Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lucky You! A Farm Fresh Giveaway!

Yeehaw! This is one way to spend a day that you and your children or grand children won't soon forget--a pony ride and a trip to the petting zoo and farm at Gardner Village! I recently had the pleasure of visiting with my family, where we had a galloping good time.



Farm Freebie
Want to create your own special memories down on the farm? You're in luck! We're giving away a four-pack of express pony rides AND free admission to the petting zoo, including feed for the animals. More on how to enter at the end of this post.



March Ride Special 
Just in time for spring, The Farm at Gardner Village is offering special Tuesday pony rides for only $2! That's right, their $5 rides are discounted by more than half every Tuesday this month. Or you can still enjoy the full Village ride for $10. The Farm is now open year round, Monday through Saturday.

Cowboy Gil is an amazing tour guide. He'll give you the hat right off his head without hesitation.


As we passed other kiddos throughout the Village on our ride, Cowboy Gil greeted each of the children by name. He loves each of those children as much as they clearly love him. In fact, he stopped mid ride to give a ride of his own to one of the sweet babes we passed. He truly is the kids' cowboy and half of the fun of the pony ride experience.


The extended ride includes a trip past some of your favorite Gardner Village shops. I can think of no better way to view the Village than this.




Why, yes, that is a pretty pony in a toy store! Only at Gardner Village do your children experience such magic.



Petting Zoo
Once we were back at the more-than-okay coral, my daughter enjoyed visiting with the rest of the animals on the farm, including sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses, chickens, ducks, more ponies, and Maggie's personal  fav, the bunnies!



But this is far more than a petting zoo. This is a rescue farm, and each of the beautiful animals living here, as well as many others who were off site at another farm (they rotate the animals at the zoo so they don't get overwhelmed), are animals who've been rescued from poor situations. This farm is their second chance at life.






The fun included an amazing moment when we got to meet two brand new baby goats. One was only a day old. Aren't they adorable?


Ring in a Giveaway
Well, well. Ring my bell! This is one giveaway you don't want to miss out on. We're giving away four passes to this heartfelt petting zoo along with feed, as well as four express pony rides. Want in?

Simply leave a comment on this post between now and Monday, March 9, for your chance to win. We'll list our winner on next week's post. Good luck!



And the Winner Is... 
Time to announce the winner of last week's Kamille's Class Giveaway. Congratulations to Jessi. You're our lucky lady! Please email us at marketing@gardnervillage.com for details on claiming your prize.

"I would love to learn how to knit. It would be so fun to take these classes with some girlfriends." --Jessi


Y'all Come Back Now, Ya Hear?
We had such a wonderful afternoon. My daughter still talks about it often. I hope you can create your own amazing memories soon. Bring your parents and your children and make a family farm day of it. You'll be glad you did.



Giddy up!
Megan Hoeppner

43 comments:

  1. Love springs at Gardner Village and would love to win this for my family :)

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  2. Yay! We love Gardner Village

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  3. My kids would love this! Thanks for the chance!

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  4. This would be so much fun, for my little girls. Thank you!

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  5. This looks like so much fun! I'd love to bring my family down.

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  6. Sounds like lots of fun! My kids would love it!

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  7. How fun! My kiddos would love to come to the petting zoo! Can't wait for a chance to bring them down!

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  8. This looks adorable! What a great family outing!

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  9. This would be so fun, thanks!

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  10. Look how fun! I'd love to win these passes!

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  11. My daughter and I love coming to Gardner Village! We love the petting zoo and I love it even more knowing it's a rescue situation. What a wonderful place for these animals! Great giveaway, thank you!

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  12. My girls love going to the farm to visit Cowboy Gil and the animals! My daughter's favorite bunny is "Cookie"! And as you see the little one on Gil's back loves her pony rides! :)

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  13. My son would love this! We just had baby number 2 so this would be a fun treat to do with him! Fingers crossed

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  14. My twins would love this!!! Good luck, everyone! Thanks to Gardner Village for this chance to win!!!

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  15. What a cool farm/petting zoo. Would love to win this for my family!

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  16. We took or son last fall on a pony ride and he loved it!! I would love to win this for him! His birthday is March 28th... Just sayin'... ;)

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  17. My daughter would love this! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Our great-grandchildren arrive March 9 from Texas to spend a week with us and it would be wonderful to bring them to the petting zoo!

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    1. Congrats! You win the petting zoo tickets. Please email marketing@gardnervillage.com with details on claiming it for your great-grandchildren from Texas!

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  20. Our great-grandchildren arrive March 9 from Texas to spend a week with us and it would be wonderful to bring them to the petting zoo!

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  21. We love the farm! My daughter always rides the ponies when we go. This would be a blessing and a joyful surprise for her!

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  22. My grandkids love riding the pony, looking forward to taking them to the petting zoo

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  23. We take my 2 year old and her two cousins. My niece Alexandra has autis, and cowboy Gil worked with her until she was comfortable to go on a pony ride. I love the stories behind how they get all the animals. Would love to win, but well be going back regardless!!

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  24. My kids love this little farm. They do so many fun things!

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  25. I have 4 cute kiddos 8 and under that would LOVE to come out to the farm at Gardner Village. Thanks for this fun giveaway:)

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  26. so cute! my 1.5 year old would love this! she loves animals, all kinds. she would have a blast! such a fun experience! ����

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  27. My kids would absolutely love this!! And it's a plus that it's at Gardner Village which momma loves!

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  28. My little girls would be in Heaven! And me too! Ha ha ;)

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  29. I've only been once! Would love to go again--didn't know there was so much to do!

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  30. So stinkin' fun!! My boys would have a blast at the farm!! Hoping we win, we LOVE Gardner Village!!

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  32. How awesome! We just moved here from Missouri last October. We live around the corner and had no idea we were missing all the fun!

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  33. Katherine IsBellMarch 7, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    My little boy LOVES farm animals! His favorites are goats and horses. He sings EIEIO all day long. I would take him with his cousins :)

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  34. We come here once a month! My favorite place for girls day out!

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  35. You are the only place my little 2 yr old granddaughter will ride a pony....and...it's just precious. We would love to enjoy this beautiful weather by winning this for our family. I told my granddaughter and she screamed her fave word AWSOME...

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