Family Farm Weekend

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 10 & 11, 2016

Milk-chugging contest

Free Zoo admission for Zoo Pass members with photo ID.

Come visit our city’s only working dairy farm at the Milwaukee County Zoo’s two-day farm fest. Kids can get in touch with their competitive side (and get some vitamin D) by participating in a milk-chugging contest. Children age 10 and under, weighing 70 pounds or less, can test their muscle strength in the pedal tractor-pull contest, sponsored by CNH Industrial. Get your fuzzy fix by visiting the Stackner Animal Encounter area to pet and learn about a variety of animals like rabbits and chickens. See dairy cows, donkeys, hogs and the Zoo’s horse, Gypsy. Learn how honey, maple sugar and hand-churned ice cream are made and sample some of the sweet treats. Adults can get in the fall spirit with a fresh-produce farmers market, basket-weaving demonstrations and talks with University of Wisconsin Extension master gardeners — all while listening to the themed tunes of the Bluegrass Allstars.

Special thanks to our Family Farm Weekend sponsor:

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board