Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Down on the Farm in Darien

The Darien Nature Center is gearing up for its annual Down on the Farm event, a day that brings good old-fashioned fun for the entire family to Darien. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Cherry Lawn Park. The rain date is Sunday, May 28. Early entrance for families with special needs children will be at 9:30 a.m.

Whole Foods Market, Darien is back as a title sponsor, serving a barbecue of hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, drinks and fresh fruit. There will also be an ice cream truck, sure to help beat the heat for adults and children alike.

This event boasts many family fun events such as a live sing a long children's concert, pony rides, and a petting zoo with ducks, goats, rabbits and donkeys that will be sure to thrill kids. There will also be a display of farm equipment with the opportunity to climb a tractor. Picnic games,a scavenger hunt on the trails, a photo booth, face painting, and pop up shops round out the fun.  

This years raffle tickets are $10 each and the Grand Prize is a $1,000 gift certificate for the party of your dreams for 20 friends in the gallery of the Darien Nature Center; the first prize is a whale sculpture by Edgar Breban, the second prize is a $160 gift certificate for a 2 hour public sail on the Soundwaters Schooner and the third prize is two tickets to the Glass House in New Canaan. The drawing will take place at 1 p.m. on May 27.

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