Family Farm Weekend
Sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 & 13, 2015
Free Zoo admission for Zoo Pass members with ID.
Milwaukee County parking fee: $12
(Zoo Pass Plus members receive free parking).
For details, call the Milwaukee County Zoo at 414-256-5466.
Have you ever participated in a milk-chugging contest? You can at the Milwaukee County Zoo's two-day farm fest. Held in the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm – the last working farm in the city of Milwaukee – this harvest celebration has something for everyone. Want a chance to touch animals? Visit the Stackner hogs and the Zoo's horse, Gypsy, at their barnyards. Discover how sweet foods such as honey, maple sugar and hand-turned ice cream are produced (and try some!). For sour and salty, sample homemade pickles and peanut butter. Children 10 and under 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.