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September 26th, 2013 by

Liberty Ridge Farm is jam packed for 2013 Fall Fun with a collection of Autumn activities to help you keep your kids keep busy day and night as the trees change colour! The pumpkin patch is ripe for the picking, with small ones, round ones, fat ones and so many more.

Jumping Pillow fall festival 2013The amazing jumping pillow s bouncing with laughter and cornfield maze has people getting lost as they try to navigate out of the 12 acre labyrinth.  Brad’s Barnyard is filled with adventures kids and families can experience together as the centerpiece of over 100 acres of the Liberty Ridge Farm conveniently located in Schaghtcoke, NY.

Do you have little ones, or older kids ? Liberty Ridge Farm is a place where agricultural activities become adventures.  Toddlers have a blast as they enjoy little farmersville with games, digging toys, old fashioned trucks and a silly talking animal show.

Speaking of shows, you are in for a treat with shows being featured each day such as; the Pumpkin cannon, Pig Racing and even face painting and magic.

Liberty Ridge Farm has fall family fun, food and adventures that everyone can enjoy.  Check the calendar of events  to see what is going on each weekend and take a ride out to the rolling hills of Rensselaer County and enjoy a farm-tastic fall day on the farm.

Fall Fun 2013 for families, kids and all ages Capital Region

September 17th, 2013 by

As the fair rolls out of Schaghticoke, a hidden treasure is kicking off their fall festival.

Jumping Pillow fall festival 2013The fall means It is harvest time in the Capital Region and Liberty Ridge Farm invites friends and families of all ages out to kick off their 14th season. The fall festival begins September 21st and continues to November 11th jam packed with carnival style fun, food, shows and days of face painting, balloon artistry, magic shows and a barnyard of farm inspired hands on activities.

Liberty Ridge Farm begins their 14 th year as they grow memories with 2013 maze goers as they try to navigate out of the Spookley the Square Pumpkin labyrinth. The farm has become the premier fall destination by providing a welcoming laid back style filled with farm-tastic activities such as; the Amazing Jumping Pillow, the 80 foot underground slide named the Silver Mine Chute and the Cow Train ride.

The farm has traditional farm games such as pumpkin checkers, pumpkin tether-ball, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin tic tac toe and they even have pumpkin shooters that fire small pumpkins and much more. The farm staff begins each day with crackling warm campfires conveniently placed where you can sit and relax as you warm the soul. Liberty Ridge Farm is located just 3 miles from the Schaghticoke fairgrounds and can be found online at  

Fall things to do at Liberty Ridge Farm-tastic carnival style celebration near Saratoga NY

September 18th, 2012 by


Fall family fun the Capital Region of NY.  Can you imagine a quicker way to find fall family fun than on the Web ?    Liberty Ridge Farm is proud to share their 13th season of the harvest festival.  You might of heard FALLMAZE.COM on the radio or TV, although this seems just like an address it is so much more than a web address it stands for cultivation of memories that break from the Norm, as the farm shares autumn in a new way each year.

So take a break from the Norm, grab a pumpkin, get lost in the 11 acre corn maze or cozy up to table in the Country Farm Market.   No matter what your looking for within a 30 minute drive of  Albany, Clifton Park, Saratoga and Troy, Liberty Ridge Farm has Food, Fall Fun, Adventures along with their all new Country Farm market that has all your fall decorating needs.

Corn Mazin Fun !  Families spend quality time interacting as they navigate through the maze together.  If your kids like our corn maze why not book a birthday party at the farm!

Family Fun Albany,Saratoga, Clifton Park, Troy Fall attractions, food and fall festival

September 18th, 2012 by

My name is Cookie!

Family fun in the autumn air !  Come take a break from the norm, and spend an fall day on the farm.  Not farm from anywhere in the Capital Region of NY is an agricultural adventure attraction that has cultivation as it roots in Schaghticoke, NY.  An adventure awaits anyone who visits over 55 acres of jam packed fall fun, carnival style shows, apple cider donuts and apple cider slushies, what a great place for for all ages.  The Liberty Ridge Farm Harvest Season kicks off on September 22nd with, themed weekend events, daily agri-fun and delicious foods and deserts such as; apple cider donuts and homemade pies.

The Liberty Ridge Farm Opening Weekend festival commences the 13th season of cultivating memories on with authentic organic experiences that equal a farm-tastic  fun time.  Friends, families and children ARE INVITED to come to intentionally get lost in the 11 acre Cornfield  Maze, the 2012 maze design is full of twists and turns that are cut out as the American Bald Eagle.

Looking for outdoor comfort?  How about a cracklin campfire, some apple cider, maybe some fresh popped kettlecorn, as you grab a wagon and go for a walk into the pumpkin patch and grab yourself the  great pumpkin.

Just because the fair left town doesn’nt mean the shows and attractions are gone, break to norm and stroll in Brad’s Barnyard full of over 20 laugh inspiring outdoors hands on activities kids and adults rave about.  The farm has carnival style shows, hands on adventures and food choices that please family of all ages from September 22nd until November 4th.


Family Fun in the Capital Region

The corn maze is the Largest and one of the Original Corn mazes in the Upstate NY region.  The cornfield maze is cut from 13 foot tall corn that spans over 11 acres.  The maze has adventures of twists and turns that sometimes requires the use of our Passport game that has trivia clues that help you navigate your way out of the maze.

Liberty Ridge Farm opens Sept 22nd with over 55 acres of fall family fun in the Capital Region of NY

September 5th, 2012 by

Liberty Ridge Farm invites you to attend the 2012 Fall Festival of Jubilation !  Come out and enjoy what an amazing fall experience can be on the farm with us at Liberty Ridge Farm.  As the Schaghticok fair departs the Capital Region for another year, our farm is commencing upon our 13th season of adventure.

Liberty Ridge Farm’s fall festival features food, fun and agriculutural adventures that begin September 22nd and run until November 4th.  The carnival spirit continues to grow in Schaghticoke, NY with one of the largest and original cornfield mazes themed after American pride the maze design is cut as a Bald Eagle resembling The Nation’s Bird.
This year the 13th harvest season is jam packed with carnival style shows, agricultural adventures, food delights, themed weekends and even more.  The Farm Market will have home baked delights such as their signature apple cider donuts, fresh pies, popcorn and kettle corn, caramel apples and a wide selection of fall decorations including corn stalks, pumpkins, haybales and huge fall mums.

Admission and Hours information to the farm can be found online at

Liberty Ridge Farm has continued to evolve their wildly popular fall festival that now boasts themed weekend events such as; Family Farm Olympics, Western Days and the Harvest Celebration during the month of October.  The farms rustic and refined personality has cultivated memories with children, families and friends, for over 12 years by providing sincere experiences.   At the center of the farm lies Brad’s Barnyard Adventure filled with over 20 laugh inspiring activities including, The Amazing Jumping Pillow inflatable which offers kids and adults a chance to bounce and giggle towards the sky or Run the Rat Race on the Giant Gerbil Wheels. It is easy to spend a day growing memories and experiencing fall outdoor fun with over 55 acres of the 110 acre farm dedicated to family fall friendly activities.

Liberty Ridge Farm’s Cornfield Mazeis one of the area’s largest and original corn mazes that spans over 11 acres with a passport game that can challenge maze goers with trivia that provides hints and clues to assist in navigating the maze.   This year’s maze design focus is American Pride – with The American Eagle cut as the design for the 2012 Cornfield Maze.
Liberty Ridge Farm has spacious grounds, delicious food selections, amazing customer service, open grounds, community campfires, fall experiences  with  friends, families and fun that warms your soul.You can easily find directions to Liberty Ridge Farm by Clicking this linkOnline Ticketing Click Here

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Help Wanted at The Capital Region’s Largest Haunted Attraction at Liberty Ridge Farm

August 28th, 2012 by

Looking for an awesome job in the Capital Region of NY ?
Liberty Ridge Farm is the Capital Region’s Premier Agritourism Destination and Home of the Largest Haunted Attraction. Now in the 13th season of providing a fall fun place for families, we are upon hiring time once again for our fall farm season. We have positions for employment during our fall season and our haunt season.

Do people tell you that you are funny? Or Good with people ? Maybe you have a hidden talent ?
Our farm has so many options to showcase your talent paired with an exciting employment opportunity, we are interviewing right now for our training classes for our Opening Weekend Sept 22nd.

We are conducting immediate interviews for our fall fun Seasonal Staff and our Haunting Actors.

The Harvest Haunted attraction is a place where your acting talent, improvisation ability and your inner haunt self can come out, all under the cloak of darkness. This year the Farm has 5 unique Haunted Attractions that offer a wide range of opportunities for the right people.  We pride ourselves on thrilling all who enter the farm after 7pm on Haunt Days. The biggest Haunted Attraction in the Capital Region is seeking talented actors for 2012 haunt season – PAID ACTING POSITIONS!!!!

Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke NY will be holding auditions for talented actors for their Harvest Haunt 2012 this Thursday 8/30 6pm-8pm
Liberty Ridge Farm is located at 29 Bevis Road Schaghticoke, NY 12154 – about 3 miles down the road from the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds.

We are looking for actors to fill the various roles in the haunt. If you can do more than jump out and say “Raaarghh,” then we have a role for you! The Haunted Attraction operates only in October.
October 5, 6, 7 – 10, 11 – 19, 20 – 25, 26, 27, 28
Costuming will be provided. Makeup will be done by our professional makeup staff.

Email with headshot and experience and date of audition you will attend. We’ll confirm along with a cast of characters that we are looking to fill, along with audition dates and times. NOTE: We hope to have a cast of characters and scripts emailed out to all interested parties by mid-week.

This is a fun and exciting opportunity and the roles tend to fill up fast.

Employment on the farm requires qualifications that include a willingness to exceed customer’s expectations and the commitment to work during the short FALL season! The Farm is an Agri-tourism experience, a place to use your special talents…a place to hold your first job or a place to earn extra holiday money. Every employee fof Liberty Ridge Farm is a customer service promoter showcasing their natural talents.


Capital Region Company Picnics and Employee Appreciation parties that Amaze !

June 15th, 2012 by

Did you know that employee happiness and great company picnics have shown to be intertwined ? When planning your next company picnic or corporate gathering in the Albany Saratoga Capital Region consider the fun factor.

Liberty Ridge Farm is located 40 minutes from Albany or 30 minutes from Saratoga NY and entertains individuals, companies, brides to be, friends and families by featuring food , fun and adventure all in one location.

Companies, Families , do you have a large group ?  Liberty Ridge Farm typically sees 1500- 2000 people through the gates on a normal day during their fall season, this means the farm can comfortably host the largest parties, with catering, entertainment and venue choices.

Liberty Ridge Farm has great food !  No Party is complete without good food.  Catered on site by LIberty Ridge Farm’s own Farmhouse Kitchen which can cater any size party with selections from Burgers and Pizza to a full barbecue of smoked delight. The farm also has several outside caterer relationships as well to ensure they can deliver the exact catering that makes the moment special.

Liberty Ridge Farm offers tons of fun. This important factor in any picnic planning process, the fun experiences that grow into memories for your groups guests.   Why fun you might ask ?  Sharing laughter with employees, co-workers and bosses lead to increased company loyalty, teamwork and a camaraderie that all who attend the party can look forward to.  Are you trying to make your company picnic stand out this year? The farm has over 20 hands on activities for children and adults, and boasts over 100 acres of wide open spaces to play outdoor games.

Liberty Ridge Farm has adventure. This means its more than just a destination. The farm cultivates memories with authentic agricultural adventures and fun.  We put the WOW in company picnic planning, catering and hosting.   Can you imagine trying to navigate the Capital Region’s Largest and Original Cornfield maze that spans over 12 acres of 13 foot tall corn.  Liberty Ridge Farm takes pride in providing parties that WOW.  Sit back and relax while we make you look good, want to find out more?  Call us for a visit anytime 518-664-1515. Here at Liberty Ridge Farm, we cultivate memories that will last a lifetime.

Albany Saratoga Capital Region Job Fair and summer employment opportunities.

June 7th, 2012 by

Albany Saratoga Capital Region Job Fair and summer employment opportunities.

Liberty Ridge Farm has immediate positions for Blueberry pickers starting in July. The Farm picks everyday 7am-12pm – Any Day of the Week. Blue berry pickers get paid by how much they pick (piecework) and they can earn as much as $10/hour. Liberty Ridge Farm’s Job Fair is scheduled for August 25 from 9am -2pm for Fall Employment opportunities. Liberty Ridge Farm provides fun on-the-job training for all positions. The qualifications you need are a willingness to exceed customer’s expectations and the commitment to work during our short season!

Liberty Ridge Farm has been cultivating memories and entertaining the community for 13 years. Liberty Ridge Farm has numerous positions for Fall employment on the farm, and in July for Blueberry Pickers. The positions available at Liberty Ridge Farm in the fall; Birthday Party Attendant (weekends), Cashiers (weekdays & weekends), Donut Bakers (weekdays & weekends), Farm Animal Care Giver (Daily), Food concession Managers Grill Master (weekends), Haunt Actors (Fri & Sat nights in October), Kitchen Help (weekdays & weekends), Maze & Barnyard Staff (Daily), Parking Attendants (weekends), Pig Racing & Pumpkin Cannon Showman (weekdays & weekends), Pumpkin Pickers (weekdays), Pumpkin Princess (weekends), School Field Trip Staff (M-F 9am-2pm), Tractor Drivers (weekday mornings and weekends) and all of the employments opportunities Hourly wage is based on experience. Liberty Ridge Farm encourages anyone who might be interested in employment to apply online at or download the PDF application from the web.

“We all want to hear some good news right now and providing local jobs is good news, our farm’s focus is on American Pride and jobs create pride.” said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “With all the early rain we have had a great growing season and we see our Blueberries and Raspberries ripening early, so we are in need of Berry pickers immediately. Our Farm market has seen an increase in demand over the past few years it has grown from just berries into offering a larger selection of produce and vegetables. We are in the process of expanding the farm market to better serve our customers demand for additional variety. The farm family at Liberty Ridge Farm focus hard on customer service to provide an Agri-tourism experience, our farm is a place to use your special talents or a place to hold your first job and earn some extra holiday money. We like to refer to every employee of Liberty Ridge Farm as a customer service promoter. “We have high expectations and we try to exceed them as we build outrageous customer service, We work hard to ensure our employees and guests to have an outstanding farm experience.”

From blue jeans to bow ties, from rustic to refined

May 18th, 2012 by

We are now open all year, from blue jeans to bow ties, from rustic to refined, we are offering our farm as a venue destination for Capital Region weddings, company picnics, family reunions and retirement parties just to name a few. If you still don’t know about the Gifford Barn and the Liberty Ridge Farm event tent offerings, you can discover Upstate NY’s best kept secret.  The Farmhouse Kitchen has recently undergone an expansion to offer options ranging from burgers and barbecue to prime rib of beef and sesame crusted pan seared Mahi Mahi for our hosted events.

The farm is continually enhancing the ability to cultivate memorable experiences within the venues,  Hosted events can be catered by Liberty Ridge Farm’s Farmhouse Kitchen or maybe your looking for outside catering in that case we have relationships with Old Daley Catering Co., Longfellows Catering and Classe Catering that continue to provide us amazing catering and impeccable service. We are proud to have grown to be a resource for party planners and people looking for indoor or outdoor event destinations within the Capital Region.  Liberty Ridge Farm has venue options and catering for groups of up to 1000,the event planning staff specializes in pairing the perfect party, with food, and venue selections that offer age appropriate entertainment on the farm.

A newly crowned Queen kicks off Pumpkin Festival Weekend

October 13th, 2011 by

A newly crowned Queen kicks off Pumpkin Festival Weekend

The annual Pumpkin Festival on October 15th & 16th will celebrate the newly crowned princess in a weekend pumpkin harvest celebration.  Starting at 1pm each day there will pumpkin painting with opportunities to paint your own pumpkin to purchase and take home, or games such as; the outlandish gourd toss or the delicious bobbing for donuts game that has festival goers competing to eat a donut as it dangles from a string. This is the Pumpkin Princess’ favorite weekend at Liberty Ridge Farm as she makes her annual rounds from the Pumpkin patch to share her grace with all who attend the farm, smiling and posing for photographs.

The amazing Pumpkin Cannon will be shot off every hour, launching pumpkins almost ½ mile away.  You can get in on the action this year with the all new Pumpkin Shooters and Corn Shooters that are located on the pumpkin cannon range.  In festival fashion the farm chef will be serving up delicious pumpkin delights and the farm will offer face painting by Magic Brushes and balloon artistry and jokes by Farmer Bruce.

A new midway style show of danger & excitement start each haunt night at 7pm.  Colleen the sideshow Queen and EvilDan are “Psychic Sideshow”  bringing you the Bread Stick of death as EvilDan risks life and nose when Colleen the Sideshow Queen uses him as target practice with a bullwhip that breaks the sound barrier.

Now in our 12th season, we are so proud to be a tradition for thousands of families in the Capital District, said Cynthia Gifford, owner of Liberty Ridge Farm.”  “We celebrate our pumpkin festival during the harvest daytime each year with friends and families of all ages.” “Even though we are a family destination we offer a little fright on an October night, like no other before it”  “This year we are very excited about the new additions we have added to the farm; A NASA themed corn maze, the new Jumping Pillow, the new Spider Web, the new night time sideshow and a 4th haunted element are just a few of the changes on the farm for the 2011 season.”

A community of cabins or village of campfires are available for individual reservation online   General Admission includes the Corn maze, Brad’s Barnyard adventure of over 20 exciting hands on activities, Shows and Events and Trolley.  The Harvest Haunted Admission includes: The Farmer’s Haunted House and his Forest of Fear, The All New Spooky Corn Maze, Fort HuntD & Brad’s Barnyard Adventure.  Haunt Nights in October include 4 haunt elements and an All new Spooky Maze Location for 2011, the entire corn maze is not open on haunt nights.

Liberty Ridge Farm is an agricultural tourism destination and working farm on the historic Hoosic River.  In the 12th Season Liberty Ridge Farm has been named the northeast representative for the NASA SpaceFarm7 special outreach program. The SpaceFarm7 pairs NASA and seven other agri-tourism destinations across the United States in a special outreach program aimed at educating children on space exploration. Liberty Ridge Farm and Goddard Space Flight Center will be paired together to coordinate their leg of the outreach program and celebration. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 Seasons, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that delight hearts and minds. The 2011 Corn maze will highlight achievements made during the 20 year NASA Hubble Space Telescope program, proudly bearing the name of “The Hubble Space Telescope Adventure Corn Maze.” The Fall Festival begins September 17th and runs to November 6th. Liberty Ridge Farm is a fall family attraction that has food, fun and adventure all in one place with Daily Shows, Attractions, Pumpkin Patch, Fresh Fudge and more. You can find information on the Calendar of Events. The Harvest Haunted Attraction runs every Friday and Saturday with 3 haunted attractions that thrill and chill. The Farm is open to the public daily, and offers school Educational Field Trips, Weddings, Company Picnics, Birthday Parties, Social Celebrations and Special Events

Liberty Ridge Farm 29 Bevis Road in Schaghticoke, NY 12154.518-664-1515.

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