Festival Days

Festival Days

Kids riding a blue barrel train at Tanners Orchard

Find More Fun Things to Do at Tanners on Our Festival Days

From our Farm Market to our Back 40 to our Bakery and Cafe, Tanners Orchard offers several fun activities for the entire family. But did you know that there are certain days we have even more attractions than usual? That’s right, on Saturdays and Sundays (as well as Labor Day and Columbus Day Weekend), we host what are called “Festival Days.” During this time, we offer all of our traditional activities and a few more that only appear on these special occasions.

Available Activities

A number of our Festival Day attractions can be found in our Back 40. Some fan-favorites are our:

  • Jumping Jack Pad
  • Grain Train Rides
  • Pony Rides (80 lb. weight limit)
  • Barrel Train Rides (100 lb. weight limit)
  • Face Painting (available for ages three and older)

On Festival Days, we also have covered wagons running out to our U-Pick. All wagon rides are straw-free, so those that have allergies can also participate.

Additional Attractions

Along with what we offer in our Back 40 and U-Pick, you’ll also find a wealth of fresh farm food in our Old Market Eatery and Snack Shack.

  • Old Market Eatery – Located across from our Farm Market, our Old Market Eatery is open from 11 am to 5 pm on Festival Days only. The menu features specialty nachos made with our gourmet foods.
  • Snack Shack – Where our Old Market Eatery is the place to go when you are craving a full meal, our Snack Shack is for when you need to snag something quick. At this attraction, we have all your favorite concession-style foods: popcorn, kettle corn, jumbo pretzels, and nachos and cheese. In addition to these items, we also have a few unique to Tanners, including our turkey legs and spicy black bean burger. All of these delicious snacks are available behind our Farm Market from 10 am to 5 pm on Festival Days only.
  • Crazy Goat Cafe – Get a delicious beverage from our cafe. The Crazy Goat Cafe is open from 10 am to 5 pm Thursday – Sunday in September and October. Some of our beverages include expresso, lattes, frappes, fruit smoothies, and single donuts.
  • Rosie’s Rolling Sweet Stop – Cool off in the heat with some of these sweet drinks and treats. Rosie’s Rolling Sweet Stop offers apple cider slushies, snow cones, fresh squeezed lemonade, and apple dazzle.
A snow cone given to a customer on one of our Festival Days

Join Us for a Day of Unforgettable Activities

Festival Days are the perfect excuse to get out of the house and enjoy some time outdoors with friends and family. To learn more about the activities and attractions available on these days, call us at (309) 493-5442. Our farm is located at 740 State Route 40, Speer, IL 61479, and we operate from August to November.