Fall in love with Lancaster County’s rich history, local produce, and charm! As summer comes to an end and we enter a new season many people may be on the lookout for fun outdoor activities to get into the festive spirit. With the changing colors and colder weather finding places to see all the fall harvest can put a smile on anyone’s face. Located on an Amish Farm, Stoltzfus Gourd and Pumpkin Farm is one of the hidden fall gems in Lancaster County. The perfect location for picking out your fall decorations, with a variety of pumpkins, corn, mums, gourds, and more there is something for everyone! The farm provides individuals and families the opportunity to explore all the different kinds of pumpkins and gourds that can be created; size, shape and color. This is a great stop for the family before carving pumpkins, or to gather materials to make your own fall decor. With many years of being run, Stoltzfus is the perfect example of a place that amplifies a sense of supporting the local community, traditions, and the beauty of Lancaster. Stoltzfus is family owned and operated, located at 1151 Landisville Road, Manheim Pennsylvania, 17545 this is a roadside market you won’t want to miss!
Hoping to continue your day of fall activities after collecting fall decor? Look no further than Corn Cob Acres for an afternoon of fun! This farm has over 50 different activities for the whole family to enjoy from hayrides, live shows, games, farm animals, photo spots, corn field trails and more you could enjoy your whole day outside with one another laughing and having fun. Each area of activities is a different theme; Farmland Area, Pumpkin Ally, Pasture Playland, Wild West Area, Barnyard, and Hidden Acres. Within each of these themed areas there are multiple attractions, activities and games to participate in. After spending time at all the different attractions Corn Cob Acres is a great spot to enjoy a meal with one another from pizza, burgers, pulled pork sandwiches to Auntie Anne’s pretzels everyone is able to meet their craving. The Farmhouse Grill is full of tasty meals and there is space around the farm to enjoy lunch with one another.
A few things to consider when you are at Corn Cob Acres are participating in the other activities available at an additional cost from the ticket; Gem Mining, Pumpkin picking with painting, a Corn Cannon Blaster,, flying squirrel bungee trampolines and the souvenir shop to remember your day! After a day full of fun your older children or you and your friends might want to come back to Corn Cob Acres to experience the Field of Screams, a haunted attraction with a hayride, woods, and two haunted houses. The Field of Screams happens at night and this is a great way for you to get your Halloween scares in. If you enjoy Corn Cob Acres consider renting a party space out, each of the two spaces come with different amenities but both are great opportunities to have a birthday celebration or fall outing with friends.
With updates and changes Corn Cob Acres continues to offer new activities to the individuals and families who come to enjoy the fun! This year they have a new 42’ corn bin full of shelled corn for children to play with. With so much to do, guests can map out their day to ensure they hit all the attractions they are hoping for or consider buying a seasonal pass, giving unlimited access throughout the fall. Be sure to check out their special events calendar for this year. You won’t want to miss trick-or-treating, magic shows, or a chance to meet Phillie Phanatic.
Corn Cob Acres is active within the local community as well, they have opportunities for field trips for students to come and enjoy the acres while learning about how we cultivate pumpkins, pollination and more. This is a great way for the local community to have their students engage in hands-on learning outside of the classroom. Not only are they involved with education but Corn Cob Acres actively helps benefit many local charities and non-profits giving to the community around them, emphasizing the importance of helping those around you, and emulating the sense of community that has been built within Lancaster County.
Corn Cob Acres is another great example of tradition within Lancaster County, the owners of the farm created the Field of Screams in 1993 and throughout the years have continued to add to the fall fun from creating a non-scary hayride for children, Little Screamers’ Hayride. The owners have done an incredible job at making this farm a place for everyone to make memories, laugh, and enjoy all that Lancaster has to offer during the fall.
The farm is open every weekend Friday through Sunday until the first of November. They are open 10am-5pm every Friday and Saturday, and 11am-5pm on Sundays. Located at 191 College Avenue, Mountville Pennsylvania 17554 it is a must do for your fall family fun. Be sure to purchase your tickets online for unlimited access to all they have to offer. If you join their mailing list you are able to potentially receive exclusive coupons to enjoy! Corn Cob Acres is taking all the proper precautions to ensure guests are safe during these uncertain times, to learn more about all they are doing check on their website at corncobacres.com/covid-19 as they continue to revise and change their protocol when needed.
As we enter into the season of Fall look no further than Lancaster County to see the seasons change and enjoy time with loved ones. There are activities for the whole family to enjoy across the county with outdoor spaces, food, decorations, and more these are just a few of the ones I have enjoyed over the years with my family and friends. The rich sense of community within Lancaster can be felt by so many and fall is one of the best ways to jump in and experience it for yourself!
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