Family Farm Weekend
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
|Jaden B., 4, puts his teeth into his pedaling in last year's pedal tractor pull.|
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 & 7, 2014
Free Zoo admission for Zoological Society members with ID.
Milwaukee County parking fee: $12
(Zoo Pass Plus members receive free parking).
For details, call the Milwaukee County Zoo: (414) 256-5466.
Every 4th of July, Nathan's Famous holds its worldfamous Hotdog Eating Contest on Coney Island in New York City. In true Wisconsin fashion, we hold a milk-chugging contest. It's just part of the fun at the Milwaukee County Zoo's two-day farm fest. Held in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm—the only working farm in the city of Milwaukee—this harvest celebration has something for everyone.
Want a chance to touch animals? Visit the Stackner Animal Encounter area to see and touch animals from bunnies to Cochin chickens. Also, view dairy cows, donkeys, hogs and the Zoo's new horse, Gypsy, at their barnyards. Discover how foods like peanut butter, lemonade, popcorn and ice cream are produced (and try some!). Children under age 10 and weighing 70 pounds or less can show how much "childpower" they have in the Pedal Tractor-Pull Contest, sponsored by CNH Industrial. For adults, a farmers market offers fresh produce, gourmet hot sauces, and pancake mixes. Watch basket-weaving demonstrations. Chat with University of Wisconsin Extension master gardeners. And enjoy the catchy twang of the Bluegrass Allstars.