Corn Maze, Western Weekend and Fall Festival in the Capital District on October 22nd & 23rd

October 19th, 2011 by

Cowboys, Prospectors and a Chicken Cowboy Sheriff found in Upstate Corn Maze

Calling all little wranglers Liberty Ridge Farm steps back in time to the OLD West from 1pm to 5pm Saturday and Sunday October 22nd & 23rd in Schaghticoke, NY. Liberty Ridge Farm the Capital Districts largest and original Corn Maze celebrates Western Weekend with a festival of activities including Face painting, Balloon Artistry, Barrel Racing on Inflatable Horses, Rope a Steer challenge, Marshmallow Gun target practice and the Hubble Telescope Corn Maze. The farm will have Cowboys & Prospectors and even a Old West Sheriff deputizing each little wrangler. Freshly Made Apple Cider Donuts, Fall Mums, Pumpkins, Corn Stalks and Apple Cider Slushies and a wide variety of the farm chefs favorite delights and foods will be available.

The Hubble Space Telescope Corn Maze will amuse each family member as they get lost among the stars in the 11 acre maze dedicated to the 20 year successful NASA mission of the Hubble Telescope. The maze is made of Phase 1 and phase 2, phase 1 is a challenge that will have on th outer rim of space, you will be lost approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Phase 2 of the corn maze will take you deeper into outer space and have you navigating more stars and galaxies as you try to make is back to earth to complete your mission. After you complete the corn maze Old West will have – Pioneers, prospectors, cowboys, outlaws, saloon girls around the farm. Throughout the day there will be face painting by Magic Brushes and Farmer Bruce will be strolling the grounds with balloon artistry, tricks and jokes. In the riding ring the friendly competition will include a race around the barrel and hay bales on inflatable miniature ponies, a family favorite Sack races and sheriff’s deputy’s Marshmallow gun shooting range, and more. In a time when people risked it for the gold rush, each little wrangler can try to strike it rich as they Pan for Gold.

We are very excited this year with so many new additions to the farm, the jumping pillow, new haunted elements and new themed weekends offers families of all ages something different every time they visit our farm . Our 2011 season Spacefarm7 collaboration with NASA has been a wonderful opportunity to share the excitement of space exploration with children & families as they get lost in the 11acres of Outer Space, Stars, and the Hubble Telescope”, said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm. “Our goal is to cultivate memories each time someone makes a visit to the farm, there is something so special as you watch the children and their families smile and laugh together, we are very proud that people and families make the trip year after year.”

Albany, Saratoga , Clifton Park Fall Family Fun, Liberty Ridge Farm Opening Weekend with a A Farmtastic Corn Festival of family fun in the Albany Capital Region Sept 17th & 18th

September 13th, 2011 by

The carnival spirit continues to grow in Schaghticoke, NY with one of the largest and original cornfield mazes that put Liberty Ridge Farm firmly on the map in the hearts and minds of so many fall time explorers. Liberty Ridge Farm’s Cornfield Maze spans over 11 acres and features a passport game to challenge maze goers with trivia and provides hints and clues to assist in navigating the maze. Liberty Ridge Farm commences their fall festival jamboree September 22nd as the Schaghticoke fair departs the Capital Region. This year the 13th harvest season is jam packed with carnival style shows, agricultural adventures, food delights, themed weekends and much more. The Liberty Ridge 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.

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Liberty Ridge Farm continues to evolve their wildly popular fall festival that now includes themed weekend events for friends and families of all ages such as; Family Farm Olympics, Western Days and the Harvest Celebration. The farms rustic and refined personality has cultivated memories for 12 seasons with a corn maze adventure and a barnyard filled with over 20 laugh inspiring activities including, The Amazing Jumping Pillow, Giant Gerbil Wheels and an 80 foot underground slide called The Silver Mine chute. It is easy to spend an entire fall afternoon outdoors with over 55 acres of the farm dedicated to family friendly activities. Liberty Ridge Farm has spacious grounds, delicious food selections, community campfires, age appropriate activities and fall adventures in the Capital Region that warm the soul.

“We couldn’t be more excited for this years season, we got lucky in the Northeast to have such a great growing season and our cornfield maze looks amazing!, said Cynthia Gifford, Owner of Liberty Ridge Farm.” “This year we have added new signature events, shows and outdoor activities, and we also expanded our Harvest Haunted Attraction to include 5 individual haunted elements as we continue to evolve as the Capital Region’s premier agri-tourism destination. We know people come out to the farm for great customer service, delicious foods and just for the animals too, our farm goers see our animals as our mascots, with our pair of golden retrievers Hunter & Chappy greeting families and friends year after year. Brad’s Barnyard full of friends has grown to include Gabby and Rocky the goats, Jack the Donkey and even a horse named Bob, with individual personalities that have captured hearts during our fall harvest. We pride ourselves on exceeding customer expectations year after year with sincere enthusiasm for the fall experience.

Liberty Ridge Farm is the Northeast’s premier agri-tourism destination. Now in their 13th Season, the Farm has expanded, now offering a variation of events that encompass all four seasons. Liberty Ridge Farm has entertained families for 12 years, coming up with new and exciting corn maze designs that continue to delight hearts and minds. From culinary excellence to rustic charm Liberty Ridge Farm is available for fund-raising, corporate events, social gatherings, company picnics, school educational field trips, weddings, sweet sixteen parties and more. Come September the farm hosts its annual Fall Festival featuring the largest and most original cornfield maze in the Albany Capital District and a Barnyard of Adventure. The fall agri-tourism season runs from September 22nd to November 4th offering the public, groups and school field trips a chance to get lost in the corn field maze and share in over 20 farm inspired activities that make for a full day of adventure. Liberty Ridge Farm, the Capital Regions Hidden Treasure that offers food, fun and outdoor adventure entertainment all located in one place.

Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY.

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Liberty Ridge Farm Offers Campers A Day of Fun and Adventure!

February 28th, 2011 by

Albany, NY
— Feb 23, 2011 / ( — The Capital Region’s premier agritourism destination opens its gates to summer camp groups for a day of adventure on the farm. Campers experience an awesome time navigating the Capital Region’s largest corn maze and engaging in Brad’s Barnyard activities, full of fun and learning.
Liberty Ridge Farm‘s field trip is both educational and fun,” said Cynthia Gifford, Owner Liberty Ridge Farm. “In addition to fun in the area’s largest corn maze, kids can experience over 30 educational and fun adventures in Brad’s Barnyard Activities. Not far from anywhere in the Capital Region, Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke is the perfect place to grow imaginations.”
Farm Adventures begin July 20th and go through September 2nd and are offered every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Groups enjoy three hours on the farm at $8.50 per camper, with no admission charge for staff. A farm fresh option is picking ½ pint of the freshest blueberries to take home for additional $2.
Campers can bring their own bagged lunch, or we offer our farm lunch for an additional $5. TheFarm Hand Lunch includes a hot dog, bag of chips, a bottle of water and our own freshly picked blueberries, served family style. Lunch is served at the “Pitch Fork” (our outdoor kitchen) and at the time specified when placing the order. Picnic tables and shaded areas are available for everyone to enjoy their lunches.
“Liberty Ridge Farm offers your organization a fun affordable and educational get away that kids will enjoy and look forward to yearly. You can find more information or give us a call at 518- 664-1515,” concluded Gifford.
Liberty Ridge Farm, we grow memories. Liberty Ridge Farm is an agricultural tourism destination and working farm on the historic Hoosic River. The Gifford Family hosts a Fall Festival featuring the Capital Region’s original cornfield maze, Brad’s Barnyard of family fun adventure and special events. The 2010 Fall Season begins September 18th and runs through November 11th. The Farm is available for Educational Field Trips, Company Picnics and Special Events. Liberty Ridge Farm, 29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY. For information or to book ahead, visit or call 518-664-1515. Follow us on Facebook at, and Twitter

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