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Childrens Area

The Children’s Area at the Hoes Down is truly amazing. There are HUNDREDS of things to do, for kids of all ages. Enjoy live entertainment, play games, grind grain, pet an adorable pig, climb all over the hay fort, and splash into the dunk tank – it is all included in the price of admission!

Utah Phillips Family Stage Line Up


11AM-noon: Clowning around with the circus

noon-1pm: Fiddle Players

1-2pm: Jimbo Trout

2-3pm: Izzi Tooinsky

3-4: Jubilee

4:30-5:30pm: Banana Slug String Band

7:15pm: Nighttime Story Walk with Minor Strings

Games Schedule


1pm – Sack Races

2pm – Three Legged Races

3pm – Watermelon Eating Contest

5pm – 31st Annual Manure Pitch Off


Tipi & Puppet Shows


A perfect quite place for nursing, napping, or reading a book!

Puppet shows in the Tipi with Jennifer Aguirre

Noon- Garden

         2pm - Oak Tree

         4pm - Barnyard Farm


A Nighttime Storywalk – 7:15pm


Come join us on a magical journey through the farm at sunset on Saturday’s eve. Follow the lanterns and musicians and see our harvest story unfold with a surprise at the end. Begins at the Utah Phillips Family Stage at 7:15. Don’t miss it! Great for young and old alike!


Wreath Room


2pm- Wreath Workshop


Children's Activities


Kids (aged 0-99) have their own hands-on area with all sorts of arts and crafts, pumpkin carving, petting zoo, ice cream churning, and more. Get wet in our water roller coaster with dunking tank; climb on the towering hay fort; go on a nature walk; and then spend some time reading in the tipi or listening to a story on the Family Stage. Yahoo, there's so much to do!

Clay Creatures

Corn Husk Dolls

Ice Cream Churning

Grain to Bread

Sheep to Shawl

Sunflower Seed Saving

Dunk Tank

Gourd Painting

Hay Fort

Necklace Makin'