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Went to the WA Evergreen State Fair yesterday and visited your petting zoo. Wow! What an wonderful experience. Best petting zoo ever. Reminded me of when I was a kid when animals and people were actually allowed to be together! So frustrating when we go to fairs and petting zoos and the handlers won't allow you to touch their animals. And it was FREE!  Thank you, THANK YOU! The staff was so relaxed yet diligent in cleaning up poop and insuring the well being of both animals and guests. WOW! Kids had fun and I was thrilled to pet wallabies, llamas, fawns, piglets and all the other amazingly well-behaved animals. How do they all get along so well? Whatever the secret is, THANK YOU! I hope you will be back again next year?

Sincerely,

Molly

Your petting zoo is the best ever. I went to the one in Orange County (Southern CA.). I could have spent the entire day there. Got some excellent pictures. 

 

One genius goat was just waiting by the food dispensing machine. When people put money in, he pushed them out of the way and ate the pellets right out of the machine. A much smaller goat could never reach where the pellets came out so he was standing on top of the hay to get the sympathy vote. 

 

I was especially impressed with the variety of animals. I had never seen where children (and adults) were also allowed to brush them. 

 

I hope you come again every year. I will be there. I will plan it so that I can spend at least 1 hour there. Had a great time. Your animals are clearly well taken care of.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Patty Boge  (veterinarian)

Good afternoon,

I am writing to congratulate you on the wonderful experience that you afford children and adults by providing a petting zoo experience.  My friend and I attended the petting zoo at the recent Orange County Fair in California and we had a great time there.  The animals were clean and happy and the animal carers were knowledgeable and attentive to the animals' needs.

This is a great idea to educate people about animals and also to foster better animal/human relationships.

Well done!

Sincerely,

Maureen

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June 2023

June 1- 24 • West Virginia Tour

(dates and locations TBA)

 Petting Farm

June 7 – July 4 • San Diego County Fair (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays)

Del Mar, CA 

www.sdfair.com 

Petting Farm • Ag-ventureland (Tentative) 

June 7 – 11 • Merced County Fair 

Merced, CA

www.mercedcountyfair.com 

Petting Farm

June 16 – July 9 • Alameda County Fair

(Closed the first two Mondays and Tuesdays)

Pleasanton, CA 

www.alamedacountyfair.com 

Petting Farm

May 2023

May 4 – 14 • Buc Days

Corpus Christi, TX 

www.bucdays.com  

Petting Farm • AG-Ventureland

May 18 – 21 • Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Pasadena, TX  

www.strawberryfest.org

Petting Farm

August 2023

August 2 – 13 • Ventura County Fair

Ventura, CA 

www.venturacountyfair.org

Petting Farm 

August 25 – September 4 • Colorado State Fair

Pueblo, CO

www.coloradostatefair.com

Petting Farm • Pony Ride

September 2023

September 7 – 17 • New Mexico State Fair 

Albuquerque, NM 

www.exponm.com 

Petting Farm • Pony Ride • GASCAR Crazy Animal Races

September 14 – 24 • Oklahoma State Fair 

Oklahoma City, OK 

www.okstatefair.com

Petting Farm • Pony Trail Ride • GASCAR Crazy Animal Races • Kids Can Cook Cooking Show

September 20 – October 1 • Kern County Fair

Bakersfield, CA

www.kerncountyfair.com

Petting Farm

September 28 – October 8 • Tulsa State Fair

Tulsa, OK 

www.tulsastatefair.com

Petting Farm • Pony Ride • Picture on a Pony Booth • Kids Can Cook Cooking Show

September 23 – October 30 • Arizona State Fair

Phoenix, AZ

www.azstatefair.com

Petting Farm

September 29 – October 22 • State Fair of Texas

Dallas, TX  

www.bigtex.com

Pony Ride

January 2023

January 7 – 22 • National Western Livestock Show & Rodeo

Denver, CO 

www.nationalwestern.com 

Petting Farm • Pony Ride • Picture on a Pony • Farmyard Follies

February 2023

February 9 - 20 • Florida State Fair 

Tampa, FL 

www.floridastatefair.com 

Petting Farm • Ag-Ventureland • Farmyard Follies

February 9 – 26 • San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo

San Antonio, TX 

www.www.sarodeo.com

Petting Farm • Pony Ride • Picture on a Pony

March 2023

Feb 28 – March 19 • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston, TX

www.rodeohouston.com

Petting Farm • Pony Rides • Picture on a Pony

April 2023

March 31 – April 16 • San Angelo Livestock Show and Rodeo

San Angelo, TX  

www.sanangelorodeo.com 

Petting Farm

April 20 – 30 • Pima County Fair

Tuscan, AZ

www.pimacountyfair.com  

Petting Farm • GASCAR Crazy Animal Races

October 2023

State Fair of Texas (October dates TBA)

in the GO TEXAN Pavilion Dallas, TX 

www.gotexan.org 

Everything That Matters in the Kitchen Cooking Show

State Fair of Texas (October dates TBA)

Dallas TX 

www.bigtex.com 

Kids Can Cook

December 2022

Nov 25–27, Dec 2–4, 9–11, 15–22 • Lone Star Lights at Carolina Creek

Huntsville, TX 

lonestarlights.org

Petting Farm

Dec 1–3 & 8–10 • Sights & Sounds of Christmas

San Marcos, TX 

sights-n-sounds.org

Petting Farm

Dec 3 • Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Flower Mound, TX 

flower-mound.com/2149/Christmas-Parade-and-Tree-Lighting

Petting Farm

Dec 12 • Holly Jolly Christmas

Stephenville, TX

stephenvilletexas.org/events/details/holly-jolly-christmas-2022-40526

Petting Farm

November 2023

November 3 – 12 • Volusia County Fair

DeLand, FL  

www.volusiacountyfair.com

Petting Farm

July 2023

July 14 – August 13 • Orange County Fair

Costa Mesa, CA 

www.ocfair.com 

Petting Farm

July 14 – 30 • California State Fair 

Sacramento, CA 

www.calexpostatefair.com 

Petting Farm