September 16th, 2011

Farm FestWagon tours, dairy cows and free ice cream are just a few of the things visitors can expect to see at this year’s Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest.

The event will take place at the C.V. Antique Engine & Machinery Association, located at 1501 Criders Church Road in Chambersburg, on Saturday, September 17. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m.

This year’s festival will feature wagon tours, face painting, barrel train rides, great food, free milk, free ice cream and a chance to get up close with dairy cows. Visitors can even take a turn milking the cows if they’d like. Baby calves will be on display as well.

The wagon tours will take people to the Burkholder Dairy Farm, located at 1077 Twin Bridge Road. Owned and operated by Mark and Joyce Burkholder, the dairy milks 84 cows with a replacement herd and grows corn, alfalfa, soybeans, grass hay and barley. On Saturday, the farm will offer a unique Farm Fest demonstration as the first dairy to have a flat parlor in use.

The Franklin Fall Farm Fun Fest, sponsored by the Franklin County Farm Bureau, will end at 3:00 p.m.


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