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Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

Spring on the Farm Festival to Offer Family Fun

Published Date: Apr 20, 2017 11:25:54 AM

A child meets a sheep

Pet a goat, plant a seed, ride a hay wagon or pick up beautiful student-grown flowers for Mother’s Day.

Enjoy all of these family-friendly activities and more at the Spring on the Farm Festival & Tractor Show on Saturday, May 13, at the AGRIscapes Education Center, Cal Poly Pomona.

The festival will have a farmer’s market, petting farm and animal exhibits, antique tractors and farm equipment, live entertainment, craft vendors and tasty festival food. The event also features demonstrations throughout the day of cow milking, gardening, blacksmith, and traditional soap making.

“Los Angeles County was once the largest farm county in the United States, but it’s now the largest urban county, and most people around here haven’t been to a farm,” says Craig Walters, the festival director. “We want people to experience a little of what farming is all about and learn more about where their food comes from. Spring is a great time to come back to the farm.”

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the AGRIscapes Center, 4102 S. University Drive.

Admission is free, but some activities may carry a charge.

Limited free parking is available in the Pumpkin Festival field, enter on South Campus Dr. from Temple Ave. Overflow parking is available in Lot U, and in Lot B and Parking Structure 2 across Temple Avenue. However, you must purchase a $4 permit from the kiosks in those lots.

For more information, visit http://www.agriscapes.cpp.edu or contact agriscapesinfo@cpp.edu or call (909) 869-6722.