Rooterville’s July Jamboree: Open-House Event!

It’s finally here! Rooterville’s annual July Jamboree!

Celebrate summer with over 400 animals at Rooterville Animal Sanctuary! Become bff’s with Junior the pig, feed bananas to Tinsel the cow, and sneak some hay for Benny the goat. What better way to enjoy the warm weather than spending an afternoon outdoors.

Tickets are free, but please RSVP so we know how many people to expect! Knowledgable volunteers will be stationed throughout the sanctuary to tell you all about Rooterville’s animal ambassadors.

Rooterville’s animals can’t wait to meet you!

Open Farm Day

Join us for May’s Open Farm Day!

Sign up for a workshop, explore the farm at your leisure, hop on a wagon ride and enjoy lunch on the quonset hut patio.

Congaree and Penn chilled rice bowls and refreshments will be available to purchase in the farm shop.

Register at for workshops including mayhaw grafting, honey tasting, and a beginner’s guide to raising chickens.

The Workshops
(please register by May 4th)

Sign up here


Mayhaw Grafting Workshop
10:15 am, 12:00 pm + 1:30 pm | $25
Presented by Congaree and Penn’s farmer Scott Meyer

Learn the essentials of growing, pruning and caring for mayhaw trees in Florida. Each participant will learn graft their own Mayhaw tree with the tools we use for the Congaree and Penn orchard. Once you’ve learned the ropes, the tree is yours to take home!
Sign up here


Honey Tasting + Beekeeping Workshop
10:30 am, 12:00 pm + 1:30 pm | $10
Presented by Bee Friends Farm

Join Bee Friends for an educational honey tasting and a hive breakdown. Learn about keeping bees in Northeast Florida, the partnership between Bee Friends Farm and Congaree and Penn, and the benefits of local honey.
Sign up here

Chickens for Beginners Workshop for Kids
10:30 am + 12:00 pm | $10
Presented by Congaree and Penn’s Lindsay Meyer

Meet the Congaree and Penn chickens! Lindsay will teach young participants about gentle handling of chickens, raising a happy flock, and collecting eggs.
Sign up here


Chickens for Beginners Workshop
1:30 pm | $10
Presented by Congaree and Penn’s Lindsay Meyer

Meet the Congaree and Penn chickens! Lindsay will share her knowledge about successfully raising and maintaining a happy flock.
Sign up here


Things to Know

Congaree and Penn accepts both cash and credit cards.

We’ll be available to help you find your workshop. Mayhaw Grafting will be in our Mayhaw nursery, Honey Tasting + Beekeeping will be at the quonset hut, and Chickens for Beginners will be at the chicken coop.

Well behaved canines are very welcome. Please keep Fido on a leash.

Please register in advance for workshops. If you need help scheduling or changing a reservation, please email We’re happy to help!

Congaree and Penn chilled rice bowls and refreshments will be available for sale in our farm store. Our rice bowls are gluten free and contain pecan oil. We do offer vegan and pescatarian options.


See you at the farm!

Spring Break on the Farm – Camp for Kids

We will be offering a Spring Camp again this year. We had so much fun with it last year. Lots of different options for registration: Full and half day options, 2, 3 or 5 day options… details to come soon!

A week long camp over spring break,
March 19-March 23,
Full Day 9-3pm.
Half Day 9-12pm.

5 Full Day: $200/child $175/sibling
5 1/2 day: $100/child $90/sibling

3 Full Day $175/child $$150
3 1/2 Day $75/child $65/sibling

1 Full day: $60/child $50/sibling
1 1/2 day: $30/child $25/sibling

early drop-off or aftercare available at $5/half hour
a 50% non-refundable deposit is due at sign-up

Your child can celebrate the magic of spring right here on the farm and get a small glimpse of what it’s like living the farm life! Signs of new life and new beginnings surround us! Seedlings are emerging, baby goats are jumping, baby bunnies are hopping, little chicks are chirping…. There’s no better time to be on the farm than right now!

While at camp, your child will be able to learn how to take care for the animals which include; rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats, a mini horse, goats & all the babies!!! Feeding, brushing, snuggling… all the things that need to be done, they will learn to do.

Children will learn how to milk a goat and then how to use all that milk to make other useful products such as cheese, yogurt, and soap! Collected eggs will be pollished up and packaged for sale. Many farm chores are decided upon that day as to what may need to happen. Spring is also planting season so we’ll probably get our hands a bit dirty in the garden, if they’re interested.

Lots of fun new activities and crafts will be planned throughout the week as well. (we’ll have more info on that as it gets closer)

Pre-registration is required. Please PM me with you email address to recieve the registration packet!

Spring Fling

Looking forward to Spring with Craft and Vendor Fair, barn yard tours and petting, train and horse rides, and much more!

Egg hunts are divided by age groups and times will be posted before the event. Admission, parking and hunts are FREE!

Rides are available for a $3 donation each. Concessions and food trucks will be available.

Bring a camera as there will be many photo opportunities!