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 stand is open to the public on weekends in the summer and on select dates when we organize vendor events, ticketed special events like painting classes, goat yoga, educational agriculture classes, and more! We are able to host private events and tours too! Check out our calendar to see what is cooking and be sure to get added to our newsletter so you’ll get the latest additions to the calendar. We hope to see you on the farm soon!

  • Design A Hanging Basket & Goat Mingle
    Join us on the Ryder Family Farm for a unique hanging basket activity. This a fun outdoor event in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to get you in the springtime spirit. Design a custom hanging basket to take home and enjoy! We will…
  • 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!
    You’ve goat to be kidding me… Nope we aren’t. Goat Yoga in Southern Illinois happens each spring and fall on our farm and it’s a total blast! The Ryder Family Farm welcomes yogis and animal lovers to their pastures for a Goat Yoga experience. Goat…