Butterfly Release

Come and celebrate life this summer at Taves Family Farms by releasing a butterfly! It can be released to remember an important person who is no longer with us, celebrate a birthday, anniversary, graduation or perhaps simply a fun and unique way to spend your summer day!

DATE: Saturday & Sunday, July 23 & 24
TIME: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Butterflies can be picked up from 9:30am to 2:00pm. Choose a time to pick up your butterfly when you make your purchase. You are welcome to spend more time on the farm afterwards to enjoy the animals, jumping pillows and Taves Estate Cidery. The farm itself is open until 5:00pm, with last entrance at 4:00pm.

Come to the main farm parking lot and park in the front lot just outside Taves Estate Cidery. Bring an email copy of your tickets with the QR code for check in at the table outside of the tasting barn or show it on your phone. You will be given tickets to collect your food items from our concession.

Check in times are approximate, but we ask that you try to arrive as close to your check in time as possible so that we don’t have too many guests in line at any one time.

Farmville is open which includes a jumping pillow, pedal karts and a whole host of barnyard animals to view including goats, donkey, alpaca, turkey, chickens, ducks, sheep, pig and rabbits.

We may have u-pick goji berries at this time. Please check our website for the most up to date information.

YES. All guests ages 3 and up must have Farmville fun pass to enter the farm, however if you want to just release your butterfly in the orchard and go home no Farmville fun passes are required.

Yes, we have a full service washroom complete with a family section and a handicapped stall with a baby change table.

The concession will have donuts, ice cream, slushies & other small treats for sale. Charcuterie boxes (both kid & adult sizes) can be pre-ordered with your tickets but will not be available for sale on site.

Taves Estate Cidery has self-serve charcuterie boards with ‘choose your own’ crackers, meat and cheese available for purchase as well as chips and nuts.

YES, but please keep them on a leash, be mindful of other guests and clean up after them.

Please do NOT bring dogs close to the animal pens, inside the cidery tasting barn or country store

No, the butterflies are live creatures and must be picked up this weekend. We are not able to hold them for you and will release them ourselves if they are not picked up by the end of the day on Sunday. There are no refund or credits on any portion of this event.

Butterflies need sun and warmth to be released. If the weather is not ideal, we will still send you home with the butterflies to be released at a later date when the weather is better. The butterflies can survive in the fridge with food for a few days. You will be given written instructions in the event it is cool or rainy on the release date. Don’t worry, its simple!

The farm still runs rain or shine, so even if the butterflies can’t be released, you’ll still be able to stay and enjoy the other farm activities like Farmville.

Yes, Taves Estate Cidery is open from 11:00am to 6:00pm each day.

Yes, we have hard cider flights for drinking in the picnic area as well as bottles of both our hard and soft cider available.

Yes, children can enter the picnic area and goat pens with adult supervision, but the lounge is for those 19 and over. Please remember to bring 2 pieces of government issued ID if you want to enter the lounge or buy alcohol.

Yes, you can enter the cidery’s goat pens for free, but you must first check in at the tasting barn.