Agritourism

1st Grade Farm Visit

Fairview Farms Alpacas is a Registered Agritourism Farm with the State of Kansas. We work closely with the State Department of Commerce to promote Agritourism in Kansas, with specific emphasis on education in History, Arts, & Nature. Fairview Farms is a 100 year old Historical Heritage Farm. We have opened our doors to the general public for Farm Tours. Throughout the year, we also offer special opportunities and events featuring numerous attractions and hands on activities for children and adults ranging in age from 1 to 100. Come join us for an old-fashioned fun filled day on the farm. Learn about the alpacas, the prairie, and reminisce about the “Good Old Days”. Fun for all ages!!! Discover Alpacas and the Kansas Prairie during Fairview Farms ’Paca Prairie Tours™. In 2009, Fairview Farms will begin educational days and weekends that focus on our younger generations. However, adults are certainly invited to participate as well. A great time for the family to spend quality time together while enjoying the simple things in life. Saturdays and Sundays during the month of May, ’Paca Prairie Tours™ will include educational information on Alpacas, fiber, horticulture and nature. You will tour the alpaca farm and learn about its history, the old school bell, handspun fiber and enjoy some relaxing time with nature. Adults and children will discover the benefits of composting and will use compost to plant seeds to take along home. Guests will have hands on opportunities with the Alpacas, the farms garden and will enjoy learning about the lost art of hand spinning fiber. Limited space available! Call for reservations. Fairview Farms Alpacas is located 15 miles south of Hays on Hwy 183 and 3 3/4 miles West on Ave E. Contact us for details, pricing and any other questions. Location: Fairview Farms Alpacas - 2077 Avenue E.- LaCrosse, KS 67548 - Phone: (785) 628-6352

*Agritourism is becoming wide-spread and includes any farm or ranch who is open to the public at least part of the year. Many families are now planning vacations that include touring or staying on a farm or ranch. Visitors want to experience life on the farm, so they want to help with daily chores during their visit.
* Tours may also include animal husbandry, learning about composting, and fiber processing.
* Activities may include hand spinning demonstrations, workshops, and even spending some time shopping in a farms gift store for local and regional items or hand-crafted gifts.
* There are many terms associated with agritourism such as "farm direct marketing", "sustainable agriculture" and "agritainment".
* Agritourism is considered to be a specialty niche or adapted form of tourism and continues to grow as an industry.