Backwoods Buffalo Ranch and our family are insanely excited to be participating in Alberta Open Farm Days for the first time this year. We have never opened our ranch to the public before and are excited to show you not only what we do on a daily basis, but let your children roam free while we provide an event that will surely be a highlight for years to come! Alberta Open Farm Days is a province wide event where farmers and ranchers alike open their gates and hearts to their rural and urban neighbours to stop in for a visit. Please join us for the day to meet the people behind the farm, see where your food comes from, connect with the land and learn more about our homesteading life.
Our farm will be open to the public from 1-6pm on Sunday August 16, 2020 for FREE tours and demonstrations.
FREE Portions of BWB Open Farm Days Includes:
-Tours of the animals: Bison, Dairy Cows, Pastured Pork, Pastured Chicken, Free-Range Eggs, Turkeys, Ducks, Goats, Dogs, Cats, Horses
-Bison Artifacts (Skulls, Hides etc)
-Hide Tanning Info and Demo with Cheryl Reynen of Wildfibre Farm
-Check out our Tipi
-Visit Fallon the Dairy Cow (Churn some butter)
-Tour our vegetable and flower gardens
-Visit the Woodlands County Booth and grab a swag bag if you wish!
PAID Events and Food:
–Bison Field Tour (As we can not accommodate everyone for this portion of our event we are offering wagon rides through our bison herd at a cost of $10.00/family
-Face Painting by Jaqcuie Paul: $3.00 per child
-Our very own Pastured Pork on a Bun: by donation to a local charity in collaboration with Callaghans BBQ Pit
-Dots Mini Donut Truck
-Kettle Corn Canada Food Truck
-Various other local vendors to be announced
-Shop our Farm Store, our very own pastured Bison, Pork, Chicken, Eggs, Garden Produce, T-Shirts, Prints Etc.
Open Farm Days is following Government of Alberta/Alberta Health Covid-19 regulations, which cap attendance at under 100 people. You will also need to register (for free) to attend, through a scheduling system. REGISTER HERE!
HEALTH and SAFETY
1. For the health and safety of your animals and ours please leave your critters at home!
2. No use of cannibis or alcohol on the premises, smoking is allowed in designated areas.
3. Please watch your children at all times, do not chase or taunt our animals, we try to let them live stress free with respect to their lives.
4. Please do not feed our animals.
5. Please do not open any gates or enter any pens unless guided.
6. Please use provided trash and recycling bins.
7. Masks are not required however if you choose to wear one you do you! Please provide your own.
8. Please use designated hand washing stations.
9. Please wear enclosed shoes for your safety.
10. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Dress for the farm, this is a rain or shine event! Closed toed shoes and things that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen and bug repellant. Your own mask and hand sanitizer if you should choose (some will be available on site but we never know how many folks are coming out!) Some picnic tables will be available but it isn’t a bad idea to bring a picnic blanket! Food will be available on site but we do not mind if you bring your own 🙂 If you choose to shop our locally grown farm store a cooler would be a great idea!
Q: How much does it cost?
A: We are opening our gates for FREE admission not required, however if you choose to shop our farm store, purchase items from other vendors, or would like to partake in the Bison Tour or Face Painting Cash is a must. Our Farm Store offers DEBIT, CREDIT and CASH Payments but other vendors only take cash!
Q: My Pet is well behaved and likes to play with other animals can I bring him/her?
A: No. For bio-security reasons and for the health and safety of your animals and our own animals and livestock we do not allow outside animals. Thank you for leaving them at home.
Q:Where are you located?
A: Our Farm is located South/West of Mayerthorpe, AB. You can find our google maps location here: BACKWOODS BUFFALO RANCH you can also follow the “Alberta Open Farm Days” signs.
Q:What can I expect to see or do on my visit to your farm?
A: Open Farm Days on the BWB Ranch will be filled with multiple events and activities. Visit our animals, check out hide tanning and artifacts, faceprinting, bison tours, farm store etc. For more info you can check out our YouTube channel here!
Q:Will there be toilets and hand washing stations available?
A: Yes, there will be portable toilets as well as hand washing stations available on site.
Q:Where can I park?
A: We will have designated parking places and individuals help assist you.
Q:What if I’m not feeling well on the day of Open Farm Days?
A: Please stay home and we will see you next year!
WE ARE SO EXCITED!
Chad, Laurie, Oakley, Willa and Hayes