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 atwww.libertyridgefarmny.com.   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

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