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Raspberry Festival (Posted On: Sunday, July 15, 2012)

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Treat your family to a fantastic family outing at the Farmer’s Pantry on July 21, 2012 for their first annual Raspberry Festival.  The day is jam packed with fun activities for the whole family and lots of great things to eat.

Check out the entire schedule of events and make sure you mark the day on your calendar.

10:00 A.M.  
• OPENING of Market
• Pick your own Raspberries, Mother Nature allowing
• Pony Rides through the orchard available
• Enjoy Raspberry Treats made right here at the Farm throughout the entire day!
  
11:00 A.M.  
• Festival Activities Begin - Raspberry Festival Passport price is $25 for Family Pass, or $8.00 for Adult, $5.00 for child 10 and under.
• Your passport stations include:  unlimited/10 Hole Orchard Trail Mini-Golf on a ½ km trail through orchard, try to lasso one of our calves, try to untangle yourself from our brand NEW Rope Maze, get lost in the Cedar Maze, view and learn about our Live and Taxidermy Specimens in the Wildlife Interactive Center, pet and play with our farm animals in the petting areas and get a bit dirty on our Sand Mountain.
• Grey County Tourism will be joining us with their tourism vehicle,
• The Beaver Valley Outreach will be on site selling early bird tickets for the Canadian Mounted Police Ride at Cedar Run
• Get your face painted as your favorite berry or creature by Judy Shield who is also selling crafts and collectibles…..
• Enjoy a Wagon Ride through the farm
• Raspberry Spitting Contest – see who can spit their raspberry the farthest!

12:00 P.M. 
• Cooking Demonstration and Taster Samplers with Wine Pairing from Georgian Hill Vineyards … ADULTS ONLY…but no worries parents, Kids Coral available at no charge! 

Sneak preview:
• Kolapore Springs’ Sean Brady is preparing trout taco tasters
• The Farmer’s Pantry’s pulled pork sliders featuring Trudy’s Country Kitchen’s Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce and The Farmer’s Pantry’s special raspberry summer sweet dessert
• Simplicity Bistro is making Raspberry Macaroons
• recipes card will be available for all participants
• Kids Coral – Our staff will take your children on a farm search and discover adventure while you enjoy cooking demonstrations and pairings with tasters!

1:30 P.M. 
• Wagon Ride through the farm
• All areas listed at the 11:00 time schedule will be re-open after the Local food and Wine Pair is completed for the rest of the afternoon

2:00 P.M. 
• Pie Eating Contest – Yumm…. Raspberry Whipped Pie filling – be the first to finish your pie to be named the 2012 WINNER and receive a PRIZE!!! Please ensure that you there is room for you at our Raspberry Table by preregistering.

2:30 P.M.
Wagon Ride through the farm running every 30 minutes
4:00 P.M. 
End of the 2012 Raspberry Festival

For more information about The Farmer’s Pantry visit their website.  

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