Rock-N-Roll Easter Train
Kirby Family Farm is open year around offering its outreach programs and educational experiences. Like many other educational facilities and museums, periodically during the year the organization invites supporters to come out for themed events as our way to say Thank you, educate, and raise awareness about the programs and mission of Kirby Family Farm.
We take the opportunity of these themed events one step further and use them as a teaching and practice tool that enables the teens and young people we work with to interact with strangers in supervised settings. They help the youth to utilize and share their knowledge of our exhibits. We witness the results greatly help to develop life skills that will benefit them in the workforce and daily communication with others in common society settings.
The youth and all the volunteers are passionate and dedicated to offering an experience you can remember!
These events benefit the programs and development of Kirby Family Farm. Kirby Family Farm is a 501c3 educational facility working with at-risk and special needs children. Last year thousands children visited the farm through various programs and events at no cost, thanks in part to great folks like you who believe in the mission of Kirby Family Farm. So come out in support with your family and having a great time!
*Kirby Family Farm will not be hosting the 2019 Rock-N-Roll Easter Train.*
We are already super excited for next year, April 3, 4, and 5, 2020, and so are our Special Guests!
Stay tuned to this page for new updates as they become available!
Join us for the 6th Rock-N-Roll Easter Train featuring our Special Guests, April 3, 4, and 5, 2020! Climb aboard our full size historical locomotive on Florida's largest private railroad, games and activities, enjoy the Kirby Family Farm rides, visit the spring farm babies petting area, and see how fast you can fill a barrel full of eggs! Of course the Easter Bunny will be on the farm as well. Grab your tickets early to guarantee your attendance. Its 3 days full of fun!
Every ticketed child will receive a Prize Egg. Big prizes are given away each year and this year is no different. Over a dozen bikes, Toys R Us gift cards, and even tickets to Disney World and Busch Gardens will be given away as some of the prizes thanks to generous sponsors! Prizes range from souvenir plush animals to bicycles, giant Teddy bears, gift cards, theme park tickets and more. Children 2 and under do not require tickets but will receive a special prize animal plush or equivalent. Thousands of dollars in prizes are given away each year!
April 3, 4, and 5, 2020, Gates open at 10:00 AM and close at 3 pm. The Egg hunt area is designed for leisure family time and you are welcome to hunt as long or short as you prefer. We will have related activities including "Fill the Barrel" at noon in the egg hunt area. Our special guests, and the Easter bunny will be making live appearances throughout the day for photo opportunities and to say Hi. Meet and Greets and Photos with our special guests and the Easter bunny are FREE with your camera.
Please Note: All Prizes are for Children 10 and under. Older children, parents, friends, and family members are invited to attend and cheer them on and join in the activities that allow for adult/older children participation. Children above 10 years old with special limitations, or in foster care are welcome to register as a child. All ages are welcome to enjoy the railroad and amusement rides that allow for our grownup guests. Some of our kiddie rides do not allow for grownups and larger children, weight and height restrictions apply.
Don’t miss our Special Guests! In the past we've had Dora and Diego, Spongebob and Patrick, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and more... who will it be this year?
What should I expect?
Easter Egg Field- At High Noon (12:00pm) our field of thousands and thousands of eggs opens for all ages. (In 6 years we've gone through over a half a million eggs!) Children and families are welcome to participate in our Easter Egg Grab game where each age group is assigned a certain color egg. The age group that fills their barrel first WINS! Bragging rights to the Winners! Yes, even parents have a color. (We learned last year that parents like to collect eggs too.) If your child or family wants to leisurely enjoy the field and take pictures your welcome and encouraged. Our egg grab is designed to be non-competitive on an individual basis, and fosters teamwork and working together. It's all about family fun!
Dance and sing with our Special Guests from Nickelodeon!
Spring Farm Babies Petting Area- Meet the stars of the farm, the farm animals! We've rounded them up in our special Petting area and you can pet some, cuddle some, and hold some! (Feed will be available for a small donation.)
Special Guest Meet and Greet- Our Special Guests will be making appearances throughout the day and be available for pictures and hugs in a special area. Pictures are FREE with your camera!
The Easter Bunny- They will be making appearances throughout the day and will also be available for pictures and hugs. Pictures are FREE with your camera!
Prizes- As you enter the farm, each ticketed child ages 3-10 will select a Prize Egg from our Egg trough. Inside each egg is a numbered ticket. Whenever you choose you can head over to our PRIZE Corral and a Volunteer will be eager to help match your prize! Prizes range from souvenir plush animals to Brand New Bicycles, theme park tickets, Giant Stuffed animals, Gift Cards, and hundreds more! The Prize Corral will be overflowing with BIG prizes! (PLEASE keep your child's egg safe until it is redeemed, to insure integrity we cannot replace lost or stolen Prize eggs.) *Preregistered children ages 3-10 are guaranteed a prize egg. Tickets at the gate prize eggs will be first come, first serve. Minimum prize is an SpongeBob souvenir toy. (Retail Value $5, maximum prize Retail value $400). Children 2 and under are FREE and do not require tickets, but will still receive souvenir SpongeBob toy or equivalent special gift.
What are the Dates and Times?
Friday, April 3rd, Saturday, April 4th, and Sunday, April 5th, 2019. Gates open at 10:00 AM and close at 3pm. Each day you can enjoy activities, entertainment and more.
Rock-N-Roll Easter Train
Schedule of Events
10:00 Gates Open
10:15 The Grand Arrival of Special Guests, along with The Easter Bunny at the depot stage!
10:30 Activities open, Rides open, Spring Farm babies petting area opens.
10:35 First train departs and trains continue throughout the day.
11:00 Prize Corral opens
12:00 Easter egg fill the barrel races opens
1:30 Dance party with Nickelodeon's Special Guests
Continuous: Throughout the day the Games, Rides, Spring Farm babies petting area, and The Kirby Family Railroad will be open and available for enjoyment.
Where exactly is The Rock-N-Roll Easter Train located?
The Rock-N-Roll Easter train can be found at Kirby Family Farm, a 501c3 Not for Profit Educational destination located in Williston, Florida. This April 7th, 8th, and 9th, the Kirby Family Farm welcomes the Easter Bunny and special guests from Nickelodeon to a GIANT day of Easter FUN. For travel directions, check out our Map & Directions.
Can I purchase tickets in advance?
You can Pre-Register! Due to the addition of our Special Guests tickets are limited each day. To best serve our guests and ensure that they are able to enjoy every aspect of the day, we recommend pre-registration for admission. Advance Children's tickets guarantee your child a prize egg.
Where do I Pre-register for tickets?
You can Pre-register online at our Online Ticket Center. Just click on the link right here. In the event tickets are still available, they will be available at the gate. If you plan on waiting until the day of the event PLEASE check in advance for availability.
How much are tickets and who needs one?
How much are tickets and who needs one?
General Admission: We ask for a $10 donation per person in advance, ages 3 and up, $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no donation is requested. Children 2 and under may be required to sit on their parent or guardians lap aboard the train.
Golden Ticket: Save in Advance! The all-inclusive Golden ticket includes everything a General ticket includes PLUS all optional activities including the Classic rides. An all-inclusive Golden ticket combo pass is available for $20 donation in advance.
What does my ticket include?
Your ticket to The Rock-N-Roll Easter train includes your entrance onto the farm, games and activities, entertainment, spring farm babies petting area, Nickelodeon's Special Guests, and the Easter Bunny. Optional ride aboard our old-fashioned railroad as it travels around the Kirby Family Farm, optional ride on the imported carousel, all basic activities, demonstrations, and live entertainment, are included FREE. Train and Carousel rides are first come, first serve. Gates open at 10:00 AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, first train leaves approximately 10:35 AM and trains run approximately every 30 minutes. Kirby Family Farm Golden Pass includes the Kirby Family Farm's historic amusement rides and ALL other basic and optional activities. Additional cost and/or restrictions may apply to food purchases, animal food to feed our animals, and souvenirs.
What are will-call tickets?
Guests may need to pick up their tickets at our will-call kiosks upon arrival. Our friendly volunteer family members will be on hand to assist with will-call tickets. Please have photo ID and confirmation number for verification.
Why are the eggs empty? Ants, Ants, and more Ants! Candy attracts Ants, quickly. With thousands and thousands of eggs if they were all filled with candy we would be hosting the World's Largest Annual Ant Hill. It takes time to spread out this many eggs. We considered small toys then insurance liability concerns about choking hazards arose. In previous years children have so much fun they abandoned picking up eggs and went back to all the games and activities. Our Easter egg experience is designed for family fun at your leisure, or you can join in and participate in our fill the barrel competition for bragging rights. Don't worry every child receives a prize egg upon entering the farm!
Are there any refunds or exchanges?
There are no refunds or exchange. All monies received are collected as a donation supporting the Kirby Family Farm educational organization and museum and its programs for at-risk and special needs children. We recommend that you verify your dates with family and friends before selecting tickets. Tickets cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or destroyed. Due to overwhelming demand, tickets are only valid for the event, date, and time for which they were issued.
What time should I arrive?
Gates open at 10am. We cannot admit guests onto the farm or have food services available to you until 10am. The first train leaves at 10:35am and trains run approximately each half hour.
Are there places to eat at the event?
We offer a variety of concessions on the farm. You can expect to find a tasty selection of food items available for purchase. We offer modern meal combos, Barbecue, Fresh hamburgers, hotdogs, kettle corn, funnel cakes, ribbon fries, boiled peanuts, ice cream, and more. Some food vendors are not set up to accept credit or debit, so we encourage you to bring a little cash. We offer picnic tables to enjoy your meal.
May we bring our own coolers with food and drink?
Sorry, we do not permit coolers or outside food or beverages onto the Kirby Family Farm. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises.
What can I bring with me?
Bring some folding chairs, even a popup tent if you like for shade. We encourage you to bring insect repellant, Benadryl, etc., especially if someone in your group has allergies. It's a farm, be prepared! Cameras are welcome. It could be warm or sunny, bring a EZ-UP for your very own shady spot! Folding chairs and blankets are welcome. Profanity, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and firearms are not permitted on the premises. Smoking and tobacco use is not permitted on the farm. No pets are allowed.
Is this event wheel chair and stroller accessible?
Kirby Family Farm has hosted several guests in wheelchairs and strollers. The train is wheelchair accessible. We recommend you use discretion as it is a farm and the terrain is as such.
What about large groups?
We are able to accommodate any size groups with advance registration. Bus access is available. Groups of 50 or more with advance registration can ride on thier own railroad car. Group reservations and additional information are available now by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens in the case of inclement weather?
This event is rain or shine. We do everything in our power to remain open for all event dates. In the case of high winds we may not be able to offer all activities for safety reasons. The Rock-N-Roll Easter Train does not give refunds or exchanges to those who are unable to attend their scheduled day due to weather conditions. In the rare case of a cancellation, we will post a notice online, as well as update our main phone recording at 352-812-7435. Tickets for an upcoming date or future visit may be offered at the discretion of management in the event of a cancellation.
All monies received are collected as a donation supporting the cost and development of the Kirby Family Farm in whole as well as each individual activity.