Faces of Tourism Story


Fair Oaks Farms (Fair Oaks)

Fair Oaks Farms is the nation’s premier agri-tourism destination located in Northwest Indiana. It opened in 2004 and now includes The Dairy Adventure, The Pig Adventure, The Farmhouse Restaurant, The Market & Bakery and soon, The Crop Adventure. We open our doors to the public to show how an actual modern working farm operates.

I have the pleasure of being the manager of The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms. People come in and I get to educate them about the pork industry and how this modern farm operates. It is a fact that only 2% of the population know a farmer and I take pride in knowing that I’ll have the opportunity to teach people about where their food comes from.

To me, tourism means providing a fun family experience where kids are able to see a working farm first hand. Nothing brings me more joy than seeing a kid’s eyes light up when they see a piglet for the very first time.