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:
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.
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.
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.
Festival Kit Tutorials & Resources
Check out the videos and resources below as you complete the activities in your Lambapalooza! festival kit.
DIY BUTTER SHAKING
TIE-DYE YOUR OWN NIGEL
WOOL ART: SCULPT YOUR OWN SHEEP
FLOWER CROWN KIT
Guide for preserving or drying wildflowers (for a longer-lasting crown!)
HERITAGE BREED COLORING PAGES
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.