Shaker Village welcomes in spring with new arrivals

Published 2:53 pm Friday, April 2, 2021


News release

Every spring Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill expands its  “farmily” with the arrival of new baby animals. This year we’re celebrating these new arrivals  with special weekend events in April. These events are designed for families to get outside,  have fun and make memories.

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Family Farm Days & Brunch with the Babies will be held Saturdays and Sundays on April 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25. The Family Farm Days portion of the event runs from 9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with purchase of a daily admission ticket onsite at the Welcome Center. Guests will meet lambs, kids, chicks, piglets, calves, miniature donkeys and many more baby animals. The event will also include activity stations, sheep shearing, hay wagon rides, a hay bale maze, scavenger hunts, pony rides and artist demonstrations.

Guests looking to include food with their experience won’t be disappointed as The Trustees’ Table restaurant has the popular Brunch with the Babies option. This kid-friendly brunch buffet  includes admission for Family Farm Days. Additional food options will be available onsite at a  grab-and-go breakfast stand, and takeaway sandwiches, salads, chips and sweets will be on offer at the Post Office Shop.

Also, in April, spend time with the newest Shaker farm animals by learning about their bedtime rituals at Bedtime with the Babies. Guests will gather in the barn from 6-7:00 p.m. with a warm drink to hear a bedtime story as the animals get ready for bed. Tickets may be purchased online for $5-10 and are available on Fridays and Saturdays, April 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30 and May 1.

Safety will be at the forefront of each event with COVID-19 precautions in place including masking, social distancing, hand sanitization and one-time use items being used at activity stations.

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg is located just 40 minutes away from Lexington, and 80 minutes outside of Louisville. To plan your visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, or to learn more, visit or call 859-734-5411.


Named a top hidden travel destination by BBC News and awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of  Excellence, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. With 34 original Shaker structures, the site is home to the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Demonstrating a commitment to community, sustainability and ingenuity, Shaker Village embraces three pillars rooted in time-honored Shaker legacies, including balanced preservation and conservation; engaged learning and  exploration; and warm, spirited hospitality. Onsite services at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill include overnight accommodations, dining, beverage and catering services, three craft shops, exhibitions in historic buildings, a farm and garden area, the Dixie Belle Riverboat and 1,200 acres of restored native prairie. For more information, please visit