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Learn about sustainable farming practices, tour the production facilities, and watch a dairy cow give birth to a calf

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Dairy cows are known for their black and white spots, which they acquired over time to work toward every animal’s evolutionary goal: riding on a fire truck. Meet the Dalmatians of the barn with this Groupon.

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  • $12 for a Dairy Adventure farm tour for two (up to a $24 value)
  • $22 for a Dairy Adventure farm tour for four (up to a $48 value)<p>

During the Dairy Adventure, visitors view educational exhibits, watch a 4-D movie, and tour the behind-the-scenes operations of one of the country’s largest working dairies. The birthing barn showcases the very start of dairy production. Here, audience members gaze through a large glass window and watch as a dairy cow gives birth. About 80 calves enter the world every day at Fair Oaks Farms, so each visitor has a chance to view the birthing process. Visitors can embark on the adventure 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Monday–Saturday and from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday.<p>

Fair Oaks Farms

The amphitheater at Fair Oaks Farms doesn’t host agriculture-themed theater productions, or talks by resident farmers and cheese-makers. Instead, it’s the stage for an astonishing real-life drama. Before a giant wall of glass, audience members hold their breath as they watch a dairy cow give birth atop a bed of hay. Its calf enters the world in full view, rising up on its wobbling legs and hearing the sound of dozens of human hearts melting at once for the very first time. It all happens approximately 80 times each day.

The birthing barn anchors the farm's Dairy Adventure tour, giving families and school children a literal window into the world of sustainable dairy farming. At Fair Oaks Farms, the sustainability is as important as the milks and cheeses. As the New York Times recently reported, the farm creates natural gas from livestock waste. This ever-replenished source powers 10 barns, a cheese factory, an ice cream parlor, and everything else at the farm. It even becomes fuel for delivery trucks, which take raw milk to processing plants in three different states.

A lot of the dairy products stay right on the farm, however. At the onsite café, staffers serve countless glasses of chocolate milk and plates of grilled cheese sandwiches, the most popular items on the menu. The dining area overlooks the farm's cheese-making and milk-bottling facilities, so diners see exactly where their snack comes from. Fair Oaks Farms also features two brand new facilities, The Market & Bakery and the Farmhouse Restaurant

As for the cafe's produce, it comes directly from the farm's Green Garden Gate, a collection of gardens that sit in the shadow of a 25-foot milk bottle. The oversized container, known as "Udder Heights," is actually a climbing wall complete with belay systems and footholds. It stands at the center of Mooville, an outdoor play area that also contains train rides and a giant jumping pillow for when someone orders a milkshake.


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97% of 1,396 customers recommend

  • “Bacon samples :)”

  • “The cost without the groupon would have been a lot for family of 6. ( 2 adults and 4 kids under 8)”

  • “LOVED it.....clean, fun, good for kids ages 0-6 the most! :)”

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    856 North 600 East

    Fair Oaks, IN 47943

    +18775361194

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