Ag Week in Lancaster County
The 7th annual Lancaster County Ag Week will be September 9-17, 2021
What is Ag Week?
Ag Week celebrates the phenomenal impact that agriculture and the food industry have on Lancaster County’s heritage, modern future, food choices, careers, economy, environment, and more.
September 9-11, 2021
Ag Dayz at the Maze
Oregon Dairy and the Lancaster County Agriculture Council announce that Family Farm Days usually scheduled for June has been rescheduled, downsized, moved, and renamed as Ag Dayz at the Maze and will be offered in early September. The event will kick off Lancaster County Agriculture Week which runs from September 9 through September 18, 2021.
Ag Dayz at the Maze is still a free Agricultural Event located at the Oregon Dairy Corn Maze Barn, 1289 Creek Road, Lititz, PA 17543 with many activities for kids and families during its September 9-11, 2021 run. Hours of operation are 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission and parking are still FREE. However, a timed ticket for admission will be required and there will be no wagon rides through the Farm.
Family Farm Days has been in operation for over 30 years offering an educational, firsthand experience at a working farm. Ag Dayz at the Maze will still have Ag Exhibits, Farm Animals, Ag Education, Free Oregon Dairy Milk and Ice Cream Samples, and more!
- FREE Samples of Oregon Dairy’s Famous Chocolate Milk and White Milk.
- FREE Samples of Oregon Dairy’s Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream.
- Come see a variety of animal exhibits!
- Lots of farm equipment will be on display as well as exhibits from all over Lancaster County!
- Kunzler will be selling hot dogs and drinks at the event.
- Kids can explore the straw tunnels and corn play area.
Other activities to be purchased at $2 per ride or $10 for unlimited rides include…
- Barrel Tractor Rides
- Pedal Tractor Rides
- Jump Pad
- Hamster Wheel Races
- Corn Launcher
Finally, attendees can go to the Corn Maze for a special price of $5 per person.
For more information, please visit https://www.oregondairy.com/family-fun/ag-dayz-at-the-maze
The 6th annual Lancaster County Ag Week was October 5 – 9, 2020
2020 theme: “Always Essential: Strengthening Lancaster County Agriculture after COVID-19”
2020 Schedule of Events
Monday, October 5, 2020
Announcement of Agricultural Literacy Project by the Ag Council and the North Museum
(sponsored by MidAtlantic Farm Credit, New Holland North America, Blakinger|Thomas)
The rollout of the Jointly-Produce Agriculture Literacy Materials
Farmer’s Luncheon (sponsored by Flintrock Farm and Stables; MidAtlantic Farm Credit)
A Review of Programs for Agriculture (highlighting COVID-Related Aid) and Business Issues in Agriculture in Lancaster County during the Pandemic
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Celebration of the Work of the Lancaster County Agriculture Council (sponsored by MidAtlantic Farm Credit and Star Rock Farms)
“A Conversation on Careers in the Agriculture and Food Industry”
Sponsored by Blakinger|Thomas; New Holland North America, MidAtlantic Farm Credit
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
“The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Agriculture in Lancaster County: Lessons Learned”
Lancaster County Farmers and Agri-Businesspeople Talk about the Effect of the Pandemic on
Their Businesses with Commentary from Other Subject Matter Experts (sponsored by MidAtlantic Farm Credit)
Virtual Denim and Pearls
A Retrospective on Past Denim and Pearls, Comments by PA Secretary of Agriculture Russell
Redding, and a Virtual Concert (sponsored by Flintrock Farm and Stables; MidAtlantic Farm Credit)
Thursday, October 8, 2020
“Empty Shelves at the Store: Food System Disruptions and COVID-19”
Claudia Schmidt, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Agriculture Economics, and Brian Moyer, Education Program Associate, Penn State Extension
Hosted by Penn State Cooperative Extension. Register at https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings A Zoom webinar link will be sent to registrants immediately upon submitting registration.
— Some highlights from past years’ Ag Week Events & Activities —
2021 Ag Week Sponsors
Check out our ‘Thank a Farmer’ video from the 2017 Lancaster County Ag Week!