Sunday, April 26, 2009
So our family decided to live life on the edge. We tried something we have never done. We looked on-line on the Salem Mom's Like Me website link that I got from the Statesman Journal web page. They list all the things happening in the area on certain dates. That is where I found the Ag Fest announcement. We have gotten memos from school about it, but are usually too busy the weekend it is going on. So this year we went and loved it. They have pony rides, petting zoo, and lots of hands on activities for the kids of all ages. We came home with lots of plant starters. There were so many options. Some booths were giving away starters for pine saplings, a few varieties of bushes, pumpkins, corn (both ornamental and normal), tomato, peppers, green beans, ground cover plants, marigolds...
The kids made bird treats, dug for potatoes ( some only dug, so they could get the thermo color changing pencils), made living necklaces, and watched baby chicks hatch. We went on a tractor hay ride and a horse hay ride. All in all, we all had a good time, but it is mainly geared to children age 4 to 10. The best part is that kids 12 and under get in free. So we only had to pay for us to get in. Smart on their part.
I highly recommend the Ag Fest for any family. Many families brought wagons, and I would recommend that to any family who does not want to carry a bunch of plant pots around from place to place.