Plan your visit with us! 

Ballyhoo Petting Zoo is open to the public Thursday-Saturday from 9 AM – 6 PM and Sunday from 1 PM – 6 PM. All activities, interactions, and parking is included with admission to the zoo. Animal Feed Cups are available for $2 each in the gift shop.


Adults (16+) – $9
Military/ Senior/Students – $8
Children (3-15) – $7
Toddlers: (-2) – Free

Ruth the Hampshire/Dorper Lamb

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From I 85 North
  1. Take Exit 21 on US-178 towards Liberty/Anderson
  2. Take a slight right turn on Highway 28
  3. Turn right on Whitehall Rd
  4. Turn left on New Hope Rd
  5. Turn right on Norris Road (S-04-104)
  6. Your destination is on your left.

From I 85 South
  1. Take Exit 11 on US-24 towards Anderson/Townville
  2. Turn left on Smith Chapel Rd
  3. Turn right onto Highway 24
  4. Turn right onto High 187
  5. Turn left on Dobbins Bridge Road
  6. Turn right on Norris Road (S-04-104)
  7. Your destination is on your left
From Hartwell, GA
  1. Take High 29 towards Anderson, South Carolina.
  2. Turn left on Norris Road (S-04-104)
  3. Your destination is on your right

Birthday Parties:

Ballyhoo Petting Zoo is the go to place for birthday parties! We have several all-inclusive party packages to chose from including admission, invitations, refreshments, and party favors.

Field Trips:

We are open for field trips and school groups Monday-Friday, but recommend large groups book for Monday-Wednesday tours. See field trip guidelines below.

Special Events:

Book the grounds to make your next special event one to remember. We are open for groups Monday-Sunday and have several different event packages.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of admission?

Adults (+16): $9.00

Military, Senior (+65), Students: $8.00

Children (15-3): $7.00

Toddlers: Free 

What are your hours?

We are currently open Thursday-Saturday from 9 AM – 6PM and Sunday 1 PM – 6 PM.

Do you have to preorder tickets?

No you do not have to purchase tickets in advance. We take cash and card at the door.

Do you offer memberships?

Yes we do have annual membership options! View Memberships here:

Where do you get your animals?

Most of animals are raised on the farm or donated through our animal rescue program. We currently have 54 animal rescues and counting. Our rescues vary from minor concerns to severe health issues that require ongoing treatment. We love all of our animals and make sure all rescues will be able to permanently stay at the farm or are 100% healthy before they will be eligible for adoption. 

How much time/care does it take to run the farm?

The farm is a 24 hour job. Animal welfare is our #1 priority and we spend a great deal of time and effort making sure our animals receive the highest quality care possible. We are a USDA accredited facility and take great pride in our Class C Exhibitor certification. 

We typically go through about 4,800lbs of hay and 1,600 of grain every month feeding all of our animals. Each species has a specific diet and nutrition plan based on their heath needs, age, and weight.

Aren’t all of the treats bad for the animals?

We use Purina & Mazuri animal feed, supplements, and treats. All of our treats are hay-based and do not include excess sugars. This means it does not effect their natural diet and are completely safe for them to eat.

Do the people stress the animals out?

We designed the farm so pens were only accessible on one or two sides. Animals are not forced to interact with guests and can retreat to the back of their pens at any time. All of their shelters are also turned away from guests so they can rest in their barns or houses and not be bothered. 

However, Our animals are extremely spoiled and love attention. This has not been a problem since we opened, even on the busiest days! 

Let the fun continue all year long!

Purchase a Ballyhoo Petting Zoo annual membership for free admission to the zoo, unlimited feed cups, discounts on merchandise, early admission to events, and discounts on programs!