Summer camps that focus on agriculture are a great way to teach kids about this crucial field. Yesteryear Village at the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds is offering “City Kids on the Farm” every Friday through July 27. / Florida Food & Farm file photo

Every Friday through July 27, Yesteryear Village at the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds, in suburban West Palm Beach, is offering “City Kids on the Farm” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Yesteryear Village and the Florida Department of Agriculture are cooperating to provide fun and educational Fridays through the rest of June and all of July. This summertime program is engaging and interactive.


Kids will learn about agriculture
Activities include making seed necklaces, creating a “salsa” garden, learning about animal care and horse grooming, and enjoying other ag-related activities.

A blacksmith at Yesteryear Village shows visitors how things were done in the “good ol’ days.” / FFF file photo

Step back in time and enjoy old-fashioned games, candle-making, blacksmithing and more. Other activities include fishing clinics, water-play, clogging and even baking in a hand-made oven.

Make a reservation

Call 561-795-3110 to make reservations and to verify daily activities. Some activities do not take place every day, and plans are subject to change during inclement weather.

Special days

June 22, July 20; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Eat a Bug, Entomology and Entomophagy (the practice of eating insects).

June 29, July 27; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Barn Owls in Our Community and How They Help Farmers.

Groups of 10 or more receive a guided tour. Groups of nine and fewer can take a self-guided tour to experience Yesteryear Village and participate in hands-on activities. Bring a picnic lunch.

Costs: adults: $10 (12 and up); seniors: $7 (65+); children: $7 (6-11); kids 5 and under, free.

School groups of 10 or more: $5 for students (one teacher free for every 10 students); $10 for accompanying adults.

Directions to the Palm Beach County Fairgrounds
The fairgrounds and Yesteryear Village are at 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach. Take Southern Boulevard to Sansbury’s Way (west of Florida’s Turnpike). Go north to Gate 3 and enter. Go to the Archway Gate.