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Country Farm Fest

A Country Farm currently produces one annual event in the middle of October: Country Farm Fest.  However, we also offer a Pumpkin Patch, Farm Field Trips, and other farm activities 1–31 October. 


The Country Farm Fest is a family-produced event created to celebrate fall, foster community involvement, and provide good, clean, country fun for the entire family.

Join us as we celebrate our 11th anniversary!

October 13, 14 & 19, 20, 21 
10:00am – 9:00pm

Admission to the farm is free
Most activities cost between 50 cents and $1.00 per person.  We also offer a Fun Pass (see details below).  Specialty vendors fees vary. For a more detailed list of activities and their costs, see the Farm Activity Menu on the Farm Field Trips page.

Fun Pass.  In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we have developed a $10 Fun Pass to select activities at the Country Farm Fest (a $12 value!).  The attached rubber-band makes this punch card easily accessible when wrapped around a wrist.  Simply hand it to the attendant who will punch or mark the activity and off you go!  This value pass will keep kids busy a good part of a day. 

What's New

We are excited to introduce the following new elements to the festival.

Photo Booth

Step right up, our do-it-yourself photo booth allows guests to use their own camera and choose from a variety of available props to create your own
country farm masterpiece. 

Witches Kitchen

Don't let the cobwebs frighten you, this perfect, non-scarey tour inside the Witches Kitchen is fun for little ones too!  Among other things, find familiar "
friends", a collection of unique ingredients, and an ancient spell book handed down from generation to generation.

Free Activities

There are several free activities to enjoy.

Did You Know? Signage

Explore the grounds and discover interesting facts about agriculture through our “Did You Know?” signage. This fun-filled journey is a great educational experience for guests of all ages. 

Have an interesting fact you would like to share? Contact us. Together, we can teach others about Agriculture.

Artboard Alley

Step right up, our do-it-yourself photo booth allows guests to use their own camera and choose from a variety of available props to create your own country farm masterpiece.  

Pumpkin Checkers

Enjoy a complimentary game of pumpkin checkers located in the Farm Fresh Market.  

Find the Boot

Don’t forget our Find-the-Boot activity. Throughout the day announcements will be made to find the hidden boot. It could be anywhere on the grounds. If you find the boot, you get the loot! Giveaways are donated by generous shopkeepers and friends.

Open-Air Entertainment

Every year talented entertainers donate their time and talents free of charge for all to enjoy. We are extremely grateful for their generosity. Come help us bless them with an abundant audience. 

 Guests are invited to enjoy free performances by Many Strings, a husband and wife team nominated for duo group of the year 2013 by the Western Music Association.  Please see the Event Schedule for dates and times.

Demonstrations.  Chainsaws roar as Against the Grain transforms giant tree stumps into pieces of art right before your eyes.   Jamie Harward, of Ruby Red Creations, will provide a soap making demonstration.  Intricate Indian beadwork is performed by Tony Messerly.  A firebrand technique will be demonstrated using a piece a wood.  No animals will be used in this presentation.  See the Event Schedule for times.

We have been told we’re “The Best Kid Carnival in the West!”
No surveys have been taken to qualify this statement, but we are proud to be considered
for this acclaim just the same.

Other activities include:

Open-Air Entertainment

  • Pony Rides
  • Straw Maze
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Face Painting
  • Petting Zoo
  • Children’s Activities
  • Food and Fun
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Hayrides
  • Make-It / Take-It Crafts                
Dress for the weather
The Event Schedule is full of things to do throughout the day and into the evening. It features a variety of demonstrations, such as:
  • Blacksmithing
  • Soap Making
  • Wood Carving
  • Banjo Playing
  • Indian Bead Work
  • Leather Working
  • Branding Iron


The event sponsors several contests including our new Did You Know? Coloring Contest, along with a Costume Contest, Dutch Oven Cook-Off, a Chocolate Milk Chug. and
Find the Boot (no entry form required).  Don’t miss your chance to win cash and other fun prizes! Download contest forms here, or pick them up at the front desk during the festival.

Coloring Contest

The Did You Know? Coloring Contest booklet is full of interesting facts about agriculture.  Kids can have fun coloring while learning about animals and farming.  Enter for a chance to win a Fun Pass (see details above) to activities redeemable at the Country Farm Fest.

Costume Contest

Dutch Oven Cook-Off

Bring your cast iron and your appetite for a chance to win a prize.  The contest consists of two categories:  Main Dish and Dessert.  Contestants may participate in one or both categories.  Specific rules apply. Please review them carefully.

Chocolate Milk Chug

Like milk? For a $1 fee, enter the Chocolate Milk Chug! Each contestant receives a souvenir cup filled with the award-winning Winder Farms chocolate milk. This contest is held daily at 11:30 am and 7:00 pm.


Throughout the day announcements will be made to Find-the-Boot.  It could be hidden anywhere on the grounds. If you find the boot, you get the loot! Giveaways are donated by generous shopkeepers and friends.

Make-It / Take-It Crafts

These fun hands-on activities encourage participants to explore their creativity while giving new life to recycled materials. 

I-Spy Bottle

For crafters of any age. A uniquely shaped glass bottle soon becomes a hunt for hidden treasure. This quick, fun project will provide hours of entertainment for years to come.  Make it for yourself or give it as a gift.  How many things can your eye spy?

Pocket Purse

Transform an old jean pocket, colorful fabric braids, and other embellishments to create a must-have accessory for girls of all ages.

Wacky Witch

Cutting and pasting skills are used to magically transform a simple egg carton into a witches face.

Craft Bag

An ordinary brown kraft bag with handles is embellished with paper cutouts and stickers; a quick, easy project perfect for young crafters.


Participants use a brightly painted dried gourd as a body; then add eyes, feathers, feet, etc. to create a one-of-a-kind creature.

Silly Snake

Create a fun—and not-so-scarey— stringing together corn cobs and beads.

Trick-or-Treat Bucket

This fun project allows kids to customize a recycled purple can by adding paper cutouts: a yellow moon, a black bat and cat, an orange pumpkin, a ghost, spooky house and tree, etc. to create their own Halloween treat container.

Farm Fresh Market

Our Farm Fresh Market  Farm Fresh Market specializes in falls bounty and provides a venue for a large variety of pumpkins, winter squash, gourds, seasonal fruits and fall decorations.

Along with other offerings located inside the barn, the Corn Sandbox is where kids can jump in and play to their hearts content.  One of agriculture's finest products, these golden pellets entertain the kids then, after the Fest, they become feed for our pigs.

Enjoy a complimentary game of pumpkin checkers or take a hayride to the pumpkin patch.  The wagon leaves about every 15 minutes.


Quality Inn / Payson
830 N Main Street

We have made arrangements with the Quality Inn in Payson for our guests to enjoy discounted rates during the event (Oct 12th – 21nd). Mention Country Farm Fest when booking your room(s) and you will receive the following discounts.

1-Adult 1-Bed $75.00 + tax (reg $85.00)
1-Adult 2-Beds $81.00 + tax (reg $91.00)
2-Adults and kids $85.00 + tax (reg $95.00)

Volunteers & Sponsors

A big THANK YOU goes out to all of the volunteers and local merchants who donate their time, talents, equipment, and support that help make this festival such a success. We couldn’t do it without you.

We are dedicated to a safe and nurturing environment and strive to offer the best possible experience for our guests to enjoy. If you would like to participate in the Fest by becoming a Vendor, Sponsor, Volunteer, or have another interest you would like to share, please contact us for further information.

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