Annual Special Events
Wagner Farm hosts five special events during the summer. There are a variety of activites, but each one is related to an important event or celebration that took place in our agricultural history.
|Springtime on the Farm - Saturday, May 18, 2013|
|Dairy Breakfast - June 15, 2013|
|Picnic Supper, Barnyard Dance and Ice Cream Social - September 7, 2013|
|Harvest Bonfire - September 21, 2013|
|Build Your Own Scarecrow - September 28, 2013|
|Corn Harvest - October 19, 2013|
|Other seasonal events|
Springtime is a time of new beginnings at Wagner Farm. Join us as we get ready for the new season! Visit our friendly livestock, make spring-themed crafts, work the fields with the farmers, help with the spring cleaning chores, take a hayride tour of the farm, enjoy springtime snacks and beverages. Admission is $5 per person.
According to the Midwest Dairy Association, June Dairy Month originated in 1937. It was established to help stabilize dairy demand during periods of peak production, as well as to celebrate the dairy industry and its many contributions to our society.
June Dairy Month continued to evolve over the years and entire communities across the country, both rural and urban, have embraced it and have become involved in many ways. Some celebrate with dairy food demonstrations. In others, dairy princesses have distributed product samples at creameries, grocery stores, and local banks. Some rural communities sponsor cattle shows and princess contests with coronation ceremonies. One of the traditional highlights is a parade, featuring county and regional dairy princesses, town officials, floats and marching bands. Other activities included cow milking contests, cow visits at zoos, or banks offering free milk and ice cream cones.
Celebrate Dairy Month at Wagner Farm with a delicious farm-style breakfast complete with a variety of dairy items. Farm tours, demonstrations, hay rides and plenty of hands-on activities throughout the morning. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $10 for adults and children over 10; $5 for children ages 2-10; children under 2 free.
Pack a picnic supper and bring the family to the farm! Wagon rides, live music, a square dance caller and all the fixins' for ice cream sundaes. Live music begins at 5:00. More details can be found at the Glenview Park District website.
Cider and s'mores for everyone under the autumn night sky! Come kick off the harvest season at the farm with bonfires for roasting marshmallows and story telling. More details can be found at the Glenview Park District website.
Bring the kids and some old clothes and we'll provide the straw and the know-how to help you build your very own scarecrow. More details can be found at the Glenview Park District website.
Here's a chance for you an your family to experience harvest time from an earlier era. Enjoy corn picking by hand, wagon rides, farm activities, harvest food treats, and fall arts and crafts. More details can be found at the Glenview Park District website.
Glenview Farmers' Market: Every Saturday, June 22 to October 12, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. Click here to go to the Glenview Farmers' Market website, which will open in a new tab.
Public Milking Demonstration ~ Monday - Saturday at 4:30 pm (but please call ahead to make sure!): Watch farm staff milk one of our dairy cows demonstrating modern milking equipment. Then try out our cow milking exhibit in the Heritage Center and see which one you prefer!
Fall Sales beginning August 24: Buy your fall flowers at the farm! Choose from a lovely array of colors to add some outdoor beauty to your home. Monday through Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. All product sales benefit Wagner Farm programs and operations.
Holiday Tree & Greenery Sale, November 29 - December 23: Bring your family to the farm to select your holiday greenery. Trees, wreaths and roping are available. More details to come. All product sales benefit Wagner Farm programs and operations