Public invited to take the Boone County Farm Tour

BURLINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Boone County farmers want to invite everyone down to the farm for a visit on Saturday, June 30th as they showcase the historical and working farms in the county.

Visitors will get a chance to tour workings farms on hay rides, take pony rides, buy locally grown produce and beverages.

The self-guided tour includes stops such as the Historic Dinsmore Homestead - owned by five generations of one family and is now a museum and historic site, the Broken M Farm - which raises sheep, the Eagle Bend Alpaca Farm - know for spinning the hair of their alpacas into fiber, and the Verona Vineyards - part of Northern Kentucky's booming wine industry.

Kids will be able to pet many of the farm animals.  There will be demonstrations of soap making and leather working, also horse back rides and egg collecting.

The farms will be open from 9a.m. till 5p.m. rain or shine.

The farm tours are free and several locations will have food and beverages for sale. Some of the farms are not accessible by wheel chair.  Visitors are in charge of getting to and from the farms on their own.

The tour is sponsored in part by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.