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Harvest Fair

Saturday, October 1st, 2022
10am – 3pm

Help us celebrate the harvest at one of Stratford’s biggest events of the year! Kids of all ages can discover their inner farmer at this family friendly event. Climb a tractor, paint your face, feed the chickens, ride a horse drawn wagon, and hike the trails. It is a great opportunity to get the kids outside to have fun with the Stratford family!

$5 per person. Ages 2 and under free.  Walk-ins welcome. No registration required.

Maple Sugar Celebration

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Bring the whole family to Stratford for a self-guided exploration to celebrate this special time of year.  From farm to forest discover the early signs of spring. Celebrate the maple sugar season with us as you hold a new baby lamb, learn how to tap a tree, visit the Sugar Shack, taste maple syrup, visit the greenhouse, feed the chickens, and more. After your adventure, warm up by the fire as you enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a maple cookie (To help save on waste, bring your own reusable thermos or mug!). ​Before you head home, be sure to stop in the farm store to take the makings of a delicious and hearty Stratford breakfast home with you – Stratford Family pancake mix, pure maple syrup, and farm fresh sausage will be available for purchase.

$10 per person. Ages 2 and under free.  Limited spaces available. Online registration for your family’s arrival time is required due to potential limited parking during muddy, spring weather.

Maple Sugar Celebration

Check back for the 2023 date!

Bring the whole family to Stratford for a self-guided exploration to celebrate this special time of year.  From farm to forest discover the early signs of spring. Celebrate the maple sugar season with us as you hold a new baby lamb, learn how to tap a tree, visit the Sugar Shack, taste maple syrup, visit the greenhouse, feed the chickens, and more. After your adventure, warm up by the fire as you enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee and a maple cookie (To help save on waste, bring your own reusable thermos or mug!). ​Before you head home, be sure to stop in the farm store to take the makings of a delicious and hearty Stratford breakfast home with you – Stratford Family pancake mix, pure maple syrup, and farm fresh sausage will be available for purchase.

$10 per person. Ages 2 and under free.  Limited spaces available. Online registration for your family’s arrival time is required due to potential limited parking during muddy, spring weather.

Llama & Sheep Shearing Day

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9am – 2pm

Bring the whole family to Stratford for a wooly experience! Stratford will provide visitors with an engaging experience while the resident sheep and llamas receive their annual shearing. The flock will be shorn throughout the day, and our shearers will interpret the process from start to finish. Your family can visit stations to learn how wool is processed and enjoy lunch from a local food truck. Participate in hands-on fiber projects, visit the babies in the barn, take a picture with Little Bo Peep, see a dog herding demonstration, toss feathers up and see the tree swallows catch them out of thin air, hike the trails on a guided wildflower walk and more!

Walk-ins welcome, but register now to let us know you’re coming to help us estimate the attendance for the day, and guarantee a speedy check-in process when you get here!

$5 per person, 2 years and under free

Dress for the weather and don’t be afraid to get dirty when you come to the farm! You’re welcome to explore at your leisure and stay as clean as you can or get as messy as you’d like! If you have little kids who might want to explore in our creek or vernal pools, bringing a change of clothes (especially socks) is highly recommended.

Below is a list of recommended items to bring when visiting the farm:

  • Hiking, rain, or snow boots depending on the weather
  • Long pants are recommended to try to prevent poison ivy – use your own discretion
  • Extra change of socks
  • Extra change of clothes for kids in case they get extra dirty or wet
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen/sun hat (if applicable)
  • Winter hat, gloves, scarf (if applicable)
  • Weather appropriate jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Picnic blanket
  • Trash-free lunch if you choose to pack, but most events have food options available.
  • Backpack for your gear

We ask that all visitors kindly respect the following policies while visiting the farm:

  • Smoking: Smoking is prohibited throughout all of Stratford
  • Pets: Pets are not permitted
  • Visiting the Animals: Animal enclosures are closed to public visitation and should not be entered without a Stratford guide. You are welcome to go down the designated visiting lanes in the barn, but please make sure to close the gates behind you.  Usually during events there is a Stratford guide in the enclosures, they will communicate if/when you would be permitted to enter the enclosures with the animals.
  • Wildflowers: Please do not pick the wildflowers – enjoy them in your eyes and your mind where they can last forever, not in your hand where they will quickly die.
  • Electric Fences: The pastures are surrounded by live electric fences – please do not touch
  • The Farmer’s Property: Do not go near or into the farmer’s house, greenhouse, or garden located on the south side of the property
  • COVID Guidelines: Please follow all posted COVID guidelines and maintain a proper distance from others – we ask that you wear a facemask while indoors
  • Most Importantly: Connect with Mother Nature and have fun!