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Posted: 06/19/13

Wolcott Mill Metropark's
Dairy Festival is June 23


      Enjoy a day full of down-home fun on the farm with wagon rides, farm animals, all things dairy and more at the Dairy Festival on Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center in Ray Township.
       Start your day watching the cows come in to the milking parlor to get milked at 10 a.m. Then, watch gentle giants pull farm machinery as the Great Lakes Michigan International Draft Horse Association demonstrates plowing and planting with their horses. Crafters will demonstrate wool processing, felting and weaving, and local riders will show off their horseback riding skills.
       Goats and dogs will run through an agility course. Watch goat milking demonstrations, and make ice cream with goat milk and cow milk. Sample ice cream and other dairy products, and chow down at the pie eating contest.
       Kids can join in on old-fashioned kids' games, dip candles, make rope and visit the animal petting area. Visit the "Milk Mustache" booth for a photo, and take a short walk to the pond and try to catch a fish. Check out gas-powered model airplanes and antique farm equipment on display, and visit the farm's animals.
       Check the flea market for unusual items and well as the craft booths. Sample ice cream and other dairy products. Visit the Wolcott General Store where organic Crooked Creek dairy products, honey, T-shirts and goat soap are available for purchase. Bid on items in the silent auction.
       Vendors can rent a booth in the flea market for $20.     
       Enjoy a pancake breakfast Sunday morning at 9 a.m., for a small donation of $5 for adults, $3 for kids. 
       There is a $5 fee per person for the Dairy Festival. Some activities will have additional charges and food can be purchased separately.
       For more information, call the Wolcott Mill Metropark Farm Center at (586) 752-5932.


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