The Donaldson-Bannister Farm is is now fully open to the public as of May 1st, 2018, thanks to the support of DPT membership contributions, private donations, city resources, and special events like Lemonade Days, which is our primary means of fund raising, and Apple Cider Days, later each fall.
We are continually working on a schedule of events that will offer the community the opportunity to utilize the property for a wide variety of activities. We held our first Flick n’ Chick movie on the farm in August. We welcomed over 250 guests to the meadow to watch The Incredibles and enjoy Chick-fil-a. Each October we host Apple Cider Days which includes education and artistic events each Saturday. On October 13th, we will be hosting Village Fest on. Enjoy local bands on three stages, children’s area with petting zoo, food and beverage court, DHS Academy of Finance businesses, and local nonprofit organization booths. In addition to community events sponsored by DPT, the property is open for the public to book private events such as organizational meetings, private parties, corporate parties, and weddings.
The opening of the Donaldson-Bannister property to the public represents the continuation of the goal of Dunwoody Preservation Trust that our preserved past be integrated into our present day lives. We certainly have come a long way from our 1870’s agricultural past, yet it is a testimony to our appreciation for the past and the present that makes us the close-knit community we are today.