Shopper’s Information



1238 Ropp Road, Normal Illinois 

Saturday August 26 9:00am-4:00pm & Sunday August 27 9:00am – 4:00pm 

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Farmstead Fair Admission: Wristband Valid for both Saturday & Sunday! 

Saturday August 26, 2017 9:00am- 4:00pm    Adult Admission: $5

Sunday August 27, 2017 Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm      Adult Admission: $5 or Free with Saturday Wristband on! 

AGES 12 & Under are FREE! 



Admission: The Farm accepts Cash and all Credit Cards for admission on site.  You will receive a wristband that will be valid for both days of the event! Wristband required for entry or re-entry.




Kids: Children are always welcome to Rader Family Farms! (Kids 12yrs & Under are FREE!) There are things for them to visit that are included with your admission.  However, they will always need to be under your close supervision, especially near the farm animals and near all vendor booths. Consider bringing an extra set of hands if you plan to shop intently.  Pull-out your strollers as the ground will be great with packed gravel and some concrete areas.  We must warn you…there are a lot of great photo spots around the farm!  Remember, the “activity” portion of the farm will NOT be open during the Farmstead Fair, but the children will be able to see it. Please be sure they understand that they will not be able to play on the activities, but they will be open during our fall season starting September 9 & 10. So, please be sure to plan a return visit back to the farm very soon!


Merchandise: You can expect rows of charming antiques, re-purposed, handmade, crafted, unique jewelry, home decor, one-of-a-kinds, vintage, distressed items & so much more. All vendors will be hand-picked by Rader Family Farms representatives. You can look forward to leaving with some great finds brought right to you!

See some of our vendors here….




Shopping Wagon: utility carts will be available to you to rent for a small fee.  Get there early to rent yours, as this is a unique perk to this farm market and there will be a limited number available! Available near Admissions tent.  Cash Only, Please.


Merchandise Payment: Each seller is set up to accept their own forms of payment and will be charging Illinois sales tax accordingly.  Arrangements for large item pick-up or delivery will be made between seller and buyer.

Merchandise Loading: Use the Loading Tent and Lane for your convenience!




The Pumpkin Blossom Cafe and SideKick Grill will be serving delicious, freshly made food throughout the event, including hot off the line Homemade Pumpkin Donuts, Slop-the-Hog Signature Brat Sandwiches, Pulled Pork BBQ, Nachos & more.  These will be available to vendors & customers with seating right near all the action. (Please NO outside food).


The Harvest Brew Coffee Shop baristas will be serving gourmet hot, cold & blended cappuccinos and lattes along with fancy sweets and treats inside the main barn and gift shoppe throughout the event as well.

Hot & Fresh Poppy’s Kettle Korn will be popping right on site!



Also be sure to visit our Farm Animals including our donkeys, rabbits, chickens, pigs and our favorite goats on their walking bridge.  Goat feed is available for some loose change.



Bathrooms will be available throughout the farm as usual, these are outdoor restrooms.

Parking for customers/guests is offered in an adjacent field (designed for parking with designated rows and signage). Please enter on the South Entrance and Exit from the North Entrance. Free Parking.


Interested in being a Vendor?  Check out Vendor Information and Perks here…








Other – Local – Events

Sweet Corn Blues Festival Uptown Normal

August 26 & 27

(a more traditional local “arts & crafts” annual event)


Day of the Dozer for Kids! 

August 26th at the McLean County Fairgrounds


Ropp Jersey Cheese Store 

2676 Ropp Road, Normal Illinois