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FarmFest - Ribs, Brew & Music

Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland presents a special free event for the entire family, FarmFest: Ribs, Brew & Music, on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14.  Enjoy an assortment of food including BBQ and ribs, live music, children's activities and craft vendors.  Debonne Vineyards and Double Wing Brewery team up to serve selections of their popular wines and beer; available for purchase 5 to 8:30 pm Friday, and noon to 8:30 pm Saturday.

On Friday, July 13 from 5–9 pm, activities for children include barrel train rides, pedal tractors, fishing, corn hole, Farm Bureau Kids pavilion and Frisbee dog demonstrations by the Ohio Disc Dogs. The Showman's Circle play area and a Touch a Tractor area provide additional fun for the kids.

On Saturday, July 14 activities scheduled throughout the day between 9 am and 9 pm include fishing, wildlife presentations highlighting animals from Lake Metroparks' Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center and a Frisbee dog competition featuring the Ohio Disc Dogs.  Experience Farmpark with popular activities including cow milking, wagon rides, ice cream making, equine activities, border collie sheep herding demonstrations, plus meet a variety of farm animals.

Entertainment schedule:
Friday, July 13
5 – 6 pm: Jeremy James
6 – 8:30 pm: Pieces of Eight

Saturday, July 14
9 – 10 am: Jeremy James
10 am – 1 pm: Dan McCoy
1:30 – 4:30 pm: Horsefeathers
4:30 – 5:30 pm: Jeremy James
5:30 – 8:30 pm: Blue Stone Union Band

Admission to FarmFest both days is FREE for all ages.  For event information and a schedule of events, go to