Student Farm to host Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21

Matthew Long
June 03, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — To mark the longest day of the year, the Student Farm at Penn State will host its third annual Summer Solstice Celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 21, at the one-acre farm, located near the intersection of Big Hollow and Fox Hollow roads.

The celebration is free and open to the public. Two food trucks, Brazilian Munchies and Taproot Kitchen, will serve dishes made with produce grown at the Student Farm. Guests are also welcome to bring their own picnic dinners to enjoy on the grounds. Local live music will be performed by Three Out of Four.

Student interns Sophia Barbour and Mikaela Axman have been coordinating this year’s celebration and will help run the event.

“I am so excited to see the farm come together in the weeks leading up to the celebration and can't wait to see everyone enjoying all the farm has to offer,” said Axman. Barbour added that it is “really cool to think about the fact that people will be enjoying food that's growing right in front of them.”

Guests of all ages will enjoy activities such as corn hole, face painting and planting flowers. Student Farm merchandise also will be available for purchase. Anyone planning to attend is advised to bring a reusable water bottle, sun protection, a blanket to sit on, and wear closed-toe shoes. The farm also asks that guests not bring pets to prevent damage to crops currently in production. For more information visit or email Sophia Barbour.

The mission of the Student Farm at Penn State is to strategically link classroom education with experiential education and research to provide transformative learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture and food systems that foster leadership, teamwork, critical thinking and positive change among the Penn State and surrounding communities. 

Last Updated June 21, 2019