June’s beautiful weather plus the farm’s biggest event of the year, attracts a huge crowd. Our sheep are sheared and a demonstration of sheep herding by well trained dogs is presented. Local craftspeople show off their wool dying, spinning and weaving techniques. A variety of wool products are on sale.
Kids – and parents and grandparents too – love seeing the new lambs with the other animals. Everybody enjoys hayrides along the Don McIntyre Trail through the woods.
The silent auction to raise money for the care of the animals and maintenance of the farm has a fascinating array of items donated by our supporters. If your bid doesn’t earn you what you wanted, you can stock up on Taylor-Bray hats, tee-shirts and activity books.
This festival takes advantage of the Cape’s wonderful early fall weather. Come for hay-wagon rides along the Don McIntyre Trail and old time games for the kids.
Pumpkins, gourds, calendars as well as Taylor-Bray Farm T-shirts, hats, activity books and crafts are on sale. Enjoy hot dogs, apple cider, cider donut holes and other treats.
Visit with the animals. There are Nester and Sam, our miniature donkeys, George and Henry, our Nubian goats, Chloe, our Scotish Highland cow and of course, the sheep and chickens.
Start the Holiday season with a visit to Taylor-Bray Farm. During the festival the barn is filled with delicious homemade baked goods, wreaths, swags, centerpieces and other crafts, all made by farm volunteers. Taylor-Bray Farm calendars, activity books, t-shirts and grocery bags are available.
On the grounds you can purchase a beautiful Christmas tree – many sizes to choose from – and take a tractor drawn hayride, using our “new” 1952 John Deere MT tractor, weather permitting. While you are at the farm, be sure to visit the animals.
Thanks to Carl R. Jacobs for the aerial photos and Bill Low for several others.