Want to experience a day on the farm? Farm Fest 2018 takes you behind the scenes with Oneida County Farmers. And while the term "fun for all ages" is greatly overused, this experience will not only be fun, but educational too. Best of all it's free.

The annual Farm Fest is Friday, June 1 from 4:30 to 8:30 and is a cooperative effort of the Oneida County Farm Bureau, Oneida County Dairy Promotion, and Oneida County Cooperative Extension.  With a big salute to DiNitto Farms, a fourth-generation dairy farm in Marcy, who is hosting the event. Here's a list of activities:

  • Educational Exhibits and Displays
  • Hay Maze, Farm Tours, Hay Rides, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo & Vendors
  • Kiddie Tractor Pulls at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm
  • A chicken BBQ, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
  • FREE Face Painting by local 4-H youth

The DiNitto farm is located at 6585 Benton Road in Marcy. Admission to the Farm is free, but a $2 parking fee is appreciated. The only thing that will cost money is food, most prepared by Oneida County 4-H clubs as a fundraiser and the Stittville Fire Department. And there is a small fee for the pony rides. Get more information at the Farm Fest Facebook page.

SOURCE:  Cornell Cooperative Extension

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