A Dairy Event Worth Celebrating

The Dakin Dairy Farm Festival will be celebrating its fifth year of Farm Tours, the Corn Maze and Birthday Parties on October 5th with a festival for everybody. The festival will start at 10am and last until 5pm, with all types of great events happening throughout the day. Co-sponsor Chick-Fil-A will help to make this a great event and something the entire family can enjoy.

5K & Kids Ranch Run

With the help of Fit2Run, the festival will feature a 5K run around the ranch. All runners can enjoy the beautiful landscapes and they will receive a free pint of Dakin Milk, along with fruit for participating. The first 40 adults and all participating children will receive a keepsake trophy or a participation medal.

Registration is open and costs $30 for adults and $15 for kids. Registration includes entry into the 5th Birthday Celebration attractions after the race. Half the registration fee will be donated to the Harvest House Transitional Centers and the first 100 to register will receive a free t-shirt.

Mac & Cheese Cook Off

Two Mac & Cheese cook offs will be held, one for individuals and one for restaurants. The proceeds from the cook offs will benefit the Harvest Transitional House (Sarasota Residential Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation) and the Live The Life.org (Marriage & Family Counseling and Workshops). Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers of the individual cook-off. Entry is $25.

Other Events and Entertainment

Many other events will be going on to celebrate the 5th birthday of Dakin including:

  • Farm Tours
  • Cow Train Rides
  • 5-Acre "Farm Fun" Play Area
  • Corn Hole Contest Hourly
  • Hayride
  • 5-Acre Maze
  • Pony Rides
  • Face Painting
  • And More!

Live music will be provided by Kim Betts & Gamble Creek Band. Plenty of food will be available including tender pulled pork, hot dogs, homemade coleslaw and ribs. Entry into the festival is $15.

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