Tour our Farmstead

We love to give tours of our Farmstead and share with you our farming practices  Tours are given by appointment only and cost $4 per person (2 and under are free).  This fee includes the hour and a half long tour and an ice cream cone from our farmstead store.

We welcome any size group, large or small.  During your tour you will learn about the Kilgus Family, visit our milking parlor and learn how the cows give us their rich milk.  Then we will travel to see the heifers and steers, and stop by to see the newborn calves.  We will see the goats and also the pigs. New in 2015 we will be checking out the new compost barn.  During the tour you will learn about how the Kilgus Family cares for their animals from little on up.  Tours will begin and end at the Farmstead Country Store, where you can look into the creamery where the milk is bottled.
Please remember, the Farmstead is our Home, and we are inviting you to visit our home as guests.  Please be respectful of our property and animals.

Typically tours last 60-75 minutes depending on the size of group.  We ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the beginning of the tour, because the tours will begin promptly at their scheduled start time, and since we head outside first, it’s hard to catch up to the group.

There are no tours given in December, January, February, or early March

The following days are our tentative Spring and Summer Tour Schedule.  Until a tour time has been personally booked, these dates and times are subject to change.

Tuesday March 31st, 10:00am
Friday April 10th, 10:00am
Saturday April 18th, 2:00pm
Monday April 27th, 1:00
Thursday May 7, 10:00am
Saturday May 23, 10:00am
Monday May 25, 1:00pm
Monday June 1, 10:00am
Tuesday June 9th, 1:00pm
Saturday June 13, 10:00am
Wednesday June 17th, 1:00pm
June 18-29th NO TOURS offered these dates
Wednesday July 1st, 1:00pm
Thursday July 9, 10:00am
Saturday July 18, 10:00am
Friday, July 24, 1:00pm
Saturday August 1, 10:00am
Thursday August 13th, 1:00pm
August 19-23 – NO TOURS offered on these days

These tour times fill up fast, so please call well in advance to reserve your spot.  Tours are limited to 15-20 individuals.  If interested in reserving a tour time or have questions about the tours please e-mail us at info@kilgusfarmstead.com or call Jenna at (815)-692-6080.  If you have a group larger than 12, or are club, organization, or school that would like a tour, please contact us for additional dates and  times.  No payment is required to reserve a tour time.  However, we ask that if you can’t make it to please let us know in advance so we can fill your spot.  Payment for the tour should be made at the end of the tour in the Country Store.  Please note, we only accept cash and personal checks.

We will be outside  for 75% of the tour.  Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.  If it is raining, or has rained a few days before your tour, please wear old, closed toed shoes as it will be muddy. Tours may get cancelled due to inclement weather.  When reserving your tour spots, please give an emergency contact phone number and also an email address in case we need to cancel or change the tour for any reason.

We look forward to seeing you and sharing with you about life of our farm!


Kilgus Farmstead