World’s Largest Chicken DanceJohnson’s Corner Farm 133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055 visit website>
This weekend Johnson’s Corner Farm (HipsterHenry.com Top Pick) will be hosting the World’s Largest Chicken Dance. This is on both Saturday and Sunday and is 30 minutes away from the Ben or Betsy bridge. I never understood the draw to the chicken dance but I know I am in the minority on that one. I gave Marcia who is in charge of the whole sha-bang a call and here is what is up:
First of all from the flyer I had no idea how much stuff they really have planned:
They will be doing the dance at 11:00, 1:00 & 3:00. The cost to participate in the dance is $3.00 (kids and adults) and comes with a free hayride. It is also 1/2 price ticket day. This means that you can get tickets for the Discovery Barnyard (awesome playground with splash pad) at half price for that day BUT you can also buy tickets for the rest of the season at 1/2 price. If you are a planner this is right up your alley. Say you know you might go three more times this season and you plan to go to the Barnyard and pick some blueberries on a hayride…by your tickets now at 1/2 price and save a bundle. (* we have season passes: $35 per child per season, $17.5 per adult per season)
Old Time Tractor Show will boast 15-20 old school tractors for the kids to checkout.
Farm House Menu available all day in the outside food tent. *Again I don’t know what that means but it sounds really good.
And of course there will be a DJ for the World’s Largest Chicken Dance.
Yes, I think it will be busy and here is how I would do it:
- First Rule: If you have tough kids and hate waiting even a little bit. Get your bum there in the morning and do the first shift.
- Parking will be off of Hartford Road and not in the main parking lot. This is just on the other side of the farm and actually great because it is a big open field and super easy to park.
- I do think you should bring a stroller if you normally use one. Great for getting through crowds and no, I don’t think anyone will steal it when you go on the hayride. You will be able to park it right where you get on. It will be fine.
- Everything is outside so dress accordingly.
- Ticketing can get a little hectic. This is a popular and great family place so you need to anticipate this. You are going to go inside the Farmer’s Market to the cash registers to the left to buy your tickets. Marcia said they have extra staff and will open up the outside ticketing booth if needed. I DO recommend that one parent goes in and grabs the tickets while the other stays outside with the kids if possible. It will be much less of a headache besides the fact that there are a million tempting goodies that you might not want to deal with at that moment.
- Hayrides: They are efficient there but sometime no one can be efficient enough for toddlers. Their might be a line since every paying chicken dancer gets a free hayride. Keep that in mind. Once you are on the hayride it is really relazing (even for me) and awesome.
- The outside bathrooms are clean and have changing stations in both the men’s and women’s and there is a family changing room. Also I know it is supposed to be cold but they have a splash pad on the slim chance that we get a heat wave just keep that in mind in case you want to throw a towel and back up clothing in the car.