IFC Farm Festival - August 26th 5:45pm

The best way to get to know Iowa is by visiting a Farm.

Come join hundreds of Americans and international students for a great time where you will have lots of fun and make lots of friends.

Some activities include:

  • Music and Dancing
  • Fun Games
  • Farm Animals
  • Free Food
  • Opportunities to make new friends from Iowa and from around the world

We'll share more with you about what IFC is and how you can get involved.


To kickoff our school year, IFC hosts our annual Farm Festival Kickoff at a farm outside of Ames.  Typically this is done the weekend after Iowa State's first week of class.  At the IFC Farm Festival everything is free, and it includes: food, a petting zoo, music and dancing, and a way for you to connect with a family group.  


Throughout the fall, many family groups will do fall activities together.  Some examples of these are going to a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard, forming a leaf pile, and carving pumpkins together.  

Our large group activity which IFC holds is our annual Halloween party.  At the party, you can wear a costume, carve a pumpkin, eat treats, and socialize. 


During the month of December, we have a large Christmas Celebration.  Many family groups will hold a meal together, learn about Jesus and the meaning of the Christmas season, and possibly even attend a Christmas service at a church.  


To kickoff our spring semester of IFC, we hold a PROM! A prom is where you can dance the night away with friends, take photos in our photo booth, and dress up for the special occasion. 


Winter Getaway is a weekend trip IFC holds. During Winter Getaway you can take two days to get out of town to relax out in nature.  You will have the opportunity to hang out with friends, play games, and learn about Jesus. 


Sometimes during the month of March, the Easter holiday will fall in this time.  Easter is an important day for followers of Jesus as it is a time to remember what he did for us.  Many family groups will hold a special teaching, or attend a Easter church service during this time. 


April is when we have our End-of-the-Year BBQ.  At the bbq, it is a time of food and hanging out with IFC friends you have made throughout the year.


During the summer time, we still hold regular IFC Family Groups, but some groups may take a break. Even if your group is taking a break, you are welcomed to join another group for the summer time.  Along with regular family group, we will do events such as a pool party and game night, camping trip, and other social events throughout the summer.