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New hours for 2014
Open Tuesday through Sunday year-round
9 am to 5 pm


Farmers' Market at Farmpark
Wednesdays, 3 to 6 pm FREE

8800 Euclid Chardon Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2122 • 800-366-3276

Lon: 81° 19' 42.056" W
Lat: 41° 34' 50.837" N

Free days for Lake County residents: Aug. 19, Sept. 7. 16
(Valid ID required • No groups)

Three-acre Corn Maze - open 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting
Three-acre corn maze at Farmpark

Open 11 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday, weather permitting

A family-oriented science and cultural center
devoted to agriculture, farming and country life.

Daily Activities

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.

Cow milking at Farmpark
Dairy Parlor


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.


Wagon rides

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.


Arena

Hydroponics
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)


Farm Technology


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.


Field Crop


Corn Maze


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.

Farmpark offers a unique setting for off-site business meetings, company picnics, weddings, and holiday parties. Contact Lake Metroparks Development & Corporate Services Department at 440-639-7275x2913 for more information.

Due to the nature of the facility, no pets are allowed on Farmpark grounds.

2014 Newborns

Calf

Aryshire bull calf, Yoshi
born June 28

Milking Shorthorn bull calf, Yoda
born June 29

Guernsey bull calf, Yohann
born July 14

 

Piglets

Litter of Berkshire piglets
born July 4

 

See more pictures of the 2014 Newborns at Farmpark on PInterest.


Hours

New hours for 2014
Farmpark is open Tuesday through Sunday
year-round
9 am to 5 pm

  • Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and
    New Year's Day.
  • Open Presidents' Day for Discovery Day, featuring special activities for children.

Special hours

  • Village Peddler Festival: Saturday 10 am to 6 pm • Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
  • Vintage Ohio: Friday and Saturday 1 to 10 pm

Admission

Farmpark admission applies to daily activities and daytime Farmpark special events
  • Ages 12 through 59: $6
  • Ages 60 and older: $5
  • Ages 2 through 11: $4
  • Children younger than 2: free
  • Farmpark members: free
  • Active U.S. military and family: free with military ID

Lake County resident free days:
First Sunday and third Tuesday of each month.

Special admission rates apply to Vintage Ohio and Village Peddler Festival.

Halloween Hayrides and Country Lights are evening events and require advance purchase of tickets.

Directions

8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt. 6)
Kirtland, OH 44094
440-256-2122 • 800-366-FARM
Located 25 miles east of Cleveland.

Take 1-90 to Rt. 306 (Mentor/Kirtland exit), south on Rt. 306 five miles to Euclid Chardon Rd. (Rt. 6), turn left (east), continue one mile, Farmpark is on the right.


Farmpark Membership

Lake Metroparks Farmpark memberships may be purchased, renewed, or upgraded online, in person during regular Farmpark hours, by mail, or by phone.

Memberships will not be sold or renewed during Vintage Ohio or Village Peddler.

Click here to order online.

Click here to learn more about membership benefits and categories.

J & J Cafe
9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday
Open during Country Lights

Stop in for breakfast, lunch, snack or just coffee while you're at Farmpark.
Full menu including children's meals.
Click here for menu

Upcoming Events

Factory of Frozen Fun
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
Open Tuesday through Sunday through August 31
9 am to 5 pm
Kids will love the hands-on activities of The Factory of Frozen Fun. Interactive stations guide them through how ice cream comes from cow to cone.
Farmpark admission applies.


Vintage Ohio hosted by Ohio Wine Producers Association
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
August 1 & 2 • 1 to 10 pm
Farmpark will not be open for general visitation during Vintage Ohio. Entrance to the park will begin at 1 pm with Vintage Ohio tickets only. Farmpark activities are scheduled for Vintage Ohio guests. Purchase tickets at the gate. Click here for ticket information or call 800-227-6972.

Corn Maze
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
August 15 through October 19, 2014 • Tuesday through Sunday
Maze open 11 am to 4 pm
Farmpark admission applies.


Lake Metroparks Senior Day

Lake Metroparks Farmpark
September 10, 2014 • FREE Day for EVERYONE ages 55+ • 9 am to 1 pm

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



Village Peddler Festival

Saturday, September 13, 2014 • 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 • 10 am to 5 pm

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
October 11 & 12, 18 & 19, 2014 • 9 am to 5 pm 
Farmpark admission applies.

Halloween Hayrides
Lake Metroparks Farmpark
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2014
Ride times: 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, 8:30 pm

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.

Dryland Sled Dog Challenge
DATE CHANGE
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014
Lake Metroparks Farmpark

The Dryland Sled Dog Challenge features a sanctioned race with prizes awarded in each category. Join mushers and their teams from the United States and Canada as they compete for the best time over a two-mile course. Enjoy the excitement of dogs and humans working together. Take time to meet the dogs and handlers and discover this exhilarating sport open to all breeds of dogs.
Regular Farmpark admission applies.

Click here for information about the Trailbreakers Sled Dog Club of Ohio and the Dryland Sled Dog Challenge or call 440-645-3483 or 440-256-2122 x3063.

Farmpark Toy Workshop
November 28 through 30 • 11 am to 3 pm

Country Lights
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.

Farmpark Toy Workshop
December 26 through 30 • 11 am to 3 pm
December 31 • 11 am to 2:30 pm

Back-a-Breed

Lake Metroparks Farmpark Back-a-BreedLake 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 1-800-366-3276.

More ways to support Farmpark

Pave the Way with Bricks

Maple Sugaring Experience - Adopt at Tap

A portion of each sponsorship is tax deductible.


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