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“Pig adventure is awesome!”
Review of Fair Oaks Farms

Fair Oaks Farms
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Fair Oaks
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Owner description: The Fair Oaks Farms Dairy Adventure includes interactive activities including 3-D films, live cow birthing, full restaurant, bus tours of the farm, and other attractions.
Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were fortunate to be at Fair Oaks when it was not busy. We had a great time and found everything ran very smoothly! Coming from a farming community we found the scope of the operation mind-blowing! The pig adventure was very interesting and informative. Employees were helpful and every question was answered thoroughly with a friendly and patient attitude. I can see that on a crowded day-the eating area would be far to small-guess we were lucky

1  Thank culverpm-retired
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This was fun and educational for our kids, ages 1,4, and 6. The dairy tour is especially impressive as it takes you through the barns and into a viewing area next to the milking carousel. The kids enjoyed the miniature train and tractors outside. We played on those while waiting outside the birthing barn. When the barn's stoplight goes from yellow to green, that means "Rush inside and find a seat! Calf entering the world!" The deli/icecream parlor is worth a stop. The Fair Oaks cheese is possibly the greatest souvenir you could take home. We got the sharpest cheddar ever and it was very good. All along the way is signage, diagrams and hands-on exhibits to help kids understand milk's path from farm to fridge. All the animals we saw were in good condition and treated with respect for their health and well-being.

Thank nancyeden
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Fair Oak Farms is an interesting concept that takes a look at farming and tries to do it in a somewhat interactive manner. However, this place needs to take a serious look at the way it is run. From the original purchasing of tickets and arranging of our tours, let the lines begin. No matter where you venture around this farm atmosphere it seems you are in lines. Luckily we came close to opening but when we left the lines to arrange tours just to start the day at the park were insane. We came in mid August when the pig adventure had opened but they need to amp up bussing etc. since they tried to jam about 400 people on a bus made for about 50 for the transit trip back from the pig adventure. There were people crammed in, sitting on each others laps, children standing in aisles etc. It was ridiculous. You really cannot get near any of the animals, it is run tighter that way than a zoo, it isn't like these creatures are wild animals. The Mooville was a joke run by less than enthusiastic staff that looked about as bored as you could be. If you wanted ice cream or food, I hope you have about an extra hour to wait. The ice cream staff could barely even scoop out the hard icecream. The other down side about this whole experience is that it would have cost my family about $80 to visit had we not won the tickets at a local auction. It is about $20 a ticket. I would have been upset having to pay that kind of money to wait in lines as much as we did. They need to work on their staffing and transit issues. It seems as though the facility is growing in popularity enough that it is time to invest some time and money into the infrastructure of this being a tourist attraction.

However, on the positive side there are not a whole lot of places in the world where you can witness the birth of a cow, and we witnessed it 3 times. That was an amazing feature of the park.

2  Thank Travlex
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

I took my kids and we all loved it. It was very educational as well as interesting and a lot of fun. Will definitely be going back.

Thank Girlie3Mom
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

It was sad but indeed eye-opening to see how the cows and pigs were treated - this is a factory not a farm. The animals never touch grass or walk freely.

14  Thank Barb Y
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