Come support your local farms at “The World’s Greatest Farmer Showdown” in Collegeville this October! This unique and family friendly event was designed to honor our area’s local farmers in a showdown of epic proportions. Located on the beautiful, 120 acre Longview Center for Agriculture, the Showdown is a celebration of all the dedicated farmers and vendors who work so hard to bring our residents the local bounty of the season. Think lumberjack festival-meets-farmer’s market!
Our community is invited to come watch local farm teams vie for big prizes and compete in contests such as the Pumpkin Shot Put, Wheel Barrow Obstacle Course and a farmer led harvesting competition! The showdown will begin at 12:00pm after the farm teams enjoy a hearty breakfast. Patrons are encouraged to get here early and enjoy the all day festivities which include an amateur chili cook-off, live music by The Whiskeyhickon Boys and specialty craft beer and locally inspired food from Victory Brewing Company.
The day will be filled with great farm based activities for adults and children alike, including kids showdown games, Lost Arts workshops and Alpacas join in the fun thanks to our friends at Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm. So come out and enjoy the day and support local vendors selling crafts, prepared foods and community awareness groups.
Entrance fee is $5 per person or $10 per car load, all proceeds will go towards Greener Partners’ mission. Greener Partners is a non-profit organization dedicated to building community through sustainable farming and farm-based education. Our highest aim is to inspire individuals and families in the tri-state area to connect with farmers, the environment and each other. By linking our natural and social ecosystems, we seek to improve the health of our neighborhoods, our bodies and the earth, all while making tasty, locally grown food accessible to all.
Event sponsorship and vendor opportunities are also available for local businesses and individuals. Contact [email protected] for more information. Greener Partners is a registered 501©(3) non-profit organization.
When: Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Where: Longview Center for Agriculture, 3215 Stump Hall Rd., Collegeville
Tickets: $5 per person or $10 per carload