pixel Visitor Information and Farm Policies | Lucky Ladd Farms


"One of my most favorite days with the family yet!"Patricia V.

Lucky Ladd Farms strives to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all our guests, so we kindly ask that you respect the following rules and regulations:


Due to mechanical, health, weather or safety conditions; we may close certain areas or attractions. We will do everything we can to re-open as soon as safely possible.


Lucky Ladd Farms does not offer refunds for ticket purchases.


The above items can be hazardous to our animals and are not permitted. Please help keep the Farm beautiful and clean for others to enjoy by placing trash and recyclables in designated receptacles.


The Farm is proud to be a vapor and smoke-free environment.


Pets may present health and safety issues for both guests and our animals; therefore they are not allowed on the premises, including the parking lot or inside parked cars. Trained service dogs are permitted.


Trained service dogs that are leashed and properly restrained are welcome at Lucky Ladd Farms. Guests with a service dog are asked to alert a staff member at admissions upon arrival for approved entry. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service dogs under ADA standards and are not permitted at Lucky Ladd Farms.

Service dogs may visit Lucky's Barnyard, but are restricted from accessing our designated petting area. We kindly ask owners to pick-up after your animal around the Farm to ensure all guests a clean fun experience at the Farm.


Do not pick or damage any flowers, vegetables, natural vegetation or other plant materials. Do not walk-through, climb-on or otherwise damage landscaped areas, including trees and flowerbeds. Refrain from kicking/throwing rocks, mulch and sticks.


Fencing, rocks, ropes and other barriers between you and the animals or non-public areas of the Farm are there to protect you from harm. Do not enter non-public areas.


Do not chase, ride, hit, flail your arms at, harass or tease the animals. Do not throw objects at the animals or into exhibits. Do not make loud sounds that might scare or spook the animals. Anyone found doing any of the above will be asked to leave the Farm.


All Farm Park animals are on a carefully structured diet. Introducing outside food can cause illness and even death to the animal. Approved animal feed is available for purchase from the Farm. Do not feed animals plastic bags or foreign objects. For good health and hygiene always properly wash your hands after feeding.

Use a flat hand when feeding the animals. Animals approved for hand-feeding include goats, sheep, ducks, llamas and alpacas. Do NOT feed horses, donkeys, pigs or rabbits from your hand as these animals will bite.


Animals and bugs may naturally carry diseases that can make you sick. These are known as zoonotic diseases. Some of the most common zoonotic diseases include:

  • Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which you can get from a tick bite.
  • West Nile virus, which you can get from a mosquito bite.
  • Salmonella infection, which you can get after handling a baby chick, chicken, duck, turtle or snake.
  • E. coli infection, which you can catch if you touch areas in a petting zoo or animal exhibit where some of the animals are infected.

Thankfully, there are things you can do to protect yourself and your children from zoonotic diseases.

  • Closely supervise children in animal areas.
  • Avoid putting things in your mouth in animals areas.
  • No food, drinks, baby bottles, pacifiers, toys, or strollers should be in animal areas.
  • Always wash your hands for 20 seconds after being around animals.
  • Hand-washing stations can be found at the entrance/exit-ways of Lucky's Barnyard and at nearby restroom facilities. Additionally, hand-sanitizing stations can be located throughout the farm.
  • Properly sanitize any personal belongings such as shoes, strollers and clothing to kill germs that might have been transferred through contact with animals, their bedding or surroundings.
  • Protect yourself from bug bites by using repellent on skin not covered by clothes or shoes.
  • Check for ticks after you've been outdoors.

It's important to remember that anyone can become sick from a zoonotic disease, including healthy people. However, some people may be more at risk than others and should take steps to protect themselves or family members. These people are more likely than others to get really sick, and even die, from infection with certain diseases. These groups of people include:

  • Children younger than 5
  • Adults older than 65
  • People with weakened immune systems


Not responsible for injuries. Adult supervision required.


We are committed to keeping you healthy and safe; but we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed to a communicable disease like COVID-19 during your visit with us as there is an inherent risk of exposure in any public facility. We rely on you to do your part to protect yourself and your family too:

  • Stay home if you, or someone in your family/group is sick, have a vulnerable immune system, or are considered at-risk as identified by the CDC - including those who are over the age of 65 or those who have severe underlying medical conditions.
  • Participate in guest health screening questionnaire upon entry.
  • Wash and/or sanitize your hands frequently throughout your visit. Upon entry to the park and at some attractions, you may be asked to apply sanitizer before, during, and/or after the experience.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines by maintaining at least 6-feet of physical distance between groups.
  • Minors must have direct parental supervision at all times.
  • We still strongly encourage guests to wear a mask in situations where you find yourself unable to properly social distance from others.

Please know that if you don't feel comfortable visiting the Farm right now that we understand and encourage you to delay your visit until a time in the future when you do feel comfortable. We believe each of us has to individually make the decision as to what we feel is right and/or safe for ourselves and our families; and with that decision comes personal responsibility to voluntarily assume and accept all related risks associated with that decision, including the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. 

Please take a moment to review the Tennessee Agritourism Liability Act and additional liability disclosures here.

Our guidelines are subject to change as needed to comply with mandates issued during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are striving to offer a safe, fun and educational experience when visiting Lucky Ladd Farms. Our family and staff appreciates your support and look forward to seeing you soon.