Family Farm Day!
The Heritage Center Celebrates Farming!
Join us for antique tractors, a pie auction, and hands-on agriculture! Plowing a garden, shelling corn and grinding wheat are just a few of the activities families will experience at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Family Farm Day event celebrating the proud farming heritage that built Northwest Oklahoma. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students and children 5 and under are free.
“What we discovered from children visiting the Heritage Center is that many of them didn’t know where their food comes from,” said Cody Jolliff, Education Director. “When asked, many children think that corn comes from a can or bread comes from a grocery store shelf.” Today in the state of Oklahoma only 17% of families live on a working farm, nationally, only 2%. Although we live in an area where farming is the fabric of life, fewer and fewer children are exposed to how food is grown and processed.
The Family Farm Day provides a fun way for children and their parents to experience the workings of a farm in days gone by while also relating that experience to the advanced technologies used in farming today. The newest farming machinery will be on hand from P&K Equipment for exploring as well as historic tractors from the Major County Historical Society.
Other event activities include pumpkin decorating, pie making, canning, leather working, farm animals, cow milking, calf roping and quilting. Furever Friends will also have an adoption booth on the grounds. A beans and cornbread lunch will be served by donation. At 1 p.m. a pie auction will be held to benefit the school programs.