Hunsader Farms was started in 1967 by three brothers from Wisconsin and has grown from a farm into a full activity playground for both adults and kids!!! It has not only a farm with an RV park and cabins but offers a market with fresh produce and local meats, a u-pick, an antique store, an ice cream and gift shop, petting zoo, playground and picnic area, and an old town. They host an annual Country Christmas and a Pumpkin Festival, and also offer hayrides, train rides, private parties (birthday, weddings, receptions, etc.), children’s field trips, a game room, etc. It looks like a lovely location for a barn wedding and reception!
The entrance is along a rural road and you drive directly into the farm area and stop at the main barn (registration and antique store) to register. The RV park is located back behind the farm and barns in a lovely, peaceful area.
RV Park: KOA Hunsader Farms
Location: Bradenton, Florida (about 10 or 15 miles east of I-75)
Site: 12 (pull thru)
Services: E/W (50AMP)
Comments: A terrific campground/RV park on a farm in a rural area away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Our site was a pull thru and faced the animal pens so we had a great view of wildlife as they trotted by.
The campground is level with wide roads and lots of trees. Some sites are premium with paved patio areas and less trees. All areas were lovely.
Hunsader Farms has both the traditional KOA cabins, silo cabins, and deluxe cabins.
Hunsader Farms also offers Conestoga Covered Wagons for lodging (no bathrooms) AND hard top sheep wagons (no bathrooms). Some wagons have their own patio and picnic table and a few are in a wagon circle. FUN!!!
There are several washroom buildings, a small pond with kayaks, a game room, and a picnic area. All in a beautiful, quiet setting.
Hunsader Farms is a real working farm and as such they ask you to respect their working areas. You are free to roam around the area but they ask that you don’t enter areas that are off-limits and don’t wander around after hours. AND they have a pumpkin cannon!! How fun is that???
They have also constructed an old town with various buildings, an amphitheater/stage, some eating establishments, hayride area, and train depot. And they offer swamp buggy rides!
The main registration barn has a small camp store inside along with an antique store that is fun to explore. Various pedal kart rentals are available too.
And the best is the fresh produce market offering a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, emu eggs, boiled peanuts, fresh local meats and fish, and local made pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, honey, etc. A delightful place. AND they offer U-Pick!
There is some wildlife in the pens between the main farm buildings and the RV park for viewing with zebra, emu, bison, ostrich, sheep, and antelope. I am sure there are quite a few other animals that we might have missed. We also saw a few Sandhill Cranes hanging around the campground in the early evenings.
We did not go into the Petting Zoo but could see they had a variety of animals such as goats, donkeys, ponies, geese, kangaroos, pigs, alpacas, etc. which are all perfect for children to feed and pet. They have additional animals for viewing in the zoo such as lemurs, monkeys, parrots, rabbits, chickens, peacocks, etc.
All in all this is a fabulous place to spend a night or 2 and enjoy the farm life! We loved it here!!