Due to Hurricane Matthew, Greenlands Farm has rescheduled the Fall Community Day for Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10AM to 2PM. The day will include fall activities for the kids, including games and crafts. There will be opportunities to meet, learn from, and interact with all of the rescued farm animals. Farm animal rides will happen throughout the day (subject to staff, animal health, and weather). Enjoy farm fresh goods, sweets and treats, ice cream, and more at the Farm Store!
All donations, petting farm admissions, and funds raised from rides will benefit the farm animal sanctuary located at Greenlands Farm, Helpers Of Our Farm. HOOF is a nonprofit organization centered around education and providing a sanctuary for rescued, donated, and in-need farm animals. Their mission is to provide continued care and a sanctuary to farm animals in need, educate children and adults by creating awareness of rescues and their needs, and demonstrate through animal rides and farm animal jobs how a rescue’s life can be re-purposed for good. HOOF is a platform for the community to learn, grow, and volunteer.
Come join Greenlands farm in celebrating our community and those who make a difference in it! This event is a fundraiser for your local educational farm and farm animal sanctuary who can't continue their work without your support. Can't make it but you see the value in HOOF's efforts to make a difference in your community? Consider a small donation! DONATE NOW
Helpers Of Our Farm, HOOF, is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, all donations are tax-deductible. Read more about HOOF at www.hoofnc.org
Greenlands Farm's Fall Community Day
October 22, 2016
10 am – 2 pm
Location: 668 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC 28422
TICKETS FOR SALE at event:
- PETTING FARM: $6 per person
– children 9 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult
– children under the age of 2 years (23 months and younger) are free with a paying adult
- FARM ANIMAL RIDES: $6 per person
– all ages $6
– children must be older than one year to ride
– weight limit applies to pony/horse rides (see below)
– cart rides: children must be older than 5 years to ride solo. Children 1-5 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult
- HAY RIDE & MILKING DEMO: $6 per person
– children 9 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult – children under the age of 2 years (23 months and younger) are free with a paying adult
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MORE TO DO!
The Brunswick County Animal Protective Services will be out with some wonderful furry friends for you to meet and adopt. Their goals are to create community partnerships to promote responsible pet ownership, decrease the overpopulation of domestic pets through spay-neuter programs and education, and to find every adoptable dog or cat a perfect, loving home. You never know, you may just find your forever fur friend!
CHICKEN POO BINGO!
Put your money on that plop! Join us in this fun and great cash prize winning game as we raise money and awareness for HOOF's rescued farm animals. Greenlands Farm is home to a farm animal sanctuary for rescued and donated farm animals used for educating the community on farm animals, rescues, and ownership. The Helpers Of Our Farm Petting Farm is open every Saturday (weather permitting) and their animals are also featured in kids’ camps and tours. Show your support for these animals that provide educational experiences and a furry back to pet!
Farm Bingo will be played on October 8th and tickets are sold up until 1 hour before the Chicken is released to start the game. The game will take place at Greenlands Farm’s and we encourage spectators. You don't have to be present to win!
This event is subject to volunteer envolvement and may not run if we are short staffed. We apologize, but we are keeping our fingers crossed we get enough help!
HERB HARTON, Wilmington, NC
Herb Harton has become a staple performer here at many farm events. He is a retired motion picture camera operator who now spends his time performing and teaching guitar. He grew up in western NC during the birth of rock & roll, the rebirth of the blues, and was always saturated with folk, country, and rythm, and blues songs. His repertoire is a vast, eclectic mix of thousands of song and he performs them all with gusto.He sings with a powerful voice that has extensive range and years of training. He is a walking history book of facts about the songs and the artists who wrote them. Come Join us for our fall festival and time travel with Herb to those thrilling days of yesteryear. He's a one man band that you don't want to miss.
FALL EVENT RULES
- Admission is FREE.
- All paid activity/ticket sale proceeds go to our rescue petting farm and farm animal sanctuary.
- You must purchase a ticket or show proof of purchase for all paid activities.
- Each ride ticket purchased is for one ride and one person. Please read ride rules at ride station.
- Each petting farm ticket is for entry all day, you must show your stamped hand to re-enter. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Children under the age of 2 years (23 months and younger) are free with a paying adult.
- We suggest you bring a chair or blanket for hanging out, eating, listening to live music.
- No outside cooler, food, drink, or alcohol.
- All bags subject to search.
- No pop-up tents or umbrellas.
- No contraband or illegal substances allowed.
- No smoking on premises.
- No dogs or pets of any kind.
- No posting of upcoming events.
- No passing out flyers or pamphlets.
- No laser pointers.
- No weapons.
- Parking for all access is next to the farm store, handi-capable parking is available in front of the farm store along Midway Road. Please display your parking permit for handi-capable parking.
Alcohol Sales & Consumption:
• Alcohol will not be sold or served to persons less than 21 years old, you must be born on or before the festival date in the year of 1994.
• Alcohol cannot be possessed or consumed by persons less than 21 years old. If a parent provides a minor alcohol, it is illegal and not allowed.
• Alcohol will not be sold or served to any person who is intoxicated.
• Intoxicated persons will not be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages.
In North Carolina, there are only four acceptable forms of identification you can use to buy alcoholic beverages:
1. Current driver’s license from North Carolina or other states. Currently, when drivers renew their driver’s license in our state, the NC Division of Motor Vehicles provides a paper 20 day driving certificate and then mails the permanent photo ID/driver’s license to the driver. Drivers are allowed to keep their old license until the renewed license is mailed to them. The temporary, 20 day paper license is considered a valid driver’s license, but the customer should also show their expired license along with the paper certificate when asked for identification.
2. U.S. Military Identification. These identifications are green and white with a photograph of the individual and physical description.
3. North Carolina Identification Card. An official State of North Carolina Special Identification (ID) card that has a photograph issued to a person who does not drive. Identification cards from other states are not accepted.
4. Official passport issued by any nation. Passports may be in the booklet or card form. Official forms of identification include a photograph, date of birth and written or electronic signature.
Greenlands Children’s Farm Pony Ride Rules
- You must sign a waiver before riding.
- There is a 75 pound weight limit for pony rides and it is strictly enforced. We have the right to refuse any child that we feel is over the weight limit for the pony. If a question of weight would arise, we will ask that the child be weighed with a scale to make sure he/she is not over the weight limit. Weight limit may not apply to larger ponies or horses, if available.
- Shoes must be worn while riding the pony and/or when standing near or by the pony.
- Parents or caregivers are responsible for watching their children at all times!
- NO throwing objects or hitting the pony at any time. If your child does this, they will be asked to leave and all rides will stop. Rides will only resume when the handlers feel it is safe for the pony and other children.
- No kicking the pony or jumping up and down on the saddle while riding. A child who does this will be removed immediately, their pony ride will end, and they will be asked to leave the pony ride area.
- Children must hold on to the saddle, grab strap, or mane with both hands.
- You must wear a helmet when riding.
- Children must be older than one year of age to ride. Children that are too young or too small to hold on by themselves must be accompanied by the parent while they ride.
- Children are not allowed to follow in front of, beside, or behind the pony while it is moving and/or giving rides.
- No handling or leading the ponies.
- Pony rides will be led by one of our animal handlers at all times, there will be no "ride alone".
- No feeding the pony or touching the pony’s face or mouth. Pet our pony on the neck or side.
- No Food or drink while riding the pony.
Greenlands Children’s Farm Cart Ride Rules
- You must sign a waiver before riding.
- There is no weight limit for cart rides.
- Only 2 adults, 1 adult and 2 children, or 3 children can ride at one time.
- Shoes must be worn while riding the cart and/or when standing near or by the cart.
- Parents or caregivers are responsible for watching their children at all times!
- NO throwing objects or hitting the carting animal at any time. If your child does this, they will be asked to leave and all rides will stop. Rides will only resume when the handlers feel it is safe for the animals and other children.
- No kicking or jumping up and down on the cart while riding. A child who does this will be removed immediately, their ride will end, and they will be asked to leave the ride area.
- Riders must keep hands and feet inside the cart at all times.
- Children must be 1 year or older to ride.
- Children must be older than 5 years of age to ride solo. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by a paid adult while they ride.
- Children are not allowed to follow in front of, beside, or behind the cart while it is moving and/or giving rides.
- No handling or leading the animals.
- Rides will be led by one of our animal handlers at all times; there will be no "ride alone".
- No feeding the animals or touching their face or mouth. Pet our animals on the neck or side.
- No Food or drink while riding the cart.
Greenlands Children’s Farm Barnyard Rules
- You must sign a waiver before entering the barnyard area.
- Only 35 people allowed in at a time in the barnyard area.
- DO NOT pick up, hit, be mean, poke, scare, or scream at the animals at any time.
- DO NOT feed the animals.
- No food or beverages allowed in the barnyard area. Also there are no bottles, sippy cups, your children’s toys, stuffed animals, other pets, pacifiers, or smoking allowed as well.
- DO NOT let your child put their hands in their mouth after petting an animal.
- Keep your child/childrens hands and feet out of the mouths of the animals.
- No personal items allowed in the barnyard area, including strollers & bags.
- DO NOT climb any fence.
- No barefoot or open toed shoes allowed inside pen.
- Sanitize your hands before entering and immediately upon exiting the barnyard area.
- If you get scratched or bit, from a surface or an animal, please go inside Greenlands Farmstore to recieve First Aid.
The above rules are in place for everyone’s safety. We take a no tolerance stance on them, if you do not cooperate you will be asked to leave the barnyard area or ride and no refund will be given.
There are some diseases and parasites that can be spread from animals to humans. The risk of infection through petting farm animals may be prevented by following everyday good hand hygiene measures. Therefore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that children and adults should wash their hands immediately after touching the animals at any petting zoo. Heightened precautions should be applied to high-risk groups: Children under age five, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women fall in the category of high-risk for serious infection, and hence should strictly follow all the precautions enforced in the animal contact area. If you prefer to wear gloves or shoe covers, please ask for a pair. **Upon reading this information at Greenlands Children’s Farm, you will have legally been aware & acknowledged of all the rules & policies set forth. Greenlands Children’s Farm is not responsible for any accidents or injuries. The Rules, Policies or anything written on this document is subject to change without notice.**
Under North Carolina law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.'