Children 23 months and under FREE Military with valid ID are admitted FREE
This time of year (even though zoo is closed for general admission) guests may have the opportunity to visit our animals during events or our various horse rides.
Events Horse Rides Calendar
Charmingfare Farm is home to many traditional agricultural animals you would expect to see on a farm. Children will enjoy the Oakhurst Dairy Discovery Barn, home to our large hands-on petting area. After visiting with the farm animals you will follow the paths leading into the woods and there you’ll encounter our wildlife exhibits; home to some of North America’s greatest predators. Throughout the day various rides, demonstrations and activities are offered. Be sure to pack a picnic lunch and spend the day with us and enjoy our animals.
On the farm, we’ve got alpacas, beef cattle, chickens, dairy cattle, donkeys, draft horses, ducks, emu, geese, llamas, miniature horses, Katahdin hair sheep, Nigerian miniature goats, Old English baby doll sheep, oxen, peacocks, pigs, ponies, rabbits, saddle horses and turkeys.
Some of our wildlife residents include black bears, cougar, eagle owl, grey fox, lynx, porcupine, raccoon, red-tailed hawk, fallow deer and skunks.
For teachers, we have Field Trips available. You will find endless educational opportunities for your students all over the farm. Charmingfare is also a perfect place to have your child’s Birthday Party. Check it out!
Rides that are running the day of your visit are included in your admission price, and are unlimited. Please be sure to note the time of operations.
Our animals (especially goats, sheep and our horses) participate at the Hopkinton State Fair. Please expect there to be less animals a few days before and during the fair each year.
Admission Tickets are available to visit our animals from May-September (Weekends only May & September, Wednesday-Sunday in June, July & August) weather permitting.
Please explore our website the farm offers other events and activities throughout the year that may allow you the option to visit with our animals.
We print our maps and brochures at the start of each year; however, circumstances beyond our control may change the animal inhabitants at Charmingfare Farm. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee any particular animal(s) will be visible or on exhibit during your visit.
We deliberately allow the vegetation in our wildlife enclosures to become over grown. This practice simulates a more natural habitat, creates a sense of security and we believe the ground stays cooler aiding in the comfort of the wildlife.
Remember to wash your hands after visiting the animals.
There is a hand-washing station located located beside the sheep barn and hand sanitizers throughout the farm.
Weather is the primary reason for rides not to be operational. Morning forecast predicting rain, threats of thunderstorms and warm temperatures exceeding 90 degrees will cause our rides not to operate. Charmingfare Farm is a working farm an occasionally situations may arise requiring our staff's attention not allowing particular rides to operate.
We sell recyclable feed cups for guests to feed our animals.
Please note: Animal feed in the cups DOES NOT need to meet the same standards of control as food for human consumption. Assume NO precaution has been taken towards anyone with a food allergy, especially with regards to peanuts.
Charmingfare Farm is for the most part wheelchair accessible. If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to call 603 483-5623 x100. We are always willing to accommodate request to the best of our ability.
Parking for Charmingfare Farm is FREE for all. There is plenty of room for campers and buses.
No pets are allowed on the grounds and we are sorry but there are no kennel facilities. Service animals are welcome.