General Activities


Horse-Drawn Hayrides

Take a hayride on a hay wagon drawn by one of our draft horse teams. Or, step into one of our hand built carriages and ride in style! Allow 40 minutes for these rides, which take you through the upper pastures to our scenic Brazos River Valley overlook and back. Tickets may be purchased in the Hayride Area.
Adults - $8
Kids - $5
Family - $25

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Hay Bale Maze

A favorite attraction for kids of all ages! You can purchase an all day pass for just $2 and enjoy hours of fun in this large walk-through maze built with straw bales.


Petting Zoo

Each year our farm animal petting zoo draws young visitors for a close-up look at a variety of farm animals, as well as a few cuddly puppies.

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Audiovisual Presentation

Our ten-minute audiovisual presentation, “Portrait of Our Community,” will be shown continuously throughout the day in the video room adjacent to the Gray Barn at Heritage Farm.


Homestead Gristmill

A featured attraction at the Fair is our restored 1760’s gristmill, where we grind fresh flours and cornmeal.

In the mill room, watch as the water wheel–driven gears turn the gears which rotate the upper millstone that grinds dried corn kernels into fresh cornmeal.

On the west side of the mill, you can watch the overshot water wheel turn as the water flows over it from the flume. We rebuilt this wheel and flume when we restored the mill building.

Be sure to sample some of the baked goods made from the mill’s baking mixes. Just outside the front door, stop by the tasting tent—cinnamon streusel muffins, sweet potato muffins, gingerbread, oatmeal raisin cookies, apple cider cake donuts, fresh cornbread and cranberry pancakes are among the favorites.

Homestead Gristmill is open year-round.

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