The Great Pumpkin Farm & Fall Festival in Clarence NY annual event opens Saturday, September 12th. Its Western New York’s premier fall family festival, and it’s back for 2015. This year’s extravaganza is open a week earlier on September 12-13 and it’s a Free Admission weekend! The entire festival runs from September 12 through October 25 and includes all your favorite special events from the past …including Oinktoberfest BBQ Cook-off weekend September 18,19,20, Pie Eating Competition; Pig Races Sept. 26 & 27, the World Pumpkin Weigh-off on October 3-4, the Trebuchet (catapult) Contest on October 17-18 and the final weekend; Costume Contest October 24-25.
The Month-long celebration features such activities and attractions as a Corn Maze, Mining for Gems, Hay Rides, Cow Train, Amusement Rides, Face Painting, Magic and Juggling and the “Crackling Hen” Revue and much more! Again this year: The Buffalo Zombie Mud Run will be held on September 12 as a separate event on the grounds and admission applies to this event only. Shoot pumpkins with the full size sling shots; and don’t miss Professor Pumpkin, the new animated Pumpkin! Also new this year is the Jumbo Jumping Pillows.
Festival hours are 10am to Dusk daily. There are special admission prices during the special weekend celebrations of 7.00 per person (children under 3 are free) and parking is always free at the Great Pumpkin Farm. Discount tickets are available only at Wegmans! Your admission includes a free tractor hayride, free entertainment including a juggling act, magic show & animated chicken show, free face painting. Also included a contest for kids and adults including pie eating, scarecrow making, mummy wrapping, pumpkin decorating and a kids craft area. You also will receive discount coupons for the Cornmaze, panning for gems, horse drawn hayrides, the boo barn, the cow train and more, as well as a discount on a Family Pack of tickets for the midway. Your admission also includes the special event of the weekend.
The Great Pumpkin Farm & Fall Festival is located at 11199 Main street in Clarence NY, and online at greatpumpkinfarm.com
The Great Pumpkin Farm is located next to Antique World & Flee Market – NY’s Largest Indoor/Outdoor Market Flea Market, open 8am to 4 pm Saturday & Sunday – just the place for DIY’s to find the perfect gem to finish your project 5 Huge Shops are open 6 days 11am to 5pm (closed Wednesdays). Shops include: Expo Center Co-op, Premier Antique Center, WNY Antique Center, 3 Old Dogs Antiques and Clarence Antique Mall. For more information on Antique World visit: www.antiqueworldmarket.com
Just 1 mile west from Antique World and the Great Pumpkin Farm is the Asa Ransom House Country Inn, a perfect place to relax, choose from 20 entrees for dinner, then retire in one of the Inn’s 10 rooms, some have a Porch or Balcony (book early as they are popular!) The next morning enjoy a full Country breakfast before starting your exciting day. View accommodations at www.asaransom.com