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Pony Grooming, Goat Milking, Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo & Farm Crafts

Join us every Saturday from 9AM-2PM year around (Harvest Festival Hours: 10AM-5PM every Saturday and Sunday in October, and 2PM-6PM Weekdays in October) to enjoy life on the farm!  We offer Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo and Farm Crafts!  Farm crafts vary by season and include candle making, soap making, horse shoe painting, leather stamping, wood working and more.

Pricing for Saturdays:

Pony Grooming Select Saturday mornings from 8AM-9AM. Come meet the ponies, brush, pet and learn about them! Get some extra time up close and personal. Space is limited. $10 per child, must be accompanied by an adult.

Goat Milking! Hands on goat milking demonstrations between 9AM and 10AM each Saturday from April through November. FREE!

Pony Rides $5, Wagon Rides $5, Petting Zoo $5, Crafts $5.

Value Pack: buy a Value Pack of Tickets for $25 receive $30 worth of activities. Concessions vary by week. Snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, etc. We accept cash or credit cards.


pony rides

Gilchrist Farm offers pony rides on our collection of beautiful ponies!  Children can delight in getting to know each of our ponies.  To enhance the experience, we offer a selection of hands on grooming, petting, visiting and learning opportunities with the ponies. Our well cared for ponies will help your child's love for ponies, horses and animals blossom.

Most suitable for children over 1 year old and able to sit up independently to children 80 pounds and under. 

Open every Saturday from 9AM-2PM (Saturday and Sunday 10AM-5PM during the Harvest Festival in October, Weekdays 2pm-6pm during the Harvest Festival in October) and available for on site parties and special events.

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Wagon rides

Enjoy a tour of the whole farm by taking a ride on our Wagon.  Pulled by tractor, gator, mules or horses, this ride gives the whole family an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and see the nooks and crannies of the farm.  Suitable for all ages and sizes. Children under 2 ride free with adult.

 The Wagon runs every Saturday from 9AM-2PM and is available onsite for special events, parties, field trips and weddings.


Petting zoo

Visit goats, ducks, chickens, pigs, sheep, turkeys, bunnies and more goats in our extensive petting zoo.   Also stop by to see our giant African Sulcatta Tortoise, guinea fowl, geese and peacocks.  Our very friendly animals are a pleasure to visit.  Many of our animals were born right on the farm! We have different breeds of goats, pot bellied pigs and various breeds of hogs, and a great variety that your family can get to know and watch grow.  Our animal care classes get in depth with the various animals!  Come on out and hug a pig!  

The Petting Zoo is open during most farm events, Saturdays 9AM-2PM, (Daily 9-6 during the Harvest Festival in October) is offered for field trips and is available for special events and parties.