Centennial Farm – a working farm in the OC worth visiting

Last Saturday, my family and I visited Centennial Farm, a three-acre working farm at the OC Event and Fair Center. I must give credit to my husband for finding this wonderful place. He took my daughter here one day a few months ago so I could have some much needed “me-time.” 🙂

The farm is (as of this writing) FREE to visit if there are no “property-wide” events scheduled (which are indicated by “all grounds” on their event calendar).

What I like best about this farm is that it’s an educational experience. Also, the animals seem happy and well taken care of. It was a great, relaxing, non-crowded environment my family and I enjoyed. Afterwards, we went to the market next door. It was definitely worth the drive from the Westside!

A tour of Centennial Farm in photos:

Centennial Farm Water tower

The water tower

Bull at Centennial Farm

This bull was enormous!

This llama was my daughter's favorite animal.

This llama was my daughter’s favorite animal.

Barn at Centennial Farm

Century Barn

Brown cow at Centennial Farm

How now, brown cow?

California Cow - with palm trees behind her

California Cow – with palm trees behind her

These are some cute chicks. These chicks are in a little chick house.

These are some cute chicks. These chicks are in a little chick house.

Chicken Coop at Centennial Farm

The chicken coop

Billy goat at Centennial Farm

This goat was funny.

napping pig in barn at Centennial Farm

happy napping pig

They have the cutest signs in the garden

They have the cutest signs in the garden

flowers at Centennial Farm

gorgeous flowers

cabbage sign at Centennial Farm

Educational and well-designed signage

lettuce and agriculture at Centennial Farm

I feel like having a salad right now

plants at Centennial Farm

more crops

Centennial Farm is located at 88 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Website: http://www.ocfair.com/ocf2/community_programs/CentennialFarm.aspx

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