Our educational petting zoo is a great amenity to any event. Visitors of all ages will enjoy learning about exotic and domestic species from around the world while they pet and feed our friendly animals.The zoo also features some “creepy crawly” animals such as spiders and reptiles for people to look at and learn about. Our knowledgeable staff members are on hand to answer questions, bring out the “creepy crawlies”, and help people get the most out of their visit to the zoo. Our zoo is designed to be safe and clean for our guests and our animals. Our hope is that everyone who visits the zoo, regardless of age, will learn something and have a wonderful experience meeting our animals.
Our Petting Zoo now can include a Parakeet Encounter. This large free flight aviary allows visitors to walk in with over 100 budgerigar parakeets. These friendly birds will perch on your hand and eat from the sticks of seed that we sell. The Parakeet Encounter is available as part of our new larger petting zoo set up or as a stand alone unit.
Click here to download an information packet about what we can offer to your event, or call or email us for more information.
Special Information for Fairs and Festivals
Bar C Ranch has been providing educational animal entertainment to fairs and festivals for over 10 years. We have provided petting zoos and camel rides to events from New York to Florida. We are insured and licensed by the USDA, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Our camel ride offers a unique experience for visitors of all ages. Our friendly camels and knowledgeable staff work hard to make sure each rider has a great experience. We are always happy to answer questions about the camels
and to teach people about these sweet and amazing animals. For many events, the camel ride can be a money maker for you! For these events, there is no charge to you to have the camels at well attended events and you will receive a percentage of the money that we charge to riders. This percentage goes up when you book the ride and the zoo together.