Free days for Lake County residents:
July 6 & 15, August 3 (Valid ID required • No groups)
Yohann (Guernsey bull calf) bottlefed by Katelynn, Farmpark Interpreter
A family-oriented science and
devoted to agriculture, farming
and country life.
Visitors to Lake Metroparks Farmpark can experience milking hands-on with our dairy cows. Machine-milking is also demonstrated. Learn how cheese is made and on weekends and during special events you even may help make ice cream the old-fashioned way! Discover pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits and even a turkey In the Well Bred Shed.
Well Bred Shed
Horse- or tractor-drawn wagon rides are
the mode of transportation throughout the park. Meet dozens of breeds of livestock including llamas, alpacas, chickens, pigs and goats in the Barnyard.
The arena is home to the horses at Farmpark. We have all sizes including draft horses, light horses and miniatures.
Explore the Plant Science Center which houses the Great Tomato Works hydroponic exhibit, and a greenhouse.
Plant Science Center
Watch the border collie at Farmpark help to keep the sheep together as they move from one end of the field to the other in our sheep herding demonstrations (offered mid-April through mid-October, weather permitting).
The fleece from the sheep is used for its fibers to make sweaters, fiber-art, and other wearables. Watch the sheep be shorn and touch the fleece and feel the lanolin on your fingers during sheep shearing demonstrations (offered mid-May through Memorial Day).
Discover modern and antique tractors and farm equipment used on the farm in the Farm Technology building.
Sheep Herding (Seasonal)
Sheep Shearing (Seasonal)
Harvest activities take place in Field Crop. Discover corn fields, wheat fields, and learn how apple cider is pressed and taste apple butter seasonally.
See hands-on how the soil is tilled, wheat and corn fields are cared for and harvested by the the farmer.
Put your sense of direction to the test as you wind your way through a multitude of twists and turns through a three-acre corn maze. The maze is open daily mid-August through mid-October, weather and field conditions permitting.
Woodland Center Visit the Woodland Center for the history of maple sugaring and what it takes to produce maple syrup. Come see the sugar house in operation on weekends from
middle of February through March.
Farmpark's own pure maple syrup is
available for sale in the Farmpark Gift Shop.
Visit the Farmpark Gift Shop for unique gift ideas. Enjoy lunch or a snack at the J&J Cafe at Farmpark.
Try your hand at making ice cream and meet the dairy cows that produce milk and cream. Find out where your favorite ice cream flavor comes from. Discover how the ingredients in ice cream come from the farm to you in the Factory of Frozen Fun. Enjoy a scrumptious ice cream social and participate in old fashioned games, crafts, and more. Farmpark admission applies.
Vintage Ohiohosted by Ohio Wine Producers Association
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
August 1 & 2, 2014• 1 to 10 pm
More than 20 wineries offer samples at this festival of wine. Event also features arts and crafts, demonstrations, music, food, children’s entertainment/play area and a carryout store.
Special admission fee applies; tickets may be purchased in advance.
Call 1-800-227-6972 for ticket information. Farmpark activities included with ticketed admission to Vintage Ohio.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
August 15 through October 19, 2014 • Tuesday through Sunday
Maze open 11 am to 4 pm Farmpark admission applies.
Lake Health will offer free health screening from 9 am to 1 pm. Screenings include blood pressure, body mass index, osteoporosis and cholesterol testing. Screenings available by registration only. To register, call Lake Health at 440-953-6000 or 800-454-9800. Event also features Lake County Probate Court presentations and a vendor showcase featuring products and services important to today’s seniors.
Senior Day admission: Lake County Residents and seniors 55+: Free w/ valid ID
Out of county visitors: $6; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
Farmpark members, Free
Enjoy a fall afternoon in the country at this outdoor marketplace filled with more than 150 craftsmen, music and the aroma of food cooking outside. Also enjoy our harvest market of apples, jams, and jellies and our bulk foods country store. Admission: $7; ages 60+, $6; Youth 2 – 11, $4; younger than 2, Free;
No discounts apply; Farmpark members, Free
Fall Harvest Weekends
Fall Harvest Antique Tractor Show
September 20 & 21, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm Farmpark admission applies.
Fall Harvest Music Weekend September 27 & 28, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm Farmpark admission applies.
Fall Harvest Apple Butter Weekend
October 4 & 5, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm Farmpark admission applies.
Fall Harvest Corn & Pumpkin Weekends
11 & 12, 18 & 19, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm Farmpark admission applies.
Family-oriented fun. Rated PG-5 on the “scare meter.”
Halloween Hayrides feature a narrated hayride along a trail filled with family-oriented thrills, chills, and adventures. Encounter upside down skeletons, falling spiders, and a lagoon with a mysterious creature! Many “fright” sites will leave you with goose bumps or giggles!
After riding on the wagon, visitors continue their journey with a walk along a haunted trail through Festival Field. The ‘Evolution of Dance’ featuring the glowstick dancers is back again by popular demand! Dress for the weather -- rides go rain, snow or shine!
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales for Lake County residents and all Farmpark members begin September 8. Out-of-county visitors may order beginning September 15.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
November 28, 29, 30 and December 3 through 23, 2014 • 4:45 to 9 pm
Build a wooden toy in Santa’s Workshop, enjoy a wagon ride through thousands of lights; visit Santa in his sleigh, wander through model train and old fashioned toy displays; visit with Farmpark animals, and enjoy special presentations. Dinner and snacks available in the Café: no reservations required.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales for Lake County residents and all Farmpark members begin November 7. Out-of-county visitors may order beginning November 12.
Lake Metroparks Farmpark Back-a-Breed Program
Why become a Barnyard Parent?
By becoming a “Barnyard Parent,” you’re helping defray the cost of food, housing, care and medicine for animals at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. More importantly, you’re becoming a member of the animal care family.
Who becomes a Barnyard Parent?
KIDS • 4-H GROUPS • SCHOOL CLASSES GRANDPARENTS • CHURCHES • FAMILIES BOY SCOUTS • GIRL SCOUTS • ANYONE
Your sponsorship helps provide food and care for the animals.Click here for more information about Barnyard Parent sponsorship opportunities or call 440-256-2122 x3063 or