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image Clark Hurst picks up a baby goat at the Clark Historic Farm’s 2014 Baby Animal Days.

April 23, 2015
Clark Farm to host lots of baby animals and kids this Saturday

It’s spring time in Tooele County, which means baby farm animals are ready for their close-ups.

The Friends of the Clark Farm will again host Baby Animal Days on April 25 and May 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic farmstead. On top of a petting zoo for children to interact with local farmers’ newest additions, there will be a variety of activities and programs offered.

Wagon and pony rides are will be held during both weekends of the event. There will also be a craft barn for kids and local food vendors serving up lunch, according to event organizer Laurie Hurst.

Other highlights include a reptile exhibit, a storyteller and local entertainment.

“All of our activities are geared toward families,” Hurst said.

Some activities will only be available specific weekends. On April 25, there will be a seed and seedling exchange for attendees that bring selections from their own garden to swap.

Hurst said the local 4-H chapter will make terrariums at the April 25 edition of the event only.

On May 2, the select events will place a heavy emphasis on the heritage of the community and its residents. Most of Grantsville’s earliest residents were English or Swedish, Hurst said, and their legacy will be honored with folk dances and a maypole.

Grantsville has a long history with horse racing, which will also be honored at the May 2 edition, Hurst said. There will be stick horse races and other horse racing related events and activities tied to the Kentucky Derby, which runs the same day.

For county residents willing to lend a hand, there will be discounts on tickets to the Baby Animal Days. The Benson Gristmill is holding a cleanup day on April 25 from 8 a.m. to noon, and anyone who volunteers will be able to get a buy one, get one free discount to the Clark Farm event, Hurst said.

Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children and $12 for a family pass per day. Admission includes two tickets per individual passes and 10 tickets in the family pass for pony rides and crafts that require tickets.

For more information about the event and a schedule of activities, visit the Friends of the Clark Farm website at clarkhistoricfarm.org. 

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