Open: 10am to 4pm
May & September: Weekends Only
June, July & August: Wednesday – Sunday
Memorial Day & Labor Day
Children 23 months and under FREE
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.
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.
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.