Our Farm Tours

Explore the heart of Kilgus Farmstead with our immersive farm tours! Experience firsthand our dedication to animal care, land stewardship, and crafting high-quality products. Led by a Kilgus family member, each tour offers a personal touch with the goal of keeping your understanding of food origins and farm operations.

Tour dates have limited seasonal availability so check out the open tour dates below and secure your spot using our booking form.

tourists learning about compost cattle barn

Tour Highlights:

  • Get to know the Kilgus Family and their animal care practices.
  • View the milking parlor and learn about the milking process.
  • Meet the Jersey heifers, steers, and Berkshire hogs residing on the farm.
  • Discover the significance of our compost barn and its role in farm operation.
  • Explore our Country Store, offering a peek into the creamery, local product shopping, and indulging in our delicious soft-serve ice cream cones!

Tour Logistics

Cost: $5/person (ages 2 and under are free) and includes a FREE ice cream cone made with Kilgus Farmstead milk at the end of the tour

Length: 60-75 minutes depending on group size

Age: all ages are welcome but please note that the tour is educational focused and highly informational, therefore, best suited for ages 6 and older

Ability: the tour involves walking and standing for over a mile; while strollers are allowed, they may get dirty and cannot be used in certain areas; unfortunately, we cannot accommodate wheelchairs due to the farm’s varied terrain

Group Size: regular, family tours (available dates listed below) can accommodate up to 15-20 guests; large group tours (i.e. clubs, organizations, school groups, etc.) are considered based on size, requested date, and our staff and facility availability

tourists looking at cattle in the compost barn

Tour Rules

Arrival: Tours start and end at the Kilgus Farmstead Country Store — 21471 E 670 North Rd, Fairbury, IL 61739. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the tour starts. The tour promptly begins with a viewing of the animals outside.

Dress Attire: Please dress for the weather as we’ll be outdoors for most of the tour. Expect mud if it’s raining or has rained recently. Old, closed-toed shoes are recommended. We currently require all guests to wear disposable, plastic booties, that will be provided.

Payment: The tour cost: is $5/person ages 2 and above. No payment is needed to reserve your tour. Please pay before the start of the tour at the Country Store.

Please note: we ONLY accept cash and personal checks only at our Country Store.

Cancelations: If you are unable to make it to your tour, please let us know as far in advance as possible (at least 24 hours) so we can offer your spot to someone else. We may cancel tours due to inclement weather.

Visitor Conduct: As you tour our Farmstead, please remember that it is also our home. While we enjoy sharing about ourselves and our animals, we ask that you treat our farmstead with the same respect you would show as a guest in someone else’s home. We ask that guests…

2024 Tour Schedule

  • Saturday, March 30th @ 10am Sold Out
  • Thursday, April 18th @ 10:00am
  • Saturday, April 27th @ 10am SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, May 4th @ 10am
  • Tuesday, May 21st @ 1pm SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, June 8th – FREE self-guided tours during Breakfast on the Farm from 7am-10am (NO RESERVATION REQUIRED)
  • Tuesday, June 25th @ 10am
  • Saturday, July 6th @ 10am SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday, July 30th @ 10am
  • Thursday, August 29th @ 10am
  • Saturday, August 31st @ 10am FULL

Fall dates are yet to be determined so stay tuned!

Regular/Family Tours Booking Form

If you have a large group (over 20), please visit the Large Group Tours page.

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    farm staff walking past cow yard
    baby calf sucking on milk bottle
    tour guide shows cow barn