To provide our guests with acres of fun, unique experiences and memorable farm adventures while increasing the awareness, understanding and appreciation of agriculture.
About Our Farm:
Busy Barns Adventure Farm LLC
began in the fall of 2008 when we
grew 550 mums and over 3 acres of
unique pumpkins and gourds. We
hosted a “Mum Field Tour” weekend
followed by a 2-day “Harvest Festival.”
These two events allowed our family
to recognize that we thoroughly enjoyed
having guests out to our farm to visit the
animals, walk the gardens, play and
learn about agriculture.
After a full winter of planning and an extremely busy spring and summer of building, we were excited to unveil our new adventure farm! In 2009, we dismantled, re-located and re-built a 30x60 foot arch barn. This restored traditional basement style barn called our 'Play Barn' houses the main straw play area with a 20’ tunnel slide, puppet theater, simulated milking cow, and more. It is a breathtaking structure that we are proud to showcase.
For the 2010 fall season we built a brand-new 'Animal Barn' and a beautiful 'Little Barn.' We supplied the farm structures with water and electricity, and constructed a unique silo gazebo. In addition, we relocated 3 remarkable corn cribs from a neighboring farm that house our poultry.
In 2011, we opened in the spring for our first annual Bunny Bonanza. The event included a hayride to the egg hunt field, baby farm animals, and of course, the Easter Bunny. We constructed an amazing new goat play area that features a two-story goat tower with a suspension bridge.
In 2012, we began to offer the barns and our Acres of Adventures to groups for special events. In addition to our birthday parties, we hosted graduation parties, class and family reunions, baby showers and weddings. In the fall, we proudly opened our new 'Bee Barn.' The Bee Barn houses a four-frame honeybee observation hive and neat educational exhibits on this important agricultural insect.
In May of 2013, we hosted a unique and successful fundraiser called the 'Fort Farm Challenge.' It consisted of a Family Farmathlon (bike, run and farm obstacle course), and an Ultimate Team Challenge (teams of 5 compete in 16 farm chore obstacles). We also offered a week-long summer 'Animal Camp' for children.
The 'biggest' project of 2013 was the constructed 90x64 foot Gathering Barn that will seat around 400 people. The Gathering Barn has a rustic country interior. It is a massive structure that is utilized by our school field trip groups, visiting families, rented out for weddings, special events, and to house farm equipment and do repairs as needed.
Fast forward to 2019 and see how the farm continues to grow every year with new adventures and activities for our guests.
View our website: www.thegatheringbarn.com
Everything at the Busy Barns Farm is built or grown by our family. Each year we continue to add new and educational adventures. Please visit this spring and fall to see what's new!