September 22 marks the first day of fall, one of the best harvesting seasons of the year. To celebrate, CNC is going wild with the fall favorite, Back to Your Roots Farm Fair, presented by Northside Hospital, on September 16. With farm animals to pet and plenty of crafts to keep you occupied, this family fun day will be fun.
Here are four things you can look forward to at this year’s Farm Fair:
- Farm Animals
Crickets Farm will be at the fair until 3 PM with their Mobile Petting Zoo. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet goats, chickens, sheep, pigs, and other animals from the farm. Whether you want to teach your kids about farming or simply de-stress by petting a few goats, Crickets Farm will have something for you.
- The Unity Garden
Fresh produce is grown year-round in the Unity Garden and donated to the North Fulton Community Charities food bank on a weekly basis. To date, the Unity Garden has delivered over 62,000 pounds of fresh produce – that’s over 31 tons! During the fair you can explore the garden and learn about the crops that are currently growing. While there, you can also participate in some hands-on gardening activities.
- Live Music
Cedar Hill is an award winning bluegrass band from Atlanta. Their show includes both traditional and contemporary tunes along with a good dose of humor and astounding musical skill. Their performance is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and will leave you with a smile on your face.
- Naturally Artistic Special Exhibit Opens
CNC’s fall special exhibit will debut during Farm Fair. Show off your artistic talents by locating the four outdoor art stations scattered around the nature center grounds. This year’s stations will focus on the four elements: earth, water, fire, and air, and you can explore these concepts through painting, sculpture, and more.
The list goes on with crafts, face painting, movies, food trucks, and more. Experience it all at this year’s Back to Your Roots Farm Fair.
The Farm Fair is one of the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Family Fun Days. The activities are included with general admission and free to CNC members. Come join us on Sunday September 16 from 12–4 PM as we learn about the plants, animals, and people who provide food for our tables.
The mission of the Chattahoochee Nature Center is to connect people with nature. For more information visit www.chattnaturecenter.org.