July 20  |  Local Events

The Farm’s 30th Anniversary Event: Pony Rides, Barn Dances and a Stick Horse Rodeo


For the past three decades The Farm at Lee Martinez Park has provided hands-on family fun to the community of Fort Collins. Now, the park looks to share some more good ol’ fashion family fun and farmin’ with residents as it hosts its 30th Anniversary at The Farm celebration from Tuesday, July 21 to Saturday, July 25!

There will be plenty of family-friendly activities including pony rides, which are available from Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as well as a Milk and Cookies Storytelling session on Friday commencing at 10:30 a.m.

Milk and Cookies Storytelling gives you the chance to sit down with friends and family to hear new and old stories about farm life. Here, you can learn about how things were done way back when, and how farm life is today – all while enjoying a delicious cookie and ice cold milk provided by Morning Fresh Dairy and Kiwanis Club.

On Saturday, a stick horse rodeo for ages 3-6 will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and will cost $6 per child. Rope tricks with Cowboy Vic Anderson, a free performance filled with rope tricks, songs and yodels, will then begin at 10:30 a.m. and will run until 12:30 p.m.

Concluding the event will be an old-fashioned barnyard dance that will sure to be a hit for the entire family! So grab your dancing shoes and show off your moves from from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.!

“Barnyard dance is a great farm-oriented community activity and just seems like something the whole family can do and have a great time doing together,” said Fort Collins Recreational Supervisor, Bridget Brownell.

Since 1985, the farm at Lee Martinez Park has served as an educational and interactive experience for residents and visitors alike. Typically featured at the farm are farm animals, pony rides, hayrides, interactive family fun, birthday party rentals and other special events.

Through its years of operation, the farm has truly offered individuals opportunities to learn more about the farming industry while gaining hands-on experience. To register for any of the events listed above, sign-in to RecTrac or call 970.221.6665.

Here is a breakdown of the schedule for the 30th anniversary celebration. You can also download it hereSee you at the farm!


Photos courtesy of TripAdvisor.

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