Autumn farm visits offer fresh produce and fun activities for the whole family!
ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y. (October 6, 2016) – October is pumpkin season in the Hudson Valley, and there’s nothing like heading into the field to select just the right one for carving, decorating or baking. A day at one of the many “pick-your-own” farms in Orange County is fun for the entire family.
“Our fields are dotted with thousands of pumpkins for cooking and carving,” said Orange County Tourism Director Susan Hawvermale. “Visit our farms for fun harvest festivals surrounded by gorgeous fall foliage.”
Popular pick-your-own farms include:
Manza Family Farm, 730 State Route 211, Montgomery, N.Y.: Pick your own pumpkins are grown on 20 acres of farm land and are part of the farm’s traditional Fall Festival held weekends in October. Tractor drawn hayrides, pony rides, a straw maze, farm animals, and a farm stand are featured. www.manzafamilyfarm.net
Pennings Farm, 161 South Route 94 and Warwick Turnpike, Warwick, N.Y.: Located on more than 60 acres of farmland, Pennings’ U-Pick season offers activities for the whole family including hayrides, pony rides, face painting, live music and outdoor dining. www.penningsfarmmarket.com
Apple Dave’s Farm, 82 Four Corners Road, Warwick, N.Y.: Come enjoy prime time pumpkin season! Features a new walking trail, ponds, gardens, Barry’s music, Scotties puppet shows, and face painters. Samples from Applewood Winery and distillery available. www.applewoodorchards.com
Maples Farm, 749 NY-17M, Middletown, N.Y.: Halloween Festival runs weekends throughout October and features hayrides, a hay maze, farm animals, a haunted barn, and country fair midway. Country store features gifts and décor. www.maplesfarm.com
Pierson’s Farm, 1448 Route 211 West, Middletown, N.Y.: Weekend events include hayrides, inflatables, a 4 acre corn maze, a kiddie hay/corn maze, a teepee area, and a petting zoo. Country store sells grass fed beef and free range eggs. www.piersonsfarm.com
Share your pumpkin picking experience on Instagram using the hashtag #VisitOrangeCountyNY. Be sure to visit Orange County Tourism’s Facebook page: Orange County Tourism NY. It’s a fabulous guide to up-to-the-minute postings of area events and activities, great times, and memorable experiences available to visitors.
Also visit Orange County Tourism’s new website: www.orangetourism.org to see the full list of locations to pumpkin pick.
About Orange County Tourism
Orange County Tourism, based in Goshen, N.Y., is the county’s tourism headquarters and a participant in the I LOVE NY program. A comprehensive listing of area attractions, lodging, and events can be found at www.OrangeTourism.org. For a free copy of the Orange County Travel Guide, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-615-3860.