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Fall Family Fun

In Saratoga, the end of summer and changing of seasons means the vibrant and beautiful colors of fall, as well as family fun, farms and fabulous food.  Nestled in the Foothills of the Adirondacks, Saratoga has acres of rolling countryside, filled with farms and orchards.  They host numerous events, as well as fall activities for kids of all age. We have pumpkin patches, corn mazes, apple-picking, homemade goodies, hayrides, farm animals and so much more for hours of fun and life-long memories.

Here are some local farms with autumn seasonal activities.

Ellms Family Farm
448 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Discover corn maze fun for young and old, pumpkin patches for pick-your-own-pumpkins, and old-fashioned activities for Fall family.  Wonderful outdoor fun and awesome apple cider donuts create memories and family traditions when you visit Ellms Family Farm.

Kids of all ages delight in being ‘lost and found’ in the Amazing Maize Corn Maze, and our Kiddie Corn Maze is perfect for the tiny tots! Our Saratoga pumpkin patch is a fun and memorable experience for the little ones… they can browse our huge selection of pumpkins to find the special one just right for them! Corn Mazes, Jumping Pillow, Pumpkin Patches, and old-fashioned activities for all. Browse our pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, ride on our MooMooChooChoo, or jump on the Jumping Pillow – an Ellms Family Farm favorite!  NEW! Jump Pad & Jumping Pillow, Jump Park, and The Great Pumpkin Race! Take a leisurely break and have fun on our scenic trolley ride, or just sit and relax in our inviting farm market setting!

Open for 2015 Fall Season on Saturday, September 19
Moonlight Maze October 23-24

Saturday, Sunday and Columbus Day through October 31, 10am – 6pm
(Please note LAST ADMISSION IS 5pm – Farm closes at 6pm)
NEW THIS YEAR – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 10am – 1pm, Wednesday – Friday
(Closed Monday & Tuesday)


Schuyler Farms
1124 Route 29 Schuylerville, NY 12871

The Fall brings our premier attraction. The Fall Festival, featuring our 7-acre self-designed corn maze, will have you coming back time and time again to "Get Lost"! There is something to do for everyone in the Fall. In addition to getting lost in our maize maze, you can pan for real fossils and gemstones in our mining sluice, or visit our rock shop to find some unique items. You can take a hayride to pick pumpkins, pet and feed our farm animals, grab a bite to eat at the cornfield cafe', and so much more! If you are really brave you can dare to enter our 'Field of Screams' Haunted Maze on select October nights!

The 2015 Corn Maze season is here! We are very excited to have you enter the imaginative world of WONDERLAND! Back by popular demand! This year's Moonlight Maze, (a non-haunted trip thru the corn maze at night), will be September 12 and September 19th! This is a-maze-ing fun for the whole family!!!

Friday: 4pm to 7pm
Saturday: 10am to 7pm*
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
* Flashlight Night on Saturday Sept 12th & 19th. The maze will be open until 10pm, last ticket sold at 9pm.
Closed Monday thru Thursday, except for large group reservations.

Thurs 4pm-7pm
Friday: 4pm to 10pm *
Saturday: 10am to 10pm*
Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Open Columbus Day 11am to 6pm
Closed Monday thru Wednesday, except for large group reservations.
* Haunted Maze Nights ($14/victim)


Lakeside Farms
336 Schauber Road, Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Fall brings the opening of The Apple Barn, bursting with all the colors of the season. Delicious, crisp apples arrive daily.  You will find all of your favorites: Macintosh, Macoun, Gala, Empire, Jonagold, Honey Crisp, Cortlands, Red Delicious and many, many more! Take home a bag of apples today! Apples are the perfect, healthy snack. In addition to the apples, the Apple Barn has a large variety of harvest vegetables and decorations to complete your shopping trip.

We have a wonderful selection of Indian corn, gourds, pumpkins, wreaths and dried flowers for colorful fall decorating. You will also find a large variety of fresh fall vegetables such as squash, beans, corn-on-the-cob and potatoes for that special fall dinner. All are found in the Apple Barn. And, on special weekends in the fall, watch out for the Cider Witch as she makes her "spooky" appearances above the entrance to the main store! Before you leave …..Don’t forget the Cider! Nothing goes better with some fresh, hot Apple Cider Donuts!

7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Open 7 Days a Week


Saratoga Apple
74 Route 29, Schuylerville, NY 12871

Saratoga Apple is an orchard and farm market open 7 days a week, 12 months a year.  We sell a wide variety of apples, peaches, plums, pears, cider, fresh baked goods, and produce.  We also stock an assortment of local, natural, and healthy food and gifts.  Apple cider donuts are made daily all year round.

We are open for U-Pick beginning the first weekend in September thru October. With this year’s beautiful crop we will be open every day, and providing wagon rides (weather permitting) on weekends. We also present live music for your enjoyment. Midday Saturdays you'll hear country fiddlers thru October 17th and Robanic Carribean music on Sundays, starting the third weekend in September.  We do our best to accommodate everyone, and invite you to visit our store, where you can cut and sample all varieties of apples we offer, 7 days a week, all year. For apple lovers, it's really all about the apples, the gourmet cider, cider donuts, and we offer those year round for your enjoyment. Step into our cooler where we keep a wide selection of varieties to choose from!

OPEN 9AM - 6PM everyday


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