The annual Great Pumpkin Farm & Fall Festival in Clarence NY opens September 17-18 and features Free Admission for the opening weekend 10:00 to dusk. Its Western New York’s premier fall family festival and has been designated one of the Top Ten Pumpkin Patches in America. The entire festival runs through October 30, and includes all your favorite special events from the past …including Oinktoberfest BBQ Cook-off weekend, Pie Eating Competition; Pig Races, the World Pumpkin Weigh-off, and the Trebuchet (catapult) Contest.
The Month-long celebration at the Great Pumpkin Farm & Fall Festival 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 much more!
Fall Festival Weekend Highlights:
Weekend of September 17 & 18 – Buffalo Zombie Mud Run; Furtastic WNY Pet Adopt-a-thon.
Weekend of September 23,24 & 25 Oinktoberfest, New York State’s official KCBS-sanctioned BBQ Cookoff.
Weekend of October 1 & 2 – World pumpkin Weigh Off (Sunday)
Weekend of October 8, 9 10 (Columbus Day) Pumpkin Olympics; Annual Pumpkin Drop (Monday)
Weekend of October 15 & 16 – Annual Trebuchet (catapult) Contest with local high school teams
Weekend of October 22 & 23 – Pig Races; World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition
Weekend of October 29 & 30 – Final weekend; Costume Contest: Nickel City Reptile & Exotic Animal show
Festival hours are 10am to Dusk daily. There is no admission on weekdays, except on Columbus Day. For prices on weekend’s consult the Pumpkin Farm’s website: www.greatpumpkinfarm.com. 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.
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