The 31st annual Outagamie County Breakfast on the farm will be hosted Sunday, June 11 by Voight Acres, a fourth-generation farm that has been with the Voight family since 1922.
While a big crowd is expected for the breakfast, owner Steve Voight knows the exact size of the crowd with depend on mother nature.
“The weather pretty much tells us the size of the crowd,” Steven anticipates. “It’s a major thing because it’s an outside thing. We’ve got tents, but still if it’s a rainy day, you’re going to cut down on your people coming, but we should have a good crowd if the weather is good.”
The breakfast on the farm is sure to draw many families to Voight Acres and there will be a number entertaining activities for the kids, and some of them are informative.
“There’s a tractor pedal pull contest, a bouncy tent. There’s a cow, an artificial cow, Addy her name is and they can milk her. She gives white water, but at least you get the drift of how that happens.”
Other activities Sunday include different tours, face painting, a petting zoo, wagon rides, a performance from Starfire band, and of course a delicious dairy breakfast, among other fun things to do on Voight Acres.
Rockledge Farms Hosting Oconto County Breakfast
Rockledge Farms outside of Lena will be the site of this year’s Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm Sunday. It’s owned by John and Katrina Zak, who say Rockledge will be buzzing on Sunday with a full slate of events for the whole family.
“Starting out in the morning at 7 a.m. there’s a sunrise service. After that the breakfast starts right around 8:00,” John said of the early events. “There’s self-guided tours, you’ll be able to walk around the farm, in and out of the barn, parlor, see close-up with the petting zoo and the calves and cows. There will be bouncers here for the kids, some kind of scavenger hunt they’re having and runs from 8 until 1 [p.m.]”
Live music will also be planned to go with the activities.
The Zak’s farm features about 600 acres of land that they farm, to go with 140 cows, which is close to double the amount they had before they expanded in 2013. They, along with a limited amount of outside help, do all of their own fieldwork, while producing quality milk.
They say they’re excited to share their farm with the rest of Oconto County and the surrounding area.