"Life is like a coin: You can spend it any way you want, but you only get to spend it once"

-Lillian Dickson

 

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Celebrate a birthday or other special event at the farm!  Ride a pony, go for a hayride, hunt for chicken eggs, play in the creek, relax by a bonfire . . .  Whether you bring your own party and use us for a venue and entertainment or have us do the whole kit ‘n kaboodle, the farm is the perfect place to make memories!

Birthday parties are generally scheduled for 2 hours, and can be reserved Sunday-Friday (we are closed on Saturday) from 10am til an hour before sundown (you may stay after sundown, but we will put the horses/activities to bed by sundown!).  

Here's what to do: 

1.  Choose the Party Option from below.  

2.  Call 423-488-3993 to schedule your party.  A deposit of at least 50% will be required to hold the party. 

3.  Invite your guests!  Guests might want to be aware of the following: 

  • Wear clothes suitable for an outdoor party on the farm.  If it's rained recently, it could be muddy!  
  • Seating is limited, so bring along a camp chair.
  • Be prepared for a little walk from the parking area to the party site.  (Elderly or disabled guests may be dropped off closer to the party.)
  • All guests must sign our Waiver, which they can do in advance from this website by signing the widget at the bottom of the page.   

PARTY OPTION A:  Complete Pony Party at the Farmyard

Don’t worry about anything other than the pizza (or hot dogs, or whatever food you'd like to bring, if you feel the need to provide food)!  Cost is $359 for up to 12 kids/25 guests or $479 for up to 24 kids/45 guests ($8/child extra for a few additional kids).  Includes the following (other a la carte activities can be added or substituted):

  • Use of the Farmyard for 2 hours
  • Pony Rides for 1 hour (2-3 horses; starts about 10 minutes after the party start time)
  • Hayride (about 20-30 minutes, usually after the pony rides)
  • Fun, horse-themed cake and cupcakes (1 cupcake per child)
  • Party favors for the kids
  • Bottled water
  • Plates, cutlery, & napkins
  • Decor:  Bandana/western theme in red/blue or pink;  includes tablecloths, centerpiece, birthday bunting, and photo booth props
  • Seating:  2 picnic tables (seats 10-12 kids each).  You might encourage guests to bring camp chairs for extra seating.

PARTY OPTION B:  Choose your own birthday adventure . . .

You make it pretty, and we provide the fun!

1.  Select a Venue ($50):

  • Farmyard (best for pony rides):  Near the barns, horses, and other farm animals, with picnic tables for seating.
  • Creekside (second best for pony rides):  There is nothing that says “summer birthday” like playing in the creek!  Splash, dig, squirt . . . enjoy!  No lifeguard on duty.
  • Appalachian Shelter:  Secluded hideaway in the woods with a fire pit.  You can even camp out overnight, if you’d like!   No restrooms. 
  • Hilltop Bonfire Pit:  Top of the hill with a lovely view; lots of space to play capture the flag!  We even start the fire for you!  No restrooms. 

2.  Select a la carte activities, if desired:

  • Pony rides ($40/horse/hour--2 horses usually accommodate up to 15 riders):  We call them pony rides, but they are the best hand-led horse rides ever, customized to keep even the more experienced youngsters enjoying themselves.  Ages 0-100.  Add Pretty Pony Grooming Time to bedazzle the horses (see below).   We can also round up unicorns for a special treat!  Add $15/horse (I mean, unicorn).   
  • Hayride ($30):   Jump on our farm haywagon and take a relaxing 20 minute tour of the farm.  We can usually accommodate about 20-25 passengers.
  • Tractor Playground/Rides ($40/hour):  This unique opportunity is a “must” for the boys!  We set out several farm tractors for kids to safely climb and pretend on, and even drive with the help of a real farmer! 
  • Farm Animal Petting Area ($50/hour):  Get up close to some of our other little farm animals, such as a cow, goat, bunny, and chickens! 
  • Pony Cart Rides ($40/hour):  Take a ride in a cart or wagon!  Can take 1-2 riders per ride.
  • Pretty Pony Grooming Time ($40):  Start the party with a 20-30 minute grooming session to make the horses "birthday ready" with ribbons, glitter, and cutie marks!  Includes 2 horses.  Best for groups of 10 or fewer and ages 8 and up.
  • Bonfire ($15):  Perfect for chilly weather parties or for hot dog roasts!   We'll have a little bonfire with plenty of wood to keep it going.