Unplug and Discover Liberty Ridge Farm with Educational Fall Field Trips

Fall Field Trips

September 23rd until October 30th.
$9.50 for each student and chaperone.
Teachers and paid staff are free.
Everyone takes home a pumpkin!

Our educational field trip is a three-hour self-guided tour; with over 20 activities.

If you are bringing younger children, we recommend scheduling earlier in Fall, as we will have warmer early mornings.

Field Trips are offered Tuesday-Friday & Halloween Day. Arrive anytime from 9:30-12.

Summer Camp Field Trips

Summer Camp Farm Adventures begin July 19th and run through August 23rd and are offered every Wednesday. Your group will enjoy three hours on the farm at $10.00 per camper, with no admission charge for staff. Picnic tables and shaded areas are available for everyone to enjoy their bagged lunch or reserved Farm Hand Lunch. A farm fresh option is picking 1 pint of the freshest blueberries to take home for additional $2.50 per person. You can pick by the pound and feast on blueberry shortcake or cobbler the next day at camp.

What's Included

Cornfield Maze

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Your children will learn the dynamics of agriculture and work together in a unique setting while they experience our 11-acre Cornfield Maze. Check back for details about this year’s theme!

Pig Races

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For field trips we have our daily shows at 11am and 12pm. Make sure to make time for this hilarious show and cheer on your favorite pig!

Pumpkin Cannon

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Shows provide lessons in potential and kinetic energy as this mighty pumpkin cannon shoots a pumpkin quarter of a mile across a field. Showtimes 11:30am and 12:30pm

Miss Moo’s Musical Revue

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A barn full of animals singing, telling jokes and providing educational fun facts on farm life.

The Hillbilly Band

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They’re always playing some classic and original bluegrass on their front porch.

Farm Animals

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Chickens and donkeys and goats, oh my! And still more animals seasonally. Fun facts at each animal station; test your knowledge about farm animals, and check your answers right there.

Giant Gerbil Wheels

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Human powered and very fun! Challenge your coordination with Gerbil Wheels, 80 ft Tunnel Slide, Ball Zone and other activities on the farm in Lil’ Farmersville.

Education

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Follow Spookley the Square Pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch. Cornundrums – fun farm fact brainteasers found throughout the Farm!

Rabbit Town

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A Western style town, where the population keeps growing!

Jumping Pillow

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A huge inflated trampoline for the children and adults to jump on. What a way to exercise!

Trolley Ride

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It’s our people mover. Hop on the trolley at any one of the trolley stops. Take a leisurely ride around the Farm.

Pumpkin Patch

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Everyone takes home a pie pumpkin. The pumpkin patch is conveniently located near the Country Store and on your way back to the bus and parking lot. The Farm provides bags to carry your pumpkin home.

Are you ready to book?

Additional Information

Further Information

Food and Beverage are available at several locations on the Farm. Have your students and staff bring their own bagged lunch or you may also purchase the Farm Hand lunch for your field trip group by reserving ahead of time.

Farm Hand $6.00 per person

• Cooked Hot Dog and Bun
• Bag of Kettle Corn
• Seasonal Fresh Local Fruit
• Bottle of Saratoga Water
• Condiments & Disposable Ware
Home schools are welcome; parent/teachers are given the chaperone rate.
Booking your Field Trip online only takes a few minutes and no up front cost. Or you can call us directly, 518-664-1515 M-F.

Upon Your Arrival

One week prior to your field trip, you will be emailed a form to be completed and brought with you to present at Liberty Ridge Farm Guest Relations window upon arrival. This helps to speed up the check-in process and assists with a smooth and speedy start to your field trip.
Before arriving please have your students divided up into chaperoned groups. We suggest a ratio of one adult to every 6 students for your visit. Younger children might require a higher ratio.
When you arrive at the Farm, you will be greeted by our friendly staff in the parking lot.
As everyone disembarks from the bus, students should place their lunches in the bin designated for your school. If you school has its own lunch bins, you are welcome to use them, but please make sure your school name is on them! Our Farm Hands will deliver your lunches to the LUNCH TENT adjacent to the cornfield maze.
While the children are getting off the bus, The teacher(s) checking the group should proceed to the admission windows. (see Admission tab)
Once Financials are taken care of and your group is ready to begin.  Our friendly staff will get you all on your way to your first activity.

Admission Payment

Admission payment: In order to give the kids the most time on the farm we like to expedite the financials a quickly as possible. While the children are getting off the bus, the teacher(s) is to head to the Guest Relations window and check in the group either paying right then or being invoiced for the number who are in attendance.
The organizing teacher needs an accurate count of how many students, how many staff, how many parents, and how many if any siblings ages 3 and up are attending the field trip. Staff (teachers, aides, and bus drivers) receive complimentary admission.
Accepted Payment: Cash, Checks and credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). You may use BOCES/Questar or school purchase order. For a faster check in please consider collecting money from all parents and siblings planning to attend as well your students. After settling with admission, gather your group together (divided into chaperoned groups), one of our friendly Farm Hands will get you started on your first activity, from there, you are free to explore the farm as a self-guided tour!  If you have questions please call us (518)664-1515

Lesson Plans

Please use the lesson plans links below to enhance your learning experience when you come to the farm. Your students will have the chance to learn about corn, pumpkins, and farm animals by adding a lesson plan from below with your field trip to our farm.

Any Age

Pumpkin Life Cycle

A lesson plan focusing on the understanding of the pumpkin life cycle was created through the Internet based 8 Step Task Stream Staff Development

Kindergarten- Grade 3

A Day on the Farm

Includes two activity sheets and an overview for the teachers use that has ideas for discussions and group activities.

Grades 1-3

A Day Without Agriculture

Teaches children about how agriculture affects their daily lives- what do you use everyday that is grown? Could you go a day without agriculture?

Grades 3-5

All About Pollination

Multiple lesson plans available on pollination. Learn about how parts of the flower and how bees pollinate them.

Grades 4-5

Lesson Plan About Corn

Biology of corn, how to grow it and its history in the United States.

Grades 4-5

Miss Moo and You

Learning about Cows. A great lesson plan to learn about the biology of cows, types of cows and what kinds of food cows produce.

Grades 4-5

Harvesting the Garden

A harvest lesson plan.  How do farmers harvest their crops? How do they earn a profit with their produce? Lesson is taught around pumpkins.

Grades 4-5

The Right Plants, the Right Place

Learning about Plants. Teaches about perennials, annuals, habitat and climate.

Grades K-5

Quizzes About Agriculture

Quizzes about Agriculture for grades K-5

All Ages

NY Agriculture in the Classroom

Visit the NY Agriculture in the Classroom website for more information and lesson plans!

Grades K-12

Harvard Medical School presents the Center for Health and the Global Environment.

This site features videos, lesson plans, and interactive features for students K-12. This link leads to the Lesson Plans and Activities page.