Children's Parties at Clark's Elioak Farm are cancelled for the remainder of 2020

It is with great sadness and profound disappointment that we have decided not to offer birthday parties at the farm starting on September 1, 2020. We do not know how we can safely host parties with the requirements in place limiting attendance at the farm and the required social distancing. We will continue to be open throughout the season until November 8 for visitors who purchase advanced online tickets. You are welcome to purchase tickets for a small group if you would like to come to celebrate your child's birthday, but it will not be an "official" party with a party guide and reserved table space. All of the tables in our picnic area will be available for use by our visitors throughout the day on a first come, first served basis.

Birthday parties have been an important part of our business since we opened in 2002 and thousands of children have celebrated with us over the years. We will miss the parties this Fall, but we do plan to host parties again starting in 2021. We hope you will come celebrate with us this Fall, birthday or not . . . what a different year 2020 has been!!!

Birthday Parties in 2021

Starting again in April 2021, the Clark family will invite you to celebrate your child's birthday or other special events at our beautiful petting farm in the heart of Howard County. With picnic tables under our lovely trees and rolling hillsides to enjoy, your trip to our petting farm will be a memorable one.

All of our Children's Parties include:

Our party staff will greet you when you arrive and show you to your party area. You will be able to enjoy your separate picnic area, play in the play areas and on our slides, explore the Fairy Forest and the Enchanted Forest attractions and maze while you are at the farm. As part of your party we will take the whole group together on a hay wagon ride and on a tour of the petting farm animals (Or if you would prefer, you can tour the animals on your own at your own pace and in smaller groups. It's up to you.)

While at the farm (either during your party time or after you have left the party picnic area) you can purchase tickets for the Cow Train or Enchanted Express Train.

Your Questions Answered

  • A visit with our petting farm animals and feed for the goats
  • A hay wagon ride for all of your guests
  • Tables reserved for your party for two and ½ hours. You may bring any food and drink you would like. We have juices, water, snacks and ice cream for sale and will provide you with a list of local pizza shops that deliver to the farm when we confirm your reservation
  • You will have one of the covered party spaces in our picnic area for your exclusive use. Parties are rain or shine since you will have covered table space
  • The opportunity to visit the Enchanted Pine Tree Forest Maze, other Enchanted Forest attractions, the Fairy Forest and play in the play areas and on the slides
  • Handwashing stations with running water and soap, hand sanitizer, portable bathroom facilities, and trash bins

Spring & Summer Birthday Parties
(April 1 to September 12, 2021)

PARTY PACKAGE:
$140.00 for up to 12 party visitors
$10.00 for each additional visitor

Fall Birthday Parties
(September 18 to November 7, 2021)

PARTY PACKAGE:
$140.00 for up to 12 party visitors
$10.00 for each additional visitor

Optional add-ons for Fall parties include a child-sized pumpkin:

  • Visit the Patch & Pick a Pumpkin - $3.00 per pumpkin

Overall then, how does the money work?
Minimum spend required: $140.00 (When you pay the $40 deposit, the minimum you will need to pay on the day of the party is $100.) You will need to pay for any guests over the 12-person limit and any additional rides purchased on the day of the party
Non-refundable Deposit: $40.00 (Due at the time of your reservation.)
Balance due on the day of the party


Birthday Party Frequently Asked Questions ... Answered

Any day that we are open, timeframes are 10 AM to 12 noon, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 12 noon to 2 PM, 1 PM to 3 PM, 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM or 3 PM to 5 PM. Your party is scheduled for two hours, but you have 15-20 minutes to set up before your party and 30 minutes after your party to say good-bye, pack up and clean up your table area. We provide trash bags and ask you to clean up your area before you leave. Thank you.

We are open rain or shine.

The $140 fee for the party covers up to 12 total visitors (including your family and your guests). Each addition guest will be charged at $10.00 per guest. It is important that we limit the number of guests to allow for social distancing, but will work with you to arrive at a number that is safe for your guests and our staff and other visitors.

Yes, you can just come and pay the general admission and pick the activities you want to do. You will not get some of the features of the regularly-scheduled party, but you will have greater flexibility and a lower cost if you just have a few children. You will need to reserve ahead of time using our online ticketing system on our website.

You can arrive up to 20 minutes ahead of your party start time to set up and get ready for your guests to arrive. You will have two and one half hours to enjoy your party picnic area. Our party staff will greet you when you arrive and show you to your party area. You will be able to enjoy your separate picnic area, explore the Fairy Forest and the Enchanted Forest attractions and maze while you are at the farm. As part of your party we will take the whole group together on a hay wagon ride and on a tour of the petting farm animals (If you would prefer, you can tour the animals on your own at your own pace and in smaller groups. It’s up to you.) While at the farm (either during your party time or after you have left the party picnic area) you can purchase tickets for the Cow Train or Enchanted Express Train. Remember you need to pack your car and leave your table area after 2 ½ hours from your party's start time.

You will pay for your party once all your guests have arrived.

You may bring cake, cupcakes, juices, sodas, snacks etc from home. You can order a cake or cupcakes from Touche Touchet Bakery, too at (410) 997-9338 Touche Touchet Bakery. We provide you with a list of pizza restaurants that deliver to the farm and you can call and have pizza ordered. We sell drinks, ice cream and snacks if you need them. There is no alcohol allowed at the farm.

Yes, we also host family reunions, high school reunions, corporate parties and family events, events for non-profit organizations and even small, informal weddings. Anyone who thinks it would be fun for their clients, employees, family members, classmates or friends to spend the day visiting with our friendly animals and exploring our wonderful Enchanted Forest attractions and rides should check out our Group & Event Rental page.


To book your party you need to do ALL of these 3 things,

1 - PICK YOUR DATE from those available below

2 - pay a $40 deposit, (Click To PAY THE DEPOSIT Here), and

3 - fill out our quick birthday party form, (Click To FILL IN YOUR FORM Here) so we have all your needs noted before you come. Your answers on the form are not final. You will be able to make changes if you would like before the day of the party.

SPECIAL NOTE: You must complete and submit all 3 items at one time

If you do not submit the 3 items all together at one time, we will not book your party.

You will then receive a final confirmation email from us within 48 hours with information you will need for planning your party.

If you do not receive an email confirmation from us within 48 hours after submitting all 3 items, please email clarkselioakfarm@gmail.com. Thank you very much.

So to start the booking process with us choose your date and slot below: