An apple a day keeps the doctor away, giving you ample time to rifle through his office for hidden lollipops. Savor the sweet flavors of nature’s candy with this Groupon.
- $5 for one carload entry to Family Farm Day on Sunday, September 22 (a $10 value)
Farmers, livestock, and fun seekers descend on The Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture in Cockeysville on Sunday, September 22, for the fourth 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 Cris Jacobs and the Union Men, Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddy’s, and The Mayo Family 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.
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.