Farm Events Calendar

We love to share our family farm with the public! We are an agritourism farm in Southern Illinois offering Farm Events in The Shawnee National Forest. Our story is unique, we are first generation farmers building a dream one seed and fence post at a time. We love to showcase what farming means to us so we schedule dates to open our doors to the public. Whether you are a local to Southern Illinois or a tourist visiting the area, we’ve got something for you!

Our farm open to the public on select summer and fall weekends and on specific dates when we organize vendor events, ticketed special events like painting classes, goat yoga, educational agriculture classes, and more! With advance scheduling we are also able to host private events and tours! Be sure to get added to our newsletter so you’ll get the latest additions to the farm calendar. We hope to see you on the farm soon!

Here are some of our special events:

  • Paint Your Own Barn Quilt and Goat Mingle Session.
    Join us on the Ryder Family Farm to paint your own Barn Quilt. This a fun outdoor event in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to get you in the fall spirit. Design and paint your unique Barn Quilt to take home and enjoy!…
  • Paint Class & Mingle Session, Golconda, IL
    Join us on the Ryder Family Farm for a beginner paint class lead by a local artist out in our pastures. Take in all the serenity of the farm while you paint your own farm masterpiece with expert instruction. Afterwards, spend some time in our…
  • Goat Yoga in Southern Illinois!
    The Ryder Family Farm welcomes yogis and animal lovers to their pastures for a Goat Yoga experience. Goat Yoga brings yogis and animal lovers in contact with goats for uplifting the spirit and relaxing the mind and body. You don’t need to have any previous yoga experience to enjoy this class, yet even the most experienced yogis will find a fun challenge if they desire. Read more…