WESTPORT, Conn. -- Come on down to the Wakeman Town Farm in Westport for a day of old-fashioned fun for all ages in an event open to the whole community.
The festivities run from noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 13, at Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway in Westport.
Visitors can meet the sheep, goats, chickens and ducks; tour the organic vegetable gardens; compete in the pie-eating contest, water balloon-toss, sack races, and lawn games; and enjoy face painting and farm crafts.
Attendees are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawns or picnic tables, featuring grass-fed burgers from Craft Butchery, sandwiches and salads with greens from Wakeman's organic gardens, lemonade, and assorted mini ice cream cones from Farmer's Cow, a group of local Connecticut dairy farms.
Photographer Peter LaMastro will be out by the chicken coops, snapping pastoral family mementos.
"This is one of our favorite events of the year. It's great seeing so many kids and adults out on the lawns having fun at the farm," farm steward Mike Aitkenhead says. "Every year, new families in the area stop by and say they can't believe they didn't know that there is an oasis like this right in their midst. Many people pass the farm on their way to the sports fields and have no idea that it's here.
"Wakeman Town Farm is at its best when the community comes out to enjoy the property, the people and the animals. If you have been meaning to pop over and see what goes on at the farm, this is a great day to do it!"
Admission is $10 per adult. $5 per child. For more information, visit the Wakeman Town Farm's website, call 203-557-9195 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.