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Join the Accokeek Foundation this May for the annual Lattes with Lambs barnyard festival. This year, we present a hybrid event that lets YOU build-your-own Lattes adventure. Sign up for barnyard tours, purchase a festival kit, or follow along with online entertainment. 

Whatever you choose, it's going to be a groovy (and cute!) time. 

 

Choose Your Lambapalooza Activities:

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SOLD OUT: Barnyard Tours

Meet and greet the new lambs in Piscataway Park! Each hour-long guided tour will introduce you to the new lambs and calves born on site this year, as well as let you reconnect with some of your old farm favorites like Sir Nigel the Hog Island sheep and Mayor Birdie the American Milking Devon cow. 

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Festival Kits

Your favorite Lattes with Lambs activities, packaged up to enjoy at home. Purchase a festival activity kit and pick it up in Piscataway Park on May 1, 8, or 15. Each kit comes in a special event tote.

Live Virtual Concert:

May 15 @ 6pm

Join us for a live virtual concert with exclusive content, streaming May 15 at 6 pm on Twitch.

The concert features Casual Commander (Kevin Donohue of Sunsquabi), Late Night Radio, 5AM Trio, Jason Leech, TheBusiness. Ft. Bitsky Live, and McWavy.

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Meet the Author:

Aliza Eliazarov, On the Farm

May 15, 11 am-1 pm

Photographer Aliza Eliazarov will be on the farm on May 15 to sign copies of her book, On the Farm. The book features several familiar faces from the farm, including Sir Nigel the Hog Island sheep and Bonita the Milking Devon cow. On the Farm can be purchased at the Visitor Center.

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MERCH

Support the Accokeek Foundation's Heritage Breed Livestock Conservation Program with some festival merch!

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Festival Kit Tutorials & Resources

Check out the videos and resources below as you complete the activities in your Lambapalooza! festival kit. 

DIY BUTTER SHAKING

Mount Vernon video on butter churning   

Instructional video & American Milking Devon fun facts 

TIE-DYE YOUR OWN NIGEL 

Kool-aid dyeing video 

WOOL ART: SCULPT YOUR OWN SHEEP

Sheep Sculpture instructions

FLOWER CROWN KIT

Maryland wildflowers

Guide for preserving or drying wildflowers (for a longer-lasting crown!)

Avoid picking these: rare, threatened, and endangered plants

MD Native Plant Society

MidAtlantic Invasive Plant Council

National Invasive Species Information Center

HERITAGE BREED COLORING PAGES

Coloring page downloads

Hungry Games at Home
What Heritage Breed Are You?
Animal Movement for Kids!

It's time to get moo-ving! Join Ms. Colleen from the Metropolitan School of the Arts in this series of animal-inspired barnyard dances.

Latte Art with Wee Bean Coffee Roasters

It's not Lattes with Lambs without the Lattes! Check out this awesome Latte Art video from local coffee shop, Wee Bean Coffee Roasters.

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Local Artist Showcase

Members of the Accokeek Artists Alliance share pieces that are inspired by Piscataway Park and the animals that call this park home. 

Learn more about each work below by hovering over the image. 

Want to share your own Piscataway Park-inspired creation? Reach out to outreach@accokeek.org, and we'll feature your work here or on our social media channels. 

Local Music Showcase

Your Lattes with Lambs: Lambapalooza playlist, featuring local musicians and artists. We recommend playing these songs while you work on your activity kit, zen out with a heritage breed coloring page, or while you're walking around Piscataway Park to visit the new lambs. 

Event Partners and Vendors

Every year, local businesses and organizations help the Accokeek Foundation make the Lattes with Lambs festival special. They join us in the park and provide food, education, and activities to the community. While these partners can't be with us there in person this year, we hope you will still visit them virtually to see all they have to offer. 

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Bowling Green

Farm

Bowling Green Farm raises heritage pork as well as laying hens and broiler chickens, all on pasture at their family farm in Bryantown. The Turner family is committed to raising animals in a way that creates the best quality of life while also regenerating the soil and providing exceptional meat and eggs. Customers can order online or visit the Farm Shop on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

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Wild Ginger

Herbal Center

We provide online and in person classes in herbalism in Maryland as well as Costa Rica for adults. We offer apprenticeships, group trips, and ongoing herbal educational classes! 

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Kids Herbalism

We engage youth in education around herbs, cooking, gardening and the outdoors, we offer an amazing membership program with 7 new classes each month accessible from anywhere! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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WeeBean Coffee

Roasters

Wee Bean is a Maryland based coffee company roasting only the highest quality sustainable coffees from around the world.

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Alice Ferguson Foundation

For more than 65 years, the Alice Ferguson Foundation has shared the wonder and excitement of outdoor hands-on learning with students and residents of the National Capital Region. Current program offerings include virtual experiences for all ages, onsite play pod adventures, and private family visits.

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The Spinning Loft

We stock raw fleece and processed roving and top from a wide variety of breeds and we normally have more than 50 distinct breeds in stock at any time. Here at The Spinning Loft we focus on conservation and heritage breeds from around the world, and work with shepherds to give them an outlet for their wool, thus helping them preserve their flocks and their way of life. 

 
Thank you to our partners for making this event possible.
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