The annual Great Pumpkin Farm & Fall Festival in Clarence NY opens September 16-17 10am 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 31, 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 16 & 17 – Opening Weekend. All attractions will be running. Sylvia & Magic Trunk Comedy Ventriloquist both days. “Dinosaurs in the Cornmaze” Noon to 4pm both days.
Weekend of September 22, 23 & 24 Oinktoberfest Sep. 22 Friday Night night, open from 5pm to 9pm with live music, great BBQ, beer & wine. Sept. 23 & 24 10am to dusk, New York State’s official KCBS-sanctioned BBQ Cookoff.
Weekend of September 30 & October 1 – This weekend features the World Pumpkin Weigh Off (Sunday) begins 12noon.
Weekend of October 7, 8, 9 (Columbus Day) Pumpkin Olympics will run all 3 days with events every hour; Annual Pumpkin Drop (12noon (Monday)
Weekend of October 14 & 15 – This weekend features the World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition and PIG Races.
Weekend of October 21 & 22 – Annual Trebuchet (catapult) contest. local high schools will compete for distance – catapulting pumpkins up to 500 feet! “Dinosaurs in the Cornmaze” from noon to 4pm both days.
Weekend of October 28 & 29 – Final weekend; Costume Contest, “Dinosaurs in the Cornmaze”, All attractions will be running.
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.
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