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Experience the fall harvest at Kawartha Farmfest

September 21, 2016 - Local residents and visitors will have an opportunity to experience farm life and celebrate the annual harvest first-hand during the 14th Annual Kawartha Farmfest on Saturday October 1.

More than a dozen venues will be part of this year’s self-driving tour along the City’s scenic country roads and rolling hills.

“We are very excited to have the chance to see the new self-serve robotic milking stations at Thurston’s dairy farm,” said Kelly Maloney, Agriculture Development Officer. “The cows choose when they wish to be milked and enter the robotic milking stall any time day or night.”

Participants taking part in this year’s self-driving tour can stop at a variety of farms to see where their food comes from, meet the farmers and have a chance to interact with the animals such as alpacas, cows, pigs, chickens and more. New this year, try your hand at making apple cider at Dromoland Orchard and Stables. In addition there are countryside attractions featuring, among other things, Kawartha Dairy ice cream, local Farmers’ Markets and a live auction.

Admission stickers will be available in advance at Kawartha Dairy stores in Lindsay and Bobcaygeon, at the City’s municipal service centres, selected libraries or at any of the host sites on October 1 during the event. Kawartha Farmfest will run from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under the age of 14. Participants will receive an admission sticker and program passport with a detailed map.

Visit KawarthaFarmfest.com for more information or call Kawartha Lakes Economic Development at 705-324-9411 extension 1232.

FarmFest 2016

Farmfest 2016

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For further information please contact:

Kelly Maloney, Agriculture Development Officer

705-324-9411 extension 1208

kmaloney@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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