If teacher’s reports are worth anything (and they are), their young students are already absent from the classroom, gone in their minds to summer vacation as soon as the snow was gone. Many readers have calendars on their refrigerators, x-ing off days one by one until the big hoorah. Rambunctiousness is the order of the day. Fidgeting. Bickering. Resisting. One friend of The Phoenix family had to order lumber for a treehouse in exchange for their son’s continued attendance at the school he walks to, after he was discovered spending the entire day in the woods, lean-to and all. It’s like these kids were raised in a barn!
So it’s only fitting to bring them to a place where they can explore one, and its surroundings, at the Spring Festival at Wolfe’s Neck Farm (184 Burnett Rd., Freeport), on Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Let the kids blow off steam with farm-themed activities, great food, hay wagon rides, face painting, crafts and demonstrations. Admission is $8 per person, $4 for Wolfe’s Neck members, ages 3 and under (and teachers!) free.
To give you some idea of what an impressive family festival this is, here are some of the things that will be going on, at Wolfe’s Neck’s 626 oceanside acres: First, children can visit with some of the animals they’ve been acting like, including sheep, goats, cows and calves, and more. Then, let them participate in building a fairy house, try making wool rag rugs, run around the gardens and trails, and romp in the hay pile. And that’s just the beginning. Several food trucks will be at the festival, including Wicked Good, Rollin’ Fatties, and Fishin’ Ships. Live music? No problem. They’ve got Martin Swinger, Steamboat Gypsy, and Matt Loosigian. And listen to a few of the demonstrations: Pasture-raised Sheep, Making Your Own Butter, Primitive Skills, Hive Observations, the list goes on. To be sure, your day will be full, and your kids (the youngest ones, at least) will fall asleep in the car on the way home. See you there!
More information: http://wolfesneckfarm.org/spring-festival/