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Family Fun • Apple Picking • Old Fashion Cider • Region's Best Cider Donuts* • Farm Animals • Free Hayrides
* Voted best cider donuts of the capital region by Times Union Sweet 16 votes.
U-Pick Apples – Starting September 7th, come pick your own Macs, Cortland, and Empires! Later varieties will begin in October.
Free Hayrides and Petting Paddock – 12 – 5 Saturday & Sundays (September 14th – Columbus day) Petting Paddock and Straw Maze will be open and our Free Hayrides will be running! The fee to enter the Petting Paddock is $2.50/person and includes a cup of feed.
Music & Food!
Other than apple picking, petting adorable farm animals and riding around on our free hayrides, we’ve got some other fun activities cookin’ up this year.
Saturday, Sept 21st
Music by: GypZbilly: 1 - 4 pm
Castleton-based guitar builder, musician and all around raconteur, Kevin “The Stringsmith” Smith for a wide-ranging variety of music from the last 60 years or so!
Farm Fresh Nacho Bar
Forget farm to table, this is farm to nachos. We’re putting together a farm fresh spread you don’t want to miss.
Sunday, Sept 29th
Food by: Livin' the Dream Food Truck
Music by: The REVERBERATORS
Unapologetic rock and roll.
Apple Bash Weekend
Oct 5th & 6th
Celebrating all things Apples with apple variety tasting, cider tours, apple pie contest, apple sauce contest, Gourmeli’s Taste Food truck, and music by 2 Blue!
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Do we pay for U-Pick Bags?
No! Our U-Pick pricing is based on the weight you pick. For ease of carrying, grab as many or as few bags as you’d like, enjoy yourself out there, then visit us later to pay for the apples you’ve picked.
Can we bring our dog?
We do love dogs, but please leave them at home for this trip. Due to insurance we do not allow dogs on the farm. On-duty service animals welcome.
When do the hayrides go?
On Saturdays & Sundays from Sept 14 – Columbus Day, our hayrides run a loop of the farm about once every 20 minutes from noon until 5 pm. If you don’t see it when you pull up, it’ll be back shortly. If it’s sitting there you’re welcome to find a seat. The driver will be back shortly.
Please do not leave children unattended around the hayride. Please leave our bales intact.
11 Things to Do This Fall!
1. Try the BEST apple cider donuts in the Region!
2. Eat Apples!
Come pick your own apples or purchase some in our store. Whether you’re a serious apple picker, or just interested in picking a few for fun, you’ll find it at our farm! Call us for the most up-to-date picking information.
3. Pick your own fall raspberries!
Not ready to see summer go? Extend it by picking this summer-flavored berry! Picking goes until the first frost.
5. Take a FREE Hayride...or three
Get off at the different stops or stay on, and ride around. Our free hayride will drop you off or pick you up at the Barn, Petting Paddock, pumpkin patch, and the far apple orchard.
Hayrides run approximately every half hour from noon to 5pm weekends starting September 15th through October 14th as long as the weather permits!
Columbus Day hours: 11am to 3pm – weather permitting.
7. Meet the Farm Animals
Ever wanted to hang out with a duck, pet a goat, or feed a lamb? Well you’re in luck! From noon to 5pm you can feed and pet the farm animals in our Petting Paddock- While you’re there make your way through our straw maze! Petting Paddock and straw maze is open every weekend from noon to 5pm through Columbus Day, weather permitting. Cost is $2.50/person and includes a cup of feed and entrance to our Straw Maze.
Apple, Apple Crisp, Apple Walnut and many more! We’ve got them, or we’ve got the supplies if you want to bake your own!
Want to reserve a pie for Thanksgiving? Call us at the store to get added to the Thanksgiving Pie List, then pick up your fresh baked pie the day before Thanksgiving.
9. Decorate for Fall
10. Plan a Bonfire or Group Tour!
Kristy’s Barn offers affordable bonfire parties great for clubs, groups, families, and friends! These bonfires start out at the store, where groups load onto the wagon for a moonlight ride to a secluded bonfire destination. Once there, groups can enjoy apple cider, donuts, and other snack packages. Contact us to find out the details.
Not so interested in the dark? Kristy’s Barn offers group and school tours tailored for your specific group. These hands-on walking or wagon tours allow children to learn about farming, our agricultural practices, and see where their food comes from. Farm animals such as ducklings, calves, and sheep, can make guest appearances too! Contact Kris using the form below, or call her Monday – Friday between 9am and 3pm for more information.