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Greenlands Farm will host their fourth annual Fall Farm Fest on Saturday, October 10th 2015, from 10AM to 3PM. The Fall Farm Fest will include activities for the kids, live music for the parents, and lots of all fun for everyone! There will be opportunities to meet, learn from, and interact with all of the rescued farm animals, as well as get in the mood for fall with some seasonal activities.  Pony rides (kids only), llama cart rides (adults and children), and a hayride/milking demo will happen throughout the day. Greenlands Farm proudly grows some of the HOTTEST peppers and is holding their 3rd annual Hot Pepper Eating Contest.  Grab an extra pair of socks, because it’s going to blow yours off!  Winner takes half the pot of contest entry fees.

Broomtail Brewery, of Wilmington, will be partnering with Greenlands Farm in a collaboration beer using Greenlands Farm's lemon drop peppers.  You don't want to miss a taste of this special and unique beer!  Other great Broomtail beers will be served at the festival along with a selection of fine wines.

Come join Greenlands farm in celebrating homestead farming and the harvests of fall.  Don’t forget to bring a chair! 

You can purchase tickets at the event but we encourage you to pre-purchase to avoid long lines.  A majority of all event proceeds go to support our rescued farm animals including hay for the winter, feed, animal care, and vet care.  This event is a fundraiser for your local educational farm and farm animal sanctuary.

 

EVENT DETAILS:
Greenlands Farm's Fall Farm Fest
October 10th, 2015
10 am – 3 pm
Location: 668 Midway Road SE, Bolivia, NC 28422
Admission FREE

TICKETS FOR SALE:
- Pony Rides (according to weight, max weight 150lbs)
- Llama Cart Rides
- Hay Ride & Milking Demo
- Petting Farm Child & Adult Entry (2 Adults FREE per family, children under 1 year free)
ONLINE: $4.50 each activity (includes tax, online fees apply) 
AT FESTIVAL: $6.00 each activity (includes tax)

HOT PEPPER EATING CONTEST: $5 online, $6 at festival

CHICKEN POO BINGO FUNDRAISER: $4 and $3 online, $6 and $4 at festival (see more information below)

READ BELOW ABOUT the Tap Takeover by Broomtail Brewery, Chicken Poo Bingo, Festival Musicians, and Festival Rules....

Follow & like our facebook event to get the most updates on our Fall Farm Fest!  www.facebook.com/events/835677596547809


BROOMTAIL CRAFT BREWERY - TAP TAKEOVER

Broomtail Craft Brewery is doing a "Tap Takeover" at Greenlands Farm!  Come enjoy great beers from Broomtail and taste the "Jus Sayin, Lemon Drop Hop", a collaboration beer with Greenlands Farm brewed with the farm's organic lemon drop hot peppers!  Broomtail's "Jus Sayin" Imperial IPA gets a unique and spicy citrus flavor from the lemon drop peppers.  Broomtail is barrel aging this beer and bringing the cask to serve it out of...how cool is that?!
Beers On Tap:

  • Jus Sayin, Lemon Drop Hop Imperial IPA - Currently Brewing 
  • Hay Day Lager - 4.8% ABV, 10.2 IBU
  • Moe-Beer Brown Ale - 5.4% ABV, 28 IBU
  • Rappe Imperial Stout - 7.4% ABV, 33 IBU
  • Smashing Grapefruits SMaSH Imperial Pale Ale - 8.4%, 82 IBUs

About Broomtail Craft Brewery:  Broomtail was born out of a love of the science and art of creating a great craft beer. We believe in the local craft beer movement and are proud to call Wilmington, NC home. We invite you to go along on this ride with us. We are the 'little guys'- the idealistic entrepreneurs that have a dream. Our goal is to bring together a community of craft beer enthusiasts that appreciate the art of great beer, along with the fellowship and friendships made along the way. 


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 our rescued farm animals.  Greenlands Farm is a farm animal sanctuary to rescued and donated farm animals used for educating the community on farm animals, rescues, and ownership.  Greenlands Farm’s 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 10th 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!


GREENLANDS FARM'S HOT PEPPER EATING CONTEST

Hot hot can you handle on the Scoville heat scale?! Knock your socks off with our farm grown hot peppers!  Find out how far away your socks will land for only $5 an entry...winner takes half the pot!  The other half goes to our rescue farm animals and will appreciate the pain and suffering you will be putting yourself through.

In 1912, Wilbur Scoville, a chemist by profession, developed a method to measure the heat leave of chili peppers. The test is named after him, known as the “Scoville Organoleptic Test.” The Substance that makes a chili so hot is called Capsaicin. Pure Capsaicin is rated somewhere between 15,000,000 – 16,000,000 Scoville heat units. To put Scoville heat units (SU) in a better prospective, a jalapeno is rated 2,500 – 8,000 SU compared to a Habanero which is rated 10,000 – 325,000 SU. 

Here's how our contest is laid out:

•    Round 1: Jalapeño (2,500 - 8,000 SU)
•    Round 2: Hungarian Hot Wax (5,000 – 10,000 SU)
•    Round 3: Lemon Drop (30,000-50,000 SU)
•    Round 4: Habanero (150,000-325,000 SU)
•    Round 5: Trinadad Moruga Scorpion (1.2 Million SU)

If there is a tie after round 5, remaining contestants will enter into a “Lightning Round” where the contestant who eats the most Trinadad Moruga Scorpions in 30 seconds is the winner.

DON'T MISS IT, we encourage spectators! Contest starts at 12.30 PM


  Herb Harton   Wilmington, NC

Herb Harton
Wilmington, NC

FESTIVAL MUSICIANS

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.


MORE, MORE, MORE!

The Bolivia Volunteer Fire Department will be joining us again (we love these guys!) for a fun and up close interaction with the firemen and their BIG trucks!  Our volunteer fire department does a wonderful job protecting and staying involved in our community and have always been great to Greenlands Farm. 

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!

TRACTORS!  Come out and see a collection of old and newer tractors from friends of Greenlands Farm.  Come sit in the seat and see if you are cut out for farming!

Special Fall Food to get you in the mood! 

  • 10 am: Cider Doughnuts...an old Northeast tradition! Pair our delicious cinnamon cake doughnut with a cup of apple cider. First come, first serve...only 50 doughnuts!
  • 11 am: Caramel apples! Apples on a stick dipped in gooey and delicious caramel. Limited availability...only 25 apples!
  • 12 noon: Harvest Hand Pies! Take a bite out of our delightful homemade hand pies filled with apples or pumpkins. Hurry and grab this treat, only 25 of each flavor!

FALL FESTIVAL RULES

  • Admission is FREE.
  • A majority of 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 under 1 are free. Two adults are free with each family. Please be considerate and honest and don't divide up your family to get more adults in for free.  Please read petting farm rules before entering, posted outside petting farm gate.
  • 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

  1. You must sign a waiver before riding.
  2. 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.  
  3. Shoes must be worn while riding the pony and/or when standing near or by the pony.  
  4. Parents or caregivers are responsible for watching their children at all times!  
  5. 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.  
  6. 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.  
  7. Children must hold on to the saddle, grab strap, or mane with both hands.    
  8. You must wear a helmet when riding.  
  9. 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.    
  10. Children are not allowed to follow in front of, beside, or behind the pony while it is moving and/or giving rides.  
  11. No handling or leading the ponies.  
  12. Pony rides will be led by one of our animal handlers at all times, there will be no "ride alone".  
  13. No feeding the pony or touching the pony’s face or mouth.  Pet our pony on the neck or side.  
  14. No Food or drink while riding the pony. 

Greenlands Children’s Farm Cart Ride Rules

  1. You must sign a waiver before riding.
  2.  There is a 325 pound weight limit for pony cart rides and 350 pound weight limit for llama cart rides.  Weight limits are strictly enforced. We have the right to refuse any rider that we feel is over the weight limit for the animals.
  3. Shoes must be worn while riding the cart and/or when standing near or by the cart.
  4. Parents or caregivers are responsible for watching their children at all times!  
  5. 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.  
  6. 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.  
  7. Riders must keep hands and feet inside the cart at all times.    
  8. Children must be older than 5 years of age to ride solo.  Children under 5 years must be accompanied by the parent while they ride.  
  9. Children are not allowed to follow in front of, beside, or behind the cart while it is moving and/or giving rides.  
  10. No handling or leading the animals.  
  11. Rides will be led by one of our animal handlers at all times; there will be no "ride alone".
  12. No feeding the animals or touching their face or mouth.  Pet our animals on the neck or side.
  13. No Food or drink while riding the cart. 

Greenlands Children’s Farm Barnyard Rules

  1. You must sign a waiver before entering the barnyard area.  
  2. Only 35 people allowed in at a time in the barnyard area.  
  3. DO NOT pick up, hit, be mean, poke, scare, or scream at the animals at any time.
  4. DO NOT feed the animals.  
  5. 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.  
  6. DO NOT let your child put their hands in their mouth after petting an animal.    
  7. Keep your child/childrens hands and feet out of the mouths of the animals.  
  8. No personal items allowed in the barnyard area, including strollers & bags.  
  9. DO NOT climb any fence.  
  10. No barefoot or open toed shoes allowed inside pen.  
  11. Sanitize your hands before entering and immediately upon exiting the barnyard area.    
  12. If you get scratched or bit, from a surface or an animal, please go inside Greenlands Farmstore to recieve First Aid.  

Greenlands Children’s Farm Hay Ride Rules

  1. You must sign a waiver before riding.
  2. Shoes must be worn while riding and/or when standing near or by the hay ride.
  3. Parents or caregivers are responsible for watching their children at all times!  
  4. NO throwing objects from the hay ride at any time. If your child or you do this, you will be asked to leave and all rides will stop.  Rides will only resume when the staff feels it is safe for other guests.  
  5. No standing or jumping up and down on the hay ride.  A person who does this will be removed immediately, their ride will end, and they will be asked to leave the ride area.  
  6. Riders must keep hands and feet inside the hay ride at all times.    
  7. Children must be older than 13 years of age to ride solo.  Children under 13 years must be accompanied by a paying adult.  
  8. Children are not allowed to follow in front of, beside, or behind the hay ride while it is moving and/or giving rides.  
  9. No feeding the animals or touching their face or mouth at the barn.  Pet our animals on the neck or side.
  10. No Food or drink while riding the hay ride. 

 

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.  

WARNING
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.**

WARNING
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.'


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