Welcome to Indigo Farms! This tour is designed to provide an interactive and educational experience for children of all ages. Come enjoy Fall on the farm!
Enjoy a guided educational tour of the barnyard. You will see and learn about our horses, geese, peacock, turkeys, goats, sheep, pigs and Hershey the hinny . We usually have baby goats, chicks, and/or goslings.
One of the highlights of the Fall tour are the many scarecrows and fall decorations. The hay maze is really a big hit. Be sure to point out to the students the intelligence of the farm animals. This is especially true for the pigs. You will see the farm race track where pigs are trained to race. Pigs are very smart animals and learn to race rather well creating many fun moments during the Fall events. We have quite a collection of old farm equipment for older people to see. If you are particularly interested ask a guide about it .
You will visit the cider press. We have a limited of times when we make cider or grape juice so it may be idle when you are there. Should you happen on a date when we are making cider it is interesting to see.
On the hayride you will see our blueberry, peach, grape, asparagus, and pumpkin fields as well as various other seasonal crops. At frequent stops along the way your guide will tell you which crops you are seeing and some of their uses. As you ride around the farm you will learn about some of the native plants that we protect and why they are important. You may see our bee hives and learn the reason honey bees are important to farms. You should see indigo , sugar cane and possibly some cotton.
The instructional part of the tour will take 1 to 1.5 hours. Please allow extra time if you plan to eat lunch or a snack. PLEASE let us know if you plan to eat lunch or a snack. We have picnic tables available and an on site bakery serving lunch and assorted baked goods. If you would like to place an order with the bakery, please call the week before your tour. See numbers below.
What you will take home:
Each student will receive an Indigo Farms Fall coloring book that reinforces the information presented during the tour. They will also take home a mini-pumpkin . Each one will have a sample of apple cider. Each class will take home a pumpkin for the class.
The cost is $7.00 per person. This includes all parents and siblings over one year old. One teacher and assistant are free per class. Special ed. classes may qualify to have additional adults free.
If the weather is questionable please call to inquire about the weather here, or to reschedule. Should you cancel for any other reason it is important that you let us know a week in advance of our tour date.
We encourage you to car pool as we have limited parking. Please park behind the Farm Market. Park with your group. We like to keep groups together so that no one gets blocked in. Please try to be at the farm 5 - 10 minutes early. It usually takes that long to get everyone paid and ready to start. We want your tour to be relaxing and enjoyable, not rushed. If you arrive late your tour may be shortened.
FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 910-287-6794 or 843-399-6902 and ask for tour reservations.
Other Activities for the Whole Family!
Pick Your Own: Pumpkins. Call for the days and hours our fields will be open.
Birthday Parties for all ages: By reservation only. Call for more information.
Night time hayrides and bonfires: By reservation only in October and November.
Pumpkin Patch Hayrides: Call for dates and times, October only.
Fall Event Days: These days are designed for the whole family! There ae no admission fees. Some particular activities do have a fee .
Farm Heritage Day, October 6, 2012 Come enjoy hayrides, Naspig racing, demonstrations and more! Hayrides have a nonimal fee.
Pumpkin Day, October 20, 2012. Pumpkin painting, hayrides, games, Naspig racing and more. Hay rides, pumpkin painting, PYO pumpkins do have fees.