Blake Farms is a year-round favorite and if you haven’t been before (or if you need an excuse to make the visit), here are the reasons to check it out this summer.
Summer Kick-Off Festival // June 10th – 12th
Blake’s brand new Summer Kick-off Festival includes children’s activities, live music, dazzling fireworks, great food and drink, and much more. Highlights include FREE admission to Funland on Friday, June 10th from 10am – 1pm (register for tickets), pony rides, pig racing contests and line dancing. Admission is free, additional fees for some activities. For the daily schedule, register for FREE Friday Funland tickets and don’t miss out on the firework show on Saturday night.
There’s SO much to do at Funland and with a Blake’s Season Pass you’ll have unlimited access for only $44.95 per person (day passes are $11.95 per person). With two locations (Blake’s Big Apple or Blake’s Cider Mill) the kids will have a blast with the wagon rides, animal petting farm, John Deere speedway, Barnyard 500 tricycle track, Play structures, straw mountain, corn maze, sports zone, and more!
Beginning with strawberry picking in June, there’s nothing better than taking the kids out on the ‘train’ to fill baskets full of fresh produce. Not only is it great fun, it also helps kids learn where their food comes from and what it looks like before it arrives in the grocery store.
Lavender Market // July 15th – 17th
Discover lavender’s beauty and health benefits at Blake’s annual Lavender Market. The open-air marketplace will host over 150 Michigan artisans, DIY workshops, educational speakers, children’s activity tent and u-pick lavender. There will also be delicious lavender-infused treats for sale, from lemonade and cupcakes to Blake’s Hard Cider and Blake’s Brewing Co. limited edition lavender-infused hard cider and beer. Tickets are $12 per person and children 12 and under are free.
Blake’s Backyard is a newly renovated greenhouse with outdoor dining. Pick out flowers, greens and trees for your garden, enjoy a family meal and stock up on cider and donuts for the drive home.
It’s been a year and if you need to get out the house and reconnect with friends, plan a summer evening campfire at Blake’s. Reserve a private campfire area, enjoy cider, donuts and s’mores as you spend time catching up with grownups and let the kids run around Barnyard Funland before bedtime.