Maricopa Agricultural Center hosted its annual Family Farm Day on Saturday, filling a temporary parking lot with cars. Attendees tried their hands at traditional farm tasks like corn grinding and tractor riding. There were also antique engines, master gardeners, live animals, cotton gin tours and the challenging cricket-spitting contest.
University of Arizona students and staff ran booths and games, and other vendors and local businesses handed out free items. MAC staff ran arts-and-crafts for the kids and educational stations.