The Pitgaveny Family Open Day offers us a chance to show what we do on our working farm. Around 3000 visitors came to our last event. It’s a charity day and with generous help from sponsors, we raise funds for local and national charities. A huge number of volunteers help make the day a success and we’re very grateful to all who give their time so freely.
Our livestock is on display, and Geoff and Mike are on hand to explain about their work with the cattle and sheep. Raymond and Brian offer the opportunity to learn more about ploughing and how to drive a tractor. The machinery on display is extensive and shows how farm equipment has developed, and increased in size, over the years. Local enthusiasts and neighbours contribute hugely to this display.
There are a broad range of exhibits and demonstrations from a farrier making horseshoes, sheep shearing, sheepdog trials, and dog agility. Children love taking part in kids’ activities organized by Earthtime, and the horse and carriage rides. Many visitors particularly enjoy the tractor and trailer rides down to Spynie Loch where further activities take place.
We also have a Farmers’ Market Marquee with local producers selling their wares and explaining more about what they do, along with great catering on the day, including a hog roast.
Our open day is usually followed by a schools day, when around 200 pupils from local schools visit the farm and learn about what we do.
If you would like to find out more about our Open Day please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01343) 551436