LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– Learn about life on the farm inside the Big Red Barn at the annual 4-H Farm Friends exhibit at the Gwinnett County Fair, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. The 10-day event will run Sept. 15-25.
Farm Friends features tons of hands-on fun, from petting rabbits, goats and sheep to “milking” Daisy, the wooden sawhorse cow. Visitors can play barnyard trivia, celebrate the birthday of Ellie May the donkey and see ducklings and fluffy baby chicks.
This year, the exhibit is celebrating its 32nd year of promoting agriculture to children and parents through the Gwinnett County 4-H Club.
“Youth living in urban settings like Gwinnett County aren’t usually exposed to agricultural life, like milking cows, raising livestock or hatching chickens,” said Pamela Bloch, interim County Extension Coordinator and 4-H County Extension Agent. “This is such a great learning opportunity for everyone to get a glimpse of life on the
In conjunction with the exhibit, 30-minute group tours are available from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on weekdays. To schedule a tour, email Barbara.Larson@GwinnettCounty.com.
Discovery Day for toddlers, homeschool families and groups is from 11 a.m. to noon on Sept. 23. This reserved time slot allows young visitors to enjoy the Farm Friends experience without larger school crowds present. The cost for each is $2 per child.
For more details, visit GwinnettExtension.com.