This year marks the eighth annual Alberta Open Farm Days, a province-wide open house event bringing together the Albertan farming community and Alberta families for a weekend of sharing, learning, and experiencing the good ol’ farm life. This is a great opportunity for Albertans to experience the farm and understand where their food comes from. With minor modifications made to comply with current pandemic regulations, this year’s two-day event, happening this weekend on August 15 and 16, will deliver a memorable and fun-filled experience for the family. This year, Alberta Open Farm Days boasts a roster of over 74 participating farms, each with their own open house activities, waiting to welcome you. So, what are you waiting for? Mark August 15 and 16 on your calendar and read on to see how you and your family can get in on the fun!

What you need to do before you go

Alberta Open Farm Days has worked with Alberta Health Services and participating farms to implement current COVID-19 regulations in order to ensure your visit will be a safe and enjoyable one.  Hence, this year’s event might look a bit different.

Prior to your trip, visit the Alberta Open Farm Days website and select ‘view listing’ to browse through the description of farms you’d like to visit so that you are well-informed about what to expect before you get there. Each farm has their own instructions and requirements. Some farms will require you to book your visiting time in advance while others may have a seating limit for certain activities, such as having a meal on the farm. This ensures participating farm visitors are within the capacity to make physical distancing possible. You can use the Plan My Trip function to plan and organize your weekend.

To stay informed, get in on the excitement, and join the conversation, you can follow Alberta Open Farm Days on:

Book early! Alberta Open Farms is excited to see you there!


Alberta Open Farm Days

Heather Mah

Heather Mah

Heather Mah is a Farmwork to Feed writer and a student in the Public Relations Program at MacEwan University in Edmonton.

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