Fall Family Fun

Fall is a great time to visit our farm. Large pick your own pumpkin patch. In case you want one without going to the field, we have pumpkins in the yard, also. Many different animals and birds to see and feed. Take a tractor and wagon ride out to feed more animals and then go to the corn maze. Back at the farm, kids can ride a pony. Everyone can go for a horse and wagon ride. Kids also enjoy our large playground. Many different decorated areas for picture taking.

Palm Sunday Open House

Thursday, March 22 thru Sunday, March 25, 2018, we will have our mobile petting zoo set up for Anderson's Florist & Greenhouse Palm Sunday Open House. Open to the public and free to everyone. Thursday and Friday, many school children's will come on thru. Be sure to take in all the different animals and all that the Anderson's have to offer.

Mobile Petting Zoo

Want to Thank the Melrose Chamber for having our petting zoo and pony rides for there Friday night Riverfest Days (Friday, June 29). This is first year for them. Also, this past week, have booked Elbow Lake Flekkefest for both Friday (August 3) and Saturday (August 4). We Thank them, also. have been there for many years. Do you have an community event where you could use a petting zoo and pony rides?

Mobile Petting Zoo

Our mobile petting zoo will be starting the 2018 season shortly. For the third year, we go to Maple Lake, MN. for there big St. Patrick's Day celebration on Saturday, March 17th. Then we do the Palm Sunday Open House for Anderson's Florist and Greenhouse in Alexandria. We are set up Thursday, March 22 thru Sunday, March 25. Thursday and Friday, many schools and day cares come on out. Saturday, April 7th, we will be set up at the Minnewaska School for the Glenwood Expo. If you are interested in our mobile petting zoo, email us at dave@ericksonspettingzoo.com

Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10am-2pm. We have small baskets that the kids get to use to hunt for plastic eggs that are filled with candy and different prizes. Many different animals and birds to see and feed. Horse and wagon rides around the farm. Kick off spring and see all the new born babies. Admission: $6.50 per person, one and under, free.

Celebrate Spring/Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00am-2:00pm. We supply small baskets for the kids to search for filled plastic eggs all around the farm. The eggs will be filled with either candy or chances for larger prizes. Celebrate the rebirth of spring with the new born babies. Nothing cuter than baby lambs and goats. Will, also, be giving horse and wagon rides with our team of Haflingers. We have plenty of eggs all thru the day, so can come anytime between 10 and 2. Admission is $6.50 per person, one and under, free.

Pony Rides

A kids favorite and also, parents favorite, is to ride one of our ponies. So thankful for a group of kid friendly ponies. They are hooked up to a carousal and walk in a circle. We have one at the farm and one we set up at events we go to. (Most of the times, you can get a pony ride here at the farm, but not always. Call ahead, 320/491-3578 to make sure.)

New Year

The days are getting longer, Spring and Summer Festivals will be here before you know it. For the past dozen years, we have been fortunate to be a part of many community festivals and events. Past year, we had several new places we went with our petting zoo and/or pony rides. Many communities we have gone to for 6, 8 or even 10 years. Many thanks to all who have our animals at your event. Most communities book us right away for the following year. We really appreciate that. If they don't and somebody else ask us for that date, we will check to see if they are planning to have us back, before agreeing to a new place. With that said, would be also nice, if everybody that has had us, would get us booked for 2018. We do large and small petting zoo's. Large outside petting zoo consist of regular portable pens we set up for a variety of animals, goats, sheep, llamas, miniature horse and miniature donkey and rabbits. For inside petting zoo for Senior Care centers, we bring just a few animals, goats, sheep and rabbits. If we can be of service to you, just let us know.