‘Down on the Farm’ Party Saturday at Darien Nature Center

Down on the Farm 2018 Darien Nature Center
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The Darien Nature Center is excited to announce that its 8th annual Down on the Farm event will take place on Saturday, May 26 at Cherry Lawn Park, with an early opening at 9:30 a.m. for special needs families.

The event will once again feature a petting zoo and pony rides courtesy of Pied Piper, and Almstead Trees will help kids travel to the treetops to get a bird’s-eye view of Cherry Lawn Park.

Down on the Farm Darien Nature Center crafts

Crafts at a past Down on the Farm party

There will also be construction trucks to climb aboard courtesy of Fox Hill Builders, picnic field games, face painting, patriotic crafts, nature activities, raffle prizes, giveaways, and more!

Touch a truck Down on the Farm Event-goers of all ages will have a variety of food options to enjoy. New this year, four food trucks will set up shop around the park, including: Cowabunga Grill offering burgers and fries, Dough Girls wood fired pizza, the Melt Mobile offering grilled cheese creations, and Skip’s Ice Cream.

Other specialty drinks, snacks and treats from local vendors will also be available throughout the day.

Down on the Farm Darien Nature Center animals“This annual event is organized and run by incredible volunteers and is a perfect Spring day outdoors for the whole family. We welcome hundreds of families each year!” Nature Center Executive Director Leila Wetmore said.

— an announcement from Darien Nature Center

Wetmore says proceeds from the event support the Nature Center’s work to promote a love and respect for the natural world.

Event Co-Chair and Nature Center board member Rachel Taylor says Down on the Farm was her family’s introduction to the town of Darien.

“We were blown away by the warmth and welcome we received as we explored all of the fun activities. Every year, we like to add new elements to keep it fresh, and I hope that this year will be the best yet,” Taylor said.

Down on the Farm trees zip

If You’re Going …

  • The “Down on the Farm” party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 26  at the Nature Center and Cherry Lawn Park, 120 Brookside Road in Darien.
  • Tickets are $10 per child and $5 per adult. Kids under one-year-old get in free! Tickets can be purchased online at dariennaturecenter.org/events, or the day of the event.
  • The rain date is Sunday, May 27.
  • For more information and questions, please contact Administrative Affairs Manager Leah Salomoni at 203-655-7459.


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