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.

Mobile Petting Zoo

Taking our mobile petting zoo on the road is a big part of our business. From our truck and trailer to setting up a large zoo. To visiting area Senior Care Centers with our small animals and pens. We do town festivals, company picnics, local county fairs and area threshing shows. For the month of June, begin Saturday, June 3rd for Kid's Day in Glenwood, MN. Friday, June 9th (11-7) and Saturday, June 10th (10-6) Grand Opening for Bill's Superette in Royalton, MN. Saturday, June 17th, Specktaller Day, Avon, MN. Thursday, June 22nd, Jaycee's Block Party, Willmar, MN. Saturday, June 24th, Rib Fest, Alexandria, MN. Tuesday, June 27th, Country Manor Campus, Sartell,MN. If you have an interest in our mobile petting zoo, please contact us. At this time we don't travel to the Twin Cities area.

School Field Trips

With Spring, comes new baby animals and time to book a school field trip. Children get the chance to explore a real farm, see many farm animals and birds in their natural setting. Get the experience to see, feel, pet and even feed them. If wanted, we will also include a pony ride as one of the activities. Rate for school field trips is just $5.00 per child. Email today about a date. dave@ericksonspettingzoo.com

Mobile Petting Zoo

Our traveling petting zoo goes to many different events thru the year. This Saturday, will be at the Pope County Expo held at the Minnewaska Area High School. Will be set up from 10:30-3:30. Will have goats, sheep, miniature horse, miniature donkey, llama and rabbits. Check out our schedule on the Mobile Petting Zoo page. Please contact us if you would be interested in a petting zoo for your event. 

Easter Egg Hunt

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is fast approaching! From 10-2 on Saturday, March 26th, visitors can get one of our Easter basket and the kids can search and fill their basket. (Eggs are put out thru the day, so can come anytime between 10 and 2). Once basket is filled, the plastic eggs are opened up to see what you will get! Eggs are filled with candy and other prizes. Besides the egg hunt, check out all the baby goats and sheep, miniature horses, miniature donkeys, llamas, pot belly pig, rabbits and all the different colored chickens, ducks, geese, pheasants and pigeons. Corn available for a quarter to feed the animals and birds. Admission is just our regular rate of $6.50 per person,one and under, free.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 26, from 10am-2pm is our annual Easter  Egg Hunt here on the farm. Spring, time of rebirth, means many new born animals here for the kids to see, pet and even feed if they want. We have corn available to purchase for a quarter to feed the animals. We put out eggs thru the day, so can come anytime between 10 and 2. Plastic eggs are filled with candy and prizes. We have small baskets that the kids can use, (please don't bring your own or plastic bags, this isn't a contest to see how many you can pick up). Once you have your basket filled, they will be opened to see what you have won. Admission is our regular rate of $6.50 per person, one and under is free.

2016 Season

Getting excited for our 2016 season to get started in full force. We have a few people come on out during the winter by appointments. Yesterday, had a family on out and they got witness the birth of a new baby goat! Tomorrow, Saturday, May 12th, we do the petting zoo for the Maple Lake St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Next Thursday thru Sunday, petting zoo for the Anderson's Florist & Greenhouse Palm Sunday Open House. In two weeks is our annual Easter Egg Hunt here on the farm. Excitement is in the air!