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Twin Cities Festival Spring Babies

If April showers bring May flowers, spring babies bring fun for the whole family


A baby goat at the Twin Cities Festival Spring Babies.

Spring-time in Minnesota means a few things. It’s a time when you’ll see eager beavers running around outside in shorts and a T-shirt while smiling like a crazy person and exclaiming, “Beautiful day!” to everyone they pass on the street even though the thermometer still reads a chilly 32 degrees. It means sitting in traffic for extended periods of time because road construction season begins, and we can’t have nice things. But more importantly, it means baby animal season. Here to satisfy your need for all things cuddly and cute is the Twin Cities Festival Spring Babies.

Found just off Highway 169 in Brooklyn Park, the Twin Cities Festival is run by Bert Bouwan, an experienced farmer and corn maze developer, along with his wife and six children.

Spread over 20 acres, this seasonal nursery is like a farm babies greatest hits album, and it will feature baby goats, sheep, bunnies, ducklings, chicks, and more—all waiting to be held and cuddled!

If you need a break from this explosion of cuteness—you won’t—the Twin Cities Festival also features a kid’s corn pit, straw bale maze and play area, and hayrides. And if you spend a little extra, visitors have access to pony rides, inflatables, gunny sack slide, food vendors, and more.

And though we’re getting closer and closer to summer—even though it might not feel like it—there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy these miracles of life before they transition to adolescence and adulthood. The Twin Cities Festival is open weekends through May 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, and they don’t let Mother Nature rain on their parade as they’re open in all types of weather.


Online: $9

Gate: $10

Kids under 24 months: Free

And for even more baby animal enjoyment, Minnesota Zoo Farm Babies runs daily through May 6 and features goats, chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, and bunnies. In addition, the event will also have pony rides and food as well as tram rides and cow milking demonstrations on the weekend.

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