Butler County Farm Tour

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Free, drive-it-yourself tour of local farms!

Date & Time: October 7th & 8th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Times will vary by location (details to come)

The Butler County Farm Tour is back for 2017, and it’s better than ever! Various locations will be open for touring, each with special activities and fun educational opportunities planned. With so many farms in this region, this will be a great chance to learn where your food comes from and meet the friendly faces that work diligently to provide it!

This drive-it-yourself event is FREE, however a couple stops have pre-existing fees. Many of the farms and stops will have goods for sale, or special activities with an extra cost. Please read the Farm Tour Etiquette section in the right column.

Details are subject to change. Please check back for the latest updates and join our Facebook event.


FARMS


STOPS

Best Eat & Treats
Open:
info to come
Address:
What to Expect: This food truck is always ready to roll, catering fun food with local flavoring to parties and special events.
Dining: Food truck menu available (details to come)
 

DR Distillery
Open:
October 7-8 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Address:1140 Kiester Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
What to Expect:

  • Coin operated batting cages
  • Bring your car and take pictures with replica Sinclair gas pumps

Dining: Tastings and purchase of distilled products available for guests 21+
 

Glass Blowing Center
Open: October 7-8 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Address: 114 Leonard Rd, Hilliards, PA 16040
What to Expect: Educational presentation and live demonstration of glassblowing

North Country Canning Company
Open: October 7-8 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Address: 111 Arrowhead Drive, Slippery Rock, PA 16057
What to Expect:

  • ‘Beer break’ with a tour
  • Tour of facility with topics including sustainability of operations, malt & hops class
  • Corn hole, foosball and pool table offered for kids/break from tour
  • Shirts and hoodies available for purchase

Dining:

  • Beer brined chicken off the grill
  • Complimentary beer (21+) or root beer for attendees
  • Beer available for purchase after, by the pint, 6 pack, 12 pack, case or barrel
     

Playthings Etc. Family Toys & Hobbies
Open: (closed on Sundays)
Address: 2483 William Flynn Highway, Butler, PA 16001
What to Expect:

  • Educational topics including planting of herbs, 4-H animal raising and use of drones on farms
  • Display of toy farm equipment
  • (Possible animal encounters from 4-H clubs like rabbit club, etc.)
  • Potted herbs for window gardens available for purchase

Dining: Free freshly popped popcorn with several seasoning options (possibly from Con Yeager)
 

Zanella Milling
Open:  October 7-8 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Address: 111 Main Street, West Sunbury, PA 16061
About:

  • Facility tours with educational topics including buckwheat flour milling process and history of the mill
  • Buckwheat flour available for purchase as well as everything in store

Dining:

  • Pancake and farm fresh sausage meal all day $5 per plate
  • Buckwheat food samples
  • G.B. tree and Wunderbar (details to come)
     

SPONSORS

When?
Oct 7 2017 - 10:00am to Oct 8 2017 - 4:00pm
Admission:
$0
Phone:
724-234-4619

Farm Tour Etiquette

During the farm tour, you will be visiting people's homes, families and their livelihood. Please show the same respect that you would expect at your home!

  • Please limit your visits to the advertised times for each stop
  • Be courteous and drive/park only where directed
  • Responsibly dispose of trash
  • Do not smoke on any of the farms
  • Please leave pets at home
  • Do not feed the animals, unless permitted
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Farm Tour Tips

  • Plan your route ahead of time! Your GPS will come in handy but with spotty service in some areas, knowing your route beforehand will help to make the most of your time during the farm tour.
  • Come prepared with supplies! Proper shoes, clothing, hand sanitizer and bug spray will help your time on the farm tour to run smoothly. If you plan on making purchases at the farms, a cooler will come in handy, as well. Remember cash and a camera, and you’ll be set!

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