The Darien Nature Center will hold its ninth annual Down on the Farm event will take place on Saturday, May 25 with an early opening at 9:30 a.m. for special needs families.
The event will once again feature a petting zoo and pony rides courtesy of Pied Piper, and Almstead Tree, Shrub & Lawn Care will help kids travel to the treetops to get a bird’s-eye view of Cherry Lawn Park. There will also be construction trucks to climb aboard courtesy of Fox Hill Builders, picnic field games, face painting, patriotic crafts, nature activities, raffle prizes, giveaways and more.
Event-goers of all ages will have a variety of food options to enjoy. Vendors this year include Lobster Craft, The Fire Engine Pizza Company, Wendy’s Weenies, Two Roads Brewery, RISE nitro cold brew coffee, Boylan soda, and Skip’s Ice Cream. Other specialty drinks, snacks and treats will also be available throughout the day.
Down on the Farm will be held Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nature Center and Cherry Lawn Park on 120 Brookside Road. Rain date is Sunday, May 26. Tickets are $10 per child and $5 per adult. Kids under one-year-old get in free! Tickets can be purchased online at, or the day of the event. For more information and questions, please contact Administrative Affairs Manager Leah Salomoni at 203-655-7459.