October 22nd & 23rd Events in the Capital District of Albany

October 21st, 2011 by

Liberty Ridge Farm is calling families, little wranglers and rustlers to the farm for an Old West Weekend from 1pm to 5pm Saturday and Sunday October 22nd & 23rd. Liberty Ridge Farm located in Schaghticoke, NY is home to the Capital District’s largest and original Corn Maze. Western Weekend kicks off with a festival of activities including face painting, balloon artistry, inflatable horse races, rope a steer, marshmallow gun shooting and the NASA Hubble Telescope Corn Maze. The farm will have cowboys & prospectors and even a chicken Sheriff deputizing each little wrangler and rustler. The farm will be serving up apple cider donuts, fall mums, pumpkins, corn stalks, apple cider slushies and a wide variety of foods and delights from the farm kitchen.

Liberty Ridge Farm is open Friday and Saturday 10am – 10pm, with the last Ticket Sold 9:30pm. Liberty Ridge Farm and NASA are working in the SpaceFarm7 collaboration to educate families and children on space exploration thru their out of this world corn maze design. The opportunity to “Get Lost” among the stars in the Hubble Telescope Adventure Maze is a once in a lifetime event. The maze is made of 2 phases, Phase 1 bring you out to the edge of space with twists and turns that take an estimate of approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the phase. Phase 2 of the corn maze will take maze goers deeper into outer space and have them navigating stars, galaxies and the Hubble Telescope as each maze goer attempts to complete their mission in under an hour. After maze goers complete the corn maze, an Old West celebration will have; pioneers, prospectors, cowboys, outlaws and saloon girls around the farm. Western Weekend will have face painting by Magic Brushes and balloon artistry, jokes and tricks from Farmer Bruce. The riding ring will host friendly competition for all ages that will include; inflatable miniature pony races, sack races and marshmallow gun shooting, panning for gold and much more.

“We are very excited with the new additions we added this year to the farm, the Jumping Pillow, now 4 haunted elements and all new themed weekends offer families and friends of all ages something different each time they visit our farm”, said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “Our Spacefarm7 collaboration with NASA has been a wonderful opportunity to share the excitement of space exploration with children & families as we invite them to get lost in our 11 acre corn maze. The 2011 NASA themed design has stars, galaxies and the Hubble Telescope cut in the corn.” “Our goal is to cultivate memories each time someone makes a trip to the farm, there is something special about watching the children and their families smile and laugh together, and it makes us very thankful that families and friends make the trip year after year.”

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 Space Farm7 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 thru their crop circle inspired mazes. Liberty Ridge Farm and Goddard Space Flight Center have been paired together to coordinate their leg of the outreach program and celebration. Liberty Ridge Farm is in the their 12th Season of coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that capture hearts and minds in the Capital District. The 2011 Corn maze highlights achievements made during the 20 year NASA Hubble Space Telescope program, Liberty Ridge Farm proudly bears the name of “The Hubble Space Telescope Adventure Corn Maze.” The Fall Festival began 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 4 haunted elements 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