Kawartha Farmfest coming up

By Lindsay Advocate

Local residents and visitors will have an opportunity to experience farm life and celebrate the harvest first-hand during the 16th Annual Kawartha Farmfest on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Farmfest is a self-guided driving tour of local farms, agricultural attractions and provides an opportunity to learn about agriculture, try local food and participate in hands-on activities. Visitors can learn more about each site on the tour by visiting the event’s website.

“Farmfest is a unique event for families and anyone interested in local food and learning about farming,” says Kelly Maloney, agriculture development officer. “Many stops on the tour will have farm fresh food for sale and interactive activities for all ages.”

Participants will see where their food comes from, meet the farmers and have a chance to interact with the animals including cows, pigs, horses, chickens and more. New for this year, event attendees can choose from hands on experiences like horse grooming, hand felting and wool spinning or choose from a variety of taste experiences like Thanksgiving themed cooking demonstrations, fresh vegetables, frozen meats, pumpkin bread, organic sausages and more.

This year for the first time, admission stickers are available for purchase online at www.KawarthaFarmfest.com. Tickets can also be purchased in advance at Kawartha Dairy stores in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon, at any of the City’s Municipal Service Centres or at select libraries. Admission stickers will also be sold at the host sites on Sept. 29 during the event, which runs from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 14. Participants will receive an admission sticker and program passport with a detailed map. The hands on and taste experience tickets will also be available at the host sites for purchase.

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