Welcome to the 1st Annual Weird Beard Fest

Beards, Bluegrass, Barbecue, and more! 

Kirby Family Farm presents the 1st Annual Weird Beard Festival. Beards, Bluegrass, and BBQ all day long! It's not just for beards, it's fun for everyone! There's 6 different performances from 3 amazing Bluegrass bands throughout the day! Watch crazy contests for our Bearded guests of honor along with historic train rides, tractor rides, amusement rides, neat and crafty vendors, and of course Barbecue and other food options. Grand prize Winner of the Overall Best Beard will be given a chance to win a Brand New Truck! Read Below for all the Info!

 

May 15, 2021, Gates open at 10:00 AM and close at 4 pm.

 

What should I expect?

 

Live Bluegrass Music- This year 3 different Bluegrass bands are featured twice daily. Starting at 10:00 sharp and continuing throughout the day! You will hear some of the Best toe-tapping Bluegrass around featuring the Shepherd Family Band, Snaky Woods, and Whistler's Bluegrass. Bring your folding chairs and pick a good spot.

Ride the Train-

Climb aboard our historic railroad. It is a REAL TRAIN pulled by some of the most historic locomotives in America. The train runs throughout the day. 

Weird Beard Contests-

Throughout the day we will have some crazy, silly, and downright weird beard contests. If you think your beard has got what it take to be a winner then sign up as you arrive. All you babyfaces get to set back and enjoy! 

  

Spring Farm Babies Petting Area- Meet the Spring farm babies. This isn't your typical petting area, you can meet all kinds of critters including skunks that don't smell and racoons and possums that love treats.

 

Amusement Rides-

Enjoy the farm's Italian Carousel, Antique Ferris Wheel, and other amusement rides!

 

Barbecue-

Be sure to check out the Barbecue and other food options to fill your belly. *Food is additional cost.

 

Tractor Ride-

Hop on the tractor and take a ride to a old hidden western town in the woods!

Farm Friends Meet and Greet- Our Special Guest Mascots will be making appearances throughout the day and be available for pictures and hugs in a special area. Pictures are FREE with your camera!

Fort Kirby-

It's a cool playground just for the kids-sized!

  

What are the Dates and Times?

May 15, 2021, Gates open at 10:00 AM and close at 4pm. Each day you can enjoy activities, entertainment and more.

 

Weird Beard Fest

Schedule of Events

 10:00 Gates Open

            Shepherd Family Band performing at the Depot Stage

 

10:15  1st train leaves the station and trains continue throughout the day                                                                                                     Activities and Amusement Rides open

           Spring Farm babies petting area opens

10:30  Baby Beards Contest at the Depot Stage

 

11:00   Snaky Woods Band performing at the Depot Stage

 

11:30   Longest Beard Contest at the Depot Stage

12:00  Whistler's Bluegrass performing at the Depot Stage

12:30  Crazy Beard Contest at the Depot Stage

 

1:00    Shepherd Family Band performing at the Depot Stage

1:30    Fluffiest Beard Contest at the Depot Stage

 

2:00   Snaky Woods Band performing at the Depot Stage

 

2:30   Best Beard Contest at the Depot Stage

          *Winner of Best Beard receives guaranteed gift and gets a chance for a Brand New Truck or $30,000 cash

         

3:00   Whistler's Bluegrass performing at the Depot Stage 

           Last Train Departs for the day

           Rides close for the day

4:00   Gates close for the day

Continuous: Throughout the day Amusement Rides, Spring Farm babies petting area, Playground, Tractor rides, and The Kirby Family Railroad will be open and available for enjoyment.

 

Where exactly is The Weird Beard Fest located?
The Weird Beard Fest can be found at Kirby Family Farm, a 501c3 Not for Profit Educational destination located in Williston, Florida. For travel directions, check out our Map & Directions.

 

 

 

 

 

Can I purchase tickets in advance?
You can Pre-Register! 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 tickets guarantee entry.

 

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 $15.99 contribution per person for ages 10 and up, $20 at the gate if available. For ages 3-9, $10.99 in advance, $15 at the gate if available. Children 2 and under are FREE, no contribution is requested. Children 2 and under may be required to sit on their parent or guardians lap aboard the train. ***Tickets are LIMITED for this event!*** Advance tickets GUARANTEE entry. Gate tickets will be available only if Advance tickets do not sell out in advance.

 

What does my ticket include?

Live Bluegrass Music- This year 3 different Bluegrass bands are featured twice daily. Starting at 10:00 sharp and continuing throughout the day! You will hear some of the Best toe-tapping Bluegrass around featuring the Shepherd Family Band, Snaky Woods, and Whistler's Bluegrass. Bring your folding chairs and pick a good spot.

Ride the Train-

Climb aboard our historic railroad. It is a REAL TRAIN pulled by some of the most historic locomotives in America. The train runs throughout the day. 

Weird Beard Contests-

Throughout the day we will have some crazy, silly, and downright weird beard contests. If you think your beard has got what it take to be a winner then sign up as you arrive. All you babyfaces get to set back and enjoy! 

Amusement Rides-

Enjoy the farm's Italian Carousel, Antique Ferris Wheel, and other amusement rides!

Tractor Ride-

Hop on the tractor and take a ride to a old hidden western town in the woods!

  

Spring Farm Babies Petting Area- Meet the Spring farm babies. This isn't your typical petting area, you can meet all kinds of critters including skunks that don't smell and racoons and possums that love a scratch behind the ears.

 

Farm Friends Meet and Greet- Our Special Guest Mascots will be making appearances throughout the day and be available for pictures and hugs in a special area. Pictures are FREE with your camera!

 

Fort Kirby-

It's a cool playground just for the kids-sized!

 

*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.

 

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. 

 

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 their own railroad car. Group reservations and additional information are available now by contacting us at info@kirbyfarm.com.

 

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.

Where do the proceeds go?                                                                                                                                              Kirby Family Farm is open year around offering its outreach programs and educational experiences with a focus on at-risk, special needs, medically needy, and foster children. 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 and funds for 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 foster, at-risk, medically needy, and special needs children. Last year thousands children visited the farm through various programs and events absolutely FREE, 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!

 

 

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.

 

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