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FARM LIFE

BEST LIFE

We are a small family-owned, multi-purpose farm in the heart of Virginia. We are active in animal rescue, seeking healing and happiness for members of our community and the animals that call Shoofly home.

 Come enjoy some of the BEST life with us!

Haunted Hayrides and Spookfest

No waiting in lines for our attraction! When you arrive at Shoofly Farm your party will be assigned a Hayride time and ride bracelet. You then can wait at the farm while enjoying fantastic food vendors, fire pits, animals in the barn, and ghosts and goblins on display in our event space located in the upper part of our barn. When it is time for your Hayride you will meet your Spookguide at the back entrance gate and begin your haunting good time.

Please note there will be some light walking to the load zone while your Spookguide tells the story of WHY Shoofly is haunted and takes you past our uncovered headstone. The distance is roughly 100 yards. Those who are unable to walk this distance please let the front desk know at sign-in time and we will shuttle you to the load zone.

From your start with our Spookguide to the end of the hayride be prepared for an approximate 25-minute haunt experience. This is Shoofly's annual fundraiser for our non-profit charity Ranshaw Ranch which is dedicated to the rescue rehabilitation and re-homing of slaughter-bound horses. Ranshaw Ranch also funds the care of our sanctuary animals who utilize Shoofly as a soft landing to live out their remaining life in light and love.

It is a haunting good time for a fantastic cause!

We have multiple events, read the information below to see which one is right for you!

Shoofly Farm is open every Saturday!

*Please check our social media accounts for updates on closings due to weather or unforeseen circumstances before visiting.*

 

 

FREE farm visits this year are every Saturday from 

10 am to 2 pm - April through May. 

June through September visiting hours are

 9 am to 1 pm every Saturday. 

 

Admission to our farm is free! For all other purchases such as Horse, rides, Hayrides, and Merchandise we accept 

Cash, Card, and Venmo.

Please note Free Farm Visits end in September and October Saturdays are our Spookfest. Free Farm visits will then return in November every Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm with all our usual offerings!

Give the Gift of Sponsorship!​

Sponsoring Shoofly Farm is a great gift to give to the person who already has everything they need. All money received goes directly to care for the many animals that call Shoofly home as well as our FREE programs to community members. Purchase of sponsorship comes with the card you see displayed to the right. You will be directed to a secure purchase through PayPal. After your purchase, you will receive an email requesting the needed mailing information for the recipient of your choice.

***Please note we will contact the email associated with your PayPal account unless you contact us directly at shooflyfarmvirginia@gmail.com***

Shoofly's animals and programs are always in need of donations from our community. 

Please consider helping if you can. Also, visit our about page to read up on Shoofly's origins and mission.

Welcome to Shoofly Farm!

Watch this short video to get a better understanding of who we are, what we do, and WHY we do it!

Current Donation Needs

you can now send donations via VENMO, search Shoofly Farm, 

our icon is our gray and red barn @shooflyfarmva

Rescues of Shoofly

Shoofly did not originally set out to be a sanctuary to animals in need but it quickly became just that. Not every animal that lives here is a rescue but every rescue usually has large vet bills and medical needs initially and often for life. We don't like to be limited by our ability to pay for the animals food and care. Funds donated here not only care for our current rescues but helps us continue efforts to shelter animals here at Shoofly!

 If you'd like to help us make sure all the Shoofly  rescues are vetted and receive the care they so desperately need  please click the donation button below and,

 THANK YOU!!!!

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Free Farm Visits

Here at Shoofly we believe interaction with animals is calming, comforting, fulfilling and even healing. We discovered this gift immediately when we started making each horse, goat, cat, chicken or other animal a part of our forever Shoofly family. It is because we have this gift we know it must be shared and shared freely. So in that spirit of giving we have made all Farm Animal Experience visits  FREE. Everyone has their own tough spots or roads in life and we believe anyone can benefit from time on the farm with our sweet animals, many of which have also had tough times before finding our farm. We believe in not only rescuing animals but rescuing peoples hearts. We say to all, come enjoy some farm life with us, come enjoy some of the BEST life! 

If you'd like to support us in keeping visits to our farm free therefore, helping to pay for the animals feed, vet visits, land and facility upkeep then please click the button below and, THANK YOU!!!

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 Within Your Reach.

We are a small multipurpose farm, but in all we do we strive to create and promote happy, fun and memorable experiences with family and friends.  Please see a short review of our services below or click on a tab above to find out more. We encourage you to read our About page to get a better understanding of what we do and why we do it. Also, we are always in need of donations, whether money, supplies or time to help with keeping visits to our farm free.  We encourage you to visit our page Henry's Hooves to learn more about the mission and needs of this program and how to help. Thank you for visiting!

Our Farm Services

We've got it all!

Horse Boarding

Retire to the good life at Shoofly Farm. We specialize in boarding horses in, or entering retirement or, are just not in a very active stage of their lives who need some peace and relaxation. Since we are a small family owned farm, it means personal full-time care for your horse.  At this time we are only accepting geldings for board. To learn more about what we offer for board and prices, including scheduling a visit to come see and /or get on our wait list click the horse icon above or the Horse Boarding tab at the top of the page.

Horseback Riding

At this time we no longer offer horse back riding. When this service become availavle again we will announce it. Thank you!

Birthday Parties and Events

Delight your little one with a Barnyard Birthday Party, complete with goat cuddle and interaction time, a bouncy house and of course, pony rides. 

Are you or your loved one of a more mature age but still want to celebrate in a beautiful farm atmosphere? We can do that as well! 

Our 2023 Calendar is fully booked

FREE Farm Experience Sessions

Our FREE farm visits are are enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life. There is just something sweet and good about Shoofly and we believe in sharing it with others. If you are a family with special needs and can not attend our public hours please contact Shoofly directly.

 

Our 2023 Calendar is fully booked

 Become A Farm Volunteer

We are always in need of help and often times helping us with farm chores can actually help the individual completing the task. For more information click the button below to find out what you can do to become a volunteer with us here at Shoofly Farm.

Photography Venue

With multiple backdrops that never disappoint, Shoofly has previously been the setting for countless family and senior portraits as well as commercial and advertisement stock photos. We also make sure to add a welcoming touch for your clients of either hot cocoa in the cool months or ice cold lemonade in the warm months. Book the farm for a small convenience fee of $35. Visit our Contact Page to set up an appointment.

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