Family Night on the Dairy Farm July 27 at Hoffman Dairy Farm

NEW ULM — Join the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club for a night of free family fun at the 2017 Family Night at the Dairy Farm. This event, put on every other year by the New Ulm Farm-City Hub Club, is set for Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Steve and Kerry Hoffman Farm, 18868 140th Avenue, New Ulm.

With Highway 15 still under construction — and not expected to re-open by the evening of the 27th — use these detour directions to get to the farm. From New Ulm, take Center Street past MLC College. Continue out of town on Center Street (Camelsback Road), which turns into County Road 13. About one mile out of town, turn left (east) onto County Road 25. Go two miles. Turn right (south) on 140th Avenue and go two miles. Watch for signs.

The special event promotes agriculture at a perfect time, during July Ice Cream Month! The dairy treat line-up — all free — will include root beer floats, milk, yoghurt, and ice cream bars.

Brown and Nicollet County Dairy Princesses and ambassadors will take part.

Family Night includes farm tours, calf petting, photos with the dairy princesses, other kids’ activities, hayrides, educational displays, and more. The program is “branching out” this year and will include a special appearance by the Minnesota 4-H Poultry Princess, Molly Lindgren, and several representatives of Pheasants Forever.

The event is free and open to the public. All ages are invited. Strollers are welcome.

This is the sixth time that the club and the Hoffmans have partnered to host the event (held in odd numbered years). An estimated 600 people took part in 2015.