Choose Between Two Options
- $12 for entry for one car to Family Farm Day, plus kids wristbands for two ($20 value)
- $17 for entry for one car to Family Farm Day, plus kids wristbands for four ($30 value)
Farmers, livestock, and fun seekers descend on The Ag-Center for Maryland Agriculture in Cockeysville on Sunday, September 21, for the fifth annual Family Farm Day. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors of all ages can enjoy beekeeping demonstrations, farm games, and a farmers’ market with locally grown fruits and vegetables. The lineup of bluegrass and honky-tonk bands scheduled to perform includes the Mayo Family Bluegrass Band, and Jeff Soth and Common Ground Band. Entry is by the carload, so families of varying sizes can get in for one price, so long as their vehicle has enough seats to accommodate them; wristbands give kids premium access to a suite of activities that would typically cost a small fee.
Maryland Agricultural Resource Council
The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council works to keep farming communities flourishing. Efforts focus on supporting current growers and encouraging future farmers through seminars, activities, and educational programs. In addition to assisting more than 700 local agricultural enterprises, the group organizes events such as the annual Family Farm Day, which features agricultural demonstrations, fox hounds, large draft horses, and a farmers' market amid live bands and games. The event also offers unique activities that include barrel racing, sheep shearing, pumpkin painting, tractor rides, a hay maze, and an alpaca agility course. Appetite-inducing food and beer, as well as Maryland-made goods from local farmers, are also available for purchase.