. Even grab a balloon animal to take home with you.
Interact with Aullwood’s Black Rat Snake and other animals at our Wildlife Wonders show. Chris Rowlands, Aullwood’s Outreach Naturalist, and his farmyard friends will sing humorous songs about farming and nature. Enjoy an encounter with live avian ambassadors from RAPTOR, Inc.
Meet other furry friends from K-9 Companions, Team Greyhound Adoption of Ohio, Dayton Dog Training and the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Visit the Greenview Garden Club and purchase some aromatic herbs and flowers to brighten up your landscape. Dress as a farmer and milk Daisy, the life-like cow, inside the Charity A. Krueger Farm Discovery Center. While you’re there, learn about Aullwood’s Head Start Nature/Farm Preschool and check out the vendors, and activities in the auditorium. Have fun in the cake walk and see Father Duck.
A full day of learning and fun awaits. Come on down for a cute and playful good time. Aullwood’s Farm Babies Fest is sponsored by Houser Asphalt & Concrete, Shook Construction, S. J. Meyer & Associates, Inc., and Gymnastics for the Future.
For more information about Farm Babies Fest, call Aullwood at (937) 890-7360.