Community Events

Family Farm Events & Book Your Own Private Event!

Upcoming Events

Garden Party

Reserve your place at our table at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8th to enjoy:

  • Live music from Stardusters 25 person Big Band
  • Appetizers, adult beverages, full coffee and tea service
  • Farm-to-table inspired five-course brunch served in style by student farm volunteers (with seating chart available in advance to ensure all of our guests are pleased with their fine dining experience)
  • Dancing! New this year we are partnering with The Dance Project to offer professional swing dance performances, as well as dance instruction.
  • Ticketed Raffle
  • This elegant affair will also offer student led garden tours and an opportunity to learn more about the scholarships and programs supported by your attendance.

It will be a beautiful day to support your favorite non-profit educational farm for kids and sustain the Wally Niezguski Farm Scholarship Fund.

Spring Garden Party Flyer with yellow flowers and green leaf decal surrounding a photo of people in formal attire sitting at a dinner table outside in the pavillion.
Kids running a race, blue sky background with clouds, red barn, farm scene

3rd Annual Chicken Run

Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2024, 8:00am – 11:00am for our 3rd annual Chicken Run supporting our Pathways to Possibilities Project.  This project will provide safe and dignified accessibility to all farm visitors!  And you can help by either participating in the race, or becoming a sponsor or vendor.  This event will include:

  • Prizes in each category
  • Food, drink, medals and t-shirts for runners
  • Vendors & food trucks
  • Animal barn open
  • Hoophouse & gardens open
  • Hog Jog Race with our farm pig and her piglets
  • A traveling trophy and a Farm Free Family Fun Day awarded to the school with the most participation
  • 8:00 Check-in begins
  • 9:00 Race Start

Online registration is required, visit the link below for additional race details and to register.  Please note that you’ll need to register by May 19th to receive t-shirts and medals on race day.   We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event!

Picnic & Paws

If you’re a dog lover, this is the event for you!!  Join Great Lakes Dog Rescue on Sunday, June 30th from 1-4 for a new fundraising event to be held at Clarkston Family Farm.  Picnic & Paws will be filled with many fun, dog-themed activities for the entire family to enjoy.  Your participation will help raise funds to support the rescue dogs at GLDR, and if you’re looking to adopt a rescue dog, stop by the adoption station at this event to see if the perfect pup is waiting for you!    

  • Dog adoption station
  • Best Dressed Dog costume contest – Win a Yeti cooler
  • Rescue dog scavenger hunt w/prizes
  • Game Stations
  • Photo Stations
  • Kids Craft Stations
  • Raffles
  • Vendors
  • Face painting, tattoos & storytime with our mascot
  • Farm animal interaction
  • Picnic packs available for pre-purchase
  • Barkery – baked people & pup treats
  • Hayrides

Hope you can join us for the fun!  Learn more and register at the link below.

red & white picnic tblcloth with dog paw logo. white bone with multiple dog faces above it announcing event

2024 Calendar


15th – Registration for summer camps open

17th – Market reopens for winter hours – Wednesdays only 10-6


All month – Planning…  Have ideas?  Good time to come and visit us!


10th & 13th  – Fairy house workshops

25-29th – Spring Break Camp


3rd – Independence Women

3rd – Market regular season hours of W/TH/F  10-6 resume

3rd – Spring Garden Club after school on Wednesdays / 8 weeks

28th – Community Impact Day Volunteers

All month – Field Trips / Learning Adventures


5th – Glass Rose Mosaic Tile Workshop

All month – Field Trips / Learning Adventures

Spring Garden Club after school on Wednesdays


8th – Garden Party / Wally Niezguski Fundraiser

 15th – CFF Chicken Run Fundraiser 3rd Annual

 30th – Picnic & Paws – w/ Great Lakes Dog Rescue

Last two weeks – Sprouts Camp


4th – Parade

15th – 31st – Camp Wild Summer Camps


1st – 16th – Camp Wild / Art Summer Camps

24th – Monarch Festival

Tuesday Evenings – Sip-n-Snip Flower arrangements

(scroll down to contact Liz to book your own private version)


14th – Hoedown

Tuesday Evenings – Sip-n-Snip / Flower arrangements

(scroll down to contact Liz to book your own private version)

All month – Field Trips / Learning Adventures


TBD – Pumpkin fairy house workshop

All month – Field Trips / Learning Adventures


3rd – Community Impact Day Volunteers


7th – Christmas at the Farm

14th – Holiday Lights Parade

TBD – Holiday Harvest Gift Baskets

13th – Market closes for Holiday till mid-January

Host Your Special Event at our Farm

Indoor Venues

Healing Hoophouse:  80 seated
Sunflower Market:  20 seated
Green Room:  25 seated

Outdoor Venues

Teaching Pavilion:  160 seated
Picnic Tables by Pavilion:  30 seated
Gathering Garden:   40 seated
Tree Canopy:  90 Seated with CFF Picnic Tables
Outdoor Cooking Lab:   20 seated 
Peacepole Garden Cement Slab:  26  

*Outdoor venues are seasonally available, weather permitting

Interested in hosting an event with us?

Please reach out to our Special Events Coordinator, Liz Kushnereit at

Liz Kushnereit

A lover of all things floral, I have a passion for perfectly planned and delightfully detailed events. My goal is to make your event run smoothly and make sure the focus is on bringing people together to create beautiful memories. I am excited to work with you, let’s plan a party!