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Fall Fun at Kelder’s Farm


*Please note that we visited Kelder’s Farm last October. Things may look different this year due to COVID and social distancing.

If you are looking for something to do with the family this October, enjoy some fall fun at Kelder’s Farm in Kerhonkson. We visited Kelder’s Farm last October to enjoy a day of fall family fun. There is so much to see and do for families with kids of all ages.

Kelder's Farm - World's largest Garden Gnome

First, you HAVE to take a picture with the World’s Largest Garden Gnome!

Kelder's Farm corn maze

The main reason we visited Kelder’s Farm was to walk through the corn maze. This was a fall bucket list item for me and Kelder’s Farm has two corn mazes that guests can enjoy! The mazes were challenging enough but not impossible.

Kelder's Farm Apple Cannon

We all enjoyed shooting apples from the apple cannons!

Kelder's Farm feeding the animals

One of our favorite parts of the farm was visiting the animals. We purchased bags of feed and some vegetables and enjoyed feeding them to the goats and alpacas.

Kelder's Farm Bounce Pillow

My kids weren’t interested in jumping on the pillow, which is included with the admission.

But we all enjoyed climbing the hay bales!

Kelder's Farm mini golf

We played a round of miniature golf. While picturesque with foliage, we found the course in need of some TLC.

Kelder's farm pumpkin patch

When you visit in the fall, you can go apple picking and pumpkin picking. Some vegetables may still be available in the U-pick section. Check directly with the farm for availability and pricing. The farm is fairly large and they have a tractor-driven hay ride that you can take down to the corn maze and pumpkin fields.

Kelder's Farm cider donut

Kelder’s Farm serves food at The Ice Cream Barn including pizza, burgers and of course, ice cream. While we didn’t eat at the Farm (we crossed the street and enjoyed pierogies at Helena’s Pierogies), we of course couldn’t pass up cider doughnuts! We had to wait a little bit, but it was worth it for hot, fresh doughnuts!

There is so much to do at Kelder’s Farm that you can easily enjoy a full day visiting the farm.

The Details:
Kelder’s Farm
5755 US Route 209
Kerhonkson, NY 12446
(845) 626-7137

Hours: Open ever day except Wednesday: 10 AM -6 PM
Closed Wednesdays

Tickets:
Farm Pass: $13.99 + $1.50 online fee ($16 at the door)

Ultimate Farm Pass: $19.99 + $1.75 online fee ($22 at the door)
includes everything in the Farm pass plus $3 food/drink coupon, unlimited apple cannon shots and a bag of animal feed

Tips:
*Due to COVID-19 all guests must wear masks and practice social distancing.

*Arrive early to avoid crowds!

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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 2017 {in 7 Pictures}

The 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in 7 pictures.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is the not-to-miss Fall event in the Hudson Valley.  Set on the historic grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, over 7,000 carved pumpkins are on display.  Lights, sounds and even movement accompany the elaborate jack o’lantern displays.  Tickets for the Historic Hudson Valley’s biggest event of the year are still available for a few select evenings in November!  Here is a summary of the 2017 Blaze in 7 Pictures – Pumpkin Zee Bridge, Celtic Knots, Circus Train, Pumpkin Carousel, Statue of Liberty, Arachno and the Pumpkin Planetarium.

A display at the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 2017.

 

A beautiful display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

A fun display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

This pumpkin carousel at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze moved!

 

A beautiful display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

A display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

A moving and changing color light display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Display.

Happy Fall!

Anticipating Fall

Happy fall!  While it sure doesn’t feel like fall here in New York, it is now officially appropriate for all things apple and pumpkin spice!  Here are some things that I’m looking forward to this fall:

*apple picking – recently we’ve been staying local to pick apples and of course get cider doughnuts
*baking with apples and pumpkins – muffins, cookies, cakes….I want them all!
*fall foliage – living in the Northeast we are lucky to be able to see all of the leaves change colors
*wearing boots and sweaters – fall fashion staples!
*trying pumpkin spice everything  – yes, I’m a fan!
*family cruise in October – a month early but a great way to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday!
*Hudson Valley Restaurant Week – although not until November, I’m looking forward to trying some new restaurants
*chili, soups and stews – total comfort food and even better for me when made in the slow cooker
*mums – that’s about the extent of my fall decorating!

What are you looking forward to this fall?