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CowtoberFest is right around the corner!

Do you smell the pumpkin spice latte in the air? You know what that means, our 12th annual fall festival, CowtoberFest is right around the corner. CowtoberFest takes place on October 8th and 9th this year and you won’t want to miss it! This two day festival is jam packed with trick-or-treating, costume contests, dance-offs, carving competitions, inflatables, hay mazes, concerts and more!

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Make sure you get here bright and early; CowtoberFest begins at 10am both days. The first 100 children on Saturday receive a commemorative trick-or-treat bag provided by our awesome sponsors. Who doesn’t want an adorable free bag that you can fill with all of your favorite treats?

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This year celebrity pumpkin carver, Jon Neill will be returning for his 3rd year in a row! We’ve added a little friendly competition between him and fellow pumpkin carver David Smith. Who do you think will win the carving competition of the year? Come on out and cheer on your favorite star!

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Calling all the Monsters to the dance floor! Come out and support the local high schools and watch their dance teams compete for the chance to win $500. Be prepared for scary costumes, eerie music, and awesome dance moves! I wonder what stunts they will have up their sleeves this year?

So throw on those Halloween costumes, grab your kids, and come out for some fall farm fun!

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Back to… Fair Oaks Farms®

Back to School …Fair Oaks Farms®

It’s almost that time every child is dreading, Back to School! That means summer is almost over and it’s back to early bedtimes, hectic schedules and lots of homework. Why not plan one last fun trip before summer is over? Let’s do a back to school checklist but add a little Adventure to it!

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Back to School Fair Oaks Farms checklist:

  • Catch some air on the Dairy Air jumping pillow
  • See if you can conquer the ropes course in the Pork Education Center
  • Enjoy a hot dog kids meal at the Cowfe
  • Ride the “school” bus to our Dairy and Pig Adventures
  • See who’s the fastest on the pedal tractors
  • Adopt a stuffed pig or cow at our Gift Shop
  • Sit and enjoy some T.V. in the Redwood King’s tree house
  • Enjoy dinner and scenery on the porch of the Farmhouse Restaurant
  • Climb Udder heights on our 25 foot milk bottle
  • Watch a baby calf being born
  • Scoop up your favorite flavored ice cream
  • Sample the specialty peanut butter at the Market and Bakery
  • Taste our one-of-a-kind Fine Chocolates

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Have your family burn off some energy before school and participate in our Farm15K on August 15th. Our Farm15K offers two different levels: 15K or 5K.  Let’s see who can get the fastest time out of your bunch. Make those summer memories that your family will always remember. Spoil your children before all the hard work begins. Educate them with fun and modern farming.

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Even though summer is almost over, we are excited that fall is right around the corner.   Our fall festival, CowtoberFest® is going to be a 2-day event of excitement this year. Jon Neill of Halloween Wars will be returning to wow us with his spectacular pumpkin carvings.

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Catch a performance by Indiana native and winner of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star Competition, Clayton Anderson. Prepare to be swept away by a magical performance from Dennis Watkins, award- winning magician, mind reader, published playwright, celebrated actor and accomplished director. So come on out, throw on your costume, grab a pumpkin spice latte, and enjoy the fun!

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Hardtail, Softail, Curly Tail!

Well it’s time to polish up the ole hawg because HogustFest is right around the corner! This special hogtastic event celebrates 2 years of business for The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms and we are doing it in style!

HogustFest_BikesBe prepared for a giant inflatable playground! With the purchase of a wristband, you little piglets can go hog wild on several bounce houses, obstacle courses and inflatable rides (including a mechanical BOAR!)

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while you sit back and enjoy some live music from local bands and a special performance by Tall Walker. Browse our vendors for special crafts, trinkets and more! Hogustfest is August 1 and the perfect time to get out of the house with your family before school starts!

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Are you a motorcycle enthusiast?! Well this event is for you! Ride on out to the farm on your custom, vintage or cruiser bike (more categories available through registration) and meet other bike enthusiasts and riders to show off your ride! Register to save your spot and you will receive a complimentary HogustFest t-shirt if you are one of the first 50 bikers to register! Shirts will also be available for purchase on site to benefit a Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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That’s not all! The Farmhouse Restaurant will be roasting a hog on site and our Cowfe will be serving up some delicious bacon milkshakes so bring your appetite and come pig out!

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To register for the Hawg Show or for more information please visit fofarms.com/hogustfest.

 

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Dog-A-Palooza is June 13!

I think one of the best things to do during the summer is check out some of the coolest and most unique festivals. Summers in Indiana are filled with them. Here, is where I shamelessly plug one of Fair Oaks Farms’ most unique festivals; Dog-A-Palooza.

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Have you heard of it? If you haven’t, it’s a charitable event that was organized in 2014 to help raise funds for local animal shelters. The folks at Fair Oaks Farms, myself included, are huge dog lovers. In fact, we occasionally have some office dog visitors to play with which is pretty awesome.

Anyway, Fair Oaks Farm’s is hosting the second year of Dog-A-Palooza in a big way. This year we have invited the internationally known Dock Dogs to come and entertain our guests with an all day show. These highly skilled professional performance dogs will absolutely wow you, but be prepared that your little pooch may be envious of these furry stars!

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Of course one of the main events of Dog-A-Palooza is the 2K Dog Walk. This awesome activity is the main opportunity for us to be able to help raise funds for the shelter of the year. This year, we have chosen Loving Hearts Animal Shelter of Lafayette IN. Loving Hearts will be on site with information about their shelter and also have pets available for on-site adoptions.

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We will also feature a live DJ, an amateur dog show where everyone can participate and some dog obstacle courses. Pay a visit to our on-site veterinarian, Dr. Janice Mallory of Rensselaer Pet Care and pamper your pooch at our on-site dog groomer. Visit some of our amazing doggy vendors which will feature collars, dog toys, and treats of many kinds. We will also have the Jasper and Newton County K9 Units back for an unbelievable demonstration with their highly skilled canines.

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We encourage you to bring your dogs out but don’t forget to bring proof of their vaccinations in order to enter the festival. For 2K Walk registrations or more information on festival rules, please visit fofarms.com/dogapalooza

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