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- Farm schools, workshops, educational tours
- Petting zoos, hayrides, children's games
- You-Pick operations
- Special events and festivals
- Corn or grass mazes, haunted houses
- & more
Agritourism and Farm Products
Agritourism may be any form of farm-based tourism operation that provides economic benefit to the farm owner(s) and provides on-farm entertainment, activity, or product for the visitor. This includes you-pick operations, petting zoos, corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin patches, dairy tours, and more! The links listed in this directory are references which will provide you with information about agritourism and how to manage an agritourism or agritainment business.
Visit the topic specific pages for more information:
Checklist for Starting a Value-Added Agriculture Enterprise (PDF)
NC State University
This checklist covers the areas to consider when researching the possibility of undertaking a value-added agricultural enterprise.