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Forest View Farms offers everything you need for a successful, memorable party at your location or on property at the farm. Parties can be built to accommodate everything from pony rentals, ride wagons, covered wagons, and stagecoach to inflatables and petting farm animals. Sheriff badges and bandanas are available as party favors. Whether you decide to have your party at your location or ours, we can supply everything you need, including western decorations and props for a great party all the guests will remember.


Forest View Farms can set up the perfect birthday party at our place—from kids to adults, we can provide age-appropriate entertainment with our trail rides, pony rides, wagon rides and petting farm, as well as multiple add-ons that take care of things like party favors, piñata, and even food, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Give your child their favorite birthday party—and give yourself the chance to enjoy it! Outdoor party pavilions and indoor party barns available.

• All party packages are subject to a mimimum charge of $125 and requires additional Paviliion or Barn Rental.
• Pavillion rental is $40/bay for 2 hours and includes 2 picnic tables (25 to 30 ppl max per bay).
• Barn rental is $125 for 2.5 hours and includes 2 tables and 16 chairs ($60 additional per extra hour).
• Pavillion and Barn are availble one hour before the party start time for decoration. No decorations are included.
• For the Little Cowhand, Cowhand and Party in the Barn packages, non-participating adults are $2.50 each and participating adults are $4.50 to $9.00 each, depending on the package.
• A $5 Cook County Trail license is required for all trail rides that leave FVF property. The license is good for one-year.
• Helmets are required for all lesson riders; optional for all other riders. If you do not own a helmet, you can rent one for $1.00.
• Deposits and completed contracts required for all events. Prices are subject to change without notice. Credit card transactions will be assesed a small fee.

Little Cowhand Package

  • 8 years and under
  • $9.00 / child
  • Short pony ride
  • Petting Zoo or Barn Tour
  • $125.00 minimum

Cowhand Package

  • 8 years and under
  • $10.00 / child
  • Short pony ride
  • Short wagon ride
  • Petting Farm tour
  • $125.00 minimum

City Slicker Package

  • 9 years and up
  • $18 / person for 30 min. trail ride
  • $30 / person for 60 min. trail ride

Ranch Hand Package

  • 9 years and up
  • $20 / person for 30 min. trial ride
  • $35 / person for 60 min. trail ride
  • Barn Tour or Petting Zoo

Trail Boss Package

  • 9 years and up
  • $25/person for 30 min. trail ride
  • $40/person for 60 min. trail ride
  • Short wagon ride
  • Barn tour or Petting Zoo

    Party in the Barn
  • 8 years and under
  • $11.00 / child
  • Short pony or horse ride
  • Mini Petting Zoo in Barn
  • Wagon / Sleigh Ride

Pavilion Rentals

  • Additional Pavilion Rental..........................$30.00 per hour
  • Additional Winter Barn Rental.....................$60.00 per hour
  • Additional Picnic Tables (Pavilion)...............$15.00 each
Additional Options:
Campfire $35 for 2 hours/$10 each additional hour
Food: hot dogs, chips, and soda $8.00 per person
Inflatable jumper (2 hours - on property only) $85.00
Pinata Call for pricing
Cowboy hats $3.50 and up
Bandanas $2.00 each and up
Sheriff badges $1.00 each and up

Company Picnics

Host your company picnic or other corporate event at Forest View Farms. We can supply everything from food, campfires, hayrides, other ride wagons, petting farm animals, trail rides, pony rides, and more. Your employees can enjoy a day to relax and build your identity while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

When the weather turns snowy, we also offer indoor barns so you can host your company picnic inside. Visit our Pony Rental page for more information on petting farm and pony rental pricing.

Contact us for more information and to make your company picnic reservation.


Do you love the outdoors? Have you dreamed of an outdoor wedding or reception? Do you want a beautiful location to take wedding photos? Hold your wedding or reception at Forest View Farms and have a wedding day you'll love.

Pricing is based on number of guests and add-ons chosen. Contact us for more information on pricing and how we can make your wedding day beautiful and unique.

**Prices and rates are subject to change without notice**
**Forest View Farms is fully insured**