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Farmfest Safety Protocols

Kawartha Farmfest 2023 Safety Protocols

Safety Is Our Primary Concern
  • Leave your pets at home. Most Farm Sites have livestock and poultry that may become agitated or fearful in the presence of unfamiliar pets which can also become excited when encountering these new situations. This can become a safety risk for both the humans and animals in the area.
  • The event will take place rain or shine. If the weather is sunny please don't forget your hat and sunscreen, or if rain is possible, pack your raincoats and umbrellas.
  • Flat shoes or boots are recommended as there will be uneven ground on most sites, and you may encounter muddy or wet surfaces if it has been or is raining.
  • Prior to leaving home for the day, ensure you are healthy and free from any symptoms of any communicable illness.
  • Park only in designated parking areas and follow the direction of the parking volunteers. Do not block gates or park on the side of roadways. Parking at most sites will be in a farm field. Low sports cars are not recommended.
  • Most sites will have public washrooms or portable toilets and all have hand washing or sanitizing. Participants are encouraged to sanitize their hands before and after eating.
  • Participants are asked to observe all signs and travel through each site as a group. Please supervise your children closely. Be patient and respectful of others, including our dedicated host families and volunteers. Follow all signage and direction of farm hosts, and do not enter areas of the farm which are closed to visitors. Areas may be closed for safety or biosecurity purposes, or may not be part of the tour.
  • Be aware of electric fences in use at many livestock farms. While touching an electric fence is a painful, shocking experience, it should be avoided. Fences are meant to keep animals contained. Look to your Farm Host for permission and guidance on interaction with any animals.

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