This farm practices Illinois Department of Public Health approved safety guidelines and occupancy standards during the COVID 19 pandemic. In addition, we follow the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). All features available at the farm are dependent on the guidelines in place (from these agencies) at the time of your visit.
By purchasing tickets to visit, all members of your group agree to abide by the policies, guidelines, terms and conditions listed below. We reserve the right to refuse service or ask anyone to leave the property who is not following the farm guidelines, terms and conditions, being abusive to the animals or staff or is disrupting the operations of the farm in any way with their behavior.
Pets are not allowed inside the entrance gate of Snowman’s Reindeer Farm. Service animals are allowed, but visitors are to alert the Ticket Booth Attendant upon arrival, who will contact one of the farm owners to give you special assistance. Reindeer are prey animals and may see dogs as a predator. Donkeys naturally view dogs as a threat as well. Both reindeer and mini donkeys can become extremely frightened and hurt themselves trying to get away from other animals. To keep our animals safe and calm, service animals will not be able to enter the reindeer barn or donkey barn where the spaces are tight, and our animals are in a confined space for exhibition. All other areas of the farm are suitable for service animals: the main pasture (reindeer visible, but not confined), outdoor game areas, Gift Shop, Visitor Center, Snack Bar and Train Depot.
Please be advised that food and animal feed served at Snowman’s Reindeer Farm may contain these ingredients: milk, eggs, wheat, soybean, peanuts, tree nuts.
Our restrooms are handicap accessible porta potties located outdoors.
We take all debit and credit cards including American Express.
GPS isn't always accurate. Look for the blue reflective tourism signs directing you to Snowman's Reindeer Farm - all located within 1 mile of the farm. Look for our SIGNS - Main Entrance. Our address is: Snowman’s Reindeer Farm 25599 E. Middle Lake Rd. Canton, IL 61520
As of 2022 visitors will be able to make, change and cancel reservations on their own through our ticketing system, FareHarbor. Changes and cancellations can be made up to 24 hours before the reservation. No changes or refunds will be available after that. If there is an emergency, you may call the farm office to request a special consideration refund.
Canton is a quaint town with around 13,500 people. We have a lovely HISTORIC DOWNTOWN located less than 10 minutes from the reindeer farm. There are a number of beautiful boutiques and shops to make your visit extra special. One of the special features of our downtown are the 2010 Cook Murals hand-painted by farm owners Scott and Tracy Snowman
Spend the weekend: Stay in Canton's Beautiful Boutique Hotel: Harvester Inn as you explore the area in and around Canton. Many families even schedule TWO farm visits: one during the DAY and one at NIGHT.
The Canton Harvester was designed and built by the Cook Group, who also owns Fulton Square and two medical production plants in Canton. Canton, IL is the HOMETOWN of BILL COOK -Founder of Cook Medical
East Peoria, IL and Peoria Riverfront: kid-friendly museums, shopping and restaurants. This is approximately 35 minutes from Snowman's Reindeer Farm
Peoria River Front Museum
Billy's Tap (Canton)
Monical's Pizza (Canton)
Bistro 101 (downtown Canton)
Gill's Supper Club (Hanna City)
Shopping in Downtown Canton:
Crawford's Home Furnishings
Crow Hollow and Black Crow Candle Company
Mel's Sporting Goods
The Sweet Shoppe
The Abraham Lincoln Sites are Located in Springfield, IL. Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes from Snowman's Reindeer Farm
Big Horse Vineyards is a great gem that offers wine, dining, lodging and entertainment throughout the year.