The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, in partnership with Country Visions Cooperative, presents Farm Wisconsin’s first-ever Pig and Duck Races on Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19. The races will take place at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. on Friday and at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.
The Pig and Duck Races event is open to all and costs $5 per attendee, with kids three and younger admitted free. Guests are invited to extend their visit with a $5-off admission coupon to Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center. Plus, dads will receive FREE admission to the discovery center when accompanied by a paying family member.
“We have been showcasing many elements of Wisconsin agriculture, and jumped at the chance to bring this popular activity to Farm Wisconsin,” says Patty Lehn, Farm Wisconsin’s executive director. “It’s a great way for families to kick off Father’s Day weekend.” Farm Wisconsin is open weekly Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular admission rates range from $8 for youth 18 and younger to $16 for adults. Family memberships provide free admission for a year, as well as other benefits, and cost $80. More information can be found at farmwisconsin.org.
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural education center located in Manitowoc County. Farm Wisconsin connects visitors’ curiosity to the wonder of Wisconsin farming and provides guests with a better understanding of their food sources and their importance. The center features 10,000 square-feet of hands-on learning opportunities, and a birthing barn where visitors may watch calves being born. The center was named to Time for Kids’ “World’s 50 Coolest Places of 2019” and is a current TripAdvisor “Top Choice.”
Pleasure Valley is a local farm that lies on the edge of the Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest near Adell, WI. They are home to llamas, pigs, ducks, goats, and a pumpkin farm. Pleasure Valley farm has been family-owned since it was founded 153 years ago. Their grandchildren represent the seventh generation on the farm. Since 2013, Pleasure Valley has traveled around Wisconsin to bring joy to the public through pig and duck racing.