The Dream Acres for Autisms Paws of Honor Festival & Education Day

This is one BIG Party for the Pups! The Kirby Family Farm has gone to the Dogs!

The Dream Acres for Autism’s Paws of Honor Festival at Kirby Family Farm is all about Paws for a Cause! Your enjoyment and attendance will benefit Dream Acres for Autism, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization that trains rescue dogs as service dogs for children with autism and related disabilities. This is a sensory friendly event.

Join us February 13 and 14th for a day or a weekend of fun and learning. You can meet Scooby-Doo and Shaggy from Cartoon Network, Chris P. Bacon, (a very special pig), Star Wars characters presented by 501st Legion, Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses (as seen on NBC’s Today Show), 2016 Mrs. Elite American, Patrick Gibson, and more! Live entertainment too! You will get the chance to meet all types of service animals over the weekend and lots of other furry friends too in our petting area!

There’s games and contests for owners and dogs that wish to enter including Best Singing Duo, Best Dancing Duo, Dog & Owner with best Swagger, Best Dog Trick, and Best Limbo Duo and more. Also On-Going Supervised Doggy Play Activities like Obstacle Course (2 Levels of Challenge), Pet-Safe Nontoxic Bubbles, Hidden Treasures (Shell game), plus Doggie Kissing Booth.  Sensory Friendly Pet Contests for our Kids ages 3-4, 5-12, 12-17, and Adults. On Sunday, 2016 Mrs. Elite American will crown our Doggie King and Queen.

The Kirby Family Farm’s historic railroad will be running throughout the weekend along with the carousel. The farm’s other fun amusement rides will be in operation too.

It’s a whole weekend of fun so spend a day or everyday! Everyone is invited! The first 500 Weekend Super Pass children will receive a special Scooby-Doo gift to keep!

Friday, February 12, is Education Day where guests can go from station to station learning about animal care, behaviors, and more.

*Please refer to the Paws of Honor page at kirbyfarm.com for full details and times and dates for celebrity appearances.

Children 2 and under are FREE! Everyone else is Child’s price because a visit to Kirby Family Farm brings out the child in all of us!

Friday: Education Day Pass is $5 in advance, $10 at the gate if available. Education Day Pass is valid for Education day, Friday, February 12, 2016 . Gates open at 9am and close at 2pm. Education Stations are open from 9am -1pm on Friday. Education day pass includes all Education day Education Stations, train rides, and carousel rides. *Please note extra amusement rides will not be in operation for Education day.

Saturday or Sunday: General Admission Daily Pass $10 in advance, $15 at the gate if available. Your General Admission Daily Pass includes admission onto the farm the day you select, train rides, carousel rides, all basic activities, shows, celebrity appearances, entertainment, and more.

Friday-Sunday: Weekend Super Pass $15 in advance, $20 at the gate if available. Your Weekend Super Pass is valid the entire Paws of Honor Weekend, Friday-Sunday. It includes everything the General Admission Daily Pass offers plus, entry all weekend (including the Friday Education Day Pass), an unlimited ride wristband for all additional amusement rides (see website for list), entry fees for contests (space is limited), and more.