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703 Tarboro Road
Youngsville, NC 27596
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Fun on the Farm at Hill Ridge Farms!

We offer one of the Triangle's best educational and fun-filled destinations for church and family outings, picnics, school field trips, birthday parties, and more!

Be sure to check the Calendar to find out about special events happening throughout the year on the Farm, including our famous Fall Harvest and Pumpkin Festival!

Farm Animal Corral

Read our Safety Policy here!

Our Farm Animal Corral offers children and adults a safe, clean, fun opportunity for learning about real barnyard animals. The Farm Animal Corral is designed with double fencing to let children view and even feed live farm animals safely!

The Corral showcases an assortment of all the wonderful animals found on the farm, including: goats, sheep, chickens and Turkeys.

Coin-operated animal feed machines are located near the Corral if you would like to feed them a treat. (Please don't feed the animals your own bread or snacks - it's not good for them!)

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Train Rides

Big John, our 16-gauge gasoline-powered steam engine, is the first train of this type in Franklin County. It has a red caboose, and can accommodate up to 100 passengers at a time.
 Hill Ridge Farms Express Now Leaving On Track #1...!

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Hay Rides
Tickets for Hay Rides are available in the Country Store.

    Hayrides are great fun for all ages. Hay Ride Tours of the Farm take you on a trip to the past, through recreated sites from yesteryear, including an authentic "moonshine still."

    No reservations are required!   Groups of ten or more qualify for special group rates.    Visit our Group Events page for pricing information and reservations

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New! Jumping Pillow

Our  Jumping Pillow is covered to keep it nice and cool!

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Giant Slide


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Fort Arrowhead and Indian Teepee

Wooden Maze

Festival of Lights!
Extended week 12/28-1/2 5:30-9:00
Cost: $20 Cash Per Vehicle

We do not offer “pre-sale” tickets.
This event is first come first served.

Max wait times the week of 12/28-1/2 15 min

**Reminder No Limos. No Charter Buses. No RVs. Max Height Clearance 10ft 6 inches.
We look forward to your visit and hope that it will be a fun and memorable outing for all.🎄💕🎄💕🎄

Gem Stone Panning
Tickets for Gem Stone Panning are available in the Country Store.

I'm rich!Gem Stone Panning is great fun for anyone!  Bring the whole family, or schedule a group event or field trip. Our Gem Stone flume is open April through November.

Our facility includes two covered 75 foot flumes, lighted with pumped water.

The most common stones include:

  • Sapphires
  • Tourmaline
  • Emeralds
  • Topaz
  • Amethyst

Visit our school field trips page for information on special programs for day care centers, summer camps and public, private, home, and year-round schools.

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Our silly animals posing for a pic!

Our GIANT Corn Playhouse with over 300 bushels of corn inside!

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Old-Fashioned Farm Equipment

How did farmers ever manage to farm before gasoline-powered tractors?  Find out by taking a tour of our fully restored old-fashioned farm equipment. 

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Educational Exhibits

Take a tour of our authentic farm-life exhibits showcasing how life was back in the "Good Old Days," and learn about out how people managed without electricity, gasoline engines, running water, or video games!

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